Warmest Tent on Earth - Pitching in the Siberian Arctic Winter - Ненецкая палатка чум

Publicerades den 10 feb 2021
The Nenet reindeer herders need to move their tent every few days throughout most of the year. Every time they migrate they must pack the whole tent away, drag it across the tundra on sledges, and erect it again in a fresh place, sometimes in temperatures of minus thirty degrees. Survival depends on working together as a team.
After staying in the wooded taiga for two months they start to migrate north following the ancient paths of migrating reindeer (caribou). In four months they will travel up to 1200km and must pack and move every three to five days to keep up with their herd. They must reach their summer quarters before the snows melt and flood great rivers with icy waters too cold and deep for the calves, born along the way, to cross.
Behind the tent an invisible line extends out into the tundra. It is called the sawei line, and a woman cannot cross it. It will bring bad luck to the tent. It was hard for them to explain exactly why, it is much stronger than a superstition and is connected to the spirit pole that stands at the back of the tent. This pole is sacred and a woman cannot cross underneath it either, and only a shaman may sit in this holy place. The origins of this are a little lost, there may be practical reasons, for example the back of the tent is traditionally where the men work, often together, so they have to be able to move about freely, but there are often two families in a single tent, so maybe one day the women just agreed territories to stop tripping over each other. Maybe it has such a mundane origin, or maybe there are real spirits that come up to the tent from behind and would bring harm to any women caught in the wrong place. If several tents pitch together, their lines must not cross either, so they tend to camp in a straight line to avoid this.
In answer to the many questions - on personal hygiene, everyone washes using a bowl of soap and hot water, just like most of our grandparents did before everyone had pipes and taps. There is no toilet in the tent as some have suggested, they find a spot a few hundred metres away. They are not pitching on a lake but a small mound where the snow blows a little thinner, Gas companies have been in the area and gave away snowmobiles as part of land access negotiations. Also sometimes there are competitions with them as prizes, sometimes they sell a load of reindeer and buy one. Most families now have at least one but the reindeer are still used a lot. Yes, they use a sled to go to town, or trading posts to buy groceries.

I wanted to catch the entire process, but have edited it down a little from the 40-45 minutes it takes to get from the open snows to a warm cosy home.
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  • -40 lmao. I live in Winnipeg, Canada and that's the normal here lol. Russians think there tough but it's all talk

  • I loved it. Thank you.

  • Whoever chose the backing track should be fired.

    • Thanks, I wrote the music myself. This gives a great boot to my confidence thank you.

  • A full day to make the tent ,and then 2 days later pack it all up and do it again..must be annoying . Also having a shitload of clothes on you all the time ,like look at the kids ,they can't even move . Also no privacy , no running water , I can't even think about how they clean themselves . I see the beauty , but it is probably so hard to live like that . Ohh and those animals are not their heird literally ,those are semi-wild animals , they are just used to people .

  • Why the heck do people making a tent need such foreboding music?

    • @Nomad Architecture Oh, rap would've been horrible for sure. I'm not saying that the music is bad by any means, it just confuses me in the context. In my mind that tune made the whole experience shift from "calm tent building in tundra" to "I'm playing frostpunk and we'll all die if these aren't up by nightfall."

    • Odd how this music affects so many people so differently. I was there and wrote the music out of the moods and spirit of the tundra. Lots of people like it so much they have asked for copies of it, others seem to hate it. Maybe I should just have slapped american rap behind it and kept everyone happy.

  • i pitched a tent while watching this video

  • What a miserable existence! I would rather die!

  • Wow, so interesting, I want more! and moving every 4 days would drive me nuts but they are born into it so it's the norm and they have all the time in the world. Lovely and amazing. Well done and thanks to the Nomads letting us see their lives 💜💜💜

  • Wow life on the snow

  • this is how men and women survived together. nowadays we have some crazy women(feminist) who think the job of men is to just oppress women. ignorance at its peek!

  • Israel killed more than 200 people. the majority of them are children. Those who support Israel and remain silent are partners in this crime. Israel is committing crimes against humanity. Israel is a terror state

  • Amazing we are snow people in Japan, in winter only,there is a lodge but outside is 5 meters of snow. ,but your hardship no compare to ours at least easy way of life, and last till spring only, Thank you👍✌️🤗🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • Going to see snowfall and snow clad mountains are charm to eyes...but living their more than 2 or 3 days are very hard...people get use to it over generations but it's very hard life when you do all work just to live not like a normal city life

  • I wonder if these people know what a meme is

  • poor dogs were replaced by motorbike,it so sad,They are rely on fossil oil and modern civilization now.They will eventually failed to keep living in that environment and move to city. Why not?

  • what about the baby..

  • Incrível

  • If you want to know the truth about global warming, go live with these people for a few winters. They’ll show you the reality.

    • You don't understand how global warming works.

  • Whew, thats a ton of work. Admire them though. My greatest problem would be the social life inside the tent, and how I'd always have to be outside of my comfort zone. Having to use the rest room in that freezing temp, cooking and cleaning- washing. All so damn hard I'm sure. Got to seriously appreciate all that we have.

  • I really like it

  • @normad architechture when the locals set up the oven chimney the text said something about a line in the tundra that the women cannot cross. Whats up with that? I thought about itbut it might need some more explaining. Still a great video. Keep up the good work

    • @Nomad Architecture thanks, ill wair for it :)

    • Yes, I have been making a new video all about the poles and the lines. It is very interesting but I am very slow to make videos - it will come soon.

  • Thank you for an excellent documentary!

  • Just bought myself a tent stove. Im sure ill never be on their level but I love winter camping.. wish I could make a living doing it.

  • What a beautiful and difficult thing to do. Human beings are so resourceful.

  • Choom Means kiss in urdu and Hidi

    • I had better be careful if I ever give a lecture in India then. Or maybe this is a way to get the girls?

  • Why do they have to leave every 4 days?

  • Fiquei com frio só de ver o vídeo. D. Alvino---BRASIL

  • Thank you very much !!

  • 🇹🇩❤️🙂

  • I have not even seen real snow. Can't even imagine, how cold it will be.

  • They look like white asians.

  • I'm always curious about what women do when they have their menstrual period. It's hard enough having it in modern society despite our easy access to sanitary napkins and tampons. Sometimes you have a heavy period, and you bleed profusely. What do they do? I worry about girls that go to school in 3rd world countries and have to deal with it every month.

    • We do have pads in third world countries

  • My back aching hurt watching this but so good.

  • I just want to know how do they take shower?

  • В одной палатке более 4 человек, как они наслаждаются сексом или прелюдией? In one tent more than 4 people how they enjoy sexual life or foreplay?

  • that annoying music sure sucks

  • That is absolutely amazing

  • I just discovered this channel. Great video content!

  • A gente reclama da vida..somos felizes e não damos valores isto sim e muito sacrifício coitados passam muito frio e apertos

  • Beste leben free 🙌🙏

  • why do they migrate after every 4 days?

  • This sounds like an adventure. Count me in

  • This might be an off the wall question... but I wonder how they bathe out there. It seems like one would get hypothermia trying to take a bath in that environment.

  • LIKE

  • I would be one place all winter !

  • Those babies are soooo cute !

  • NO, NO and NO ! but you never know until its all you got !

  • City life is truly fucked right now, jammed everywhere and massive expensive. Two above average hard working incomes can barely buy a small condo and support a family. This video is pure envy, but where do you go to get laid?

    • They wait till everybody sleeps

  • The crunching sound of the snow says it all.....damn cold.

  • 😱

  • due famiglie diverse sotto un unico tetto...collaborazione sopravvivenza cultura d'unione e nessun consumismo....mica fanno la fila in farmacia

  • I can’t move every 10-20 years!!!

  • What is the temperature?

  • Amazingly skilled people doing a great teamwork. Respect.

  • I actually have so many questions after watching it. However, thank you for showing me an extraordinary living out there.

    • Check the description and a couple of my earlier videos, might answer a few questions for you. This was meant to be a quick one-liner about putting up the tent.

  • Wow,impressive, thanks for sharing

  • I worked and lived as an educator in northern Canada among First Nations and Inuit people for almost a decade and, although much of their nomadic life has disappeared, it was interesting to see how "in the present" and immediate their lives remain, planning for anything past a few days is considered unnecessary when the circle is small and the challenges of the present are enough. It's a beautiful approach to life of course but absolutely ruinous when applied to living in modern times... which may explain why so much tragedy visits traditional peoples in a rapidly changing world.

    • @Nomad Architecture Quite honestly, I'm not sure building a large seal skin tupiq was practiced actively in the communities in which I taught.. and I believe they would have likely used caribou skins for the tent covering as they tended to be more plentiful and less costly... but I could be wrong about a lot of this. I wouldn't really know of contacts for such information but INAC (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) would be in a better position to answer your inquiry.

    • Do you still have any contacts among this community? I have been trying to find a group who still have the knowledge to make a seal-skin tupiq. Please email me if you have any thoughts about where I might still find this knowledge. Thank you.

  • I wonder if anyone else watches these videos to gently fall asleep at night to. Of all the endless videos on this site I watch to find some peace, there is something about these that tame my soul and slow my breathing. Perhaps the knowledge that despite there being a world that envelopes humans in a overwhelming sea of technology, we are still, in our body and our blood, and for 99% of our history, nomadic wanderers, finding purpose and contentment in our true engagement with nature. The wind, the trees, the sun, the community of a tribe, they will be with us always. They need to be with us always. No matter how we adapt, no matter what we surround ourselves with, this innate need will always be within us. Upright apes, lost in a world we do not fully understand.

  • :l O-o I feel useless

  • Can you answer me "why this innocent people have to live in Syberia ? I know why they there . Maybe you explain to people more the true

  • Hi do you love snow

  • Donde se bañan estas personas??

  • Too many ads, unsubbing now.

  • Nice to see things like this but you subtitles are rubbish it should have stay on the screen for at least 15 minutes

  • What an honor it is to be able to see history and tradition like this

  • how they can survive with such weather, how do they socialize and if someone is sick how do they treat it.

  • Where shall we camp tonight? Hmmm...yes this patch of white snow looks good

  • How good good i light

  • Why they are on the move every 4 days.

  • They are living better wold than us !!! Peacefully life !!!

  • Did anyone see a washing machine?

  • I feel watch a documentary film with horror music game🙃.

  • it is the same for people in Alaska some always on the move .

  • I'm an American but my family came from Russia maybe that's y I'm so tough n mean

  • wow

  • tough people would be an understatement crazy tough people

  • Our ancestos lived like this thousands of years ago

  • Today, the Nenets people face numerous challenges from the state and oil and gas companies that threaten the environment and their way of life. The pollution of heavy metals has been transferred to the humans through mosses and reindeer meat. The average life expectancy of Nenets is 45-50 years, the suicide rate is unusually high.

  • Do they have money 💰 to buy oil for cooking and the snowmobiles, and the warm clothes and shoes or isn’t all handmade by them?

    • clothes, shoes, sledges they make, but they sell some of their herd each year and get money for other things.

  • *They use heavy wood poles and animal skin INSTEAD OF MODERN TENTS, LOL, they don't mind the modern snow ski, gloves and jackets from the hardware shop lolz.*

  • In cold weather, not moving is the biggest threat of to survival.

  • amazing people They kept thier way of life for centuries living in the harshest siberia I am so impressed their way of setting thier tents

  • Full respect upon these monarchs.3w

  • Purpose of life is living the purpose.3e

  • Thanks so much! Really puts me in my place! A pleasure to watch. Thank you.

  • Normally I frown on people wearing real fur but these people deserve to wear it as they either hunt in order to get it or trade for it (I guess). It looks like an amazing way of life, very ecologically friendly. I'll never feel the same simply camping in a canvas tent again after seeing how these people do it.

  • I have a stupid question, why move every 4-5 days?

    • They are herding reindeer that are migrating over a long distance.

  • Great people

  • Riveting to watch! I pray this never becomes a Lost Art❤️🙏🏻❤️

  • I was born and live in Yamal- Nenets and still can't imagine how indigenous women cope with all this hard job in tundra

    • @Toms onfire you are nuts or hungover..

    • Shut up and get on with it... not as if they can just turn on the heating and sunbathe

  • It is like carrying your house in your backpack...

  • Odd choice of background music

  • Why do they move every four days?

  • Yeah, I could move every four days. The more I learn about the nomadic Inuit, the more I wonder if they have the meaning and purpose of life down. But no, I could not live in the same tent with another family, but I am a young man and hopefully I’d have my own tent and wife with maybe a couple kids to live with. My best friend and his family are Alaskan Inuit and him and his brothers are massive men. Chris is 6’ 6” in bare feet and Mike is 6’ 4” 375lbs. Some of the biggest dudes I’ve ever met, with gigantic heads and square jaws, they’re big enough to make most Samoans and Tongans look small! I am very curious about the dogs, we get hard winters up here in the forest of The Sierra Nevada Mountains, I’d like to raise a breed that is hearty enough to survive down to 0 degrees F even though it only gets down to about 10F here.

  • Tell me this is not almost identical to a tipi and the people do they not look native only difference they have lighter skin due to racial mixing

  • i guess they don't shower very often, just imagine the smell in that tent

  • For why do they move so often. Don’t they look warm tho

  • That house sells for 5000 per square inch

  • Hey woman cook me some whale blubber. O while you are at it I want some baby penguin.

  • Wonderful work you have done with this documentary. Yes I could move like them every 4 days, if I had been born in that culture. They seem happy and well adapted to their environment. I hope for their sake they don't go to close to what we call civilization. Desease and alienation would await them.