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

10 feb 2021
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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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  • Screw all this "S" I'd rather live in the south and tolerate the heat...

    Mark A. WhiteMark A. White37 minuter sedan
  • Traditional people of russia undisturbed from Europeans. This is what NATO would nuke and destroy, turning them into "insurgents", "terrorists", and slaves and organs for the super rich. This is what Disney, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, and NPR all want to destroy for the titanium, diamonds, gold, silver, palladium, platinum, uranium, copper, iron, oil, land, trees, etc. This is why they don't want Europeans in Asia. This would be erased from history.

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  • Better than cleaning house!

    Resting BitchfaceResting BitchfaceTimme sedan
  • Deep respect for your way of life 🙌 🙏 I'm so grateful to see your everyday routine!!God bless you

    Kelenie ngaluafeKelenie ngaluafe2 timmar sedan
  • !

    No Commentary GamingNo Commentary Gaming2 timmar sedan
  • how cold was it ???

    A.A.2 timmar sedan
  • Someone should introduce them to Tyvek..

    blipblip88blipblip882 timmar sedan
  • The dogs sleep in the tent. Right?

    sharon tishermansharon tisherman3 timmar sedan
  • How can I donate?

    pancho panterapancho pantera4 timmar sedan
  • That is what you call practiced precision. Every pole has it's place and order of placement. I loved how after the poles were placed. They simply slid the stove pipe in it's place. The hole was already there. Beautiful.

    Jerry LongJerry Long4 timmar sedan
  • I have to wonder how those kids were conceived. Husband: "Honey I'm feeling a little frisky". Wife: "You do realize there's another family living right there". Husband: "Could yall maybe give us some privacy"? Other family: "You do realize it's freaking 40 below outside don't you"?

    YouTube JunkieYouTube Junkie4 timmar sedan
  • Why do they move every 4 days? I must have missed that part?

    YouTube JunkieYouTube Junkie4 timmar sedan
    • Are you wondering why it's exactly every 4 days, or just why they are regularly moving every few days? Some of this is answered in the 'Show More' section just under the video. As far as I can tell, they're moving because they follow the migration of the Caribou, since they use them for transportation and food and fur to keep warm. And the caribou move to find food. The top 'Show More' section included, "...must pack and move every three to five days to keep up with their herd."

      Dan NicholsDan Nichols26 minuter sedan
  • Whay do they move every four days?

    Lexie HuseltonLexie Huselton4 timmar sedan
    • They are traveling along with their herd of animals which migrate about that speed.

      SushiyrollsSushiyrolls18 minuter sedan
  • Id had that stove going long before the tent was erected!

    YouTube JunkieYouTube Junkie5 timmar sedan
  • The automatic pakistan postoperatively clean because crab ultimately touch behind a juvenile edger. vagabond, colorful rainbow

    Haley WeatherallHaley Weatherall5 timmar sedan
  • Great execution on the video, and an extra kudo for whoever did the audio.

    Greg MetcalfeGreg Metcalfe5 timmar sedan
  • Using ancient traditional polymer sunglasses and combustion engines...

    pirrracypirrracy5 timmar sedan
  • Genius. Both the video, and the techniques.

    ElectricBikerElectricBiker5 timmar sedan
  • Epic

    Sameer RishiSameer Rishi5 timmar sedan
  • A little more narration would be nice.

    monteedwardmonteedward5 timmar sedan
  • My advice: move tf out of there

    ` NWK_` NWK_6 timmar sedan
  • They've lived this way for countless generations, they probably don't want or know any other way, content in their hard but simple lives with loving families.

    Jeff BaileyJeff Bailey6 timmar sedan
  • They got everything they need, moving from site to site every four days with no worries. That sounds really familier from the north american continant of the United States some 140 years ago. I think they did a similar thing, and went by many diffrent tribe names. I hope these people do not suffer the fate as the original people of the united states.

    Asbjørn E. StåckmestAsbjørn E. Ståckmest6 timmar sedan
  • fascinating

    StarFox85StarFox857 timmar sedan
  • Não tenho nenhum sentimento .tem pena dos cachorros congelando as patas .

    Celeste LimaCeleste Lima7 timmar sedan
  • And I thought it was hard putting up my World War II squad when I go Hunting

    Mike LewisMike Lewis7 timmar sedan
  • I am curious: how do they care for those who've aged to the point where they are unable to walk (much less help)? What about sickness/disease and the dying process? Topics for another channel I suppose. Wonderful video!

    Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln7 timmar sedan
  • Where does the satellite dish go?

    phukitphukit7 timmar sedan
  • But cool set up. No $2,000 electricity bills. No rent.

    Glenda WilliamsGlenda Williams8 timmar sedan
  • I guess it's not Clan of the Cave Bear. The familes have to like each other & not be the kind that sees each other on national holidays & counts the seconds before they can leave.

    Glenda WilliamsGlenda Williams8 timmar sedan
  • Nothing more colonized and racist then calling tipis (teepees) 'tents' smh... how do you think indigenous people survived without housing rent and utility bills.. THIS is how indigenous people survived without. But thank you for this awesome and amazing video.

    babybean2019babybean20199 timmar sedan
  • They would win the Alone competition prize. It looks like they could survive anything.

    Glenda WilliamsGlenda Williams9 timmar sedan
  • What kind of trucks (automobile) are they using? You can hear the backup alarm beeping in different parts and see the tire impressions in the snow on overhead shots but you never show the trucks.. just curious if they're a american or other manufacturer trucks.

    Keifer AlfordKeifer Alford9 timmar sedan
    • No trucks, just snowmobile beeps and tracks, and a few beeps from my drone. But if you want to see trucks we have used on other occasions look for our summer migration video. Cool Russian Trekkol.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture9 timmar sedan
  • we should bomb siberia, rescue these kids, these face pan smashed pinko commy peoples need to be stopped....

    David BellDavid Bell9 timmar sedan
  • what is with this bong ripper music? i'm gonna go drop some acid and dance about in my inuit underwear...

    David BellDavid Bell10 timmar sedan
  • I just couldn’t understand why they had to move every four days . Could someone please tell me why"

    Bahram KhamseiBahram Khamsei11 timmar sedan
    • Read the information in the description box. It is explained there.

      Lauren TLauren T44 minuter sedan
  • OMG..WOW! SPEECHLESS...& 19:58 YES & errr NOT every 4 days pleeeeze...aduyaaaiii...sil vous plais merci...but well c'est la vie..love to visit them..anyway it looks so extremely comfy warmth and sleeepy...all the times

    za zaza za11 timmar sedan
  • Couldn’t help but chuckle to see the use of snowmobiles so starkly contrasted by the apparent rejection of most things modern

    cymancacymanca12 timmar sedan
    • If snowmobiles ok why not mobile homes instead of “tents” ?

      James SmytheJames Smythe8 timmar sedan
    • Hi, it is in fact the opposite, it is the slow integration of things modern, and a careful selection of what actually works in this extreme climate.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture9 timmar sedan
  • A bit of context: my wife and I are both professional musicians. I have an advanced degree in composition and she's finishing up a PhD. We both perform around the world. We were watching this video and we both remarked on the music, how unusual it is, combining synths with flute and unconventional harmonies. I shazamed it to no avail, and was excited to see that so many other people are commenting about it. It's really interesting music, and I feel like some of the aesthetic choices made in it's creation are things that "trained" and "experienced" and "professional" musicians would never make. That's what makes it so great. Really exciting to hear, and I hope that you keep making more of it, despite some of the negative comments.

    Aram BajakianAram Bajakian12 timmar sedan
    • Thanks, the thing is I grew up with experiment all around me . Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Coltrane and all such were my staple diet in my student days. I did let the negative comments get to me for a bit, but stuff it, its my channel, and I don't see any haters with 3M views on a video. - Just checked u out - you are an experimenter too - love the pomegranates.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture11 timmar sedan
  • Как таких хочется жить .Что то мне очень нравится .Дай бог Здаровия вам люди .

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  • Still primitive living...

    TheRickibobbyTheRickibobby13 timmar sedan
  • Ну 21 век,ладно, а где они раньше доски , шесты брали?

    Геннадий АвгустГеннадий Август13 timmar sedan
  • It seems great, till their Homeowners Association fees come due!

    abundantYOUniverseabundantYOUniverse13 timmar sedan
  • Ella WinterElla Winter13 timmar sedan
  • Awesome!

    Ty JackTy Jack13 timmar sedan
  • They know how to cooperate.

    Simply HumanSimply Human14 timmar sedan
  • Birmingham. YES😎

    Man LimbuMan Limbu14 timmar sedan
  • I like the simplicity of the tent but the moving and cold I could only handle short term. If I made one here in Australia, I could use kangaroo skins and then hop in

    Aud IAud I15 timmar sedan
  • They're life would be alot easier with a Swiss Army Knife 🇨🇭🙌😁

    R FJR FJ16 timmar sedan
  • exid

  • Just wanna know one thing,......how do I inquire these Siberia made coats and furs cause as Floridian i do not wanna experience what Texas just went through a few weeks ago. My condolences to life lost do to the extreme weather conditions and ppl loosing their life to stay warm, but if it happen to Texas it can happen here in Florida and im in Central Florida so I want me and my family prepared. So who do I telegram over there bout this inquire 🤔

    Shakerra WilliamsShakerra Williams16 timmar sedan
    • To be absolutely honest, the cold here in Texas wasn't all that bad in my opinion. Here's what I did: 1. Layers. I wore a thermal base of fleece lined tights and a fitted long sleeve shirt. Over that I kept my next layer light and loose: pajama pants and flannel top. My final, outer layer when outside was a waterproof wool coat, jeans, gloves (put on a few minutes before going outside), waterproof boots (pants tucked in), and a hat that covered my ears. My outer layer when indoors was my fleece bathrobe. 2. I ate well. I made sure to eat fatty and protein rich foods so that my body had a good source of fuel to burn for warmth. Fat burns in the body longer than carbohydrates and sugars so I didn't have to fire up the grill outside as often. 3. Created the smallest sleeping space possible. We slept in the smallest room with curtains and blinds closed and all drafty areas blocked by towels and rags. I personally taped a lightweight blanket over the window to keep the warmth inside. If you have a camping tent, pitch it indoors, throw a couple sheets or a blanket over the top and sleep inside it. Your body heat will warm the space inside to around 70°F or higher if you don't open it during the night. It actually gets a bit too warm for my liking even when doing the same thing outdoors. I prefer camping in the fall/winter here because it's really too hot in the summer.

      Lauren TLauren T18 minuter sedan
  • I wonder why they still do it...

    tomasz wierciochtomasz wiercioch16 timmar sedan
  • got the age of empires music for building the town.

    Swamp LifeSwamp Life17 timmar sedan
  • Let’s put on a good show for the tourists ....... then we’ll jump on snowmobiles and head over to IHOP

    Randall MunsonRandall Munson17 timmar sedan
  • Why they live there ? I wouldn’t survive one hour

    Rosa CarrascalaoRosa Carrascalao17 timmar sedan
  • And manufactured homes were born!

    Luke SLuke S18 timmar sedan
  • What sorts of things do they eat and do they get food from settlements?

    Karolina MKarolina M19 timmar sedan
  • Wow. The insight and footage is great. Showing us this way of life. That is a lot of work. Imagine doing that frequently. A lot of respect to this family/band/clan/culture etc. ibet they sleep so well. No insomnia for that crew.

    Fire Feet Hok_TuiFire Feet Hok_Tui19 timmar sedan

    ART DECOART DECO20 timmar sedan
  • That life is so shitty and why the fuck do they have dirty dogs living with them in such a tiny tent. My God so depressing . I bet they smell they remind me of skid row in la but worse with snow and only fish to eat yukk

    Muslim WarriorMuslim Warrior21 timme sedan
  • Wow I wont be complaining anymore after seeing how these people live.. this is survival mode it's no stores anywhere.. and no bathroom? God bless them!!

    Edith JonesEdith Jones21 timme sedan
  • Adorable Moose!

    CaptinHoot51CaptinHoot5121 timme sedan
  • Poor Moose!

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  • I don't think I can make it in this environment, although, my DNA result says I have Siberian DNA.

    Rachel AntleRachel Antle22 timmar sedan
  • And here I am complaining about making the bed every morning

    marina d'angelomarina d'angelo22 timmar sedan
  • Amazing how all equipment is carried on a few sleds including iron stove!

    JOHN CHENJOHN CHEN23 timmar sedan
  • The little ones look like penguins waddling around mama

    Paul CritchfieldPaul Critchfield23 timmar sedan
  • The ones that definitely will survive either Zombie Apocalypse or Nuclear War will be the Indigenous nomads in the north, the bush man in Africa, the brown skinned south east asians that build waterfall resort underground.

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  • And the dog is walking around barefoot, just with his own fur, thinking "ah...what a lovely summer's day!", and when they're done he goes and plops down by the fire, lol!

    HenkHenk23 timmar sedan
  • FREE TO DO AS THEY PLEASE. good reason to live in their world. follow the Cattle, or reindeer in this case. Im sure they are happy . Thanks for the video and the music is better than a lot of useless chatter.

    fraslavko1fraslavko1Dag sedan
  • Meanwhile western kids can't live a day with out cellphone or internet

    DJ HiNRGDJ HiNRGDag sedan
  • Move every four days? I don't get it.

    ZEUS O.ZEUS O.Dag sedan
  • Amazing! I like the way this video was done. No talking, just watching. I wonder if this is exactly how they were doing it 100 years ago, or 200 years ago, etc. How long did it take for them to get to this process. When did they realize they'd reached perfection in tent making or are they still refining it.

    Tom GrisakTom GrisakDag sedan
    • The stove was introduced 20-50 years ago, the 'window' in the last few years. Neither are really integrated. I haver seen better windows, like perspex portholes sewn into the outer layer, but even these crack. So yes, still refining. The basic tent we think is 1,000 to 2,000 yeas old but this is based on fragment of knowledge in a local museum. I think they would have been smaller as older sledges were very small and pulled by dogs.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture22 timmar sedan
  • Amazing self-preservation in an environment that could kill the careless.Brilliant video.

    evilroyslade2491evilroyslade2491Dag sedan
  • One child who hates the cold..."let me move to Hawaii mommy!"

    John RoganJohn RoganDag sedan
  • People in Texas froze to death last week in luxury homes...electricity failed state wide!

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  • That's

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    • Steve and

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  • Htvtvfv

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    • Steve has jobs

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  • The way things are going, we might need these skills soon

    d'Arcy Naberd'Arcy NaberDag sedan
    • Your right!

      Charlie ClarkCharlie Clark7 timmar sedan
    • Yeah specially in the usa

      Donnie KhanDonnie Khan8 timmar sedan
    • Oh fo sho!

      Ms. AaronMs. Aaron17 timmar sedan
    • I know! We better take notes! :)

      Rachel AntleRachel Antle22 timmar sedan
  • Elegant

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  • this music is fucking awful but good video otherwise

    Morpheus GreeneMorpheus GreeneDag sedan
  • I was happy to see the dogs included inside the tent!

    Gail LessardGail LessardDag sedan
  • Such patience and fortitude, i salute these amazing people.

    Marjory ForbesMarjory ForbesDag sedan
  • Convince me that people living paycheck to paycheck (80% of Americans) are happier than these people.

    Radha K. UgoRadha K. UgoDag sedan
    • Agreed!

      Heather WagarHeather Wagar3 timmar sedan
  • Whats the wifi password?

    Reprogramming MindReprogramming MindDag sedan
  • this is stupid. just move to warmer climate instead of wasting your life surviving.

    Eli HorowitzEli HorowitzDag sedan
  • I wish those people a peaceful life!

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  • Wow, nothing but respect for these people. Tough.

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  • I loved this vid, thank for sharing

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  • Amazing to watch! Very skillful and careful construction and adapted perfectly to the conditions.

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  • Yes

    J FarrellJ FarrellDag sedan
  • I wonder where they came from… Is there no community… How did they meet… How did the men and women meet and marry...What of the children when they grow up and hope to marry if they even understand there’s somebody else on the planet besides them? All these questions how far are they from other people who are doing the same thing. And what do they eat… Carnivores I guess… No available carbs, vegetables or fruit.Oh well too many questions

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  • those coats look expensive

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    • Ya for us not them

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  • I loved this video and greatly respect all of the work that has gone into it on both sides. It certainly shows a well deserved nightly sleep. Thank you for the education. Plus I loved the music.

    Sylvia SotoSylvia SotoDag sedan
  • I would love to live like this. And those women are so beautiful and strong. I’m so impressed with all of them.

    Mindy CanalesMindy CanalesDag sedan
  • This seems like a quiet and wholesome and lifestyle.

  • Nobody looks unhappy or unhealthy... They all look happy and well. Id be cold miserable sick and nasty😖😠😵lmao these women have lady balls the size of coconuts!! I cant give them enough credit!! I applaud every woman there!! 👏😁👊Hats off to the chef! Theyre great! N theyre babies are BEAUTIFUL too!!! 😁 They keep their men healthy n happy ... At least enough to work for them! These r some SERIOUSLY powerful women!!!! The world needs more women like these chicks here!! I applaud them! 👏😊 They're great!

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  • Looks so cooozyyy

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  • Thank you for this video

    The Young WoodsmanThe Young WoodsmanDag sedan
  • The world is an amassing place,it’s Inhabitants are adaptable to de multiple conditions according to the climate and sone,I’m a tropical bird not a polar bear,I do not think that I could survive that Inclement weather,but again as a human and the Instinct of survival I think that I could adapt to It.

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