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

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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  1. Metalworks Boilers

    Metalworks Boilers

    10 小时 前

    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.

  2. D Wolfe

    D Wolfe

    10 小时 前

    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.

  3. Phuoc Nguyen 777

    Phuoc Nguyen 777

    11 小时 前

    I really like it

  4. Mirco Kruck

    Mirco Kruck

    15 小时 前

    @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

    • Mirco Kruck

      Mirco Kruck

      3 小时 前

      @Nomad Architecture thanks, ill wair for it :)

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      4 小时 前

      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.

  5. ivy rahim

    ivy rahim

    15 小时 前

    Thank you for an excellent documentary!

  6. William Lindon

    William Lindon

    17 小时 前

    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.

  7. Jojo Jo

    Jojo Jo

    天 前

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

  8. Hassan Khan

    Hassan Khan

    天 前

    Choom Means kiss in urdu and Hidi

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      17 小时 前

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

  9. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan

    天 前

    Why do they have to leave every 4 days?

  10. ana cristina anai

    ana cristina anai

    天 前

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

  11. kimiko choko

    kimiko choko

    天 前

    Thank you very much !!

  12. Veronica Necula

    Veronica Necula

    天 前

    🇹🇩❤️🙂

  13. Vijay Krishnan K K

    Vijay Krishnan K K

    天 前

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

    • Vijay Krishnan K K

      Vijay Krishnan K K

      4 小时 前

      @mary wagner Yeah.

    • mary wagner

      mary wagner

      12 小时 前

      That’s too bad. It is wonderful!

  14. DJ hoLocaust deniaL

    DJ hoLocaust deniaL

    2 天 前

    They look like white asians.

  15. Tracy Lilly

    Tracy Lilly

    2 天 前

    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.

    • nalikka berna

      nalikka berna

      15 小时 前

      We do have pads in third world countries

  16. OssxJah

    OssxJah

    2 天 前

    My back aching hurt watching this but so good.

  17. OssxJah

    OssxJah

    2 天 前

    I just want to know how do they take shower?

  18. Кошик Ариан

    Кошик Ариан

    2 天 前

    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?

  19. Hearts Cards

    Hearts Cards

    2 天 前

    that annoying music sure sucks

  20. Steven Watson

    Steven Watson

    2 天 前

    That is absolutely amazing

  21. Rian Setnad

    Rian Setnad

    3 天 前

    I just discovered this channel. Great video content!

  22. Maria nilce Dias pereira

    Maria nilce Dias pereira

    3 天 前

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

  23. Asllani Menduh

    Asllani Menduh

    3 天 前

    Beste leben free 🙌🙏

  24. Abdullah Shaikh

    Abdullah Shaikh

    3 天 前

    why do they migrate after every 4 days?

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      3 天 前

      they herd reindeer that migrate.

  25. James Brand

    James Brand

    4 天 前

    This sounds like an adventure. Count me in

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      3 天 前

      OK you're in.

  26. Keith Stewart

    Keith Stewart

    4 天 前

    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.

  27. fishing with filitsa

    fishing with filitsa

    4 天 前

    LIKE

  28. Steve Farmer

    Steve Farmer

    4 天 前

    I would be one place all winter !

  29. Steve Farmer

    Steve Farmer

    4 天 前

    Those babies are soooo cute !

  30. Steve Farmer

    Steve Farmer

    4 天 前

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

  31. dhdoctors

    dhdoctors

    4 天 前

    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?

    • Tomahek

      Tomahek

      2 天 前

      They wait till everybody sleeps

  32. Richard Drolet

    Richard Drolet

    4 天 前

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

  33. Frida Karlo

    Frida Karlo

    4 天 前

    😱

  34. vito coppolecchia

    vito coppolecchia

    4 天 前

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

  35. Lords of Discipline

    Lords of Discipline

    4 天 前

    I can’t move every 10-20 years!!!

  36. Lords of Discipline

    Lords of Discipline

    4 天 前

    What is the temperature?

  37. Najamul Seher

    Najamul Seher

    4 天 前

    Amazingly skilled people doing a great teamwork. Respect.

  38. tangguo chi

    tangguo chi

    4 天 前

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

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      4 天 前

      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.

  39. Rimas Meleshyus

    Rimas Meleshyus

    5 天 前

    Wow,impressive, thanks for sharing

  40. Marc Goudreau

    Marc Goudreau

    5 天 前

    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.

    • Marc Goudreau

      Marc Goudreau

      4 天 前

      @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.

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      5 天 前

      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.

  41. Lucien Lawrence

    Lucien Lawrence

    5 天 前

    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.

  42. FoxyBeryl 123

    FoxyBeryl 123

    5 天 前

    :l O-o I feel useless

  43. Marysia Janusz

    Marysia Janusz

    5 天 前

    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

  44. Bong Welt

    Bong Welt

    5 天 前

    Hi do you love snow

  45. Wawita

    Wawita

    6 天 前

    Donde se bañan estas personas??

  46. TJ Jones

    TJ Jones

    6 天 前

    Too many ads, unsubbing now.

  47. Mary Brown

    Mary Brown

    6 天 前

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

  48. Boost Junkie

    Boost Junkie

    6 天 前

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

  49. Why-U

    Why-U

    6 天 前

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

  50. Toms onfire

    Toms onfire

    6 天 前

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

  51. ครัวช่างใบ้ ใจดี

    ครัวช่างใบ้ ใจดี

    6 天 前

    How good good i light

  52. Vaam Txus Xyooj

    Vaam Txus Xyooj

    6 天 前

    Why they are on the move every 4 days.

  53. Akbar Farzin

    Akbar Farzin

    6 天 前

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

  54. Yabba Dabba Doo

    Yabba Dabba Doo

    7 天 前

    Did anyone see a washing machine?

  55. Moeh teguh

    Moeh teguh

    7 天 前

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

  56. blipzero

    blipzero

    7 天 前

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

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      6 天 前

      Really, I though all were settled there now.

  57. Eric Sabot

    Eric Sabot

    7 天 前

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

  58. Eric Sabot

    Eric Sabot

    7 天 前

    wow

  59. Eric Sabot

    Eric Sabot

    7 天 前

    tough people would be an understatement crazy tough people

  60. Lacoste1212Blanc 1212

    Lacoste1212Blanc 1212

    7 天 前

    Our ancestos lived like this thousands of years ago

  61. NFL1976

    NFL1976

    7 天 前

    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.

  62. Cafe80’s Arigachu

    Cafe80’s Arigachu

    8 天 前

    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?

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      8 天 前

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

  63. Mohammad was illiterate

    Mohammad was illiterate

    8 天 前

    *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.*

  64. Rahul Kapoor

    Rahul Kapoor

    8 天 前

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

  65. Eshe Eshe

    Eshe Eshe

    8 天 前

    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

  66. Work Fast

    Work Fast

    8 天 前

    Full respect upon these monarchs.3w

  67. Work Fast

    Work Fast

    8 天 前

    Purpose of life is living the purpose.3e

  68. Richard Park

    Richard Park

    8 天 前

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

  69. jason allan evans

    jason allan evans

    8 天 前

    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.

  70. Art Haitu

    Art Haitu

    8 天 前

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

    • Nomad Architecture

      Nomad Architecture

      8 天 前

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

  71. Mohammad Akbar

    Mohammad Akbar

    8 天 前

    Great people

  72. Two Songs

    Two Songs

    8 天 前

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

  73. Timur101

    Timur101

    8 天 前

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

    • Timur101

      Timur101

      6 天 前

      @Toms onfire you are nuts or hungover..

    • Toms onfire

      Toms onfire

      6 天 前

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

  74. sungkc

    sungkc

    9 天 前

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

  75. Mark S

    Mark S

    9 天 前

    Odd choice of background music

  76. Stephen Burbank

    Stephen Burbank

    9 天 前

    Why do they move every four days?

  77. CaliforniaCarpenter7

    CaliforniaCarpenter7

    9 天 前

    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.

  78. Jose Conejo

    Jose Conejo

    9 天 前

    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

  79. leo sima

    leo sima

    9 天 前

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

  80. Bill coley

    Bill coley

    9 天 前

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

  81. Bill coley

    Bill coley

    9 天 前

    That house sells for 5000 per square inch

  82. Bill coley

    Bill coley

    9 天 前

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

  83. andrew baillie

    andrew baillie

    9 天 前

    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.

  84. bruce krueger

    bruce krueger

    9 天 前

    This is normality at its best, hard life simple, , and we complain when our power goes out for 3 hours, no eggs on the shelf, I got flipped off for cutting off the 80 year old man in the slow lane, were so peddy

  85. Jason Rowe

    Jason Rowe

    9 天 前

    They certainly weren’t rushed. They do it by muscle memory. I loved the part were the woman swept her half of the floor clean of snow and tossed the broom to the other side.

  86. Jose Conejo

    Jose Conejo

    9 天 前

    People here in the U.S. are doin this they are called homeless and they have it worse because Acording to the government they are trespassing and are not allowed heat stoves

  87. francisco nikotian

    francisco nikotian

    9 天 前

    its like a giant jacket

  88. kay meier

    kay meier

    10 天 前

    Nicht schlecht , so etwas zu können, dazu noch ziemlich entspannt das ganze aufbauen. Hand in Hand !!! Da kann die Zentralgeheizte sofa sitzende Zivilisation nur STAUNEN !!! ( german speaks )

  89. Khalifah Bani Mim

    Khalifah Bani Mim

    10 天 前

    the Land Of Water

  90. for YTube

    for YTube

    10 天 前

    wow every few days they got new house

  91. Mahdi Khattab

    Mahdi Khattab

    10 天 前

    The civilized world makes us lazy and impatient. When I am moving once in few years, it is a total chaos. God bless !

  92. Pgd Hum

    Pgd Hum

    10 天 前

    This is truely amazing

  93. Pgd Hum

    Pgd Hum

    10 天 前

    They No how to survive more than white people don't even No HOW TO Survive out in the sown like this that's a Fact 👌

  94. nothing nothing

    nothing nothing

    10 天 前

    No covid masks?.. .

  95. evilcanofdrpepper

    evilcanofdrpepper

    10 天 前

    wow, I didn't imagine Sexism was built into the tents that the nomadic Siberians build.

  96. Marcy Gomez

    Marcy Gomez

    10 天 前

    Thanks for your time and teaching experience in video. With great respect and admiration. Sincerely, Marcy G.

  97. William Wyckoff

    William Wyckoff

    10 天 前

    It's good to know survival never knows when you might need to rely on those skills.

  98. Green Mama

    Green Mama

    10 天 前

    They are trying to do away with these nomadic tribes and force them to assimilate.

  99. Tina BKK MY WAY MY CHOICE

    Tina BKK MY WAY MY CHOICE

    10 天 前

    Amazing🥰 but Oxygen?. No need window? I watched at first I thought the small square is a window for air (Oxygen) but it is not for air, it made for sunlight?

  100. Carmafon, S. A.

    Carmafon, S. A.

    10 天 前

    This way of building houses was inherited by the native americans when they crossed the Bering strait.

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