Barbecue (BBQ) Ham and Eggs | The Forest Kitchen | Off Grid Log Cabin Build, Ep.6 S1
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Barbecue (BBQ) Ham and Eggs | The Forest Kitchen | Off Grid Log Cabin Build, Ep.6 S1

August 15, 2019


(fire crackling) (water running) (birds chirping) (insects buzzing) (hammering) (pen scraping) – Bugs are just starting up again today. It was a cool night, down
to nine degrees Celsius or eight degrees, I think, this morning, so the bugs are very
bad early this morning but now I see the mosquitoes
are starting to come out again. But anyway, you saw my regimen
now with the permethrin and the other measures
I take to avoid bugs but one thing I really haven’t tried is putting more of this cream on that I make. I’m just wondering, a couple people, well, lots of good suggestions
from people around the world about what they do to
combat fighting insects. Cali, don’t do that for a minute, please. And some of the suggestions
were putting olive oil and stuff like that on
the skin as a barrier. Since I make this cream
and it’s animal fat-based, it’s got beeswax and lard and a bunch of probably what
could be considered repellents, natural repellents, magnesium
and things like that, I’m gonna try this as a barrier. So I’m gonna spread this
all over my face and my neck and see if that helps without putting any other bug spray on. I’ll tell you later in
the day how it worked out, especially once the deer
flies and mosquitoes get going later in the day. Late afternoon. (water pouring) (splashing) (smacking) (rustling) (smacking) (rustling) (water pouring) (scraping) (saw scraping) (hammering) (saw scraping) (smacking) (hammering) (scraping) (cracking) (hammering) (scraping) (fire crackling) (splashing) (fire crackling) (clinking) (water pouring) (clinking) (water pouring) (scraping) (fire crackling) (birds chirping) Give me five. Good girl. Okay, good. (utensils scraping) (pouring) It’s eight o’clock, so Cali’s telling me she’s ready for bed. I think I might be pretty soon too. Doing masonry is not the easiest job when you’re not used to doing it. Gonna finish up this steak,
asparagus, and the chaga tea, go ahead and wash up, and then
maybe read for a little bit. Go to bed early and get up in the morning and get back at second
column on the stove, on the countertop pillars. Okay, Cali, okay. Gotta make sure I clean up well tonight. Checked the trail camera yesterday and down in the valley
where I get the water, there was a wolf one day in the morning. The prior evening, a bear
came walking through. So gotta make sure that I keep Cali… She stays indoors every night anyway. No fear of her running around at night. But I’ll just make sure
if she does hear something and wants to go out, that I
don’t let her out tonight. (insects buzzing) Cali, coming in? (insects chirping) (hammering) (chopping) (fire crackling) (sizzling) (tapping) Okay. (sizzling) (pouring) (sizzling) (fire crackling) (scraping) Give me five. Good girl. (laughs) (clattering) (hammering) (thuds) (smacking) (water pouring) (scraping) (clacking) (scraping) (hammering) (fire crackling) Man, that’s nasty weather. Nice to get it though. It was starting to get
pretty dry around here. The stream down below’s starting to almost dry up completely. Thanks for watching that video. I hope you enjoyed that one. Make sure you tune in next Friday. I’ll be continuing with the kitchen and also have cleared a
little spot beside the cabin that I haven’t shown you yet that’s going to allow me to
plant a little vegetable garden. So hopefully I get to
that this week as well, I don’t see why I won’t. So a couple other things. Underneath this raincoat, I’m
wearing the Cabin Life shirt. You’ve seen me wear this many, many times over the last several months and so many of you have
been asking for them. This week, we finally came
up with a temporary solution for shipping worldwide. So if you click on the description below or you go to my Facebook
page or Instagram page, you’ll see links or see videos of me talking about the shirts and you can go there and order. It’s 100% cotton T-shirt. There’s short sleeve, long sleeve. There’s mugs and there’s carrying totes. Oh, and there’s a pullover. It’s actually, I had to order
a couple for my daughters, so you can get those in any sizes, right from small for kids
all the way up to triple or quadruple X I guess they go up to. So if you’re interested in
that, click on the link below. That’s probably gonna be the
easiest path to the shirts. So another thing I just
wanted to talk about very, very quickly, I
guess, is self-reliance and what that does mean to me. You’re still entering the workforce, you’re still building a
life, building a family. I think it’s so important
for us to stop relying on the system, stop relying on people to do things for us. We’re supposed to, as men, go out there and make life better for
ourselves, for our families, and for our communities, not have it handed down to us by previous generations or from the elite. We need to be better men. We need to work hard
and we need to innovate, we need to take care of ourselves, learn to do things, learn
to do these (mumbles) skills like I’m doing here,
not because we have to but because we should want to and we should want to
become more self-reliant so that we’re more confident,
we’re more capable, and we’re more resilient. My wife and I had to
search the entire province to find areas that we
could build something as simple as this log cabin. It’s harder and harder to find
somewhere to live like this because government
regulations are preventing it. Sorry, I’m swatting at mosquitoes ’cause they’re really coming out now, it’s starting to rain harder. So that’s one of the downfalls
of letting government step in and rule our lives. Yes, we have great systems and
we’re benefiting from that. We can’t let it go too far. We can’t let government start
to take complete control of our lives to the point where
we lose freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of action. And this tiny home movement that’s trying to pick up momentum is getting killed everywhere because governments are stepping in, saying “No, we want you on the grid. “We want you to live in a house “that can be safely turned
over to new occupants “in the future without any
risk of financial collapse “more than anything.” They want to keep increasing value and they want to keep
increasing their tax base and that’s not for the individual, that’s more for the collective. And that’s great, we live
in great safe society as a result, but let’s not
let them take that too far. And one of the ways we can combat that is becoming more resilient, more skilled, and more self-reliant, each and every one of us as individuals. So that’s my message, that’s what the message of the channel is. I want to continue, like
I said, to remind myself and remind you why I’m doing this and hopefully I can make more videos that show more of that mindset. And certainly on the Shawn James channel, I’m gonna continue to do that. I’ll probably push the
limits a little bit, probably get a little bit
more political over there, a little bit more opinionated, and a little bit more
controversial, but so be it. Starting to really pour
so I’m gonna get back inside the cabin, finish
editing this Friday’s video and a couple other videos. So thanks for watching, thanks for sticking around
and listening to me ramble on at the end of this video. Really appreciate you guys and I look forward to seeing
you up at the cabin next time. Take care. (water rushing)

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  1. Sage oil, from the Western Sage plant, is what natives indians used to use to keep bugs off. White vinegar is a great repellent on horses, dogs and people too. Plus, white vinegar will take care of grass stains on light colored animals such as horses…

  2. Love ya darling, but omly a man would build a cabin with no shower or way to clean yourself. Cleanliness is next to Godliness … really, build a shower.

  3. I really enjoy your videos and your insightful words. You put so much attention to detail into your woodwork, but would've been nice to see that much detail in the stone work too. Stone doesn't rot and should be given as much, if not more, respect and time as the woodwork (even if you're not living in the BBQ). I know you used rounded stone, which is harder to work with, but still would've been nice to see without so much mortar/cement. With that said, I envy your lifestyle and am throughly impressed with your woodworking prowess. I hope to emulate it in the coming years.

  4. Make a hot bed of coals in the fire pit area and place fresh green limbs from evergreen type trees onto hot coals and let it get a good heavy smoke going and stand iver it and take a good lengthy smoke bath that's what we do in the south here in the US to combat mosquito and fly issues you can also rub the green pine needles onto your skin as a natural repellant 👍

  5. Ciao, sono Simone, e volevo dirti che stai facendo un lavoro meraviglioso. Adoro la vita in campagna, e desidero anch'io poter costruirmi una casa di legno. Mi hai dato tante idee ed ispirazione. Sei una grande persona.

  6. These are important skills to learn. The government is too controlling. We need to take back out true independence.

  7. Freedom of speech & thought is under constant attack. Well done speaking the truth, a noble act in this day & age

  8. Que admirável tudo.
    A comida espetacular de saudável e os aspargos são uma delícia, eu adoro.
    No verão tem muito mosquitos, se pode escutar eles zonzando por todos lados.
    A vista e as imagens captadas são espetaculares de lindas.

  9. … Yeah ! … " it didn't work " .. of cause there is nothin' …
    what prevent those Mosquitos from bitin' you .. when they're around …
    in Pharmacie they told me .. ' Ceder-Oil ' .. from this trees in Libanon …
    it smells like Hell .. like a Woodworker vom Canada .. this might work …
    but .. don't know na ! .. didn't try this on me …

  10. Hi friend, I am from Mexico and I enjoy look your videos, I have a thousand square meters field property and you has been me encouraged to build my own little house, thanks for show us your videos.

    My more sincere regards.

  11. Anceint egyptians used alot of different kinds of remidies for different kinds of things. One example to help sooth their skin they have scent cones of beeswax on their wigs or shaved heads and with the heat of the day as itll melt itll help sooth their skin. It wouldnt look appealing now lol but maybe try different natural ones till one worked

  12. Love your videos. I totally agree that people should broaden their skill sets. Everyone should learn something new now before they have to or it's too late. Also, rosemary and sage is great for mosquitos. Leaves and stems can be put in a fire for temporary relief or you can soak them, wrap them in a tin foil pack, poke a few holes in it and put in fire. Pack will smoke all day keeping the bugs away.

  13. Hi, I love your videos, the scenery is wonderful, it is amazing to me how little people really need in life to live a good one. I get tired of people thinking they need all this materialistic crap in order to be happy and when they get a lot of it they still are not happy at all.

  14. Если бы в России промысловики охотники занимались такой красивой работой, то промыслом занимался его сосед. А сам такой красивый работник ходил бы без штанов.

  15. as usual pleasure to see your vid i get thinking in my head it would make easy for you to have a solar pump and filter running water pumped to your house for free ready to drink

  16. Worked outside for many years in Maine and Alaska. Baby oil is great for black flies – they get stuck in the oil and can't bite. Also works for leeches – they can't attach to your skin, so can't bite. Used to check my duck traps in bikini top and short shorts in bare feet – no bites and great tan!! Can also add natural repellant herbal oils of many types. Olive oil works, too, but doesn't last as long.

  17. Sable here from Forestville Calif. Not sure my comment went through so repeating. it.Foot note (don't mean to complain this is for a reason explained at the end) It would be soooo much more interesting if you would say in your on screen comments WHAT your doing and maybe why. Instead of a redundant comment on the sounds of birds chirping, rusting noise WHO CARES about those thing its evident. I have watch all your videos or think I have and Im learning a lot from you THANK YOU but I really believe folks like myself would rater know what, why, because etc about what you're doing. Ok just a tidbit on my thoughts I worked in printing, advertising and publishing for over 40 years had a printing business for 6 years downtown Santa Rosa and presentation can make a HUGH difference in public interest. PEACE

  18. Another tip on skeeters. Around here (Oregon USA), the little vampires come out at dusk. If we are all buttoned up inside, we usually won't get bit. My husband found all natural plant oil spray that works a charm on screens and cracks. I hope this helps.

  19. Human and individualisme very get high respectfully in Western culture… No other culture I ever seem like Western culture… Very2 ☮️ full 🙂😎

  20. WOMEN SHOULD LEARN TO DO THESE CRAFTS….REALLY. IT CAN'T BE DIFFICULT IF SOMEONE SHOWS YOU, YOU TRY IT, YOU LEARN. EVERYTHING IS HARD UNTIL YOU LEARN IT. I CAN SEE A COMMUNE WHERE ONLY WOMEN ARE ALLOWED, FOR A CHANGE. THEY KNOW HOW TO DO ALL THESE THINGS, DON'T NEED MEN, HAVE FREEDOM, THEIR OWN RELIGION OF MOTHER GOD, THEIR OWN FEELINGS & THOUGHTS. WHAT MR JAMES IS BUILDING HERE (EVEN THOUGH HE HAS A WIFE WHO AGREES WITH HIM) IS A MAN-TYPE WORLD. NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. BUT WHY NOT A WOMAN-TYPE WORLD? I WISH SOMEONE WOULD TRY IT SOME DAY. IN AFRICA SOME FEMALES HAVE BROKEN OFF FROM THE TRIBE & MADE THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES & THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL, WHILE THE MEN THEY LEFT BEHIND FLOUNDER, HARASS THEM……………………STEAK & EGGS. I WORKED AT THE PLAYBOY CLUB FOR 3 MONTHS & LIVED IN THEIR HOTEL & ATE ONLY TWO MEALS PER DAY WHILE WORKING HARD, DANCING……….PROMOTING…………MY BREAKFAST IN THE WEE HOURS WAS ALWAYS THE SAME, STEAK & EGGS–LOVED IT.

  21. I BUILT MY OWN BARBECUE OUTSIDE WITH STONES UNDERNEATH, THOUGHT I WAS BEING SMART. WHEN THE FIRE WAS BUILT, THE ROCKS EXPLODED SO LOUD IT WAS SCARY. THEY JUST KEPT EXPLODING, SOUNDED LIKE THUNDER & LIGHTNING. NEVER AGAIN. BACK TO THE OLE'S BARBIE.

  22. My friend at work called an egg an,"unaborted chicken fetuses"LoL! It's not going to stop me from enjoying eggs!

  23. Started watching your series and it is flooding back memories of growing up off the grid when I was in my teens. Makes me homesick.

    So can you tell me how you came upon your property? I started looking for crown land for sale here in BC and can't seem to find any. Would love to know how to do this myself. Thanks

  24. I've been watching your channel for about a year. I really do enjoy and admire what you're doing and why you're doing it. Your message at the end is wise, profound and timely. I do hope the upcoming youth would learn from these kind of messages and learn to pull away from depending on government or anyone else.

  25. I'm sure you have been asked before I just can't find where though. What is that coffee like substance you make?

  26. LOL…GREAT VIDS..LOVE EM…USE EM…BUT GOTTA ASK..WHERE ARE YOU GROWING YOUR ASPARAGUS AND BROCCOLI…?

  27. That asparagus looks so good. Try planting some. It takes 2 years to get an edible growth, butit comes back every year. It is a good spring veggie to harvest for a few weeks.

  28. so why did you not remove your grill while pouring the cement
    like i get you wanna make sure everything fits prop but you could have just got the same result with some sort of wooden bracket now you have to chip away that shit off those nice clean grills

  29. Hi, Shawn. I just found this serene video and noticed at 24:06 one of your books is "The Dream of the Earth" (Berry). I wondered what it is about as I'd not heard of it before. I read a lot and am interested. Thank you in advance, for this information. Loved this video, especially where you're petting Cali. She's such a gorgeous and gentle dog. Take care. :0) Donna B.

  30. Shawn, the government is ruled by business, they will prosecute you and your cause soon,, just like what they did to Falun Gong community in china, mainly because they don't want people to have independence/self reliance coz they will loose control over everything..
    and that is very sad and very true

  31. I love that "What happens at the cabin, stays at the cabin" mug. Except for the half-million (plus) of us watching, it all stays as the cabin! 🙂

  32. I know this is a old video but I watch them all several times. What are the dimensions of your cabin and what pitch did you build your roof.

  33. Love your videos… but I can't take it anymore… split peas must soak for a few hours first, then low boil for hours. I watch you eat them and they are only half cooked. Still hard! Sorry… don't mean to criticize.. just want to see you eat well.

  34. I am very envious of you and what your doing. I think in could do what all your doing, except having a place to do it. Keep it up.

  35. Cali: Throw the ball again!

    You calmly: Don't do that please.

    What a powerful lesson to many dog "owners". Being polite to your dog isn't over doing it. It's genuine kindness to supersede annoyance that they totally get from nuances in your tone of voice. "No" can indeed be said with kindness to animals too!

  36. HELLO SEAN ITS PETER FROM AUSTRALIA THE FOOD THAT YOU COOK WHEN WE COOK IN THE OUT BACK WE CALL IT TUCKER

  37. Love watching your videos, there is a great product that repels the bugs and it is fantastic called skin so soft and made by a company called Avon over here in the UK it is about £3.50 you can buy it online and they do ship everywhere. A lot of people in the British army swear by it when they go over to the hotter countries and really does keep the bugs away.

  38. Do you fence off your property so that the bears and other animals won't come to your house? How much land you have?

  39. Your message hit me hard! I am working towards self-reliance for me and my family of three.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  40. I just found your videos and oh my GOD…I feel like I’ve been transported to a form of meditation. You’re focused and caring…and Cali is fun and beautiful and silly. I can almost smell the wood burning and the trees.

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