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

10 févr. 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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  • nice content

    fantasticfantasticIl y a 8 minutes
  • Fascinating. I do think they broke out their finest winter clothing for the filming, and hats off to them. Those hides are very heavy, whatever they make with the reindeer skins, heavy. I actually envy them!

    Louise CassidyLouise CassidyIl y a 42 minutes
  • Incredible! Thank you for filming it!

    Mrs MillerMrs MillerIl y a 6 heures
  • Gave thanks to the trees, ??

    SilverLionSilverLionIl y a 9 heures
  • AMAZING way of Life! Thank you for this peek into another Lifestyle. The Diversity on this planet is profound!

    Jo-Anne LewisJo-Anne LewisIl y a 13 heures
  • Why do they have to move every four days?

    Nikhithmon DennyNikhithmon DennyIl y a 16 heures
  • How many animals had to die so that they can stay warm

    thankuwelcome 215thankuwelcome 215Il y a 17 heures
  • Rent free

    Buck FatBuck FatIl y a 19 heures
  • Incredible, amazing. Too long duration video, compres please.

    Fafa AsikFafa AsikIl y a 21 heure
  • Çilekeş kardeşlerim selamınaleyküm qüzel insanlar kolay qelsin türkiye istanbul..😍😍😂

    Yüksel KöprücüYüksel KöprücüIl y a jour
  • As to Could I live with another family.?. My guess is they consider each other as One Family..

    Stephen FaulknerStephen FaulknerIl y a jour
  • gostei muito do vídeo como as pessoas vivem

    Marco Antonio CyborgMarco Antonio CyborgIl y a jour
  • 😀😀😀😀😀😀👍👍👍👍🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

    Marco Antonio CyborgMarco Antonio CyborgIl y a jour
  • why move every four days?

    Heather McRobertHeather McRobertIl y a jour
  • the child's cough so cute

    Đoan NguyễnĐoan NguyễnIl y a jour
  • No one has any privacy. Where the parents show affection no one knows.

    Yusef AlamindeYusef AlamindeIl y a jour
    • I was thinking the same thing and where do they wash and how?

      thankuwelcome 215thankuwelcome 215Il y a 17 heures
  • What is country

    Kayne TangKayne TangIl y a jour
  • Jjjjjii

    Caley you didn’t say that would you like WhyCaley you didn’t say that would you like WhyIl y a jour
  • I m Russian and I live in Siberia but not this region .this is north of Siberia. These people have opportunity to live every where they want in Russia but really I see that they are happy to live in such region with such weather .stay cozy 🌋

    T- GiveawaysT- GiveawaysIl y a jour
  • Yall dont hear the baby coughing like it has a cold smh 😓 hurry up and give that baby soup plz 😣

    Kingg RoyalKingg RoyalIl y a jour
  • All i can think of is ice age frfr💯

    Kingg RoyalKingg RoyalIl y a jour
  • How they use fire for cook...

    Poornima PujeriPoornima PujeriIl y a jour
  • Where's the outhouse?

    Two FeathersTwo FeathersIl y a 2 jours
  • Thank you for the information 10/10 I think the video is very interesting. Regards Dave in the UK

    Dave HamlinDave HamlinIl y a 2 jours
  • Kind people let the dogs to sleep in warm place. Thank you.

    Wrocklaw Polsat57Wrocklaw Polsat57Il y a 2 jours
  • life so tough there, no place for old and incapable people.

    Michelle Yass LeeMichelle Yass LeeIl y a 2 jours
  • This is vernacular architecture and regional traditions that cannot be lost. Thank you for filming and presenting this to us all.

    Barbara Lara-WatsonBarbara Lara-WatsonIl y a 2 jours
  • How they take the bath?

  • Someone needs to get that baby to a doctor for Pete sake… not a good cough at all…poor child..

    George SmithGeorge SmithIl y a 3 jours
  • Do not fart..stove ..in use

    Gabriel RuvalcabaGabriel RuvalcabaIl y a 3 jours
  • Looks cozy!

    Oceans808Oceans808Il y a 3 jours
  • No matter where you live its important we make it homely, this was great team work and family and massive effort thankyou

    Jacqueline McGowanJacqueline McGowanIl y a 3 jours
  • That appears to be a lot of extra work that isn't necessary. Didn't anyone ever think of building little shelters along the way that could be utilized on the way back? I can understand pots and pans etc being dragged along but such huge yurts are unnecessary. Their life is no more than taking down the yurt and reconstructing it again. Anyone who has ever moved all of their belongs from one apartment to another or from one home to another knows the work and headache involved. Now imagine doing this every week. I really feel sorry for these people.

    mmIl y a 3 jours
  • Any yellow snow here? Nope, pitch up.

    Paul RPaul RIl y a 3 jours
  • This would really be more interesting if there were a vocal narrator.... It's kinda boring without it, sorry to say

    Singing PlaylistSinging PlaylistIl y a 3 jours
  • What a horrible life. Even Toronto, in winter extreme ice created health hazard.

    Mat ThachirethMat ThachirethIl y a 3 jours
  • Pliz make video again with nenet tribe about cooking in tent👍👍

    ironman💫ironman💫Il y a 4 jours
  • Why do they move every four days?

    Robin ReedRobin ReedIl y a 4 jours
    • they are nomadic and have to both hunt and avoid certain animals so neither can track them by scent long term, for example in the usa bears from the woods sometimes go to garbage bins near the public, or your kitchen, if your kitchen was moved the bear would only be near the left over fireplace not the people.

      KarosnikovKarosnikovIl y a 4 jours
  • There world is a much happier world Even with the harsh weather and there is no trash because there is no waist they are invisible to Animals and nature because they are very much equal to it ! We could learn these ways all over again !

    john r Whitejohn r WhiteIl y a 4 jours
  • I would like to know how so many different cultures came up with similar design, like the American Indian lived in a TP built similarly, who came up with the design and how did that design find its way to other part's of the world before long distance travel

    Midas TouchMidas TouchIl y a 4 jours
    • Long distance travel is tens of thousands of years old of course. I am pretty sure the idea travelled around the polar regions, crossed the Bering Bridge and then dropped down to the plains. It is a long story and there are still a few gaps. One other theory is simple parallel evolution of the design, but I think it came with the first settlers. How could you cross all that ice with no shelter?

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad ArchitectureIl y a 4 jours
  • Very special way of life.could i live this way instantly from my lifestlye now?l'd have to say no.if i acclimated slowly maybe.would i like to experience this?i think it would be a experience I'd never forget.❤

    Megan cMegan cIl y a 4 jours
  • I would like to live there. 1. Why they must to move every 4 days? 2. What kind of food they eat? 3. Why one kid has blonde hair? 🙏💕🇷🇸🇱🇦

    misha arongdeemisha arongdeeIl y a 4 jours
  • Enjoy your day !

    Harrison FordHarrison FordIl y a 4 jours
  • They move every 4 days so that Rhien deer do not over graze,u have to spare it for tomorrow.....Rhien deer is their precious wealth...

    Ranganath S KRanganath S KIl y a 4 jours
  • why 4 days? the max of poop build up?

    GunnerGunnerIl y a 4 jours
  • Very different life dangerous 🙏🙏

    Murugan NallamadanMurugan NallamadanIl y a 4 jours
  • it's incredible how seamless they move, the workflow looks very clear and no redundancy is made. Talking about a work that's been refined forever, this is a productivity management at its finest!

    Toan DinkToan DinkIl y a 4 jours
  • Think I saw a HOLIDAY INN a few miles back .....

    AlAlIl y a 5 jours
  • I thank god I wasn't born in a place like that. the poor dogs. Why didn't their ancestors go south and keep going. That place is terrible for man and beast. The poor dear people, go south, young man, go south.

    carolyn haneycarolyn haneyIl y a 5 jours
  • But how do the kids play Fortnite?

    John BlasikJohn BlasikIl y a 5 jours
  • Humans were designed to live in tight communities. Yes, they are happier than us.

    Theresa KundaTheresa KundaIl y a 5 jours
  • It is cozy. I like it.

    Theresa KundaTheresa KundaIl y a 5 jours
  • No country for old men

    Robert MansfieldRobert MansfieldIl y a 5 jours
  • 🇧🇷🇧🇷 parabéns eu nunca vi do incio até o fim contrução desta

    Ivan IvanIvan IvanIl y a 5 jours
  • "Warmest Tent on Earth" They have an oven. Duh

    will triumphwill triumphIl y a 5 jours
  • That is one good tent!

    GeorgeGeorgeIl y a 5 jours
  • The kids in the huge boots are so cute lol

    Starseed-bbStarseed-bbIl y a 5 jours
  • I watched this many times, I love it, we’re all humans, we re all survivors against circumstances

    B VicB VicIl y a 5 jours
  • Living in a tropical country where I feel cold at 20°C, I would die here

    Min CassyMin CassyIl y a 5 jours
  • Wow, man that looks cozy . And you know those pelts are soft as can be. Bet you get the best nights sleep there.

    Chris ChamberlainChris ChamberlainIl y a 5 jours
  • Thank you

    Sylvia DavenportSylvia DavenportIl y a 5 jours
  • great job

    Art dinh (dạy vẽ - luyện thi vẽ)Art dinh (dạy vẽ - luyện thi vẽ)Il y a 6 jours
  • Those couples must have the quietest sex on earth.

    Arif M MArif M MIl y a 6 jours
  • The sheer brilliance of the materials being used as part of the housing and part of the sleds.....wow!

    Sheri RobertsSheri RobertsIl y a 6 jours
  • How long does this take?

    Otto TjihuminoOtto TjihuminoIl y a 7 jours
  • WOW! God Bless them! Thank you for filming! I have watched this twice now! It’s fascinating! Why must they move every four days!? No, I don’t think I could live like they do for very long nor would I want to but that is what they know & do! Strong People!❤️

    Lorraine BrownLorraine BrownIl y a 7 jours
  • It looks idyllic.

    Shit Poster #7776Shit Poster #7776Il y a 7 jours
  • I guess they don't need a gym membership.

    Fares HajjarFares HajjarIl y a 7 jours
  • Lived in a 4 rooms and one bathroom with 6 adults and 7 children and we survived i it adults with beds to the right and children on the left dads worked during day moms were all home 5 kids in school and 2 kids at home Place was always neat and clean only had beds and a few cubicles and dressers and a table and couple of chairs don't remember a TV I read anything I could get my hands 60 years ago!!!

    debra kaliadebra kaliaIl y a 7 jours
  • the real question is how he make those sunglasses

    Mike ChaseMike ChaseIl y a 7 jours
  • Can someone tell me why they have to move so much? It seems so difficult to tear down and rebuild every so many days.

    Vintage GalVintage GalIl y a 7 jours
  • 😱😱😱❄️❄️❄️🇧🇷

    luci Gonçalves Gasparluci Gonçalves GasparIl y a 7 jours
  • Change music not good with video

    Avivah BenjaminAvivah BenjaminIl y a 7 jours
  • Hayyy

    Anh tú Anh túAnh tú Anh túIl y a 8 jours
  • Warmest tent.. this one.. thfoo..

    Rabbit RatRabbit RatIl y a 8 jours
  • This world is crazy how one mans fashion is anothers mean of life

    teentjteentjIl y a 8 jours
  • Where do they take a shower 🚿🤔 ? Efrat.

    אפרת כרמליאפרת כרמליIl y a 8 jours
  • Talk about a hard life.

    Thomas TessierThomas TessierIl y a 8 jours
  • FRlist brings me here, so glad and mesmerized by the beauty of this video. Love those horizon view too and their thick clothing, like poncho. I live where everywhere I turned I hear the sound of people, cars, buildings being build, rebuild, here they hear only the sound of wind and themselves, that's luxury.

    Theweatheris AokayTheweatheris AokayIl y a 8 jours
    • @Nomad Architecture My country getting into total lock down yet again, starting 2th June 2021, looking forward to your future videos.

      Theweatheris AokayTheweatheris AokayIl y a 8 jours
    • Thanks, more coming soon. Lockdown has hit the channel a bit hard!

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad ArchitectureIl y a 8 jours
  • An unbelievable life compared to what we experience in western society its beautiful to see I don't think they could live in our world and we probably couldn't live the way they do amazing people

    Vasko DimoskiVasko DimoskiIl y a 9 jours
  • This is so interesting but I have questions. How long is daylight during the arctic winter? Why pitch the tent out in the open tundra and not nearer the trees for protection? Why did they move from the other location? Hunting? Are those dogs Akitas?

    Franny FisherFranny FisherIl y a 9 jours
    • @Nomad Architecture wow! Thanks for answering!!!

      Franny FisherFranny FisherIl y a 8 jours
    • Hi, daylight is about 6 hours but most of this is dawn or dusk. They have left the wooded taiga and are moving north following their herd of reindeer. if you check my first video you will get a better picture, this was just about the tent.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad ArchitectureIl y a 8 jours
  • ชอบดูมากเลยแต่ถ้า.เรา.ไปอยู่.คง.จะ.ตาย.แน่ๆเลยเพราะ.หนาวมากๆแต่ดูแล้วก็มีความ.สุข.ดีชอบนะ.รายการแบบนี้

    Kanlaya TongrobKanlaya TongrobIl y a 9 jours
  • The video was very interesting and informative......but the commercial with the socialist woman spouting Propaganda about how Republicans are Racists is a lie, and is truly Insulting.

    Frank PhelpsFrank PhelpsIl y a 9 jours
  • I couldn't share that with in-laws, they can make their own.

    GullWing StormGullWing StormIl y a 9 jours
  • what is this life oh my god

    Sange JamchenpaSange JamchenpaIl y a 9 jours
  • The women do all the work it seems. Hated the way that man took his clothes off and threw them towards the woman to sort out. Horrible culture..thank god I wasn’t born into it.

    Jan HeardJan HeardIl y a 9 jours
  • form Bangladesh

    KAZI Enamul Hoque joniKAZI Enamul Hoque joniIl y a 9 jours
  • The gender inequity is strong in this culture. They could use the help of our brave social justice warriors.

    firecloud77firecloud77Il y a 9 jours
    • Lmao

      Phil CooperPhil CooperIl y a 7 jours
  • Only 2 days from them to relax.... 1st day build the tent, 3rd day need to repack for next days shifting and 4th day remove the tent and on travelling... very pathetic

    Anush AnusuyaAnush AnusuyaIl y a 9 jours
  • Terrible.... every 4 days need to swift to other place, in meantime they have to upbring their family.

    Anush AnusuyaAnush AnusuyaIl y a 9 jours
  • Its like vikings

    Dracman _Dracman _Il y a 9 jours
  • Simply amazing way of life. A civilization I have never seen before.Absolutely priceless piece of work capturing the Siberia Nomad on the move. Communal dwelling in a tent without any cares in the world for govt. politics and materialism.Thank you for bringing this to us.

    F MF MIl y a 9 jours
  • There is a reason why people do not live like this anymore !!

    Explore NCExplore NCIl y a 9 jours
    • Perhaps earlier death

      Jake VendrottiJake VendrottiIl y a jour
    • Oh? And what would that be?

      Claire WyndhamClaire WyndhamIl y a 9 jours
  • Just so you know how Americans see the world, my roommate watched about five minutes of this and his assessment was "So their homeless bums? Why aren't they headed for a city looking for work? Do they think those children want to be homeless in the snow?"

    Billy BaqueBilly BaqueIl y a 9 jours
  • Amazing 🤩 God gave us the tools and the resources!

    Mrs. GonzalezMrs. GonzalezIl y a 10 jours
  • I hate moving from house to house. Problem when your in big city??? Dramazzzzz

    Good BoiGood BoiIl y a 10 jours
  • Opss nice bonding ..i like it.

    terry treveñoterry treveñoIl y a 10 jours
  • nice

    Bd Dance KingBd Dance KingIl y a 10 jours
  • I wonder how they heated the place when they didn't have steel wood stoves?

    Schrodinger's SnuffleupagusSchrodinger's SnuffleupagusIl y a 10 jours
  • I’d love to hang with them

    Mary SandersMary SandersIl y a 10 jours