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

10.02.2021
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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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  • Eu me desligo da correria da cidade vendo esses vídeos.

    MRGMRG10 minuuttia sitten
  • This reminds me of Alaska natives, but not the tent part

    fairy blissfairy bliss2 tuntia sitten
  • It sure takes family work to set it up! I counted six adults making the first one and three adults making the second one. I wouldn't mind living in one of these tents. Very sturdy and warm, lol! I assume the tent poles are made from a kind of pine tree that grows straight and tall. This home is very similar to the gers made by the Mongolians. The Mongols herd sheep to get wool for insulation. The Nenet people have only the caribou for hides. Interesting to see how they each solve this problem.

    Christopher JonesChristopher Jones2 tuntia sitten
  • I actually like the music. I love these videos and thank you very much for doing them. It is so interesting to see how others survive and live; they live for the most part as our ancestors did and I think their way of life so close to the earth is much better than the modern way. We should learn to respect them and aspire to live more like they do, we would all be much more healthy too. It is such a shame that they are now consuming more carbs and sugar and eating a more modern diet that will certainly lead to health problems for them. The old ways always to seem to be better for us and the earth too.

    catstalecatstale4 tuntia sitten
  • 23:33 Wait a minute, I saw other videos about this kind of Nenet tent in the Artic cicle, is even with stove working, is minus 10 or 15 inside, but there are living like: hey no big deal. Withouth wearing much clothes

    Charles ChuCharles Chu4 tuntia sitten
  • I didn't see a single item that said LL Bean on it. These people have it all figured out.

    joe woodchuckjoe woodchuck5 tuntia sitten
  • 🐈‍⬛⛱🌍

    Aysia NorrAysia Norr6 tuntia sitten
  • a bit like asians in england i suppose

    Allan AllanAllan Allan7 tuntia sitten
  • kerplunk! but where is the space is hump?

    Allan AllanAllan Allan7 tuntia sitten
  • extraordinaire magnifique bravo a ce peuple

    Jean GloorJean Gloor8 tuntia sitten
  • They use animal hide as canvass tent, it should be warm!

    Ernie LaraErnie Lara8 tuntia sitten
  • So this is how Genghis khan made his tents?

    LeoTiLeoTi8 tuntia sitten
    • @Nomad Architecture okay boss

      LeoTiLeoTi6 tuntia sitten
    • @Nomad Architecture okay boss

      LeoTiLeoTi6 tuntia sitten
    • No, his were early yurts - look at the channel vids and you will see a yurt there.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture7 tuntia sitten
  • Doggo enjoys the warmth.

    Jane DoeJane Doe9 tuntia sitten
  • biulding without a 20 years bank credit !.

    Pierre FraissePierre Fraisse10 tuntia sitten
  • 5:40 are they playing a sort of Mikado?.

    Pierre FraissePierre Fraisse10 tuntia sitten
  • Im hoping some of the money made on this video gets them supplies they need

    oss creepyoss creepy11 tuntia sitten
  • I can appreciate and respect these people, hard working and not waiting for a government cheque. In Canada it’s the exact opposite.

    Peter ThiessenPeter Thiessen12 tuntia sitten
  • Only one question raises in my head, why the hell would anyone chose to live like that???

    Figaro CalisthenicsFigaro Calisthenics12 tuntia sitten
  • -40°C or -40°F?

    Jon SnowJon Snow13 tuntia sitten
  • because of social distancing making those tents is not appropriate its better to sleep naked in the snow and to respect our elders teaching mr biden or mr macron for exemple

    niortal akajaseniortal akajase14 tuntia sitten
  • mongolian

    moon disastermoon disaster15 tuntia sitten
    • Jakuti

      Andrea MüllerAndrea Müller12 tuntia sitten
  • Do they have corona viagra VIRUS.!!???????

    Fatmir KFatmir K17 tuntia sitten
  • I watched your video. Am wondering, do they ever eat vegetables? I see no trees so where do they get firewood?

    Perlita RabagoPerlita Rabago18 tuntia sitten
  • Love the music! Has a very eerie, arctic vibe to it. Reminds me of my travels to Canada back in the day ❤️🙏🏻

    Alec JacksonAlec Jackson19 tuntia sitten
    • @Larry Freeman 😆

      T410ceT410ce4 tuntia sitten
    • yeah right. All us Canadians live in tents and move every 4 days. Go to school and learn about the real world. Jackass.

      Larry FreemanLarry Freeman10 tuntia sitten
  • How many hours of daylight is each day that time of year.?

    Dixieboy 568Dixieboy 56819 tuntia sitten
    • It was March - The sun is up for about 5-6 hours - but long twilights either side

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture13 tuntia sitten
  • These people are not aware of catching Covid19. No masks , no distances.... Good chance for them all to die. Must be careful. Quarantine is a mandate. File a report with district office. Safety.

    Dixieboy 568Dixieboy 56819 tuntia sitten
  • Hola, les saludo desde Costa Rica, America Central. nuestra temperatura promedio es de 23 grados casi todo el año. y al ver este documental, me quedo con la boca abierta de ver la fortaleza de estas personas. Desde mi tierra les envío a todos mi admiración y respeto junto con un gran y caluroso abrazo. Hello, I greet you from Costa Rica, Central America. our average temperature is 23 degrees most of the year. and watching this documentary, my jaw drops to see the strength of these people. From my land I send my admiration and respect to all of you along with a big and warm hug.

    Norag De La FuenteNorag De La Fuente19 tuntia sitten
  • Their relationship with their dogs is interesting. In Mongolia they don’t care as much about them. They certainly would never be allowed into the home. Has this been written about already?

    Carl O'KaneCarl O'Kane20 tuntia sitten
  • love You sweet kids

    Aryan bloodAryan blood22 tuntia sitten
  • Amazing people. God Bless them 🙏 Doubt I see any of them in Florida. The humidity and heat would kill them

    Sky WatcherSky Watcher23 tuntia sitten
  • First of all I don't like the cold. I like my sunshine that's why I live in a warm state.

    Victoria MakinVictoria Makin23 tuntia sitten
  • No I would not! Especially moving at every couple of days.

    Victoria MakinVictoria Makin23 tuntia sitten
  • I would not want to take down every couple of days and put back up. OMG but very fascinating video. ❄️🥶🌨️

    Victoria MakinVictoria Makin23 tuntia sitten
  • I SEE THEY MADE COATS AND PANTS AS WELL WITH SKINS -BRILLIANT

    maree van grondellemaree van grondelle23 tuntia sitten
  • HOW DID THEY SEW THE SKINS TOGETHER ?????

    maree van grondellemaree van grondelle23 tuntia sitten
    • You can see all this in my first video. Check the channel page.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture20 tuntia sitten
  • U know it's cold when the snow crunches like that. 🥶❄️

    Victoria MakinVictoria Makin23 tuntia sitten
  • I'm totally impressed! This is the only youtube video I've watched to the end in about a year. There's a wonderful sense of community and family throughout. Thanks for posting! ❤

    Chrysalis MonarchChrysalis Monarch23 tuntia sitten
  • I don't know about moving every four days, but if I knew the other family and also knew we worked well together then I could see being able to live that way, This is a good skill to learn in case you get stranded in the wilderness or something else happens that you just never know until it occurs.

    Susan NoelSusan Noel23 tuntia sitten
  • Diesel BIEVER

    Griffin HudginsGriffin HudginsPäivä sitten
  • Wonderfull life, soo cold

    Pimpim on VillagePimpim on VillagePäivä sitten
  • Why they have to move every four days?

    Ming-Wei HeMing-Wei HePäivä sitten
  • This video I very interesting, educational and very satisfying to watch. Great sharing and greetings my friend 🛖⛺💝💥

    Rural life with the Ross'Rural life with the Ross'Päivä sitten
  • Real Humans 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Lets learn from them and hope they stay as close as possible to the universe and not go further their skidoos'

    Jack TramielJack TramielPäivä sitten
  • Eskimo son: "dad what's a corner?"

    simon templarsimon templarPäivä sitten
  • covid free

    Panty RaidPanty RaidPäivä sitten
  • Okay didn't know other humans other than us (native americans) can also make miihchuwapshid (teepee). Lovely.

    ᐤ ᔑunhe ᐤᐤ ᔑunhe ᐤPäivä sitten
  • Why do they have to move every 4 days?

    S KS KPäivä sitten
  • why can't the women change sides?

    Sam EverettSam EverettPäivä sitten
  • You really need to do something with the soundtrack. The clip is educational though.

    Elena GrubaElena GrubaPäivä sitten
  • And maybe it's about men's need to h See women being limited and obedient to random rules.

    Brenda ReedBrenda ReedPäivä sitten
  • crunchy snow...and you know it's cold. That one big honking fur...

    Bruce BBruce BPäivä sitten
  • It looks so cosy inside

    Randy1337Randy1337Päivä sitten
  • I am unsubscribing from FIworld Premium.... I don’t care to be subjected to FIworlds new advertising strategies. Thank you for all the excellent videos! 🌀♥️🌀

    AD BCAD BCPäivä sitten
  • Where they poop?

    Michael Jayson MoralesMichael Jayson MoralesPäivä sitten
  • Why move every four days why can’t they just stay in on place

    maido alimaido aliPäivä sitten
    • @Larry Freeman ok I didn’t know

      maido alimaido ali8 tuntia sitten
    • they follow the reindeer herds.

      Larry FreemanLarry Freeman10 tuntia sitten
  • They should make a comedy show where they put an American child with these people for two weeks and film it.

    Keith ChristiansenKeith ChristiansenPäivä sitten
  • Definitely not seeing where this would be the warmest tent in the world. lol.

    Keith ChristiansenKeith ChristiansenPäivä sitten
  • The odd territory intraorally peel because archeology speculatively alert beside a tawdry week. handy, cloudy guide

    Juan HernandezJuan HernandezPäivä sitten
  • Great video. However the music does not match the news. It will be better with voice narration instead.

    Edi RochmanEdi RochmanPäivä sitten
  • If the Ice Age comes we will all die and they will survive.

    빵빵레후빵빵레후Päivä sitten
  • What if u wanna have a romantic night alone lol

    Briland FamilyBriland FamilyPäivä sitten
  • Ain’t it chief. I’d be taking my talents to South Beach.

    CryptoshiCryptoshiPäivä sitten
  • Its a bit like the Chinese saying they have old history . Everything is modern , down to the gloves for work . Lets try again to have a nomadic re-enactment Hey . COS THIS aint OLD history . BUY a MODERN TENT

    Fat RuntFat RuntPäivä sitten
  • Incredible! How come they need to move every 4 days, though?

    Molly TaylorMolly TaylorPäivä sitten
    • It's in the vid description. They are reindeer herders, so when the herds migrate they have to keep moving their home to stay with their herd. It's important that the herds move that fast so the calves born along the way to summer grazing don't have to risk crossing too many waterways swollen with snowmelt.

      spacewolfcubspacewolfcubPäivä sitten
  • None of them will have to waste a nickel going to a gym. :)

    Fallion WaterFallion WaterPäivä sitten
  • These peoples are not Nenets. They are Hant peoples.

    Alexey NickonovAlexey NickonovPäivä sitten
    • I am not sure why you say this as they are indeed Nenets, I have visited Nenet, Khanty and Komi herders.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad ArchitecturePäivä sitten
  • I am curious about the religious or cultural history involving the line that a woman cannot cross around the tent. The captions mention it a couple times, so it seems important, but there aren't any comments discussing it. I wonder if there is a story that is passed down explaining why the women can't cross the line and what that line represents.

    ONIJOBAONIJOBAPäivä sitten
    • I am going to make a whole video about poles and lines, sometime in the next month or so. I think I need to include some animations but I have no idea how to make them!

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad ArchitecturePäivä sitten
  • They make me feel so small and weak and pathetic.

    Cal MCal MPäivä sitten
    • OK, well I send you a ray of big and strong and amazing, so you should be back to normal now.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad ArchitecturePäivä sitten
  • i dnt know how to life without gadget

    em Remem RemPäivä sitten
  • Не костёр в центре юрд, а печ и димоход, это их прогресс

    GYUMRI- MOSCOWGYUMRI- MOSCOWPäivä sitten
  • Giá trị

    Gia NguyễnGia NguyễnPäivä sitten
  • Мелкие в синих тулупчиках такие лапочки ))

    Александр АлександрАлександр АлександрPäivä sitten
  • I hope they saved the hide of the black dog with the white chest band for a hood after they ate him. Beautiful 22.28

    Ron HunterRon HunterPäivä sitten
  • No bills, no assigment stress, only thing to worry about is what your going to eat. What a life.

    Nah GNah G2 päivää sitten
  • I love people. I thank God for diversity, love learning about different ethnic groups different culture and religions. Image if the world wasn't diverse how boring it would be.

    Tash ThompsonTash Thompson2 päivää sitten
  • That was so exhausting and I’m exhausted just from watching it and don’t these people know they don’t have to live there? Oh my God. Too harsh for me. 😥

    Diana ValdezDiana Valdez2 päivää sitten
  • What is this music yikes

    Shadow FallShadow Fall2 päivää sitten
  • We are learning how the Caloosa Indians built their huts and lodges in SW Florida where we live. Quite the extremely different climate and environment.

    GiseleSunshineMaimoneGiseleSunshineMaimone2 päivää sitten
  • Very Interesting but music is strange.

    GiseleSunshineMaimoneGiseleSunshineMaimone2 päivää sitten
  • if you make a film .just get rid of the music and use the original sounds. the music is just iritating

    Eliza Guamán PinelaEliza Guamán Pinela2 päivää sitten
  • bet it smell like shit inside that hot ass tent

    Pat SPat S2 päivää sitten
  • Gimmee Florida any time.

    Ben JonesBen Jones2 päivää sitten
  • I am sure that stove puts off some heat.

    Rhonda GregoryRhonda Gregory2 päivää sitten
  • I wonder how the girls deal with periods

    MarieMarie2 päivää sitten
  • As for me, I cannot imagine their hygiene

    Dona DonovaDona Donova2 päivää sitten
    • Am obsessed with cleaning and perfumes. I cannot imagine haw they are smelling. But I guess they are more healthy and happy than me in this modern shit sick world.

      Anca-Emilia FlorescuAnca-Emilia Florescu6 tuntia sitten
    • Right? But at least it's cold and they probably aren't sweating much, then again maybe they are because they are constantly working and moving🤷

      Kyle HinesKyle Hines19 tuntia sitten
  • The instinctive ptarmigan oceanographically kill because fold cranially flow sans a quirky taste. bent, obsolete burma

    Caroline TuckerCaroline Tucker2 päivää sitten
  • they speak turkish but as turkish from turkey i dont understand what they say there r not speaking like turkish people in turkey clear their accent is so different

    Tom HackmanTom Hackman2 päivää sitten
  • This was nice but the music made me feel uneasy the whole time, like something bad was about to happen........

    revangrevang2 päivää sitten
    • @MrUnit731 it’s not bad music, but it’s the type of music that would play during a movie right before something bad would happen lol

      revangrevang8 tuntia sitten
    • I actually really enjoyed the music.

      MrUnit731MrUnit73110 tuntia sitten
  • Happy People

    BuglbikerBuglbiker2 päivää sitten
  • Wonder what leather that is and how they sew

    Eva BEva B2 päivää sitten
    • Nice channel, thank you so much for sharing

      Eva BEva B2 päivää sitten
    • @Nomad Architecture thank you

      Eva BEva B2 päivää sitten
    • check our channel page, it is shown on the first one we uploaded.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture2 päivää sitten
  • Wahai orang Indonesia.. bersyukurlah atas kenikmatan Tuhan yg luar biasa di negerimu

    Muhammad AbdillahMuhammad Abdillah2 päivää sitten
  • Beautiful

    GP VarshneyaGP Varshneya2 päivää sitten
  • Pilipino kami...walang ganyan dito sa amin.. 👇👇👇

    Magbubu-Kid TvMagbubu-Kid Tv2 päivää sitten
  • Qué hermoso espectacular 💕😍😍😍😍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏💞💗♥️

    Rosalia NavarroRosalia Navarro2 päivää sitten
  • How can they take a bath?

    Canh PhungCanh Phung2 päivää sitten
  • This is called peace, had this been on American soil, they would have to pay taxes, get building permits, they would be trespassing on private lands America is not the land of the free lol

    Geonari BrooksGeonari Brooks2 päivää sitten
    • @Matthew Turner I've heard about the California red head giant cannibals.

      AsukablyatAsukablyatPäivä sitten
    • We have to pay for welfare for the terminally useless somehow. That's taxes

      AsukablyatAsukablyatPäivä sitten
    • @aleksjazzy I’m Native American and you have a lot to learn. You’ve been fed a lot of propaganda. We were paid what we thought was a fair price for our land. There were races here in America before my people first arrived. We stole the land from them then sold to the Europeans.

      Matthew TurnerMatthew Turner2 päivää sitten
    • Yet USA is bitching about Russia and human rights. At least these people are given choice to live their way, they preserved their language and culture. The USA commited genocide to Native Americans, took their land, banned their cultural integrity and language, put them in reservations, even there killed them with smalpox infected blankets. Then slavery and later Jim Crows law and segregation, of African people. At the same time US is claiming to be a beacon of democracy and human rights. Bombing other countries, and civiliand to export that democracy. Now hungry for Russian oil and resources spreads propaganda and preparing to destroy the nation that let these people on the video live and be free.

      aleksjazzyaleksjazzy2 päivää sitten
  • The way things are going, we might need these skills soon

    Olufd KuyopOlufd Kuyop2 päivää sitten
    • I don't know why but this video is calming for me to watch. People working together gets it done. I notice there's no backtalk or griping. ❤

      tiny vrtiny vr36 minuuttia sitten
    • Weird because this is what a lot of people are thinking these days.

      what itdowhat itdo5 tuntia sitten
    • You speak the hard truth.

      Ken HeardKen Heard21 tunti sitten
  • No shouting. GO GO GO! ah for F sake. Look, listen, learn.

    Goldie LocksGoldie Locks2 päivää sitten
  • Addictive video, was glued to it. I didn't read about it until it was almost finished but could tell they had done that before, kids sure knew to stay out of the way till the first skin was up, or just before it. Amazing to think about that life, all that work and then they've got to go to work. When I realized they had put all the stuff that goes on the inside where it belongs before the poles were put up and covered I knew this had to have been going on 'forever', they need to start making tents w/ removable 'floors', you stake out where you want the tent, roll out the sleeping bag, get all the gear placed on the floor, set up the tent and "zip" closed the top to the bottom. Great video, THX really enjoyed it.

    Hoky PokyHoky Poky2 päivää sitten
  • Every four day? Wow

    cheskydivisioncheskydivision2 päivää sitten
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