Who am I?
Welcome to the cabin! I'm Shawn James and I am an avid outdoorsman building a self reliant lifestyle from a log cabin in the Canadian wilderness. When I am not building you will find me in out in nature exploring, photographing, hunting, foraging and enjoying a life outdoors. In 2017 I began building a log cabin in the Canadian woods alone without any power tools and documented my journey on Youtube. This year I am building a new one. Click on the link below to watch my videos and follow along.
Watch me on YouTube
One of the most asked questions I receive relates to the gear I use. Whether that be clothing, tools or camera equipment, the tools I use have evolved over the years. I put my gear through the toughest environmental and physical tests and provide my honest opinion on their worthiness for a life in the outdoors.
My love of food has led me to learn to cook. My preferred method is over fire and I am happy to share some of the recipes I have created so you may enjoy them too, like my bannock, sourdough bread, wood fired pizza and many fish and game recipes. Many of these items can be made over a campfire on backcountry trips.
When I am not building log cabins or working on other woodworking and homesteading projects, you will find me exploring in the many forests and lakes that surround me. I have a passion for nature and immersing myself in nature is necessary for my health and happiness. On my Youtube channel I share what I discover while out exploring so you can come explore with me.
The problem is you think you have time. The hours have a way of turning into days, the days into weeks, the weeks into years, and the years into a lifetime. How different would your life and memories be today (or ten years later) if you had done that?
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines! Sail away from safe harbor.