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Primitive Clay Mud Oven | The Forest Kitchen | Off Grid Log Cabin Build, Ep.10 S1


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  1. Stephen Riley Author

    Have to say, I made this for my family for lunch today and added a cheeseburger and a stick for stability! We bashed them on the table before eating, so most of the calories fell out!😀😀🍔🍔🍔.

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  2. ThickemsUP Author

    I wonder if there is dog safety vests, or something.
    My friend's dog ran off the walking path, and got harpooned in the chest by a stick. Luckily, it was only about 1cm deep and we were near an animal hospital.

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  3. Rana Kosten Author

    Let's start a Cali fan club! She is beautiful and loves you so much. I really enjoy
    watching you cook, we also only use cast iron skillets to cook. Sorry for your loss,
    she sounded like a fun person. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  4. Seahawk.Custom. Pc Author

    You are absolutely one of my favorite YouTubers definitely. I love what your channel stands for my friend. I wish you the very best.

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  5. mawmawvee Author

    What kind of clay is it you are using?  Did the sand and clay come from your property?  Do you have any natural salt deposits on your property?

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  6. Graham Bearman Author

    Condolences Shawn, I know what you mean about sharing time with your loved ones, I regret not spending more time with my own family and favorite Aunties and Uncles, all just a tad too difficult when you are farming 7 days a week. Thank you for adding all your vids together and completing stories when you can makes for very interesting watching, looking forward to the time the rest of your family come out to the cabin. Cheers mate.

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  7. Thomas Russell Author

    Sorry to hear about your Great-Aunt. Also, sorry I've been absent from the viewership. From July 3rd through mid August we've had six funerals. A close friend and former neighbor, my Wife's cousin, my wife's mother, our nephew's grand-father in-law, our great-niece's grand-father in-law, and our daughter in-law's great uncle. Then my college classes started back up. Guess I'm getting to that age when there's more good-bye's than births and weddings. The oven is looking pretty good, can't wait to see how you get the core support out.

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  8. Jacquelyn Author

    Sorry for your loss of your Great Aunt Gloria. Yes, we all need to spend as much time as we can with family and friends. Life is but a Moment and then we are gone..Live each Moment to the fullest. It isn't a day at a time anymore. It is a Moment at a time.

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  9. Sun shine slade Author

    Sorry about your lost you seem like a really good guy I like you and Joe you guys are great at what you do I will always want to build log cabins I'm always drawing them up layout plans maybe one of these days I will

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  10. TINY Numismatics Author

    I call that a mash sandwich… Throw some stuff on it and mash it together…LOL Great work. Love the vids. I've binge-watched all the cabin and kitchen ones so far.

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  11. MrBlack Author

    Did you build all of this under the metric system or the old traditional system of feet and inches? I ask because I assumed you did it in Metric but I also saw you measuring using inches as your markers (I think?) You seem new school metric unlike me from the old school of feet and inches and Fahrenheit, which when I hear 20 degrees I think COLD you likely think warm. lol, I'm 68 as of Sept 10, 2018. (Happy B'day to me) I went to school in the 50s/60s, No metric existed in Canada back then. It's nice that you occasionally convert for us old fogies though. lol

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  12. Tim O'Neil Author

    I really love your log cabin and all the hard work and the fantastic craftsmanship that you have put into it.
    So no offense, I don't like that frame and roof of the outdoors kitchen you built. If I could mark you with an A+++ for the house, I'd probably mark you a C for the kitchen.
    Maybe you got a bit more impulsive, or even complacent with your build.
    Have you thought to try to build the oven with home-made bricks for more rigidity?

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  13. Martin Zehnpfenning Author

    I love your chanel. Great to see what you are doing. My Mum passed away short after christmas at the age of 89. I never will forget her. She was such a kind person ! I´m missing her a lot 🙁 I love canada and my cousin lives in Calgary!

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  14. Liz Neff Author

    When my kids were young, they took a form of karate. The motto was "With Persistence & Enthusiasm, Nothing is Impossible". That seems to fit your practice with this build. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Auntie. No matter how much time we spend with loved ones, it's never enough, is it? There are always the regrets. But I hope good memories of her over ride the sadness and the losses. 🙁 Best wishes to you and your family at this time. Peace.

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  15. myyuba Author

    Thank you for all the time you put in your uploads, they are beautiful just to watch and for me, very calming. I enjoy your silence while you work, although i find myself asking why are you doing this or why are you doing that, i laugh as I realize you cant answer, I truly enjoy your journey, thanks for sharing. Condolences to you and your family for this loss.

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  16. DStray Cat Author

    Personally, I would have made Adobe Bricks to build and shape the oven… Maybe 4" X 6" X 2"… Put cob between the bricks to form the shape. People have been doing that for centuries… Making a domed structure is child’s play… Then just smooth the interior surface with more cob… Maybe next time…

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  17. Leland Peck Author

    Just some of the most joyful videos I've seen in a long time. Love the fact that you just work, don't talk much (until the end, which is fine) . Cali is a beautiful dog!

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  18. Viktoria Aszodi Author

    your creativity and determination…my grandfather in Hungary has worked on a similar way as you …your actions reminds me of him….he had worked pretty encoureged on different "projects", by high physical strain, mostly outdoor, became almost never sick, and regardless of his success seemed to be satisfied at the end of the day….. Would you be so kind to tell me, what was the reason you have covered the oven by wet paper?

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  19. Odee Dillon Author

    10:10 I have used saw horses over the Daub trough, and just bounced the screen to sift the loose sand from the rock. Screening was temporarily mounted to a frame of 2"x4" boards.
    28:20 By God if you don't eat like a king!

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  20. Odee Dillon Author

    Our deepest, belated condolences to your family, on their loss. Rest assured that she lives on in your memories, heart, and that one day you will be reunited once more in the Hereafter.

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  21. Theresa Maloney Author

    Toxic masculinity maybe goes along with females contend that they can do anything a man can do, which is false. Many women persist in trying to prove this. But they do not take into consideration the difference in body structure. A slim woman no matter her height, can not compete with a man in a lumber mill moving lumber around. She may try but she will have back and muscle problems. Yes, certain women can do some jobs normally limited to men. But they are mostly woman that have worked out and built upper body strength.

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  22. Rachael Wyatt Author

    Hi Shawn, I am just going back over the kitchen videos and one thing that puzzles me is, why do we see a red canoe every time but whenever you go out it is in a green one?
    Your friend Rach

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  23. EDWARD SABURN Author

    WOW. Cali and you are hard workers, no you just play hard, lol thanks for your show . I love them all, so glad I found your page,

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  24. Sandra Loes Author

    Que dia bonito amanhece em Long Cabin e James não perde tempo em realizar suas obras. Cali observa apaziguadamente sem incomodar seu dono.
    Capins do bosque são coletados para proteger o vazado de concreto da mesa onde o forno de pizza a lenha será confeccionado. O clima está com prognóstico de chuva e James protege a mesa com uma manta pois não que que a água arruíne o seu labor.

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  25. Catalin Josan Author

    Hi there! Congratulations on your amazing channel!!!!
    I will be starting an oven myself soon and want to ask if you mixed some cement into yours. It looks really hard. Harder than I expect mud and sand alone to be.
    Thank you!!!

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  26. Fix For Fun Author

    Do not you have snakes, spiders and other venomous animals where you live?
    If I go to do what you do in my area I'll die the first time I get something in the middle of the grass.

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  27. Janet Withers Author

    Wow! What a process that mud oven was. !!! So impressed!!!!
    I think you have some Italian wine making blood in your system. 😀 You do know how to squish the mud. Ha ha. 🐱💞
    Condolences for the loss of your aunt. Always sad time.

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  28. Maggie Sue Author

    I'm sorry about your great-Aunt. My mother is 92, and my father died in 1990, so yes, it is a closing of a chapter for the surviving children. It's part of the passage of life, isn't it?

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  29. barney rubbles22 Author

    shawn ic you are still working your butt of. SHAWN WERE ARE YOU IN THE BUSH IN ONTARIO, I JUST MITE BE THERE TO VISIT MY BROTHER END OF JULY 2019.

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  30. Sally Vernon Author

    love you work Shawn – ran across this u tube vid w/ old bread oven in Sondrio Italy "Plants & rugged materials turn Alpine garage into dream shed" about 7:40 min in. Inside entirely brick work and a metal door with a thermostat.

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  31. Gene Goodman Author

    Sounded like a special lady to you, we all hate to loose someone. Sorry
    You looked like the Israelite making bricks in Egypt, except for the trees, and the log house.

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  32. Octavio Rodrigues Author

    Bravo , j'aurais fait pareil avec les pieds , superbe Travail , on devrait montrer vos vidéos dans certains établissement ( Lycée professionnel ).

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  33. Andrzej Janas Author

    zyjesz w srodowisku mozna powiedziec dziewiczym potrawisz poradzic sobie w kazdej sytuacji wyglada na to ze jestes wytrzymaly fizycznie i psychicznie to mi sie podoba wiele czynnosci twoich potrafie zrobic szacun ale mnie na to nie stac , moze to kiedys ktos ci to przetlumaczy na Polski .

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  34. Mangorita Pizza Author

    I found you about a month ago or around there and I was watching this video this morning about your aunt who passed on I know this is a while back but thank you 4 the balance you've helped me find in the last few weeks through watching door building in homesteading efforts. My dad and I do a Bible study over the phone on Tuesdays and we were in Mark 4 21 and on about the Mustard Seed yesterday. The tiny seeds that are planted is amazing how far they can grow and reach to others. So regardless of politics or religion just in spirit of agape thank you and your wife and daughters are beautiful and I get so much joy from watching Cali

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  35. miwin1000 Author

    If you wear a bandana around your forehead it absorbs the sweat and keeps you cool…it's called evaporative cooling which we in Arizona use all summer to cool our homes. Works excellent! and when it's not humid…wet the bandana and wear it on your head…again, evaporative cooling!

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  36. Michele Harris Author

    I'm sorry to hear about your Great Aunt's death. When my Grandad died (he was actually my great-grandfather), the sorrow I had was that I wasn't old enough to get to know him as an adult while I did know him -I was in my 20's or early 30's when he died, and he was up in Alaska, so I didn't get to see him very often. He had lived to be 93 yrs old, and had lived a very full life – I know he used to walk and hunt all over Alaska in the many years that he lived there, and he loved to travel as well. He loved people and to tell a good story. 😀 He loved people and loved life.
    It seems the weather was contriving to fight you, so I'm glad you got to spend time with your family. I bet you told lots of great stories about Gloria, and had many a laugh, as well as a few tears, in the telling.

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  37. Matt Frigaard Author

    I can't tell you how much I love that you're hunting partner is a Golden. Mine was and will forever be. Highly underrated in the field these days. Nothing like the disposition at home and the Golden Nose in the field. They are worth every burr and sticker you have to comb and pick out of them. Beautiful!

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  38. tefa eman Author

    مرحبا في بلادي لبناء مثل هذا الفرن نستعمل قش القمح والحصى النهريه الصغيره تضاف للطين وينقع لمدة ثلاثة ايام مع ملاحظة ان القش يقطع الى قطع صغيره بطول 5 سم ( 2") وبعد البناء يغطى بطبقه من الكلس المطفىء مع الرمل وقليلا من الاسمنت الابيض او الجبس للحفاظ على الحراره الداخليه وايضا للحفاظ على هيكل الفرن من الخارج
    شكرا لكم على هذا الفيديو المفيد والرائع

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  39. Jim Felton Author

    Shawn, first off, my heartfelt condolences, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ve only just discovered your videos, but subscribed after watching the first one, I’ve been binge watching for two days straight now!! What you have accomplished is nothing short of amazing! You’re living the dream that I have had most of my life, but was too scared to try, and now my health is failing and I don’t see that in my future, but I can live vicariously through your videos! Thank you! God bless you and be well!

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