Were You Born In The Wrong Century?
Would you be up to the challenge? Drop all contacts, throw away the cell phone, leave behind the laptop, and walk back into time; to the TENTH century?? (Video Below)
In 2013, and medieval re-enactment group built a 10th-century homestead as an experiment. The homestead has no access to electricity, no internet, tv, radio, or any other modern comforts.
They selected one of their actors to take on the challenge, Pavel Sapozhnikov. He will be running the medieval homestead in the dead of Russian winter! During winter the region temperatures can drop to -30 Degrees C(-22 Degrees F)!
Contruction of the homestead began in 2012 with the help of achaeologist Alexander Fetisov. The entire homestead was constructed using ONLY the materials found in 10th-century homesteads.
“You can do anything with an axe. And things you cannot do with an axe can be done with a tool that an axe will help you make,” Pavel explains.
Here is an interview via YouTube that explains the challenge:
The farm rules were pretty strict – only authentic tools, equipment and food (found in ancient Russia) are permitted at all times. Pavel will have a limited supply of harvested food; he is expected to obtain his own food by hunting, gathering and fishing in the forest (the only time he was allowed to leave the farm). Each day, Sapozhnikov endured a routine of physical labor to ensure his survival: He woke up, checked on his livestock, milked the goat, chopped wood, fetched water from a well, insulated his cabin with manure, and hunted for food