My Camera Was STOLEN (wallet too)! | A Visit from an Old Friend

  • Published: 11 August 2019
  • #offgrid #logcabin #friends
    Someone broke into my truck and stole my expensive camera and wallet. After dealing with restoring my identity with new cards to replace everything in my wallet, an old friend and his wife visit me at my log cabin, bearing gifts. I've been spending more time away from my off grid homestead than normal, and I explain why and how that caused the theft of my camera gear. Gone is a Canon 1DX, Manfrotto tripod, Oakley sunglasses and more.
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Comments • 2 083

  • onein inone
    onein inone  4 hours back

    Can I tell you how amazed I am when I watch you. You put me to shame. You can do EVERYTHING!!! What a wonderful person you are.

    • Tam Tam
      Tam Tam  5 hours back

      beautiful footage of Alaska...

      • Robert Christian
        Robert Christian  1 days back

        Both sad and god video. Sad because of Your camera and the other things You lost. Good that You again have contact with Your friend. Greetings from Denmark. Take care to yourself.

        • William Sarokon
          William Sarokon  2 days back

          You're a better man than me Shawn. 10 grand is a huge loss. I really hope that you do get some money back. Your videos really help me out. I've been having a very hard time relaxing my mind. Your channel has really helped me out with that. I hope that you do read this sometime. I've learned a ton from watching. Thank you👍🏻🙂

          • Erik Thompson
            Erik Thompson  4 days back

            I'm just thankful that it didn't take place at your cabin. Sorry to hear of your loss.

            • D B Cooper
              D B Cooper  4 days back

              Makes you want to go deeper into the forest dont you agree ! At least the rats in the forest are nicer

              • John Powell
                John Powell  5 days back

                It was MEEEEEE!

                • Carol Weaver
                  Carol Weaver  7 days back

                  In this day we are not safe, I can remember leaving back doors open and not even worrying about it and no one came in, now we must always lock up everything including car. Am sorry you had to go through all of this. The people who stole will not profit in the end! Just always lock up well. Alarms and cameras are the best ideas.

                  • Mal Long
                    Mal Long  1 weeks back

                    Full stop 🕊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿❤️

                    • louiseleu
                      louiseleu  1 weeks back

                      I am trying to recover from a vile theft.
                      Someone...from my neighbours, stole a lot of my stuff I had ,tools,many personal things.
                      I am heartbroke,I got sick literally.
                      I cannot replace them ,and I am so dissgusted.
                      I know that there were neighbours because they took their time going through my things,they came more than once...and I live in a forest,in the mountains,in a village.
                      I live here for allmost 30years,and the villagers hate us all,and they behave badly towards all of us who bought land here.
                      It's my country and I'm not going to accept that behaviour but still....I'd move in a deep forest,far from this kind of people.

                      • tilley Schmolph
                        tilley Schmolph  1 weeks back

                        why did you have to meet his wife if you were his best man?

                      • 吳吳吳
                        吳吳吳  1 weeks back

                        Be careful.

                        • hanumant kharade
                          hanumant kharade  1 weeks back

                          Be alert may be they are more in number they will keep visiting you
                          keep your gun loaded

                          • Spoony Poon
                            Spoony Poon  1 weeks back

                            Love bull moose

                            • Brian Connell Sr.
                              Brian Connell Sr.  2 weeks back

                              One more quick comment, I love your video's, thank you so much for sharing. Also, I love the retriever, such a pretty dog. And one hell of a good dog for a family pet. I had one years ago and she was such a great pup, always so happy and lovable, seems to be good company as you build your projects!!!

                              • Brian Connell Sr.
                                Brian Connell Sr.  2 weeks back

                                Shawn, I'm so sorry for your loss. Liars and thieves are the lowest. I hope you can get your things back, or at least get some kind of reimbursement. That was a hard hit to take. As stated earlier in the comments, nice to get away from all the people like this and live in the solidarity that you seem to enjoy so much, as well all do watching you carve your way into that goal.

                                • Douglas Rodrigues
                                  Douglas Rodrigues  2 weeks back

                                  Cabanas maravilhosas muito linda .

                                  • kim Kardashian
                                    kim Kardashian  2 weeks back

                                    What does bear taste like.

                                    • Donna Peroche
                                      Donna Peroche  2 weeks back

                                      Set some traps and catch the motherfkrs. Would make for some interesting content when you hang them by their balls.

                                      • Want Truth
                                        Want Truth  2 weeks back

                                        Being at the cabin has relaxed your guard. I can see that happening. No burglars or thieves in the woods. Humans. Sorry that happened to you. It's really the pits replacing all your ID's, canceling credit cards etc.

                                        • Jon Doe
                                          Jon Doe  2 weeks back

                                          Absolutely vermin basket cases it's as though they don't know how much stress n pressure they've caused filthy vermin baskets sorry for your loss bro I know nothing can phase you so onwards and upwards ok just keep doing you as you do ok bless you and Thanks for sharing your life with the world to see thumbs up 👍

                                          • Irish Pickens
                                            Irish Pickens  2 weeks back

                                            Unfortunately, after dealing with thieves, you have to deal with more thieves (insurance companies). I hope things improve for you. 👍🏻

                                            • Metal Martha
                                              Metal Martha  2 weeks back

                                              What an inspiration your channel is! Been binge watching all day! You’re living my dream life... gonna build that outdoor kitchen this coming summer cause, RAD!🤘🏻sorry about what happened... some people are just not equipped to understand rules& boundaries! keep doing what ya do man, you’re awesome!

                                              • intezamable
                                                intezamable  2 weeks back

                                                who is playing the guitar, is that you?

                                                • Damian Jackson
                                                  Damian Jackson  2 weeks back

                                                  Mmmm,the wallet stuff wow,hope all is well.

                                                  • david macci
                                                    david macci  2 weeks back

                                                    Why on earth would you leave your wallet and other valuables in your car? Did you at least have them covered up? We are way ahead of you in the city! Leaving good stuff lying around is just asking for it.

                                                    • Ajay bennett
                                                      Ajay bennett  3 weeks back

                                                      The Bear and Moose footage was spectacular 👌

                                                      • Dave Watts
                                                        Dave Watts  3 weeks back

                                                        Crimes, its why you live in the cabin...back to simple..and why I do of luck, great content...thx

                                                        • Nunya Business
                                                          Nunya Business  3 weeks back

                                                          Another reason to hate people, like I needed another reason.

                                                          • Cesar Chavez
                                                            Cesar Chavez  2 weeks back

                                                            Like my boxing coach used to tell me "Son always keep your guard up" I didn't realize that at the time as a young man but that also implied to real life not just in the ring.

                                                        • Samantha Drinkwater
                                                          Samantha Drinkwater  3 weeks back

                                                          That’s disgraceful! I hope the insurance company pay out for all your losses.
                                                          I can see you are emotional!
                                                          You work so hard, and don’t deserve that.
                                                          You need to hide your stuff better in the truck if you leave it in there!
                                                          So sorry dude.

                                                          • Gia L.
                                                            Gia L.  3 weeks back

                                                            That was foul,& it’s even scarier to think you still have to install a trail cam living off of the grid,Horrible,hopefully you won’t become a victim there,It’s so beautiful & peaceful there💜

                                                            • cheryl huhn
                                                              cheryl huhn  3 weeks back

                                                              How do you keep termites from eating your wood

                                                              • cheryl huhn
                                                                cheryl huhn  3 weeks back

                                                                My dad said he ate bear once and it was not tasty

                                                                • cheryl huhn
                                                                  cheryl huhn  3 weeks back

                                                                  I watched you build your cabin very cool

                                                                  • cheryl huhn
                                                                    cheryl huhn  3 weeks back

                                                                    That's terrible that someone stole that stuff from you

                                                                    • Brandon Morin
                                                                      Brandon Morin  3 weeks back

                                                                      Who is this person?? And why are they posting on his channel???

                                                                      • Pili Seoane
                                                                        Pili Seoane  3 weeks back

                                                                        Es maravilloso!!!!.🎁🎶🎇👌

                                                                        • amblincork
                                                                          amblincork  4 weeks back

                                                                          Sometimes it seems as if there is incessant talk about human rights but there is little talk about the right not to be robbed.

                                                                          • Michael Gordon
                                                                            Michael Gordon  4 weeks back

                                                                            Hi Shawn. Dang, that way sucks. I'm so sorry that happened. My boss (who is super cool) had his truck broken into, and they stole his golf clubs. I don't understand that mentality. I really don't. I'm glad you're able to keep such a positive attitude. Pardon my French, but I'm sitting here all pissed off, now.
                                                                            On a lighter note, I really love your channel! I've been subscribed for a couple of years, now. Please keep doing what you're doing. Cali rocks! :) :) :)

                                                                            • Malliga Krichenamourty
                                                                              Malliga Krichenamourty  4 weeks back

                                                                              Bravo pour ton courage.

                                                                              • Darrrell Dayton
                                                                                Darrrell Dayton  4 weeks back

                                                                                Theft shpuld be held to a high form of punishment. Considering what the affect is.

                                                                                • robert villarreal
                                                                                  robert villarreal  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Thieves in God’s Country?
                                                                                  Wait a minute, God’s Country has no gates.

                                                                                  And I might add; thieves are everywhere bc they know that good people work hard for what valuables they will have.

                                                                                  Bum feeling without a doubt.
                                                                                  It happened to my cousin: 3 cameras & additional equipment.
                                                                                  Myself as well. A thick gold chain w/ an awesome gold medallion [$10,000].

                                                                                  If one ever goes to Barcelona, be extremely careful. Pick pocket Pros. It happened to my brother in Italy. Wallet & quite a bit of $$.

                                                                                  • Etienne 777
                                                                                    Etienne 777  4 weeks back

                                                                                    satan, the god of this world, ....
                                                                                    Eliminate all prisoners....all drug dealers......and all thieves.
                                                                                    The illuminati deep state government is to blame.

                                                                                    • Sheila Mayer
                                                                                      Sheila Mayer  4 weeks back

                                                                                      I am so sorry thieving pondscum stole from you! You are such a decent fellow; you don’t deserve that. Do you know who it could have been that broke into your truck and stole your items? Please make a police report, so your insurance honors your claim. I hope the police find the creepy scum and make an arrest.

                                                                                      Glad you were contacted by an old friend. Here, have a virtual beer. This won’t get you drunk or give you unwanted calories and make you gain weight. 🍺 I promise, its completely calorie free!

                                                                                      • Monica
                                                                                        Monica  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Where are all the men like you?

                                                                                        • Tommy Gunn
                                                                                          Tommy Gunn  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Sorry to hear about the theft ,sage 👌🏻 brings the positivity to the cabin

                                                                                          • Reverend Saltine
                                                                                            Reverend Saltine  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Nobody wants to be on camera. By Canadian standards are you doing something wrong, or odd, or evil? Should you be down in the mall or subway communing with others? Giving to the State? Is there something you're not telling us? Whatever--the USA is on that trail to communism, anyhow. Anyways....

                                                                                            • gerald gallant
                                                                                              gerald gallant  4 weeks back

                                                                                              So sorry for the lose of your camera and wallet, its not fun to try to have it all replaced, there are so many nasty humans in this world. On the up side, it didnt happen at your cabin, so keep your chin up and hopefully all will be replaced soon. love your shows, keep them coming!