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 • 2 132

  • TheStarflight41
    TheStarflight41  47 minutes back

    Love your cabin.

    • Crazy Funny Cats
      Crazy Funny Cats  14 hours back

      The worst thing is having memory cards full of beautiful video stolen...Thieves suck.
      Great 👍 vid Shawn.
      Grow catnip plants 🌱, they attract bees and keep mosquitoes 🦟 away. You can make insect repellant with catnip. Look it up.

      • AKEWSD
        AKEWSD  19 hours back

        This will become more common as socio-economic problems remain unsolved.

        • Daveyo747
          Daveyo747  2 days back

          Check the pawn shops around that area. Also with something that expensive put a tracking device on them well hidden if it gets stolen. At home use your activator to track it down and then get the police to go nail them. I did subscribed to your channel.

          • reggie bayard
            reggie bayard  2 days back

            as long as you werent filming little boys peeing in the woods you'll be fine, your dog looks kind of under aged though. hmmmm

            • Skylakes
              Skylakes  3 days back

              When I bought a cheap old farm when young and I had tools and some weapons. Some of my visitors stole it from me, I was a poor hippie in those days, to this day I remember that, what kind of a mind does person like that have to betray his own kind. He was a political anarchistic person in a bad way.

              • S Lars
                S Lars  3 days back

                Everything you do is fine, interesting… I actually love it, and also your personality! But, man, who can afford not earning money? How can you live without a pay? Something does not work here! How many years did you work in your life to make a so big money cushion? It's just that in the first episode, it is said that a man left everything and bla bla bla, so one can imagine you live from providence. I like the chain, but not the way it can make people believe you need no money to live! It would be nice if you explained this. Are you sponsored? By the way, I will continue watching you. Good job, and peaceful environment.

                • Beth Dixon
                  Beth Dixon  4 days back

                  Karma will reach out & touch those thieves many times. Thank you for sharing ♥️🙏🏻📷✅

                  • Richard Bell
                    Richard Bell  7 days back

                    My brother’s house was broken into several years ago. He went straight to the nearest pawn shops and found some of his things. They were able to identify and catch the guy who was an experienced burglar. He spent a few years in prison. Shortly after he got out he broke into someone else’s house but, unfortunately for him, the guy was home. His burglary days are over now. In fact all his days are over. The homeowner retired him.

                    • ImaMonaKnight
                      ImaMonaKnight  1 weeks back

                      Your Such A Great Man..I Hope You Will Be Blessed BigTime***

                      • ImaMonaKnight
                        ImaMonaKnight  1 weeks back

                        Wow..I Hope It Works Out...My Friends & Family Cleaned Me Out..I Mean Everything....

                        • Lu
                          Lu  1 weeks back

                          I am sorry my friend

                          • Scott Wall
                            Scott Wall  1 weeks back

                            Shocked that anybody would leave a wallet and camera in a truck!!!! Stuff in lightweight backpack!! Dont feed the bears and they move on!!

                            • Let me Think
                              Let me Think  1 weeks back

                              Did that rabbit a 0.12 have an extra pair of eyes?
                              What is the black circle just below it's hazel colour eye?

                              • Sandra Butterfly kisses

                                I can’t stand thieves grrrr

                                • Vincent Porter
                                  Vincent Porter  2 weeks back

                                  Just came across your channel and I'm hooked already

                                  • ladygator 7283
                                    ladygator 7283  2 weeks back

                                    Awesome video!!

                                    • frank caan
                                      frank caan  3 weeks back

                                      Thieves, liars, and cheats: the three kinds of "people' I consider parasites on humanity. So sorry for what you had to go through.

                                      • Dina Cabangon
                                        Dina Cabangon  3 weeks back

                                        Oh my god sad ? Its oke take care always ? Godblees u ?

                                        • WoordUpp
                                          WoordUpp  3 weeks back

                                          Did that rabbit have four eyes? Seriously?

                                          • Ida Bakar
                                            Ida Bakar  3 weeks back

                                            Video was smooth and good content. Sorry bout the camera and wallet. I know how that feels. I was ripped off before when someone put some stuff on me drink when I was solo travelling and the next thing I know I woke up with no wallet and no phone while I was in a completely strange country with a bruise on me arm. 😂 Its funny when u thought the best of ppl around you and the y proved u wrong. 😂😂..

                                            • Larry Kelly
                                              Larry Kelly  3 weeks back

                                              I've been thinking what a great friend you would be, being around you there would never be a dull moment lol. A plethora of knowledge you have.

                                              • james jones
                                                james jones  3 weeks back

                                                never ever keep your wallet in your locked vehicle unless you hide it really well

                                                • Keen Coyote
                                                  Keen Coyote  3 weeks back

                                                  Kudos for keeping calm and not letting that loss of material valuables shake your foundations.
                                                  I know that I won’t take it kindly, to say the least.. I guess it’s part of your self reliance influence, that improves man’s character.
                                                  Thank you for sharing.

                                                  • HEADS TAILS
                                                    HEADS TAILS  3 weeks back

                                                    I love tour Dream Shawn yet i would want to be more recluse myself

                                                    • Dana Sarokon
                                                      Dana Sarokon  3 weeks back

                                                      I just want to say just how gorgeous, and homie your cabin and property is. Beautiful job on everything you built. And your dog Cali what a sweetheart!!! The wildlife we see on the trail cams is fantastic. Beautiful life there, I will be watching regularly, thank you for sharing your life with us 🔥❄🐕🦊🦌🐿🐹🦉🦅🐾

                                                      • Roger That
                                                        Roger That  3 weeks back

                                                        May I ask what part of the city did it happen!?

                                                        • Richard Torres
                                                          Richard Torres  4 weeks back

                                                          God bless Shawn

                                                          • dungoist
                                                            dungoist  4 weeks back

                                                            First world problems.

                                                            • Prophetess Queen
                                                              Prophetess Queen  4 weeks back

                                                              I am sure that you are aware it is someone you know. They knew what was in your truck to break in to begin with.

                                                              • REALOLOGY 777
                                                                REALOLOGY 777  4 weeks back

                                                                You didn’t deserve that at all. Sad how it’s hard to leave anything of value in our cars without a low life stealing it... Be strong brotha & keep pushing forward!!! You inspire many of us around you. I’m sorry this happened to you.

                                                                • curtis moore
                                                                  curtis moore  4 weeks back

                                                                  I hate a theif.

                                                                  • New World Order or Dis-order?

                                                                    im a poor student on its own and somebody broke into my apt and stole my Toshiba laptop....SO FED UP WITH THIEFS - INCLUDING SATANIC CANIBAL PEDOPHILIC GLOBAL ELITE LAWYERS OOPS I MENT politicians (taxes-stolen moni)

                                                                    • JustDRez
                                                                      JustDRez  4 weeks back

                                                                      Oh gosh! sorry to hear that Shawn... I don't know why.. but u remind me so much of Indiana Jones. So beautiful there ...yall r so Blessed to enjoy God's beauty. T4S

                                                                      • Laura Powers
                                                                        Laura Powers  4 weeks back

                                                                        You have such excellent principles and values. Thanks for demonstrating yourself to the world!
                                                                        Please let me know what other choices of security cameras you researched and considered before the "SkyPoint" and or what other choice you might have made.
                                                                        Your sincerely.

                                                                        • Ruby O'kosi
                                                                          Ruby O'kosi  4 weeks back

                                                                          Watch people even if they are friends!😁😹😹

                                                                          • Laura Powers
                                                                            Laura Powers  4 weeks back

                                                                            Please post the link to the phone security camera sysytem!!!!

                                                                            • Adrian Sionov
                                                                              Adrian Sionov  1 months back

                                                                              What happened to the chefs memorial video? Rip chef

                                                                              • James Payne
                                                                                James Payne  1 months back

                                                                                Gotta love the pooch!!

                                                                                • Gloria A
                                                                                  Gloria A  1 months back

                                                                                  So sorry.

                                                                                  • Rants Derek
                                                                                    Rants Derek  1 months back

                                                                                    You’re channel has made me so happy today... I’m hoping I can put together the means to do this myself

                                                                                    • Raynor
                                                                                      Raynor  1 months back

                                                                                      Do you have a video on how you did the garden?

                                                                                      • Linda Cannings
                                                                                        Linda Cannings  1 months back

                                                                                        Why dont you park your vechile up by the cabin dont understand why you leave it away from the cabin at least you can have an eye on it could u explain that ty

                                                                                        • Lois Parker
                                                                                          Lois Parker  1 months back

                                                                                          Great videos. Glad I found you on the you tube. Any run ins with bear so. Keep safe. I'm 82 so in bed a lot.

                                                                                          • Pamela L
                                                                                            Pamela L  1 months back

                                                                                            Really disgusting that someone would stoop that low and steal from people!! What is wrong with these people ??!!!!

                                                                                            • Cheryl Pemberton
                                                                                              Cheryl Pemberton  1 months back

                                                                                              Contact local Facebook channels' administrators that sell stuff, like Marketplace, where they were stolen from; my daughter is an ad min, when people contact her to be on lookout for stolen items, she always does!!

                                                                                              • Harlemworldboy
                                                                                                Harlemworldboy  1 months back

                                                                                                Thievery in Canada? Noooo! 😳

                                                                                                • deckerbob
                                                                                                  deckerbob  1 months back

                                                                                                  Does anyone know who the guitarist is who plays at the end of the video? Spectacular!!!!

                                                                                                  • Angela
                                                                                                    Angela  1 months back

                                                                                                    deckerbob - Not sure but it could be Shawn himself - it compliments the scenery beautifully doesn't it?