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

  • Published on Aug 11, 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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  • Robert Christian
    Robert Christian 6 hours ago

    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 Day ago +1

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago +1

    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 4 days ago

    It was MEEEEEE!

  • Carol Weaver
    Carol Weaver 5 days ago

    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 7 days ago

    Full stop 🕊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿❤️

  • louiseleu
    louiseleu 7 days ago

    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 8 days ago

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

  • 吳吳吳
    吳吳吳 8 days ago

    Be careful.

  • hanumant kharade
    hanumant kharade 8 days ago +1

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

  • Spoony Poon
    Spoony Poon 9 days ago

    Love bull moose

  • Brian Connell Sr.
    Brian Connell Sr. 9 days ago

    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. 9 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    Cabanas maravilhosas muito linda .

  • kim Kardashian
    kim Kardashian 11 days ago

    What does bear taste like.

  • Donna Peroche
    Donna Peroche 11 days ago

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

  • Want Truth
    Want Truth 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    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 14 days ago

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

  • Metal Martha
    Metal Martha 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    who is playing the guitar, is that you?

  • Damian Jackson
    Damian Jackson 15 days ago +1

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

  • david macci
    david macci 15 days ago

    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 16 days ago +5

    The Bear and Moose footage was spectacular 👌

  • Dave Watts
    Dave Watts 17 days ago

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

  • Nunya Business
    Nunya Business 18 days ago +6

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

    • Cesar Chavez
      Cesar Chavez 14 days ago +1

      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 20 days ago +1

    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. 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    How do you keep termites from eating your wood

  • cheryl huhn
    cheryl huhn 20 days ago

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

  • cheryl huhn
    cheryl huhn 20 days ago

    I watched you build your cabin very cool

  • cheryl huhn
    cheryl huhn 20 days ago

    That's terrible that someone stole that stuff from you

  • Brandon Morin
    Brandon Morin 21 day ago

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

  • Pili Seoane
    Pili Seoane 22 days ago

    Es maravilloso!!!!.🎁🎶🎇👌

  • amblincork
    amblincork 25 days ago

    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 26 days ago +1

    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

    Bravo pour ton courage.

  • Darrrell Dayton
    Darrrell Dayton 27 days ago

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

  • robert villarreal
    robert villarreal 28 days ago +2

    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 28 days ago

    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 28 days ago

    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 28 days ago

    Where are all the men like you?

  • Tommy Gunn
    Tommy Gunn 29 days ago

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

  • Reverend Saltine
    Reverend Saltine 29 days ago

    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 29 days ago

    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!

  • Bethany Smith
    Bethany Smith Month ago

    Unreal I’m sorry you had to deal.

  • Nubia Recinos
    Nubia Recinos Month ago

    Wow, that’s not good people...

  • Lounis Rajah
    Lounis Rajah Month ago

    It's unfortunate to learn that even in a remote corner of the world and its crowd, we are not safe from thieves

  • Thérèse Fraser
    Thérèse Fraser Month ago

    splendide --si beau

  • Elizabete Pires
    Elizabete Pires Month ago

    Amo!😁😁ver seus vídeos tem sido um aprendizado de sobrevivência muito Bom!👏👏sou do Sul do Brasil moro em Foz do Iguaçu onde está as famosas cataratas do Iguaçu que o mundo conhece amo ver o seu cachorro brincando obrigado por passar muita coisa boa pra gente. O Cali é lindo!🙏🙌👏👏

  • Burl Bull
    Burl Bull Month ago

    I have had my vehicle and apt. broke into before. It totally stinks. 😢

  • McRocket
    McRocket Month ago

    Very sorry about the theft...that really stinks. Hope your insurance completely covers you financially (though not the huge inconvenience, sadly).
    Little (after the fact) advice - assume whatever you leave in your car/truck/motorcycle WILL be stolen.

  • Celia Faustino
    Celia Faustino Month ago

    Muito 😘

  • wuznotbornyesterda
    wuznotbornyesterda Month ago

    That's why I hate cities--too much sin and corruption. Filthy places. Sick people. I'd much rather be in your cabin.


    That is why I live in the city

  • gillis Gil
    gillis Gil Month ago

    For what you lost you gain twice as much bless ho ord good person

  • Michael Graystone
    Michael Graystone Month ago

    Next time you want to do something as stupid as leaving your wallet and camera, etc. in your truck leave it in plain sight with the doors unlocked. At least then you won't get your window(s) busted out and the thief will be a lot happier.

  • Calango Calango
    Calango Calango Month ago +2

    🇧🇷 Your videos are the best here, congratulations 👊🏻👊🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Cynthia Haskell
    Cynthia Haskell Month ago

    I am so sorry to hear of your troubles! People suck! Can I ask how many acres you have at the cabin? It seems as if you never run out of firewood! Wishing you the best of luck Mr. James with the insurance company and all. Blessings to you and your family. Love your videos!!