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

  • Published on Aug 11, 2019
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    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 Davies
    Robert Davies 15 hours ago


  • simon freeman
    simon freeman 16 hours ago

    Sad to think someone would steal form lifes nice folk, but unfortunately thieves do not discriminate. Otherwise good to see your back at cabin, and great pics as usual.

  • angielou123
    angielou123 16 hours ago

    Karma always pays back.

  • Gail Forest
    Gail Forest 16 hours ago

    That's a sick feeling when you're victimized. So sorry.. Hope the insurance will replace it...
    So bright side, Your getting a new camera, and maybe a new lock box to store the good stuff in..
    I dream of camera equipment like yours. I can imagine the anger when you found the break in.
    Sorry Shawn..
    Love your videos of Alaska and everything else you share with us.
    I need some sage the way! It helps with mosquitoes!

  • mnm I stand for my flag

    No matter the country , thieves should be subjected to capital punishment . PERIOD!!!

  • nationwyde1
    nationwyde1 18 hours ago

    I thought you were going to tell us a humorous story about wildlife dragging off your gear. But so sorry to know it was a human that did it! Apparently, they must have needed it more! (We say that to feel better.)

  • Her Woofness Boston Terrier

    Well that sure sucks!!!!
    Jane and her wacky sidekick Lola, the Boston Terrier

  • Lorraine McKay
    Lorraine McKay 21 hour ago

    I really enjoy your videos. Watching the bears and the moose was so relaxing. Sorry about your camera.

    JACK SPARROW 21 hour ago

    Ask The bear nicely to give it back

    JACK SPARROW 21 hour ago

    Buy a new one

  • Believer Y’shua
    Believer Y’shua 22 hours ago

    I feel sorry your equipment was stolen. I hope recoup some of the money through your vehicle insurance.
    Here’s one project you don’t want to film:
    dig a hole squared out to make a cellar box fit in it with landscaping rocks 5” high at the bottom with small tubes under the rocks to divert the water away then an open top steel box with no other holes is fitted into the hole. This will house your expensive equipment wrapped in a professional water tight bag. For the cover lid use same method as your roof and leaves branches to conceal. Then mount the camera nearby but in all honesty you should have a simple cart sled your retriever can pull to and from the cabin and vehicle.

  • modsavant
    modsavant 23 hours ago

    How can anyone possibly downvote this video? It's so peaceful, natural and genuine.

  • Lance Giltner
    Lance Giltner Day ago

    Jeremy, thank you for the great content you continue to produce. Something I believe doesn’t really get mentioned is your great music selection. Maybe in future videos you can post the artists and song for us? It’s very relaxing, I would love to listen to more!!

  • phil spencer
    phil spencer Day ago

    Do you and your wife not live together ? or are you separated ?


    All the more reason to move out into the middle of nowhere, away from humans.

  • Sinan Kayan
    Sinan Kayan Day ago

    perfect, documentary taste.🏕🦌🐂🐻

  • pkeod
    pkeod Day ago

    Diversity is not our strength

  • Alma Macleod
    Alma Macleod Day ago

    What goes around comes around they will be punished in the end anyway you are awesome to the end love you and your family xxx

  • Wendy  Crandall
    Wendy Crandall Day ago

    I know how you feel Shawn, my husband and I were on Vacation and on our way home on the last night at a hotel our back passengers window was broken in and things taken, gifts and souvenirs we bought along the way, we had hidden under a blanket in the SUV, and they took 3 bags of dirty clothes... so weird, I am lucky I took my nice camera in the hotel with me... I wish you luck, we are dealing with insurance now too.. our SUV is almost repaired, we arent getting reimbursed for the stolen items because that falls under home owners insurance, and our deductible is too high... love your videos..and Cali..

    • Wendy  Crandall
      Wendy Crandall Day ago

      That is great news, I'm so happy to hear that. One item that was taken of mine was a ceramic bowl I made with my mom and sisters at a pottery has a very special memory tied to it..and now its gone... but I cant change these things that happen, all we can do is be safer, and protect ourselves better...have a great weekend

    • My Self Reliance
      My Self Reliance  Day ago

      Sorry to hear that. Our deductible is high too but the insurance company has agreed to reimburse us if we purchase exactly the same equipment so it's worth it.

  • wert freund
    wert freund Day ago

    Sad to hear Your Wallet and equipment was Stolen
    CCP CREDIT CARD PROTECTION offers a real good insurance and free copy service for all stolen licenses, cards and permits .
    All around the planet they provide You with certified copies of all You registered documents there. Got that same "fun" on vacation.
    And Y o u my very special friend if You read that who stole Shawn's gear, camera wallet and stuff
    ..may God bless You upon my prayer with hot, painfully Rheumatism in Your hands stealing from a righteous fair and friendly man!
    So *better* return his goods quick a f! ! !👌
    May be dark window tinting foil an a dark blanket cast over all Your goods you carry on Your backset could help to prevent "opportunities to steal" 😉
    Great shots of those bears @17:00 even timelapse and those great Moose too. Amazing to watch!

  • Higzy Teflon
    Higzy Teflon Day ago

    Really great footage here.. one of your best uploads thus far. Thanks for sharing!

  • Quốc Tuấn Phan

    The music in your video is awesome (y

  • Epic Army Of One

    Not just yours, Jason form Primal Outdoors recently had some of his stolen too

  • Dream Girls Daily

    It's funny that for the most part, friends that I used to be brothers with, who I haven't seen for over 10+ years come back into my life and with a few of them, it's like we're two different people in how we've grown, or not grown, over the years, to the point of not really being compatible anymore.

  • Lyn Hanna
    Lyn Hanna Day ago

    I live in a small village and if you don't lock it up, store it out of sight it gets stolen. Had a neighbour cut down two curly willow trees of mine, on my property, because she "wanted" the branches. Thieves are beyond low, hope the insurance company comes thru.

  • Truthfears Guilty

    Very sorry that happened to you. Hope you retrieve them soon.

  • Bloodshot
    Bloodshot Day ago

    My mom loves the show. She likes your dishes with the bears, cabins and trees around the edge. Same thing for the mason jars with the black bears on them. She'd like to know where she can get them from?

    • My Self Reliance
      My Self Reliance  Day ago

      The dishes are from Cabelas. The leather Mason jar covers I sell directly if people reach out to me.

  • Truthfears Guilty

    i can live with Rabbits, Deer, Raccoons, Foxes. But not with Bears, Cougars, Wolves or Wolverines.

  • Larry Bredesen
    Larry Bredesen Day ago

    Sorry you got hit by somebody who clearly lacks respect for others. They walk among us. Glad you’re back at the cabin .... these are the vids (and glimpses of your world) that I enjoy the most

  • dave52732
    dave52732 Day ago

    Sorry to hear of your theft loss, hard to trust people when they predate on your belongings...

  • Hershel Cyphers
    Hershel Cyphers Day ago

    Hated to hear about your gear be stolen.
    I enjoy watching the videos you make. Thanks

  • Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell Day ago

    Yes sir. Take us on a turkey hunt. I hope you do more hunts for us and more catch and cook videos. ( fish ) 👍👍👍☺

  • Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell Day ago

    This is hear say. Insurance will cover things in your vehicle if it's locked. If left unlocked it's not covered. Like I said this is just hear say. Hope it's wrong buddy.

  • Homestead Wannabee

    Amazing people, who's "job" is thieving, are able to sleep. Insurance should pay, of course, and perhaps the next camera will be just as enjoyable for you. I think I'd watch even if you used a phone like me lol.
    So wonderful to reconnect with lost friends.
    Blessings ~

  • Damon Dye
    Damon Dye Day ago +1

    So sorry to hear about the theft. Thanks so much for the Alaska footage. I loved seeing the Proenneke cabin.

  • Kenneth Voigt
    Kenneth Voigt Day ago

    I'll give you $10,000.00 for your dog.

  • Gerry DX
    Gerry DX Day ago +3

    I hate thieves! What a loser! Hope things get better. Great show!

  • Linda Stevens
    Linda Stevens Day ago +7

    Catch the thief. Take him to the deep woods. Handcuff him around the tree and hang a side of smoked bacon over the thief.

    • Gigi Keto
      Gigi Keto Day ago

      Don't go to the expense of smoked....or even bacon....just tie him up.

  • Lisa McNish
    Lisa McNish Day ago

    Nice video back at the cabin, missed Cali! Glad you had a safe trip to Alaska, sorry about your stolen property, hope you can recover some of the loss. Hate to see summer coming to an end!🐾🐾

  • michael knight
    michael knight Day ago +7

    Exact type of person everybody hates more than a liar = A Theif

  • Rinkal Mehla
    Rinkal Mehla Day ago

    Try to do Meditation
    You have nice place and loneliness to do it i think it will be best for you or if you wanna learn it then pls search about OSHO or SADHGURU on google

  • manna2015
    manna2015 Day ago

    the music at the end of your episode - where's that from? who is the artist - sounds like Acoustic Alchemy

  • Beelzeboss From Kickapoo

    Hey , one question: How do you store fresh meat at the cabin so that it does not get rotten?

  • Barbara Kujawa
    Barbara Kujawa Day ago

    I am sure you hv heard comments galore on your theft experience, and I am sorry to hear about it. I just want to comment on the beauty you captured added onto the vid of your friend from years ago that visited you. This was extraordinary of the bears and bird life. That was SO amazing! I can understand your love of the wilds and woods because of your apparent deep love for nature in its purest form. Thank you for sharing.🙏❤️

  • M Swede
    M Swede Day ago

    I have an large RTIC cooler in my truck. It is chained and locked to the bed. When I lock the cooler it is as close to a safe as practical. Plus it is an excellent cooler.

  • Ponaxe svahn
    Ponaxe svahn Day ago +1

    love your personality and spirit, hope you get your things back! Good video as awlays.

  • Philip Piscatella

    Really horrible that some low life would steel your stuff. Wouldn't expect that sort of thing where you live. Sorry it happened. Keep up your good spirits and good work.

  • Lainey
    Lainey Day ago

    Very sorry to hear about your stolen camera and wallet. Made me angry when I saw the subject line of the video! I certainly hope you're not being targeted! On another note, love sage, love the music in the video, and congrats on reaching 900K subscribers. We need to celebrate when you hit 1M! Have a great weekend!

  • Virginia Bradley

    Thumbs up!!!
    Clark and Virginia

  • Isabel Gil
    Isabel Gil Day ago +1

    No animals invade your garden?! Amazing! You don't have any fence or protection around it, right?

  • Mazin Kandah
    Mazin Kandah Day ago

    So sorry Shawn about your recent video in having your camera, wallet and sun glasses stolen. But true to your commitment to what you’re doing that is not going to phase you.
    You have my utmost respect and admiration for what you are doing; we need people like you who show respect and appreciation to our Mother Nature. You are doing a valuable service by doing the things you do with passion and commitment. Take care of yourself.

  • Gabi1342
    Gabi1342 Day ago

    Sorry to hear your camera equipment, wallet and stuff has been stolen! Thanks so much for the amazing wildlife footage. I love the new intro and the end of this video a lot. Hope they didnt steal any of your memory cards... (or maybe only the one inside your DSLR).

  • Jim Marriott
    Jim Marriott Day ago

    Trail cam thought... Always install in pairs, one for the dishonest to find and the other to get it back.

  • Jim Marriott
    Jim Marriott Day ago

    Camera like that can't you just call OnStar and have its airbag set off? No disrespect intended only an offering of condolences. Very sad.

  • Keith Bond
    Keith Bond Day ago +2

    meet his wife........didnt you met her at the man

  • Isabelle Pascal
    Isabelle Pascal Day ago

    C'est magnifique merci à bientôt

  • Tiadaghton37
    Tiadaghton37 Day ago +1

    Loved your Alaskan footage -- the bears were awesome. The little one taking a nap in the water was so cute. Love your channel!

  • elliottdmann
    elliottdmann Day ago

    Love the wildlife footage!

  • Mia Jacobs
    Mia Jacobs Day ago

    Wat mooi

  • ndlz1
    ndlz1 Day ago

    🤦🏻‍♀️ The thief took, and you’re left with the hassel of calling, cancelling, and replacing documents. I guess one can never get far away enough from malice!😣

  • David Oliver
    David Oliver Day ago

    I hate to hear about the crud of the earth inflicting problems on the rest! You have a great attitude Shawn and I wish you all the best! And I hope karma catches up to those who did this! I m sure it was great to get back in touch with old friends, the great feeling of memories are uplifting! And the sharing of his bounty, awesome! As always I enjoy you sharing with us your journey!

    • David Oliver
      David Oliver Day ago

      Ps The footage of the wildlife at the end of this is spectacular!❤️

  • Chris Percell
    Chris Percell Day ago

    Shawn, down here in the states there have been several dogs dying from interactions from blue green algae. It’s mainly found in ponds & lakes but it can be found in any body of water if conditions are right. I know you let Cali roam around free(as you should) but I felt I should mention in case Canada news isn’t reporting on it or hasn’t seen this happen yet. The algae swarms have been slowly creeping north. I live in Ohio and it happened in my used to be only in the American south so it is creeping north. Sorry about your stuff getting taken. I’ve been watching your channel for a couple years now and honestly care about y’alls happiness and safety. I wish you better days ahead.

  • Tye Bear
    Tye Bear Day ago

    Don't know where you were when it was stolen but whomever took it was likely familiar with who you were and of your equipment - especially after you showcased it on your prior vid. Or perhaps it was some random worthless crackhead needing money and you were just unlucky. Regardless and bottom line - NEVER leave or especially visibly leave an expensive rig (and your YT documentation lifeblood) nor wallet like that in your truck. Lesson hopefully learned!

  • Jason Amster
    Jason Amster Day ago

    What's the music you use at the end of the vid?

  • Raymond Garland
    Raymond Garland Day ago

    hydraulic ram pump.

  • Brian Nogueira
    Brian Nogueira Day ago

    That stinks, especially if you had cards with pictures and videos that had not been saved yet. You can replace the camera and tripod, but never the pictures. That is expensive gear. I hope your insurance covers most of the replacement costs for you. All that being said I have thoroughly enjoyed following you and your cabin project(s). Your photography is great and the scenery you have to work with is absolutely beautiful. All the best going forward and give Callie a high five for me.

  • Fitzy Holden
    Fitzy Holden 2 days ago

    Stress less mate. I'll watch regardless.

  • Michelle Ellsworth
    Michelle Ellsworth 2 days ago

    No words can describe how you must feel. You and your wife work so hard at bringing us such beauty. So grateful and thank you for that. And we are truly sorry that happened to and your family. I offer up prayers to the one that was so desperate that they needed to harm others. Sad. But heads up and move forward. That's what we do. Again thank you so much for sharing you and your family's journey. Have a wonderful day. Sincerely Michelle Pup Harley and Kitty Liam Arlington Massachusetts.

  • Wayne Diewald
    Wayne Diewald 2 days ago

    How do you keep the animals out of your garden?

  • Kevin Vance
    Kevin Vance 2 days ago +1

    I learned my lesson YEARS ago. Never leave anything of value in your vehicle. Especially your wallet. My wallet stays with me in my pocket all day.

  • P. B. T. Mi Tasol
    P. B. T. Mi Tasol 2 days ago +4

    When Ive had property stolen,my attitude has always been they obviously needed it more than I do 🤷🏽‍♂️.. Keep up the great work. ✌🏾

    • Leonard Johnson
      Leonard Johnson 16 hours ago

      @goatsears I agree. I should have worded it differently. Possibly is the correct word, as the possibilities are endless. I was writing that response as I was traveling through the upper midwest USA. Crops and cattle as far as the eye can see. Small rural communities where people know most everyone in the area. If anything happens, people know what happened immediately, because it's the most sensational thing that happened in years. Possibly is a better word, as the possibilities are endless.

    • goatsears
      goatsears 18 hours ago +1

      @Leonard Johnson I would change the word usually to possibly, many such crimes are committed (here in the UK) because the perpetrator knows that the police have little resource to follow up on perceived petty crime and even if caught the punishment is laughable. So taking ten minutes to steal, a camera or a laptop iphone etc is a lot easier than working at a job 40 plus hours a week.

    • Leonard Johnson
      Leonard Johnson 19 hours ago

      That's a very Christian way of thinking. The theft is possibly a act of desperation. The act still is aggravating though. Christ would say what you said too. Though it doesn't excuse the action. I think your attitude is the right one. Maybe this is a life changing experience for the thief, through guilt, and or penalty, or something. Even the thief on the cross next to Jesus went to heaven that day. I feel bad for the My Self Reliance channel, as it is a big financial hit to take.

    • P. B. T. Mi Tasol
      P. B. T. Mi Tasol Day ago +1

      @Gigi Keto Your obviously a little short on interpreting the message behind the comment.. I'm guessing a millennial with not alot of life experience

    • Gigi Keto
      Gigi Keto Day ago

      That's a rediculous statement.

  • Zerofuxgiven
    Zerofuxgiven 2 days ago

    having old friends bring in supplies is a bitch act

  • Fevzi Aslan
    Fevzi Aslan 2 days ago

    Thanks good men ✌☺

  • brock smith
    brock smith 2 days ago

    I admire you so much and strive to one day be able to do something like this . Unfortunately I live in southern California with a family hard to be able to do at this time in my life . So for now I will just have to continue my over priced cost of living and day dream through your videos! Lol your an amazing person

  • Michele Lamaure
    Michele Lamaure 2 days ago

    Oh!!!les belles images!!!!!je comprends que cet appareil soit précieux pour vous.....courage mon ami...reprenez la construction ..... pour nous enchanter......le jardin doit vous apporter les vitamines nécessaires aux muscles .....Amitié de France......