Wildlife at the Log Cabin, Off Grid Security by My Self Reliance   12 months ago


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Security at an off grid log cabin in the forest requires monitoring people and wildlife with trail cameras. I have several trail cameras located throughout my forested land and it's always interesting to capture wildlife and not-so-wild life. When I first bought the property, my trail cameras alway seemed to be out of batteries or the SD cars were full when the most interesting wildlife walked by. On five or six occasions, this happened when a moose was hanging around the cabin. I would wake up in the morning and find moose tracks literally walking across the front porch before it was wood covered, and signs of them eating the twigs from the maple trees all around the cabin. The same happened with deer, black bear, fox, pine marten, fisher, raccoon, coyote and wolf. Finally, after adding higher volume SD cards and lithium batteries to my set up, I started capturing photos and videos of the wildlife. Since this winter was so long, the animals have been pretty quiet for the most part, but now with spring finally arriving, the forest is becoming much more alive with animals and birds. I expect to film moose, deer, bear and wolves soon, especially in the meadow behind the cabin over the next several weeks.
Cali, my golden retriever, was not at the cabin most of last year while I was building the cabin, but now that she is there almost full time with me, it will be interesting to see how she reacts to wildlife and it to her. I'm concerned that since she is such an aggressive but small dog, she may get herself into trouble with the bears and canines. I'll have to keep her in check until they work it out, but once they realize there is a dog on the property, they will likely keep their distance or visit only at night when she is in the cabin with me. There is lots of habitat here around the log cabin - I rarely visit the south end of the property, reserving it as wildlife habitat. Immediately behind the off grid home, there are many thousands of acres of crown (public) land that is completely undeveloped for hundreds of miles.

Playlist Links

Log Cabin Build Step by Step Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-UbUksm4nPmy72sCsMtEbyUOr4XojCsG

Food, Wild Edibles, Recipes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-UbUksm4nPnS6ZJ30i4ACtpMlmz7BrzT

Bushcraft: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-UbUksm4nPk2dpiJb-wfPrpJkodkS7g7

Outdoor Gear: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-UbUksm4nPkhZQ-7stfXYfRD-Kje0Go9

Log Cabins: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-UbUksm4nPkGrISWOKvY_0uMOjJI-Chv

Links to gear used at the cabin:

Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants - https://amzn.to/2rhEiMn
Tilley Endurables Airflo Hat - https://amzn.to/2Ia4xy1
Apeman Trail Camera - https://amzn.to/2HRZSNT
Cabelas Trail Camera - https://www.cabelas.ca/product/86944/cabelas-outfitter-14mp-ir-hd-trail-camera
Mora Knife - http://amzn.to/2BOiv35
Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw - http://amzn.to/2BPV6OF
Axe - http://www.torontoblacksmith.com/
Eagle Claw® Multi-Purpose Jet Sled - https://www.cabelas.ca/product/34435
Wall Lantern (candle lit) - http://amzn.to/2Dpa0MK
Moka Pot - http://amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada http://amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA
Virtus Knife- http://www.virtusknives.com/
Canon 6D - http://amzn.to/2EdaZjs
DJI Mavic Pro - http://amzn.to/2DHuJib
Solar LED light bulb 15W - http://amzn.to/2BQvSQ2
Copper Fairy lights - http://amzn.to/2BCmF0X
Solar String Lights - http://amzn.to/2DvgU2n
Banneton 12” round - http://amzn.to/2ByxwsF
Lodge Dutch Oven - http://amzn.to/2kHuxDQ
Flamen heat resistant gloves up to 500 degrees - http://amzn.to/2l1mRMm
Rocksheat baking stone - http://amzn.to/2kF6eql
Lamp OiI - http://amzn.to/2qz0nZ1
Bragg’s Sprinkle - http://amzn.to/2EdouzK
Cabelas Ice Hut - https://www.cabelas.ca/product/80349/cabelas-ice-team-five-sided-360-full-thermal-ice-shelter

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