SECURITY On Our Off-Grid Homestead

Aren’t you afraid of PSYCHOPATHS and BIGFOOT living remotely in the woods? We answer some viewer questions concerning security on our off grid homestead.

ENKEEO PH730S Trail Camera:
UDAP Bear Spray
Heavy Gauge Posted Signs:
Premier 1 Poultry Netting:
Premier 1 Hog Fencing:
Premier 1 Intellishock 60 Solar Energizer:

Guildbrook Farm Goes OFF GRID:
Tour Of Our New OFF GRID Homestead:
Our OFF GRID Tiny House Hunting Camp:


  1. Jarimie,I have an idea for moisture under a new house(not related to security)when you build your new house after the masons build the walls, clean out dirt (flat shovel)around foundation outside walls.Lowes has black plastic pipe with holes on half the pipe and not all the way around it. Lay the pipe around the foundation, with holes down(very important)(moisture rises and flows)out the pipe . Put gravel over tar paper like the kind you use on a roof (over the drainage pipe )Before this try to get metal buckets with tar build fire under bucket if in wintertime that way you can spread it easier over outside then attach heavy plastic all around walls under ground and it will stick to walls. This helps to keep moisture from coming through block. I have also stuccoed foundation then applied plastic over the Tar. Another thing to do is in basement on dirt floor is spread thick black plastic, then spread your gravel over and then add the heavy wire, after pour concrete usually 4 inches standard or more. If you have drains put them in before concrete is poured. All this will keep the concrete from cracking in basement flooring years down the road. I have worked with many contractors over the years and some do this and some don’t, but the contractors who didn’t a lot of them had moisture coming through the walls had a call from owners wondering why. Just wanted you to give you something to think about.My dad is a contractor and we always made the customer happy.We never had a complaint. You can do the same with a place to put your food also, and no water problems.Hope this helps and if you might want some other tips just e-mail me and if I can help just give me a holler. Appalachian Finish carpenter also,( done it all over 30years experience) You guys have great videos and I just caught up on them all…………….

  2. The first thing that I would have done is to get a dog. I have an 8 year old labrador, and we adopted a Mastiff pup last summer. They are exceptional doorbells. The mastiff pup is pretty intimidating, and he’s only half grown. My husband works nights, and I don’t worry a bit about security. They also guard my livestock. They chase off fox, coyotes, and chipmunks, lol. It is really not tough to train a pup. You should do it now, before you move out of the trailer, and acquire nice things! I enjoy your journey, I envy your ability to “test drive” things that we struggled to pay for out of pocket while we made our way on ours. I did post on your blog the other day, that you may want to mention that electric mesh fencing is useless in the snow. I wish that you would pass that on. You could save someone from a very expensive mistake. Peace kids… I admire your spunk. It makes my husband crazy! He suggested to me that you should change a wheel bearing in the mud, in your driveway. I keep you to myself now. We’ve worked long and hard to accomplish what we have, over many years. Absolutely nothing was easy, and nothing was free. We are nearing the end of our journey, which adds a whole different prospective. Sometime, before too long, we will have to come to terms with the fact that neither one of us can continue to do this alone.

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