When you are out camping with your pets, you need to set up temporary security fencing to keep your pets safe from predators as well as prevent them from wandering off into the wilds. Setting up a temporary security system is not difficult as long as you have the essential materials and tools to get the job done. To help you set up your temporary security fence, here is what you need to do.
Step 1 – Get Your Portable Fence Panels Ready
If you have modular portable fence panels with you, you can easily reduce or expand your fence as needed. To get your panels ready, survey the area where you want to set up your temporary security fence and determine the kind of soil it has. Remember that the strength of your fence will depend on the stability of your corner posts so make sure that you choose an area that allows you to set your posts properly. As much as possible, put your fence on a flat area with good soil.
Step 2 – Set Up the Corner Posts
You need to set up strong corner posts especially if you have big animals like horses with you. To set up your posts, locate your primary post on strong ground then use this post as your reference point to measure the distance of the next posts. When measuring the distance between posts, take into consideration the length of your fence panels. Make sure that your fence panels will be fit in between the post for easy installation.
After measuring and marking the areas where you need to set up your posts, dig holes for your posts. Since you are setting up a temporary fence, you need not dig deep holes. Just make sure that you strengthen the foundations of your posts and attach the needed post supports to prevent the whole fence from coming down.
Step 3 – Attach the Fence Panels to the Posts
If you are using a modular fence kit with bolts to connect the pieces together, align the connector holes on the posts with the connector holes on the panels. Push the bolts into the holes to hold the posts and the fence panels together. Use a wrench to tighten the nuts on the bolts and make sure that all the pieces are locked together securely.
Step 4 - String the Wire
Run the electrical wire from post to post at about four inches from the ground to ward off creeping animals from entering your perimeter then run another two rounds of electrical wire about 1 1/2 feet apart to ward off bigger animals. After stringing the wires, attach the volt meter, the alarm system and the fence charger to the perimeter wire.
Step 5 – Charge the Fence
Change your security fence then check the voltage meter to see how much electricity is running through the wires. To trigger the alarm you only need very low voltage on your wires but if you want to ward off big predators like bears, you might want to up the voltage a bit more.