Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
The safest & cheapest fencing, even cheaper than dreaded barbwire, is the thickest gauge high tensile wire. You can have longer runs between posts, however to install it, you do need a fence tightener and every so many feet, we went 400', you need on the fence tighteners. We live in a heavily forested area, trees, huge ones, have fell on this fence. I simply chainsaw off the fallen tree, take my little racquet tool to the tightener and she's all tight again. Oh yes, you do need the corner posts heavy duty braced. I love this fence, replaced post & rail in the pasture with this as the trees were constantly breaking my rails in the winter, too much work replacing. I do have post and rail paddocks with a hot wire on top but I couldn't keep up with that on 10 acres.