Having grown up around farming and ranching I knew some things weren't the way they should be if it was out of the normal , an open gate , a broken fence wire or livestock where they shouldn't be . So I also kept stuff in my truck that a lot of people wouldn't think to . Spare fence staples , some smooth fence wire , wire stretchers ect . . I have gone through a gate when the gate post would break while you were opening or closing it or see where cows or elk had broken the fence down . If I could I would fix it while I was there and if livestock was out or in pastures that they weren't supposed to be in I would call the rancher to tell them . I knew that ranchers often went to bed early or had kids in school so wouldn't call them after 8 PM or before 7 AM . When we got cell phones , bag phones first , then if I was where I had service I could call when I found things out of place or soon after finding them . I build gates different then most . I use 6 strands of barbed wire so that I can have 3 strands close together on the bottom of the gate 6" apart for sheep and calves . then on the stationary end I use 3 to 5 chain links wired to the post then put the gate wires through that so the gate open well and the wires don't break . I use a wire stay close to them to keep the wires separated then 4 along the length of the gate for the same reason . I try to keep in mind that women or kids will probably be opening the gate so don't make it too hard to open but hard enough that stock can't rub it and open it . And at the same time make my life easier . When you open and close 10 or 12 gates every day you get an appreciation for a good gate especially during a storm .