I am looking for recommendations on ethernet cable to connect two buildings that are just over 100 yards apart (just regular dirt and grass in-between). The cable will need to be buried just slightly underground. I already laid down some cable about a year ago, but ran into problems. I used THIS CABLE. I got lazy and only buried about half of the cable underground right away. When I went to bury the rest about a month later, I found where a deer had chewed through part of the outer weather-proofing on part of the cable (but not the inner ethernet cable). I added some duct tape and finished burying it. The cable had been working great for ~11 months after that. We have had a pretty dry winter, and all of a sudden we got hit by a big storm (lots of rain and wind) overnight. In the morning there was no longer a connection over the ethernet cable (verified with different working devices on both ends of the cable). I'm not sure where or how the cable actually failed, if it is related to where the deer chewed on it a bit or not. I'm wondering if I should get the same cable again or if there is a better option. Would it be worth the extra money to try to lay down some kind of pipe or conduit instead of just direct burial?