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Cable Blocks for Firewood

Post in 'The Gear' started by TMonter, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    Does anyone else here use a snatch block when getting firewood? Because I get wood in the national forest I use a 100' cable and block to drag logs onto the road.

    By the way this is a little Craigslist gem I picked up recently. Skookum blocks go for $100-200 new and I picked this one up used for $40

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  2. hilly

    hilly Feeling the Heat

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    The combination of your avatar pic and the title to this thread leads me to believe that maybe some of Freuds theories were true!
  3. Gibbonboy

    Gibbonboy New Member

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    I've been teaching my best friend some rigging techniques this summer, his lot is literally the side of a mountain, he has to drag/haul most of his wood up probably 300' vertical to the house. I showed him some rescue rigs that he can use, he's been acquiring blocks and such to use. They are extremely pricey, I had a couple that I bought at a marine salvage store, the price of new ones shocked me! I would love to have a gas-powered capstan winch, but that's a few years off in the toy race.

    Prior to rigging and dragging, he was literally throwing the rounds up the hill, then moving and throwing them again. Needless to say, he's been an attentive pupil! I just try to find wood closer to a road.
  4. keyman512us

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    Kind of ironic the timeline now that you mention it (shaking my head-chuckling).

    Snatch blocks...don't use em' too often though. Generally...If I have to break out that kind of gear and associated hardware... it's way too much work for what it's worth IMHO.

    But then again...each is to own.

    On a side note TMo... I know my eyesight 'ain't exactly what it used to be'...

    But If my eyes 'guess right'...

    Is that lady in the avatar "Holding a straight razor"???

    And if so?? Is that a particular 'varmit' that likes to build with/chew on wood in the sink???

    If so...all I gotta say is this:

    Cute! :)

    Now did you edit the title...or did the 'establishment'??? lol
  5. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    I edited the title. It seemed... appropriate.
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    slofr8 New Member

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    I use the corner block you see on this site along with the cone. With one open face on the block I can make the rope "derail" when I want. I love it!!

    http://www.novajack.com/en/0105.asp#

    Dan.
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