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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bryan, Feb 15, 2013.
What he said. There has to be some easier to get wood somewhere near you.
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So here are pictures of what I am scrounging, and what I've scrounged of far (wood between the drawn lines). At the end of the day the kids wagon is what I've been using. I found a place where I can ford the stream in the wagon and then I a second place just behind the house where I can step across the stream so I carry them across. All in all things are going well. The only interesting thing was on Sunday when while unloading the wood to carry it across the stream I hear "Sir" and when I looked up I saw two country cops watching me. Apparently a neighbor thought I looks suspicious (the guy who called it in simply saw a hooded man with a sledge hammer walking though the woods) Fortunately the Fisher Price wagon full wood helped dispel any concern of theirs. Then they were more concerned if I was dumping rather than collecting.
I have 20 acres of country open spaces behind my property. It is basically park land with no access. There is no place to park and no trails. It does not show up on many maps. My kids consider it part of their back yard. The water views of the houses that line that property are blocked by the tall oaks on the property. Every time a house sells the new owner wanders into the open spaces with a chain saw to get their water views. Within a day the county environmental conservation police show up to try to determine who cut the trees. Without fail they ring my bell to ask about the wood stacked on my property. Always very polite and never a problem. Eventually they line up the water, the cut trees, the recently sold property, and deal with the owner. Fines are based on a "per tree cut or damaged plus restoration". I am glad they keep an eye on the open spaces. Over the last 20 years the wildlife has rebounded quite a bit.
If you go this route, get someone to help you and use a tow strap. One person on the wheelbarrow, the other in front with the tow strap hooks on the axle and the strap looped over the shoulder and around the chest. That was the best way I had to haul wood before I got the quad and trailer. With them, I'm able to get to a lot of wood that I couldn't have got before....but the first seven cords I got cost me $500 each.
Bryan that looks like a good score and a good effort as well
OK, I'm pretty sure you are the new record-holder for the largest splits ever stacked.
Hey Woody, what about Mr.A who rolled a 6000 pound round 2 miles from a park to his driveway
Are you married and is she in good shape?
I have one of these.
I've used it for deer for about a mile and it was AWESOME. I'll consider it for rounds and such in the future.
Good idea Scotty the Overkiller!
Impressive. I need to chum up to that guy. Was that an uphill roll on the three-tonner?
That's who I had on the front most of the time; Anatomy kept the strap from moving out of position.
She doesn't like to spend a lot of money but I'm pretty sure she was happy when I got the quad and trailer. We busted arse pulling wood out of some of these ravines...
Problem is trying to find a home for the wood. I'm running out of lateral room so I had to go vertical for the moment. That small bit on the left is the last of my seasoned wood. Will move it inside this week and that'll give me more room as I've only moved half of what is there. Also need to clear some ground behind it to make it a double row. Not shown is a triple row about 24' long to the right of that pile. Serious considering building one of those holzhaufen so I can stack higher.
I assume it is not unusual amongst the scroungers in this group to gather wood without first considering where you can put it. Or at least have the mentality of "I'll find a home for it" if I get it home.
I bought one of these and donated it to a friends deer camp in PA. It been used for years now hauling many deer out of the woods and is still going strong. Would work great for wood too.