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My First Scrounge

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Tuneighty, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Tuneighty

    Tuneighty Member

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    Getting ready for my first scrounge on Sunday, this is the message I got. I was pretty tickled, its only about 10 miles away.

    Will do my best to have pics...


    Also want to say hello and thank you all for allowing me to lurk and read, read some more, and then do some more reading.
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  2. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    that as they say is "the beginning of a beautiful friendship"
  3. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    you'll have to do alot of clearing of non burning wood to get what you want but he wants something and you want something hey
  4. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Ahhh...the first time can be so special!
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  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on the score. Hopefully this is a win-win for both of you.
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum Tuneighty.

    Pictures will be nice as that is a great find. Beginners luck? ;)
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Welcome

    First time & you hit the "Jackpot"
    Sweet.
    Have fun, be safe!
  8. HardWoodW

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    awesome- sounds like a good mix of wood. love that ash- it splits like butter
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  9. Tuneighty

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    Thanks all. I have been granted access to 3 more properties as well, some a bit further away. I am new to firewood hoarding so picking all the lowest hanging fruit first. I always have the Michaux Forest less than a few miles away.
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  10. PA Fire Bug

    PA Fire Bug Feeling the Heat

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    Marion PA just south of Chambersburg? Franklin County has some nice looking open spaces. I spent my first four years of teaching at Shalom Christian Academy and lived near Marion. I got used to the the sound of the trains at night.
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  11. Tuneighty

    Tuneighty Member

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    Yes, Marion, pa.
  12. Tuneighty

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    This was the start:
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    Load #2 for the day and a bit cleared out: (Its an OLD fence row and where the sand mount will be for his new house.)

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    Got it home and split a piece of the ash and walnut (by porch light), and yes they do split like butter. The trailer is a friends and he got plenty of campfire wood out of the deal as well.
  13. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    Very sweet score! Watch out for old pieces of wire and nails in those trees they can wreak havoc on a chain! :mad:
  14. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Nice score! About 90 min. south of ya on 81. Went to Shippensburg, spent plenty of time tromping around Michaux. Find some osage in those old fencerows - best firewood around.
  15. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    i still remember my first time like it was yesterday.....some standing deadwood in an old bog in the middle of january....i put my seats down in my old wagon, layed her down gently and just piled it in there.....such a feeling of satisfaction. ;)

    cass
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  16. Tuneighty

    Tuneighty Member

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    I think I now understand the addiction, it felt really good to get free wood, and know its for next year. I will enjoy it more when its for 13/14 and 14/15!
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