In my area there is a lot of free “firewood” on craigslist, usually a felled tree in someone’s yard they want gone without paying someone. I’m don’t think I can process the 4 cords I need for next year without making a big time and $ investment, but I figure with some basic gear and a little weekend warrioring I get 1-2 and save a little money. I don’t plan on felling trees basically ever, and I don’t plan on messing with rounds more than 18” in diameter until I have more experience. I figure I will need to get pretty good and limbing and bucking. I really don’t want to bleed to death in someone’s backyard. I feel pretty good about my splitting technique I’ve starting a course of study at the University of Google and Youtube. What I have so far: Maul Axe (probably won’t use it, I’m guessing) Chainsaw Wedges Sledgehammer Grand Cherokee (with tow package) Eye and Ear Protection Steel toed boots What I’d like to save up for in the next year or two: Splitter Trailer Log holder I figure the cargobed of the grand Cherokee can hold about a week’s worth of wood. So if do one load over 8 weekends this winter, I can get a decent amount ready for next year and build a cheap kiln What other gear should I consider? Chaps? Other clothing? What’s the best way to buck the right lengths for my stove? Tape measure and score? Any other advice you experienced pros can hand down?