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Getting started on the winter logging
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:15:14 PM »
 

 Well it's winter and the Christmas holidays are past . 

Went to winter cabin

All was pristine at the cabin . Took the bucket of the chimney . Lit the fire . Warmed up the camp . Cooked a meal of seal meat for supper . Then turned in early for a good nights sleep . 

Next day was a major snow storm so spent the day doing a bit of prep work at the cabin and a lot of laying around feeding the fire and reading . Not to bad a way to spend a .day  .


Next day still blowing very hard but snow had stopped. Went in and put up small bush camp 



Takes about an hour to turn this







Into this.

Lit the fire and had a small lunch . Will start cutting paths tomorrow.

Best time of the year . Cold and lots of snow .Gotta love it 

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 06:51:26 PM »
QuebecNewf,
I enjoy your pics and story telling. Stay safe out there.
BTW; how do you access the internet being out there in the wild?
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 06:51:39 PM »
What is seal meat like? 
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 07:30:57 PM »
No internet at cabin only when we come home to get more gas or food.

Seal meat tastes like seal meat . There is no other meat that I've eaten that is similar . It's a very dark red lean meat . 

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 07:44:37 PM »
 How far north are you ? 

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 08:38:27 PM »
Your posts and how you set up and work are really interesting. Very enjoyable !

gg

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 08:48:08 PM »
How far north are you ?
All the way north.
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 08:50:12 PM »
Far enough that they eat seal apparently!

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 09:24:32 PM »
How far north are you ?
He's so far north that Seal Meat is southern food.
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 09:25:39 PM »
How far north are you ?
He's so far north that the reason he eats seal instead of reindeer...well who in the heck would Rudulph?  What a sick question.  
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 09:27:05 PM »
How far north are you ?
He's so far north Santa asks him how he handles the compass not working.
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 09:27:51 PM »
How far north are you ?
He's so far north that if you're asking this question you are a southerner.  
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 09:32:48 PM »
Enjoy your life!!
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 09:46:15 PM »
How far north are you ?
He's so far north that if you're asking this question you are a southerner.  
 I swear the line of N/S here is the C/D canal but then you get south of I-10 In LA/TX and those from VA are Yankees too 🤣. My last deckhand thought Albany was the end of NY / civilization. I read alot so when someone puts up where their from I look, Wikipedia is a great thing. 

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 09:51:09 PM »
How far north are you ?
He's so far north that if you're asking this question you are a southerner.  
I swear the line of N/S here is the C/D canal but then you get south of I-10 In LA/TX and those from VA are Yankees too 🤣. My last deckhand thought Albany was the end of NY / civilization. I read alot so when someone puts up where their from I look, Wikipedia is a great thing.
I have to admit that I'm not normally that quick with a one liner but your question just made me smile....I was just imagining Santa reading that and thinking how do I respond.  
It's a great thread and I look forward to some more interesting pictures.  Another favorite is our poster from the Yukon that was on the reality TV show, the guy that moved from Mass to the Yukon to do dog sledding.  Lots of trapping, dragging firewood off the river by boat, some sawing videos, etc.  
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 06:30:56 AM »
Stan Zuray is the guy, from one of the Alaska wilderness reality shows but actually had been trying to show people what life was like for years before the show.  Now he has really well done youtube videos that are a real pleasure to watch.  Anyway, sometimes he shows his firewood operation, sometimes a sawmill, mostly salmon and traplines.  All good stuff.



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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 04:59:33 PM »
Lots of great on liners guys. Like BargeMonkey says if you need to know something look it up .

We are now in the process of making our trails through the woods. This is tough work . Walk in so far with your snowshoes. Turn around and walk back to chain saw. Clear path up to where you walked . Put down saw and walk a little further and repeat the process over again. Deep snow and hard walking . after you have you path cleared and walked down you drive the snowmobile through a few times then wait a day or two until the path hardens . Then your ready to start cutting. Not much fun but it is part of the job.

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 08:01:11 PM »
How wide do you need them ??

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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 09:27:36 PM »
Qnewf,
Getting the trail or woods road packed down is slow going.My wife and I were out on snowshoes yesterday packing a trail to places I can't drive to.A little prep work makes hauling the saw,wedges,chokers and cable a little easier.Once I've pulled a hitch it gets a little easier.Right now the snow is pretty mealy and getting deep so hard going for the tractor.Some 30 weather and I can pack down an access that makes the going great.
Good luck and enjoy yourself.
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Re: Getting started on the winter logging
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 09:32:25 PM »
Keep us posted,please.
I can go anywheres in the woods. Most years I have to keep a path beat down in the woods. There might be 6-8 inches of snow. But that can change in a week. Might have 3 feet next week. Some years I get out of work and just drive down in the woods and back. I drag the winch,3pt,a little and that helps alot. This keeps it open for me and when I have a day off the trail is easier to work on.
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