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Author Topic: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods  (Read 118398 times)

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Offline Barry S

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #280 on: October 25, 2018, 06:48:06 PM »
Got my first chainsaw when I was 8 been moving forward ever since

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #281 on: November 03, 2018, 05:50:13 PM »
worked with pulpwood cutter at age 17 in 1959 he cut i trimed and loaded the pull out truck than unloaded out on hardtop on the trailer . been in the woods since retired in 2015.

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #282 on: November 22, 2018, 06:24:02 AM »
My family have been in the forestry world for generations.

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #283 on: November 28, 2018, 07:01:40 AM »
I marked 40 years, but I can't really remember a winter that I didn't get to follow my dad & brother around in the bush, they mostly cut 4' softwood pulp & firewood with horses. I'll never forget falling off the back of the sleigh & waking up in the back seat of the car just as we were getting home, we'd (yes ok, they) were working at our 2nd farm at the time, so after I fell, my brother would have had to unhitch the horses and put them away, then drive home, about 15 minutes, so must have been out a while. Was put on the couch to "recuperate". 

 My grandfather in the 1910's,  father and uncle in late 40's and early 50's, all went to northern Ontario bush camps in the winter, so there were always stories growing up, my uncle wrote a book about it.

Now it's just a bit of firewood and the odd load of poplar to the local rayon mill and whatelogs we need to have sawn for our own use, how times have changed.

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #284 on: December 19, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
I've worked as a forester in MT, ID, and WA. That includes cruising, timber management, forest management, forest health research and monitoring, wildland firefighting, and timber sale planning. Only 29 now and still hungry for more!

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #285 on: December 19, 2018, 09:46:16 PM »
Doomsday,welcome to the forum. You will fit right in.
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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #286 on: January 10, 2019, 11:23:12 AM »
Marked down time since I was doing things on my own. Started cutting timber and making mine timbers with the old man when I was 8.

Started thinking.... is this total experience productively "working" in forestry? If we aren't counting time spent fixing broken (ADMIN LANGUAGE EDIT), getting unstuck, kicking and cussing, or looking for lost axes and wedges, then I need to cut my number in half.

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #287 on: January 11, 2019, 07:44:10 AM »
If we aren't counting time spent fixing broken (ADMIN LANGUAGE EDIT), getting unstuck, kicking and cussing, or looking for lost axes and wedges, then I need to cut my number in half.


I resemble that remark! I'm convinced that many of my forest tools simply ceased to exist once I was done with the immediate task at hand. Adding various holsters to my tool belt has helped (the Grizzly Peak axe scabbard was the last addition)
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #288 on: January 11, 2019, 07:49:45 AM »
I'm guessing this poll underestimates the experience on here. I've been on this forum 11 years now. I don't know when I actually responded to the poll, but it has been a while.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

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Re: Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods
« Reply #289 on: February 22, 2019, 12:50:46 PM »
hi all, been lurking here for a while, seemed like a good time to introduce myself. been doing this thing with a chainsaw since I was twelve sometimes part time sometimes full time but cant seem to get away from it! 50 years was the closest number that fit. tremendous amount of info available here. keep it up!

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« Reply #290 on: May 08, 2019, 06:08:29 AM »
Off and on since about 96, mostly off so I said 5. I've had a good time doing every bit of it. Like the brushcutter thread says, it sure is fun being "the chainsaw guy". It DOES get you lots of interesting and fun jobs. Now that I'm about to be 48 and I have all of medical conditions I do, I should have started this life years ago.
Trying harder everyday

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« Reply #291 on: May 08, 2019, 06:10:15 AM »
I enjoy making the woods better every time I work in the woods. This is on my own land.
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« Reply #292 on: July 06, 2019, 05:34:54 PM »
I started in the woods 4 years before my oldest son was born. He will b 20 years old in September. Those years sure have flown by! Lol I just turned 44 years old a couple weeks ago, and it seems like yesterday I was just learning how to run a log skidder. First thing I was allowed to do. I actually got the logging bug in my blood from my exfather-in-law. He talked me into helping him while I was laid off from construction. All these years later, and here I am, still plugging along! Lol I got injured badly in 2006 and do not need anymore accidents! Witch it was, a freak accident. I tell every young guy I meet that is cutting, it's not a question of if u will get hurt, it is when will it happen, and how bad will it be when it does happen. I also tell them, keep your eyes up, not out! Do not watch the tree fall, watch the sky for what is coming down! Anyway, I love logging, and wouldn't give it up! Lol 

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« Reply #293 on: July 07, 2019, 12:30:25 PM »
Welcome to the forum. You will like it here!!
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