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absurd "pro" tips

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by northmanlogging, May 7, 2016.

  1. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    This is purely the "pro" tips for making life in the bushes easier, like fire starting with or without tires, keeping socks dry on a pack in, convincing the neighbor kid that wants so bad to be a logger to drag your gyppo jugs and water around all day etc.

    One of my favorites and what made me think of this, cookies, cookies are good, cold hard cookies not so much.

    So what I do at least on the odd sunny day here in the great PNW is leave the bag of cookies out in a sunny spot, when lunch rolls around you have a handful of warm squishy cookies, like they just came out of the oven,
     
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    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    I put my lunch on my dash board and face my truck South. Even in winter it will warm a burger up. I had leftover pizza last week that was steaming when I took the cover off. Cheese all melted. It was only about 60 that day. 40s in the morn.

    Winter time here seems to be when you really need to get creative. Hands in the skidder exhaust or holding onto the saw muffler. My gallon water jug wears a hat all winter. Tuck yer pants into yer boots in the snow.
     
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    They say the more people you work with the more trick you will see. So cold winters in the North there is things I just don't buy or grab from camp. One been apples.
    So we are doing this hotel show and the Faller I'm working with would roast his apples on the fire on a stick. Anyway they tasted great. I highly recommend it.

    So it's always good to pick up some tricks from the north boy that helped me out of the gate through my first winters off the coast.
    Here is a great one on snowshoes.
    The first time I saw these I bought a size 14...
    Tire that was. The native Americans have definitely evolved.
    So this older native guy was cutting the 2 inch bead band out of old tires 14" & 15" tires stringing then with nylon band and pot riveting them together. They were awesome. A few years later I make three pair. The best way was to make a jig on a board to keep its egg shape while figuring where to drill and keeping a constant tension while strapping them.
    Second set of hands is good. Flex until the desired egg shape then draw pencil outline on board. Set some finishing nails around pencil outline then pop it in jig and drill holes. Saves me paying $225 for a set of bear paws that aren't as good and I can drive a truck or side by side a little bit too.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    when welding with stagged off pants, keep at least 2 fire extinguishers handy, by that I mean close enough to grab in a shear panic.
     
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    Idk why I'm not thinking of many?
    Tired I guess. I got one good one for the theme.

    I'm leaving myself 'open' on this one and pretend I'm the garbage.
    I make a hole in the garbage bag corners to put my arms through as well one in the bottom middle for my head. It's usual the days I see the bears comming ground. I just do it on the rainy days, it's actually the best in snow loaded trees. It slips off. IMG_20160503_190518918.jpg IMG_20160503_190332009.jpg
     
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    SliverPicker ArboristSite Guru

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    Next time you buy a skidder make sure its got a Deutz. Hang your wet gloves on the "exhaust" side of the engine. Keep two or three pairs in rotation. You'll always have dry gloves to swap to. Prevents prune fingers in the winter.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Sap in the beard or mange, rub a bit of olive oil in it until it loosens up, about 5 minutes or so, shower as normal and the sap rinses away.

    By olive oil I don't mean Popeye's gurl friend
     
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    If you use a bobcat with steel tracks over rubber tires on small jobs, keep the tires at 80 psi -----
    unless you have a helper needs to learn how to get a tire to seat on the rim full of mud - using a hand pump or packing a comp air tank 1/2 mile thru vine maple.....
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    When pulling belly pans off yer equipment, stuff a marlin spike in at least one hole on each side, that way it doesn't drop on yer foot while your still removing bolts, and when you're ready to pull the pan you just pull the pin, much like a grenade.

    Belly pans are heavy by the way.
     
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    In bee infested areas, we used to bring a can of tuna with us and about a half hour before lunch open it and put it a ways from the lunch spot. Keeps the numbers down around you.
    Of course, you don't really want to go get it after lunch to throw it away, for obvious reasons, so the environmental impact will be yours to assess.

    Cutting timber in peak hatch of Horse flies sucks. They just wait for you to kneel at the stump to start cutting. I take a bandanna and tuck it up on my hard hat adjuster strap in the back and let it hang down over my neck. Thick clothes and Deet (98%) stuff is the only other help you get. But, don't let the deet get on any interior truck parts, ate right through our back seat vinyl. Scary!

    I would love to hear more bug tips if any have them..... don't like bugs.

    For steel shanked boots in the winter, take a thin footbed to put under the pack liner, makes it much more bearable.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Nutri sheild fer bug spray, mostly garlic and mint, the skeeters will still buzz around but they wont land, and it won't dissolve the crummy seats, tastes fairly good too.
     
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    I never use bug spray. I would think it would sweat right off. I don't get many horseflies here tho. Skeeters can be a nightmare in some woods. There have been times I won't shut the saw off when fueling just to keep the exhaust around and they still bite you in the back.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    when searching for used stuff, make sure you know what said used stuff costs new.

    For example, dude selling "used/untested" fire hose on C's list $125 for 75' 1-5" hose...

    firehosesupply.com used tested 75'x1.5" 54.99... Untested is cheaper, but you know untested...

    McMastercarr is around $120 brand new...

    So I got 2 75's an adapter or 2 and a hydrant/hose wrench fer like $230 something, shipped to my door, and I didn't even have to check if my pistol was loaded.
     
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    Look up a lot.
     
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    I remember some ruskies doing something like that down the coast at another camp from where I was working, while they were refuelling a DC3ski, only killed 5 out of the 7 that were there, 3 of the 5 were the zarsoff brothers, izzie, terry & bernie, they think bernie started the fire.
    definitely an absurd pro tip though.
    Tanks
     
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    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    Man you are just a terd in the punchbowl aren't ya? How exactly would fueling a chainsaw up when running kill 5 people? That's just nonsense you're talking now.
     
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    The Russian vodka was probably more flammable than the 150 octane of the Jet A.
    So I won't hire any smoking,drunken Russia rock/pop stars to fuel all my jets & all my helicopters then.

    Here is an aburb logging tip.
    Never shut down helicopter & have pilot exit craft between fueling cycles, per as regulations.

    Do you have a link about their deaths?
     
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    Rusty hulls eats the oxygen so in the event where there is no oxygen monitor for a confined space entry then always send in the most irritating hand around.

    #2 absurd tip is when the barge camp starts listing bad to one side then use your Falling wedges to level out your bed.
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    A DC3ski is a petrol fuelled aeroplane the Russian equivalent of the DC3, anyhow the moral of the story is if you want to go up in smoke one day keep doing it. The zarsoff bros bit in the story is the only part that was made up .
    You're not much of a worldly turd are you
    Thanski
     
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    No I don't have a link & I looked for it, it was pre Internet, I definitely remember the service we had for those blokes though, jet A1 is aviation kerosene & that plane ran on petrol, big difference between ignition points, their whole show was really rough, I saw a Mil8 they had which had tin cans hanging off wire loops catching the oil dripping out of the aircraft body.
    Thanski
     

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