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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. bigfellascott

    bigfellascott ArboristSite Guru

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    Ah that makes more sense:cheers:
     
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    chucker Addicted to ArboristSite

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    "SORRY TO HEAR THAT STEVE" ..... Borrelia burgdorferi(maynoii, is what I have been suffering with for 5 years with no good results with the meds that were prescribed... just be prepared for a long period of aching joints and moments you will think you lost your mind! (CAD, IS NOT AN EFFECT OF THIS WHICH HAS NO CURE EXCEPT ANOTHER SAW) !!!!
     
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    no idea what that is....but its ugly so i really dont want to find out!
     
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    Best of luck kicking that Lyme into touch Steve. Sounds like you've caught it reasonably early at least.
     
  5. Bobby Kirbos

    Bobby Kirbos Scrounger of Cellulose Based BTUs

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    Black widow. The red mark on its body gives it away.
     
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    Snow here. Ran a saw but not for scrounging. Clearing ATV paths at my gf's land. 45 acres near Tar Hollow just east of Chillicothe, Ohio. Pouring down snow. Clothes are wet. Everything is propped/hung up by the stove. Should be dry by morning. Plow is on the quad now. Ill push off the driveway after work tomorow.
     
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    Ran that 445 in some 14-15" hard froze popal yesterday. The bar was getting hot so I stopped cutting revved it a couple times to clear it out before I shut er down.

    Today cleaned the bar, sharpened the chain headed out to cut some more oak limbs.

    Go to start the saw but couldn't budge the recoil handle! Damn thing musta heat seized when I shut we down. Dunno and won't tear into it until it gets cold here. Guessing it will be a $100 bill for parts.

    I gotta learn to stay away from those water soaked logs when they are frozen. Just ruin too much stuff!
     
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    It is a Southern Black Widow. Widow bites can be very uncomfortable to humans, bites can cause severe muscle pain, abdominal cramps, tachycardia, and can last several days up to several weeks. The last case of human death, reported to the Poison Control Center, was in 1983. A friend got bitten a couple years ago. He had severe flu like symptoms and a 104 fever. Put him in the hospital for a week. You could see the fang marks in the middle of the bite.
     
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    Encountered numerous large Wood Spiders doing the wood near my Daughter's house last year. Don't think they are harmful, but also don't think a bite from anything that large would be pleasant.

    Seemed like almost every round had one or two of them! Just glad I was wearing gloves, back handed a few of them.
     
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    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    Brown snakes give me the willies. They are completely unafraid of humans so they don't move away when you come near and if you don't see them they can hit you as you walk past. I was taking the kids for a bike ride when they were little on a sealed bike path along our local river when a brown snake came up to the edge of the path coming up from the river. I yell at Cowlad who was 20m ahead to stay put while I grabbed Cowlass and we stayed perfectly still with this big snake a couple of metres away. It watched us for maybe 15 seconds deciding whether we were a threat or not then slithered across the path in front of us and went on his way. Tigers are 4/5ths blind and can get surprised easily and then get you. We have alpine copperheads up the hill but they're not much of a problem. There are also black snakes down here but they would rather avoid an argument, but it you try to hit them and miss then you can have a problem.

    We've had one tiger and one black at our place, both became acquainted with my shovel.
     
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    Ain’t taipan the really nasty/aggressive ones?
     
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    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    They're the most venomous snakes but they're further inland. Don't worry, we have plenty of other ones.
     
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    Yeah you definitely want to avoid those bastard things! had one that was so cranky with us it started chasing us in a mates 4wd LOL
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Connection crap so better posts when get back but for now, it feels good to be back tipping trees over but boy am i out of shape
    IMG_20190113_184819868.jpg

    Edit: how is it that I look fat in photos but the logs I photograph always look smaller?
     
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    I can relate, I'm so out of shape and get knocked up in seconds now:(
     
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    Looks like really dense wood.

    lol Here in the States “get knocked up in seconds” means you got pregnant in seconds.:surprised3:
     
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    20190113_042004.jpg Work before play. Should be done by noon then going to get that cherry by the gate to my new scrounge area.
     
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    You get much snow? We got 2-3”.
     
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    1" at most but people want there stuff plowed/shoveled :wtf:. The yuppies get a false sense of security seeing a plow truck.
     
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