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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. panolo

    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    Got a buddy who bought 80 acres and is going to build on it. Said I needed to come get some wood. Doesn't get any easier than this. He has a skidsteer with a grapple bucket and a backhoe with a grapple. He cut and stacked the logs in 8' or less sections and all I had to do was show up and load the trailers. All red oak. Most is oak wilt wood so some has a 1/4 of punk. No biggie. Hauled about 9 cords today and there is still 5+ sitting there. Behind all the brush are two large stacks. Plus he is going to cut all week. I have no idea how much is there but it works out to 15 acres of oak and than a crap ton of thinning the other land because of the wilt. I split my scrounges with a friend so I'll conservatively say we'll each get 20 cord. Got pretty sloppy but he'll push the slop off for us. soup.jpg oak.jpg matt.jpg dump.jpg
     
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    That's closer then Tennessee. October might be busy.
     
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    That has to be the winner of the "Scrounge of the year" award.
     
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    I like the bar on that Stihl!

    Holy [email protected], that's a scrounge festival! I thought I was doing pretty well with a couple of year's worth of free locust. You have outscrounged me sir! I dips me lid to you :bowdown:
     
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    Panolo I’d have asked him to sweeten the deal and asked him to wash your car in return for ridding him of all that wood.;)

    And ps: I keep forgetting how much a cord is so created me a sig to remind me.
     
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    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    Didn't want to push my luck on the truck wash ;)

    I've seem some oak wilt but it is bad where this is. 90% of the trees 16" plus have been hit and that makes up 80% of the oak on his property. It's all mature so most trees are 60' or taller. They grew tight so there are not a ton of smaller branches to deal with. In measuring the stack we loaded I figured 11 loggers cord so I always deduct for air and waste. That is how I settled on 9. Some has 1/4' of punk right under the bark but most is solid until you get to the tops.

    Every oak in the picture is coming down and you can see the bark peeling on them in the pics. That is maybe 3 acres of the 15 that is being cleared. Than after it is going through the woods and making trails to cut the dead ones. I'm guessing I will have to run my saws more than the 5 minutes I did yesterday. Spilled more gas in the back of my truck than I burnt in the saw.
     
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    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    I burn 6+ cord a year so that is only a few years worth. Plus I am always impressed how you scrounge up so much wood with a couple saws, a little trailer, and up until a bit ago a suby!
     
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    Went out Saturday with a mate for a bit of a wonder with the Tikka 308 for a Pig (none seen) after that we decided to cut a bit of wood for the heater, also found tons and tons of Stringy Bark that I will start cutting up soon for us and his Aunty.

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    Hunting and wood scrounging are perfect days! A classic here in the fall season. Also have a Tikka t3 30-06, really nice rifle
     
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    It doesn't get much better does it really? I usually take the 308 when I go to this property as there are pigs and wild dogs and we usually try and do a bit of a walk around looking for them whilst we are there.:rock2:
     
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    Same here in the spring too. While cutting woods I always bring the 30-06 in case I’m lucky to bring a big black bear home. In the fall scrouge wood while preparing deer hunting territory. Mixing those two activities cant be beat imo
     
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    Free Oak score just pushed to the side of the road! You know I’m not leaving that there.
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    My Tikka Hunter in .300 Win. Mag is one of my favorite rifles. Can’t beat the trigger nor accuracy.
     
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    My Ruger American Rifle (30-06) is a tack driver right out of the box, and I load it hot!

    Does not need any bedding or trigger work, is rugged, and low cost … perfect for me! I'm going to replace the scope with a Nikon 3 X 9 X 40 I got when they were on sale for $100. I have one on my MZ and they are nice and clear! (used it to take my doe this year).

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    Went out with a mate today to get his trailer and cut a load of wood for his Aunty whilst we were there.
    Mostly good solid stringy and also scrounged up some old gum and box and something else whilst we were driving round.

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