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What You Should Do If You Get Hurt in the Woods When Alone

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Gypo Logger, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. jasper nl

    jasper nl ArboristSite Guru

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    Last year someone wass kiled by accident in this part of holland 20 meters from the road he cald911 by himself the couldnt find him he was working in a plot nekst to a frend of mine verry strange feeling chopper landing in your field wilst plowing
     
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    Gypo Logger Timber Baron

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    Yes, it's a dangerous game, but a life that is hard to give up on when It's in you blood come bust or boom.
    Eventually, downing timber just becomes second nature, even though we look up every so often.
    Regardless, we never get tired of it all.
     
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    jasper nl ArboristSite Guru

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    I dit some dangerous work bevore loading ships partly troppical hardwood i have seen a couple of accidents but till now i was verry lucky axt in my leg was til now the hardest thing
     
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    Life is incredibly fragile and everything we do carries a chance of injury or death, that's just the way it is. There is nothing we can do that does not involve that risk. Felling trees becomes something that you could do in your sleep, but we still need to pay attention and let people know where we are. I have a family and I want them to know where I am. I like to work with a buddy because it helps to have someone to talk to and sometimes you just feel creeped out in the woods and having a buddy with you helps with that feeling. There have been times when a couple of us don't feel ok about going in certain woods at certain times, so we change plans. My dad's woods are hit and miss for that creepy feeling.
     
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    Gypo Logger Timber Baron

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    I gotta find me a women with a chainsaw, to spend the winter with me.
     
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    WoodTick007 Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Well, I have come the conclusion watching that music video was 3 minutes and 11 seconds of my life not well spent... Is anyone else who saw/heard that interested in joining a "woman with a chainsaw" support group?
     
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    Gypo Logger Timber Baron

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    Sorry, I agree, here's a better one.
     
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    Tom the Woodcutter ROCKS!
    How come you don't post more youtube videos?
     
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    Gypo Logger Timber Baron

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    Got no time to post more vids right now. It's minus 22F here right now and glad I have 19 sticks of wood left.
    Been unseasonably cool up here now. Bringing the saw into the shack is customary procedure.
    Still my 385XPG gently weeps.
     
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    long time no post.. tooo much imbibing????? :laughing::laughing:
     
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    Gypo Logger Timber Baron

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    Unseasonably warm here. Days are 12 hrs. long here now. Really glad I'm in the north.
     
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    Jonstark ArboristSite Lurker

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    Haven’t read every reply in this thread so forgive me if it’s been covered...
    CELL PHONE, SPOT, RADIO
    I’m alone on my woodlot alot and often nobody knows it.
    If I get pinned my cell phone better not be in my shirt pocket back in the truck! Lost a neighbor a few years ago who got pinned, couldn’t get to his cell phone 10 yards away and froze to death overnight. I sure don’t want to look bad in an accident investigation. Neither do you!
     
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    I've noticed that being out of cell phone range in the sticks?

    Doesn't always mean you can't dial 911 and get emergency service, as a rule.

    Round here in the sticks anyways.

    Workin solo has a few drawbacks though no doubt.

    Takin your own sweet time is conducive to solo work though, IME.

    Jomoco
     
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    That has to do with the way cell towers are licensed and bandwidth leased. You may be out of range from the tower you have paid for service from, but not a different provider's tower. In that case, they are required by law to provide emergency service. By the same token, a cell phone with no paid service can't be used for a normal call but can still be used for 911 calls.

    However, if you are simply out of range from all towers, you'll find that you're still out of luck.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    Uggh, grim. Five bucks says this one's ripple effect makes agencies even more risk-averse and they will fail to certify new "C" fallers as a result, and hazard trees will be left uncut. I know I've been unable to get anybody to sponsor me as a "C" faller trainee for some time now.

    In other news, I finally managed to find a GSA vendor who stocks the large Bullard helmets, and HALLELUJAH the suspension doesn't grind on my head any more! Thank you so much for the tip!
     
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    Or hire more contractors who offer worker's comp and that's it while underpaying the fallers.

    Yeah us melon heads need to stick together. I have to add more padding to the front of the suspension or the plastic grid wears on my skull and gives me a headache. I tell people (who will listen) that the reason I'm so smart is I have a big head and a big brain. I also have more Neanderthal DNA than 75% of 23andMe's customers. So... uh what was my point again?
     
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    jasper nl ArboristSite Guru

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    no problem we all are normall just the rest are idiots everywhere in the world with there ac and heated offices
     
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    I dunno about your point, but mine is right on the top of my melon head where it belongs!
     
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    Yeah and yer hat spins in the breeze.
     

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