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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Stein Arbor-Trolley in Gear Forum
    Look at the bottom of that left hand rust blob...just off to the right, about halfway down the whole bared bit of steel...looks like a crack.
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    1 Week Ago
    Jay, that's how I was taught to take down larger hung up trees, ones you can't rotate with a cant hook...wrap it and roll it. You have to decide if the crown will get stuck in the roll...if so you have to end up winching it out butt first. that's when cutting ALAP comes in handy, no stump to get stuck on coming backward.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Great review Nick...looking forward to the rest of you posting stuff!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I'm so glad we have THE resident expert to give us perspective on the story, Thanks Gerry :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    A picture saves a thousand words...a video would save more. I can read your descriptions, I still don't get it, I get a bit of it, but not all of it.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Welcome to the one arm Bandit! Good to have you in the 'House :) Love that picture of the spare hand on the saw...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I'm with Mick and Stig....up till about two posts ago thanks to Marc-A. Took a Euro to explain it. :/: Girth hitched loop runners...catch dem sukkas, then drop them, no wrists needed.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Cleaning out the bottom of the kerf like he did...that has no merit at all, I reckon he saw someone bore their hinge once and didn't know why, and copied what he thought he saw. First vid his bar was not long enough to reach the far side, but that was the only holding wood he had in the end! No chaps, no ear protection, no eye or face protection. Kneeling on both knees, thumb not wrapped, cutting the face from in front of the tree (anybody else do that?) Walking across the back of the tree when the back cut has been started In the second vid his machine is in his escape route
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    All good here on a laptop...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I just did a a trauma first responder course and I asked about suspension trauma Basically if you are hanging in a harness that cuts off blood flow around your groin, you body ends up pumping the better portion of all your blood into your legs, because of the leg loops the blood can't get back up out of your legs, also the lack of movement in a heaped or unconscious patient slows down the natural pumping motion generated my moving legs. When all the blood gets trapped in your legs they swell and then it becomes a specialised form of crush injury the swelling starts to crush you from the inside. When cells are crushed they release cell contents, the worst of which is potassium. If the crush is then released that along with other toxins then heads around your body and leads to organ failure. You have about 1 hr of being trapped before crush and crush release syndrome become a problem. If a person is suspended and stuck you get them to 'bicycle' their legs, or try and get their legs up level or higher to prevent or relieve the pooling of blood in the legs.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Hey Jim how is your wife doing after her accident? Out fencing, sounds like she's making a comeback :) Ok, time for me to go make the stuffing for the turkey, and wrap the sausages in bacon...one time of year we go on a bit of a meat overload.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Wall of Shame: Wannabe Experts in MBTV
    Funny! Good find :)
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Wow, horizon forever...
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    12-17-2016
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    For sure I can relate now too...
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    12-17-2016
    Bermy replied to a thread Coffee Break in Odds and Ends
    Absolute classic! Aussies have a mid-morning break here called 'smoko' or 'morning tea' at 10am, it's a serious break for some serious food... LOVED the cow milk jug.
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    12-11-2016
    Bermy replied to a thread Wall of Shame: Wannabe Experts in MBTV
    Oh hell, did you see the one near the start where the guy goes over with the top of the tree??? NOT good. at. all.
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    12-09-2016
    Bermy replied to a thread a cheap mistake. in Announcements!!!
    Glad you came out with nothing worse, thanks for posting!
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    12-01-2016
    Bermy replied to a thread vibe in Gear Forum
    I've gone in the crowd funding for the Vibe on Indegogo I have a nephew who is deaf, and I thought it was super cool that these guys were working on a device that would enable more inclusion and better safety for deaf folks in our workplace. My nephew is 9 and thinks his Auntie Fi is the bee's knees because she climbs trees, so it would be fantastic to one day have him on the worksite knowing that there was a device we can use to communicate when his cochlear implants might have to be disabled. I don't know how he could wear a helmet and earmuffs over them, so might as well take them off and use a vibe to communicate. Besides, my hubby is a bit hard of hearing at the best of times too! I'm looking forward to them coming out next year.
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    11-27-2016
    Bermy replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Reg, do you remember in the NPTC stuff that top handled saws could be used with one hand as long as there was nothing in the kickback zone...rope, arms etc. I think the standard was to use them with two hands at all times...unless by doing so it was then unsafe. On a standard setting event I went to the guys did an actual climb and cut and demonstrated the situations where one handing for the purposes of the assessment was ok. It seemed a pretty sensible approach to me. We all know after the fact of training (and assessment for some) we do things that are not strictly 'by the book', but we do so from a position of knowledge, we know what to anticipate for that could go wrong so hopefully when we step outside the box we do it with our eyes wide open! Personally I find it a bit hard to one hand a 200 and I would not be able to control it if it kicked, so I do it when the cutting is level or below me so gravity is my helper. The 150 is a different think, I have to be sensible about one handing it because the ease with which I can do it has the potential to lead to complacency and maybe a major OOPSIE.
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