• RegC's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    More good stuff Rico :thumbup:
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  • RegC's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Thanks all:thumbup: Cory, a mallet has one use. While an axe has several, like cutting, gouging, prying, digging and pounding of course. Good to have options. Several of trees I dealt with through this particular job had broken and decayed tops. So the sharp edge came in handy for testing the wood. The radio was just clipped in between my shirt buttons. Wasn't too annoying.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Fingerless, Mick. Not so annoying. The bottom part of the trees can be pretty brutal to get up. Tend to position the flip line much higher than normal. You're trying to throw it high to advance, while frequently Gaffin out and skidding in the crumbling bark. So, your hanging off the flipline by your hands in a sense, as opposed to leaning back into it like you might on younger thinner trees. Soon leads to blisters
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  • RegC's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Thanks Stig There was also lots of falling taking place over the 2 days. Plus about 10 trees got blasted. Lots of workers involved. The climb/trees were to be left at 25 m. So, standing wildlife stumps. Some of the blasts were even set at that height for the same reason. The highway adjacent to the second tree in the vid is a busy, fast one....the only one to port Alberni, Tofino and Uclelet. Crazy busy, even this time of year. So theres maybe 8 crews along a 5 mile stretch trying to coordinate traffic management by the book. You sort of have to wait your turn, and by the time of which comes around causes massive congestion. The Blasting obviously causes the biggest hold up because of the exclusion zone needed and time involved. On my part I was always conscious and made it a priority to work well within a safe distance of the highway. My main concern thereafter was the risk of striking another tree with, say a huge log taking a bad bounce into a smaller tree and knocking it across the road. The sort of thing that could catch someone off guard. The climb trees also had extensive Butt rot and over 200ft tall. That's quite a reach if something volatile unfolded....so more time closing the road. Not to mention, if you start smashing through adjacent tops and trees etc while falling a big one. Somebodys getting up there to clear the hangers. Its a very popular and frequented park here. So, it sort of all does make sense.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    Couple tops from Cathedral Grove this week. It all I really had time to video. First shows a 35ft top cut at approx. 200ft. Second is a big leaning top cut at 150. Unfortunately because the camera/climber is attached to the tree, it doesn't really pic up the extent of motion experienced by the climber up there. But, you get the idea. The second top was a rough ride. Use HD setting https://youtu.be/pbFqUvrzNuM
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I know Butch. Was something I used to believe tho. Aug
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Chaps are GOLD. Only down side is they get too hot, at times, and the leg straps can hang you up in the brush.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Yes, haha, and drunk drivers should have their own lane with high walls and no emergency response. Aug
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  • RegC's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Stopped at the part where the guy films himself lying on the ground injured. That tells me all I need to know about that fella.
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    1 Week Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I?m not ruffled lol. Just interested. Didn?t know I sounded like Reg. ;P Aug
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Am I dry unanimated barely awake? wowza. Aug
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    https://youtu.be/jU5qXLG-5JI Aug
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    1 Week Ago
    Clarence, I think he was being framed. Lauer, guilty, I mean, isn?t he a liberal. Liberals are always perved out and you gotta be waaaaay perv to be ?exposed? by your perved peers from the bowels of pervtopia. Actually, I will say this, anyone wrongfully accused of sex crimes must suffer about the same or worse as sex crime victims. . . So on that note, I best not condemn. Aug
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Amazing. What's next?
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  • Porkbrick's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    the cabin has been at a bit of a standstill this year. i did get the last of the roof tiles on and the flashing done around the skylights. we lucked out this spring and found a house on 2 acres in town we could afford, so most of this summer has been put into that. now that the kiddo is 2 im hoping to get out to the cabin more often and get things moving again. lots to do!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    i have the big sugoi and i sharpen it. the blades last me over a year if i dont whack too many steel biners with it :D. once i got the hang of it it takes me less time to sharpen than the stihl 440.
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Born (1968) and raised in the Alaskan bush. No power, no running water my entire childhood. We lived almost entirely off the land, eating salmon and moose meat primarily. Bought rice, beans, and wheat in large sacks periodically. My father was originally from Southern California but after Vietnam wasn't welcomed home. He made his own home with my beautiful mother in Hatcher Pass Alaska, far from stores and cars and highways. He built the log cabin I was born in. He delivered me and my brothers and sisters there and raised us up working hard. He read us the bible and taught us about God. I'm not ashamed of it nor do I think I have to plead with anyone to "get saved." Growing up, I was embarrassed at times by where we lived and thought we were poor because we didn't have light switches and drive a k car. Now I know we were rich. Rich in substance and heart and capability. I thought I was lazy as a child because I didn't look forward to all the hard work. I found out later when I entered the work force in the tree and also commercial fishing industries that I was not lazy but in fact stood out as a hard worker. I live in Oregon now, 2 miles from my now civilized parents (light switches and all) because they moved here. I have a beautiful wife and little ones. I want them to be close to my parents. Home is wherever my parents go and I intend to carry on the legacy of love of my father until I die in all my relationships, including here at the Tree House.
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