Wednesday July 20, 2011
Shopping for a new chainsaw? When you are looking to drop $1,000 or more on a new professional grade chainsaw it is helpful to know which brands professional loggers prefer. Should you shop for a Stihl or maybe a Husqvarna? A Jonsered or an Echo? Ask enough loggers which they prefer and you will likely get a variety of opinions. It is a good idea to research each brand yourself and buy the one that suits your needs best.
Forestry Guide Steve Nix has polled American professional loggers and foresters. He has found that Husqvarna and Stihl are the preferred brands. Read the whole story called America's Favorite Chainsaw.
Research Stihl and Husqvarna and discover which brand of the top two suits you best.
Monday July 11, 2011
Logging is very dangerous, there are countless ways you can be seriously injured or even killed when you are part of a logging crew. There are logging accidents and close call stories told in lumberman hangouts all over the world. These stories serve not only to entertain but also to educate inexperienced loggers to be safer in the woods.
Logging accident stories can be a bit gruesome at times but they are a necessary part of a new loggers training. Most loggers I meet have at least one logging accident story. Telling these stories is an important part of educating other loggers about the dangers we face.
Do you have a close call or injury story that will help others? If so share your story with the rest of the world. You never know, your story might save a life.
Friday July 1, 2011
Real life ax men and women work long and hard days in some of the harshest environments. They have the grit it takes to harvest load after load of logs to the mill. Loggers make no excuses and can be relied on to get the job done. They are tough as nails and shed almost as much blood as they do sweat.
Do you know a real Ax Man or Woman? Do you have an amazing story to share? If so share your story with the rest of the world.
Monday June 20, 2011
One of the first things I learned when I began logging at 18 years old, was how to harvest timber in such a way that something would be left to harvest next time. It is the way my family has done it for generations. As it is with many logging families, we always leave something for the next generation. One of the ways we did this was by selective logging.