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specta

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2oldman wrote:

KKELLER14K wrote:

I carry an electric chain saw; long extension cord (no gas)
Get a battery-operated one.


I love mine. I bought it to carry on my ATV and I didn't want all the mess of a gas and I didn't want to have to carry extra fuel for them. A spare battery works great.

I've had a couple of friends smirk at mine until they got to use it.

I see that now they are making 80v chainsaws. They must be awesome.


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At what point does it end. Your rig will not fit where you feel you have a right to go. So you cut a tree. If you are on your property, I have no issue. On my property? No! Public property? If you can use a power saw to move trees, what is my limit on smoothing the trail? A shovel? A pick? Blasting?


Why can't people keep their opinions to themselves?

Although, I somewhat agree with you, I don't give a s..t what you think.

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specta wrote:

I see that now they are making 80v chainsaws. They must be awesome.
I bet. My 18v one works great. Used it to get into a CG which thought having low-hanging branches at its entrance was a good idea.

I also have a 110v (yes, 110v) lawnmower. That thing cuts every bit as good as gas, with no mess and a lot less noise.

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Not really sure why some of the posts about cutting a tree off a forest service road are getting taken out of context.

Cutting the tree out making the road passable again is better than blazing a trail around the downed tree, which causes resource damage.


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I travel by myself mostly. I'm not going to be out there bucking up logs in the middle of nowhere. If I run across a down tree on a road I'll either try to pull it out of the way with my van or just stop there.

I do carry long handled clippers. I was trimming some tiny oak twigs that were brushing the roof of my van the other day. The whole time, this squirrel was up in the tree above me yelling, "You're RUINING IT. You're RUINING MY TREE!" God knows what would happen if I pulled out a pole saw.


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Naio wrote:

I do carry long handled clippers. I was trimming some tiny oak twigs that were brushing the roof of my van the other day.


I have trimmed similar branches too, either low hanging ones, or some that are encroaching in to the driving area of a pull through campsite. There's one state park that I've been going to since 2000. I get the same campsite every year. About every 3rd year I trim branches in it that the park people fail to maintain.

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At what point does it end. Your rig will not fit where you feel you have a right to go. So you cut a tree. If you are on your property, I have no issue. On my property? No! Public property? If you can use a power saw to move trees, what is my limit on smoothing the trail? A shovel? A pick? Blasting?


Why can't people keep their opinions to themselves?

Although, I somewhat agree with you, I don't give a s..t what you think.

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Best thing is hearing the busy bodies talk about how a pole saw and a Duracell powered chainsaw is going to desicrate a forest!
Must be a whole lot more ambitious than me, or never used a saw! Lol.
Good luck doing any logging with a pole saw and a Fisher Price chainsaw!

Personally, I don't carry either, but we do t get out much and our big camper ain't going anywhere that needs logged off to access it. But have been in a couple spots where I needed to toss a rope over a branch and persuade it out of the way to keep from scratching the camper. And a power saw would be more convienent than draggin a downed tree out of the road or cutting firewood with an axe and hand saw.


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deltabravo wrote:

About every 3rd year I trim branches in it that the park people fail to maintain.
There's a CG on highway 12 out of Nachez I like. One year there was this big snag of a branch hanging right over the roadway. I asked the hosts to trim it, but they said they couldn't..they'd have to get the OK from "headquarters", but, they would look the other way if I did it.

I'm pretty much an environmentalist, but sometimes the Forest service gets a bit over the top with their rules.

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Kkeller, pole saw is a good idea. Don't let the grinches ruin your Xmas or next camping trip!
Side note, I had to buy a climbing saw for work a couple years ago. Those little saws are awesome! Took it on one camper trip to the mountians. Wow, firewood made easier!
If I got serious about camping back country, one of those would be on the must have list!

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I camp different then most... My truck camper never leaves the house without one of my many Stihl chainsaws... When I am not taking the UTV trailer, my baby Stihl MS 170 goes with me for firewood and things that get in the way....

I new a guy that went back on an older logging road and a tree fell over the road after he went through. He didn't have an axe or a saw an he had to walk out for help.. That kind of stuff happens all the time around here in the mountains.


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