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KKELLER14K

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Funny how subjects get brought up but this was one I would like to address here in the NW...I was talking to someone who wanted to travel off road...a bit deeper into our forests with a TC....I asked do you have saws?MMM...well I carry an electric chain saw; long extension cord (no gas) and a pole saw always...well I think it is obvious why...my genny can run my Pollan if I run into a fallen tree and my pole saw can take care of low branches..just tools of the trade. Comments?

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Posted: 12/23/19 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It makes sense as long as laws where you’re cutting these branches allows for it.


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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?

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JRscooby wrote:

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?


Exactly. Pole saw? Where do you stow one? On the roof?


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KKELLER14K wrote:

Funny how subjects get brought up but this was one I would like to address here in the NW...I was talking to someone who wanted to travel off road...a bit deeper into our forests with a TC....I asked do you have saws?MMM...well I carry an electric chain saw; long extension cord (no gas) and a pole saw always...well I think it is obvious why...my genny can run my Pollan if I run into a fallen tree and my pole saw can take care of low branches..just tools of the trade. Comments?


I’ve been boondocking in the national forest for years along forest service roads. I always have a chain saw and a set of long handle pruning shears.

Pine bark beetles have killed off lotsa trees and deadfall has become more of a problem. I’ve had to trim branches from leaning dead trees to avoid damage to roof or sides. I’ve also had to chain saw deadfall trees off of a forest service road. More than once [emoticon]


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Posted: 12/23/19 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So much for "leave no trace". I can understand clearing an established trail of a fallen tree but not creating a new one .


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It makes sense as long as laws where you’re cutting these branches allows for it.


Hmmm... never have heard of laws disallowing a person from pruning a tree while trying to get to a camp site.

I carry a pole saw in my cargo trailer.

I also carry a pair of handheld pruning shears. I've climbed up on my roof and use them to trim small branches at established campgrounds. All too often, the park maintenance crews don't trim the trees to keep them from dragging along the roof of RVs.

I have a gas powered chainsaw, but it's been a long time since I've taken it camping.

I can see the benefit of an electric chain saw - very little noise.


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Posted: 12/23/19 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I carry a 40v chainsaw with me everywhere I go when camping. I use it to clear existing roads.

Back in the 70's and early 80's my friends and I used to make new roads thru the forest just by exploring in out 4wd trucks, back then it was OK to do that but not anymore.

Then Clinton had Congress pass The Roadless Rule Act in 2001 that made it illegal to go off existing roads and trails.

If caught by a US Forest Service Ranger doing so he can confiscate your vehicle and you will never see it again.


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Some people have a need to be ready for anything.
I made a living out the bush for decades. I have carried lots of logging equipment but not for building roads.
Nobody cares if you prune a few limbs.
In the last 50 years of being out there, I have run into "Forest Rangers" maybe twice.

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KKELLER14K wrote:

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

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