2016 Chainsaw Party Highlights

The 2016 Chainsaw party has come and gone. Winter wood has been cut. For those of you new to the blog, the rule is: If you want to hunt the property, you have to put in work.

If you live in a city and are hurting for the places to hunt, instead of paying a lease. Why don’t you approach the problem from the other direction: making yourself useful to the landowner throughout the year.

Property owners don’t like strangers who visit once a year and don’t have a vested interest in the property. They like friends who they believe will act in their best interests. Even when the owner is not around.

“Contemplate this on the tree of woe.”

 
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Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • Mikial

    “Contemplate this on the tree of woe.”

    I loved the Conan reference.

    After growing up on a farm in the country, I’m now living right on the edge of the “country” but I only have an acre and neighbors too close to be able to shoot like I used to be able to. I have been considering going to a neighboring farm and asking about leasing some access to go shoot my rifles, but this might even be a better idea.

  • Brennen Munro

    Hard for me to believe that at one time I used to swing a chainsaw for a living! It was good work at the time and kept my little family fed and housed. My biggest headache was trying to keep good employees. Trying to find folks who are willing to put in honest labor for fair pay just keeps getting harder to do. I did not mind them wanting to go off and start their own business after getting trained, but it just got harder and harder to keep replacing them. After getting injured, I just had to let it go and just move on to the next stage of what life was offering!

    Munro

    • People who have never been around chainsaws don’t understand how dangerous that activity is. Things can go sideways in a hurry.

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        This I know very well… I had gone to England to teach climbing and cutting techniques used by current Arborist. I was 60 feet up a Beech tree when the ropes got away from the ground crew, (some of whom were training), and the top 25 feet or so broke out and came back on me rather than off the other side as it was rigged too. I thought I was done, but rather than squishing me like a bug, it just beat me up some. Broken back; lacerated face; concussion; torn muscles… but I was still alive. Ute, my wife had to fly over and bust me out of the hospital because they did not want to release me to fly back Stateside. Sometimes when things go sideways, they go way, way, off to the side! It is all good. I have to laugh about spending time in such sh!thole places and hardly ever getting so much as a scratch, changing professions and nearly getting killed by something like a tree! Someday I will tell you the whole story.

        Munro