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Posted: 12/24/19 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a matter of fact, I just acquired an 18v Milwaukee saws-all last month. It is in my truck this moment. I don't take to much to heart when I try to make a decent subject a talking point. There will always be a naysayer. I personally do a lot of boon-docking and you can never be to prepared for what comes your way. For those who don't live here in the Northwest, trees fall and branches hang. It's just part of what we do here. I totally understand why a shovel is a good idea for all kinds of reasons. Happy Holidaze everyone!!

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

I'm not sure whether to thank or curse you. I'm now looking at cordless saws and trying to justify that my bow saw is enough...


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Bedlam wrote:

I'm now looking at cordless saws and trying to justify that my bow saw is enough...
It isn't. [emoticon]

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Bedlam wrote:

specta wrote:

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

I'm not sure whether to thank or curse you. I'm now looking at cordless saws and trying to justify that my bow saw is enough...


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I'm a volunteer for the US Forest Service and spend a lot of time in the spring time removing fallen trees off the trails.

I've used this chain saw a lot and I'm very pleased with it.

I bought a second battery for it, that's my extra fuel. With the cost of the saw and the second battery I could have bought nice gas chain saw but I refuse to strap a messy gas chainsaw on the front of my ATV and carry extra 2-stroke mix.

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I take it with me in the snowcat when I groom snowmobile trails.
It always starts regardless of the temperature or altitude and its light enough I can use it one-handed when I need to reach to get a tree.

If I was going to cut piles of firewood I'd get a nice Stihl chainsaw.


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^I wanna be YOU!!
That looks like a blast! I’d Doo it for free!
Think I found another retirement hobby when that finally happens!
I’m gonna groom snomachine trails!
Do you ride specta?


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“...I'm a volunteer for the US Forest Service and spend a lot of time in the spring time removing fallen trees off the trails....”

Specta, in Utah, thanks for volunteering and for posting the photos. That’s why I carry my chainsaw on boondocking trips to the mountains. All it takes is an overnight thunderstorm to bring down the deadfall across the only road out. I have that T-shirt [emoticon]

Ps. Mine is a Stihl, loaded up in the truck with a couple extra gallons of mixed gas and a spare chain.

Works for me.


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Amazing some of the comments about this subject. Political correctness seems to have become a thing, regarding the use of saws in the woods. I guess it depends on where you live and camp.

My buddies and I have been hunting/fishing in the back country of south to central BC for well over 50 years -- pretty much all on crown land or land under timber license to assorted forest companies. And we have never ventured into the back country without gas powersaws.

Coming out from some of our remote locations, I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say we've needed the saw for 50+ trees across the road, usually due to heavy snowfall. Every fall, it seems branches have appeared one way or another, that would damage the camper sides or roof. Anyone cutting back these branches and 'leaners' is doing everyone else a favour.

We seldom camp in national parks, unless it's a 'sight seeing' vacation. But the saw is still in the basement, in case we come across a tree across the road. This can happen anytime, anywhere. And in many of the places we visit, you might wait days or weeks, for someone else to come along with a saw and bail you out.

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Who made that 40volt green chainsaw? My Stihl wont fit in the Bigfoot basement. That green one might. I guess I could put it on the trailer...


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I'm just saying it again...it is worth a conversation. Being prepared, specta thanks for the pics...this is exactly what I was talking about....great visuals. You need saws and this really proves it beyond a doubt. The hangers can tear a hole in your roof in a second, hence the pole saw, but a down tree can really ruin your day if you can't remove it. Example; Coming back out of the Mount Hood National Forest one weekend,(in the snow), not a huge tree but one tall enough to completely block the road across.. I came up on it coming back down and a few cars had stopped on the other side...no one had any thing to cut with, but who did? Yeah me..so it goes to show that my advice to someone who had never been further off a paved road is not a good piece of advice? I beg to differ. If you do this long enough you learn what to expect..what can go wrong will go wrong, trust me. Tools of the trade.

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Grit dog wrote:

^I wanna be YOU!!
That looks like a blast! I’d Doo it for free!
Think I found another retirement hobby when that finally happens!
I’m gonna groom snomachine trails!
Do you ride specta?


Clearing the trails is a blast and I do it fro free. [emoticon]
I spend a lot of time on my ATV. That's why I have a camper. [emoticon]
I don't ride sleds. They'd kill me. LOL

Living the good life. Snowcat video.

I do get paid to groom snowmobile trails though.

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