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This Video Tutorial is specifically tailored towards cutting trees for building a comfortable wilderness camp.
STRONG WARNING: Viewers are fully responsible for their own actions.
This video provides professional tips on cutting trees for building a cabin, teepee, fence or firewood. It shows how to get the job done safer while also saving you time, money & energy. On a good day, felling trees is still risky business! You will see what to do when things go wrong, and; learn how to get out of jams!
Some of the skills that are detailed include:
• cutting very large and small trees
• creating escape routes
• choosing certain types of face cuts and back cuts
• forming the strap wood/hinge
• using wedges
• aligning cuts
• changing a tree’s direction of lean
• cutting a tree larger than your bar length
• holding a tree in place while cutting
• watching for hidden hazards, widow makers, stump hops and/or rolls
• bucking logs and relieving tension during bucking
• avoiding split logs & barber chairs
• moving logs in the field
• rescuing your saw from a pinch, and;
• spotting compromised wood in trees before you start cutting.
It will also show:
• • When to cut fast, when to cut slow and why
• • how to deal with wind thrown trees
The beneficial uses for this one resource (wood) are virtually limitless.
Putting it all together will open up a whole new world of possibilities, improve your chances of survival and make camp life a lot more comfortable and enjoyable.
Note; This is an intermediary video. It presumes you already know how to:
• assess the situation for hazards before approaching the tree,
• hang a plum bob to determine the trees direction of lean, and;
• avoid a dangerous kickback.