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  1. Growing firewood

    Ditto that, just don't over do the seasoning, it gets a little too light
  2. Samurai hand saw

    Cool, let us know how you find it
  3. Samurai hand saw

    I have known John the UK supplier for over a year, the product is apparently made to the same standard (I've heard it said in the same factory, but can't verify that) as Silky, and at only a little over half the cost have to be worth trying before commenting. Even the knackered older ones I have still go through roots ok if required. Pistol grip type handle suits some people more, some less I guess. Try one, you won't be sorry
  4. Marlow 11mm climbing rope


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    Brand new Marlow rope in packaging, 11mm green, 50 metres, unspliced. Collection preferred but can mail, Kent. Pic to follow


  5. Pickup truck query

    Fair comment Steve - LWB vans are obviously not easy to park either but the difference being not so many blokes with a van being their only vehicle. I'd still stick with my view here though that another 2 foot or so of load space would make the hassle worthwhile for a lot of us
  6. Pickup truck query

    No idea if this has been broached on here before, but here goes, regardless. In the UK we can have panel vans, Sprinters and the like that appear to be as long a small coach, and probably as much of a nightmare to park anywhere. So we can have lengthy, small commercials. Why then, do we only see once in a blue moon an older extra / king cab pickup, when what we should have is double cab trucks with full load beds; like the yank trucks. Any ideas why, i can't think of too many rational arguments against producing trucks that are fit for the purpose a lot of us need- room for passengers, tools dogs and god knows what. But with a proper buck...?

    I've been to Aus and NZ twice now, first time with backpacker permit, and second with the other half. One thing that's unlikely to change is, the common man can have a very nice, very comfortable life over there if a bit of effort is made, whereas here, well - if you work 14 hour days for years at a stretch you might get a plush house, pool etc., but over there it is more attainable and realistic; even for modest blue collar people
  8. Delivering firewood

    Ditto that..sold an old school L200 single cab a few years back to a guy from the Cotswolds who reckoned trying to deliver logs in anything much bigger on his rounds wouldn't have worked - small, tight driveways. If there is plenty of space on on a lot of client's properties, going with a small tipper or an Ifor trailer with any 4x4 works fine
  9. Silver birch seasoning time

    An old boy I know who's been doing firewood for years advises striping the birch (and other species that hold a fair water content) as soon as it's felled to allow moisture out; an underrated firewood I reckon, excellent stuff. Sometimes people are sniffy about the low grade woods but if you have volume, and some of us obviously do, it doesn't matter if the BTU's aren't that great. i don't mind alder, again if you catch it at the right seasoning point it isn't that bad, really
  10. Ripped off by tree surgeons

    Ah yes, colloquially known as the tosser tax...
  11. Check a Trade

    Wish i could report the same? Months of advertising in several parish mags and not a single response. Facebook is free, I've had loads more work from there
  12. Protecting mobile phones

    Ditto. A Defender on iphone 5 for general use, but since i'm rubbish at keeping the battery alive, a Caterpillar mobile as backup. Waterproof and generally indestructible looking, an ideal basic phone that always has charge due to huge standby time. You can get them for 20-30 quid
  13. Echo CS-590

    Ok, will check that out, thanks
  14. Echo CS-590

    Clearly popular saws then...
  15. 560 XP second hand price

    That sounds about right to me, a saw that age that's seen a fair bit of commercial use is defo 250 tops


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