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    Quote Originally Posted by rhrobert View Post
    There is no standard measurement for a rick, ...
    I thought we settled this whole firewood unit of measure stuff? To summarize: a rick is a heaping truckload. Two ricks equals a sh!tload, and there's 4 sh!tloads in a f*ckton.

    I get a USFS cutting permit every year, they measure in Ccf (100 cubic feet - or something like 2 face cords by my math). A permit for 4 Ccfs is $20. Just got our new permit a few weeks back and been out a couple times this year already getting the easy-pickings from the sides of the trails, mostly green oak that came down in last winter's storms. That'll be winter 2017-2018 wood once I get it split.

    Will second what Winni said about tarps too, tried to get a third year out of one of my big tarps and had the 'challenge' he described, leaking tarp and frozen logs. Getting quotes for a new pole barn now that will include a lean-to/awning (3 sides and a roof) on one side of the barn for firewood storage. That should make things easier this coming winter, but now I have to 'rotate' this year's firewood about 200' to it's new location so I'll be picking up each log about 8 times instead of the normal 6 this year lol

    What do you guys do for kindling storage? We stock a couple 2' square cardboard boxes full in the garage in the autumn, and intermix small sticks (1-2") into the outdoor wood piles between the logs so we don't run out mid-winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marked View Post
    I thought we settled this whole firewood unit of measure stuff? To summarize: a rick is a heaping truckload. Two ricks equals a sh!tload, and there's 4 sh!tloads in a f*ckton.

    I get a USFS cutting permit every year, they measure in Ccf (100 cubic feet - or something like 2 face cords by my math). A permit for 4 Ccfs is $20. Just got our new permit a few weeks back and been out a couple times this year already getting the easy-pickings from the sides of the trails, mostly green oak that came down in last winter's storms. That'll be winter 2017-2018 wood once I get it split.

    Will second what Winni said about tarps too, tried to get a third year out of one of my big tarps and had the 'challenge' he described, leaking tarp and frozen logs. Getting quotes for a new pole barn now that will include a lean-to/awning (3 sides and a roof) on one side of the barn for firewood storage. That should make things easier this coming winter, but now I have to 'rotate' this year's firewood about 200' to it's new location so I'll be picking up each log about 8 times instead of the normal 6 this year lol

    What do you guys do for kindling storage? We stock a couple 2' square cardboard boxes full in the garage in the autumn, and intermix small sticks (1-2") into the outdoor wood piles between the logs so we don't run out mid-winter.
    lol, funny

    Tarps never work for me either, I'll be building a lean-to as well. I have kindling stored under the house.

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    Looking for big azz tarps? Check places like craigslist for old billboard signs. Basically big heavy tarps. Bought a few in MS and still have em. They do Crack over time but way cheap for a big azz tarp.

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    I bought a couple from the military depot in town. Damn things are thick and really heavy but they sure do last. 25x40'. tan with grommets, $60.00 ea.
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    Al hit it again, I work for a company that makes billboards, and I get rolls of unprinted vinyl (damaged on the ends), that is my tarp, lasts almost forever. The rolls are heavy as a son of a gun to move.

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    That time of the year again, heating season about over and time to start refilling the wood pile.

    Was out walking the dogs and not 1/2 mile from my home (on Nat. Forest land) the Forestry Service had come through cutting live oak right next to the 2-track trail just in the past two days. Heard chainsaws, figured it was a neighbor and didn't think much of it. Didn't keep walking to see where they stopped cutting, but there's 5 good size (14-16" around) oaks and a bunch of smaller ones down and lying right beside the trail. Jackpot! If I can snag it all before anyone else does guessing it'll be over half of the wood we normally use all winter, but will need to let it season for a year being green. Already scoped out a few oaks close by that came down over the winter, so might be able to get all the wood I need without traveling more than 1/2 mile from home this year.

    Headed out tomorrow after work to grab a rick, and hopefully 2 each on Sat / Sun before anyone else grabs it. In a good news/bad news thing, had planned to work on my trailer this weekend as the weather is supposed to be nice but that's secondary now.
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    Wow! Nice score! Get up early in the morning and get to work Mr.
    Remember what Einstein said:
    I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

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