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.
Originally Posted by rhrobert
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.
Everything marked, everything 'membered. You wait, you'll see.