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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-06-2015, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Fire wood

My family does a yearly camping trip in Allegany State Park. During these trips, my father always took pride in securing firewood for the group. He'd go out searching the woods for downed logs and limbs. He'd do this 3-4 times during the 2 week period.

Last week, he was told that his heart conditions that he's had most of the past 2 decades have become worse. He is out of work until further notice, but at least until May 5.

I cannot allow him to go looking for wood anymore. He needs to rest. His heart is working at approximately 15% efficiency. The strongest man I have ever known is now forced to rest a LOT more than ever before, and he has a difficult time keeping up with the pace he used to be at.
I need to make it so it isn't necessary for him to do so.

I'm looking for any and all information folks could give me about getting maybe a cord of wood. I've never purchased firewood, so I have no connections, nor do I know what a decent price is.

Anyone know of anyone in the Bradford PA area that might be able to sell me a cord of firewood the last week of June? I don't know what a decent price is, but I'll pay whatever that is.
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Re: Fire wood

A cord may be more than you would need for a couple week of camping since a cord is approximately a 4X4X8 stack of wood.
Many people that sold wood around me were having trouble supplying regular customers with seasoned wood towards the late part of the season due to the extreme cold weather. In January I heard it was going for over 210.00$ and the quality wasn't that great.

Try looking in the phonebook or Craig's List to see if anyone is selling and delivering firewood.
In September when I had my wood delivered it cost [email protected] cord dumped. That was for seasoned hardwoods.
Good luck with getting firewood and hope your Dads health issues improve.

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Re: Fire wood

better check on transporting fire wood from one area to another, you may have to buy it near the park.

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Re: Fire wood

I checked. Can transport from 50 miles in. I called the park this morning.
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