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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Firewood.

I figured I'd have enough seasoned wood for this season.

Had 14 dead trees dropped and spent a day splitting the small stuff and piled it up out back leaving a lot of firewood size stuff by the road for the locals.

Well someone looked under the tarp and took all the split wood along w/the stuff I split this spring and had stacked around the lease drying AND the stuff I left down front.

Don't you just love it!

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 12:02 AM
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Re: Firewood.

that stinks

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Re: Firewood.

Been there many times my friend. I've had multi thousand dollar veneer logs pilfered by firewood thieves, loads of cut rounds stolen, etc. Heres what I do at camp, I leave the wood in pole length. Most low lifes won't work to steal, so cutting the wood up does not appeal to them. It also makes noise and draws attention. When I go to camp I cut up a pole or two, split it, and use it, not leaving any split wood behind. Its sad you have to do that, but it works for me. I also caught a guy once who stole the wood from my home, lets just say he was somewhat more than startled when I wheeled in as he was stacking it next to his shed. He had the guts to say I had so much and he so little, I was the bad guy. The State Police did not share his opinion.

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Re: Firewood.

Firewood is Probably one of the most stolen items in rural NC pa. and its not always the local lowlife that does it , seems there are a few camp goers that feel its ok to take enough firewood ,just to get them thru a cool weekend at camp.cutting there own would probably cut into there beer drinking time.

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Re: Firewood.

Heard a story from some ole time camp owners about catching the vermin that stole there fire wood. They drilled into the fire wood and filled the hole with black powder and rifle primers, They then covered the holes with wood puddy. Wasn"t long when news of a stove blowing up hit the bars
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Re: Firewood.

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Heard a story from some ole time camp owners about catching the vermin that stole there fire wood. They drilled into the fire wood and filled the hole with black powder and rifle primers, They then covered the holes with wood puddy. Wasn"t long when news of a stove blowing up hit the bars
All I can say is WOW, potentially killing someone over some wood.

I do not condONE stealing in any way shape or form but some ways to combat things arent worth it.
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Re: Firewood.

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Heard a story from some ole time camp owners about catching the vermin that stole there fire wood. They drilled into the fire wood and filled the hole with black powder and rifle primers, They then covered the holes with wood puddy. Wasn"t long when news of a stove blowing up hit the bars
A few years ago, after about the 4th time of having our firewood stolen, I posted such a note on the woodpile. In the note, I said there were a few secretly marked logs mixed in the pile, which were loaded with black powder – although there actually were none with powder. I think DCNR removed the note.

I’ve also considered putting in some plastic tubes filled with skunk essence. That wouldn’t cause an explosion or any injuries, but may cause some “discomfort”. But just my luck, I would grab one of those logs.
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Re: Firewood.

While I'd like to load a few splits w/ black powder; the chances of it causing trouble is just too great. My luck it would blow up someone stealing my wood for the first time.

I wish I had 'borrowed' a few gal of the flame retardant chemicals we used to transport...I'd split some and just soak it w/ that, it would make it tough to light!

I did leave a note on the back of the building saying the cameras got the license plate number and the State Police are watching.

I doubt it will do any good as all the split stuff is gone.

I hope they enjoy the fruit of my labor, $900.00 to drop the trees and cut thru one that had fallen across a path.

Three friends and I spent a whole day w/ (2) saws and (2) splitters so I'm out the gas, food & beer for nix.

There is still a bunch of un-cut logs out back and alongside the place as we only cleaned up what had been cut out front...I think I'll let it rot and feed the forest soil.

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I do not condemn stealing in any way shape or form but some ways to combat things arent worth it.

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Re: Firewood.

Was hopeing myself that it was just a typo.

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