[Homestead] Chainsaw recommendations?
genegerue at ruralize.com
Mon Oct 4 14:33:09 EDT 2004
>Now that is hard-core!
I greatly admire the ethics and independence of using hand, rather than
power tools. Certainly a good idea to be as self-sufficient as possible.
Hard labor day after day is a criminal sentence. I think Scott Nearing
would have lived longer if he had given his body an easier time of it.
Looking forward to yet another day of drudgery is antithetical to long life.
If one has a very small and/or very energy-efficient house with an
efficient wood-burner, then maybe it could work long-term. I have tried
doing it. I own three cross-cut saws and a bow saw as well as axes, wedges
and mauls. Takes a lot of time. I like the sounds of the woods that hand
sawing allows. Lots of Zen moments. Ah, well, each of us needs to work our
way through the various experiences. We live, learn, enjoy or not, and evolve.
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