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    12-17-2017
    Viva the Wayne! I can't kill mine.
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    12-16-2017
    These days its usually just me and one other man. The guy that I work with 95% of the time is my good buddy Markus. He covers all the ground duties and is a true artist at his job. He has been my very good friend since we were little kids, and we have killed a lot of trees together. Not a lot of talk goes on between us (other than shit talking) when we are working as he seems to read my mind and always be one step ahead of me! I am truly blessed to work with him and a I loathe the days I have to work with someone else.
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    12-16-2017
    Fuck being a role model. Be Reg C. Tree-work when done really well is like good art or music, and you my friend are at that level! I have had the pleasure of working with a handful of truly great tree-men in my life and they all did things very differently. Right or wrong way my arssss.
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    12-16-2017
    Do a search for face-pulls and band pulls-aparts. 2 prehab exercises that saved my shoulder.
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    12-15-2017
    z Yea, I am just so comfortable with some spurs and a flip-line that the only thing I feel would make things easier and quicker for me is a shiny new wraptor. I have used a wraptor about a dozen times and it is an amazing tool. I am not quite ready to spend the $ yet and I think I can handle a few more years of doing it the hard way.
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    12-15-2017
    First It allows me to haul ass to the first limb, drop my flip-line and free climb through the limbs while getting belayed right to the top if I need to. It also allows me to be much more aggressive when I am spurring up because I know I am not gonna eat some bark if I gaff out. This setup really reduces both physical and mental stress for me!
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    12-15-2017
    Great work Reg! I love the eco-system up in the tops of big old Firs. A world all its own.
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    12-15-2017
    It was my 1st day on the SpiderJack but i loved it. I preset my line whenever I can using a APTA. Sometimes I will go out on a Sunday afternoon and set a few lines for upcoming trees and just leave throw lines in them until we do the job.
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    12-15-2017
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    12-14-2017
    I have an old FMC/Wayne chuck and duck chipper we use for brush cleanup. 99% of the time we blow the chips in the woods or into a backstop so the clients can use the chips. I always take to logs if they are of any value.
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    12-10-2017
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    12-09-2017
    Someone recently gifted me a pair of Forester Arborist Chainsaw Pants and they are super comfy and baggy just the way I like. Now I won't ever have to feel the pain of burying a chainsaw in my leg ever again, and they are kind of padded in the shin area and give an added layer of comfort in spurs. I freakin love em'!
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    12-09-2017
    No ear protection for me and my hearing is still good. Other than my shiny new chainsaw climbing pants I don't do PPE. The only time I ever got really hurt was a very long time ago (38 yrs ago) when I was wearing a helmet, ear protection, eye protection, chaps, ect. I was so isolated from my work environment I couldn't hear another mans tree coming to get me. All that PPE got me was a broken collar-bone, a dislocated shoulder, and a broken forearm. Since then I have gone commando and have remained relatively injury free! Not for everyone I know, but its worked for me.
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    12-09-2017
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    12-09-2017
    No, but I sure wish I did. I spent 7 season in camps logging in southeast Alaska and don't ever recall even seeing a camera. We were all to busy trying not to get killed!
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    12-09-2017
    Bruce "The Moose" Baker is running the Hobbs lowering device in the 2nd pic and was one of the best mentors I ever had. A kickass old-school timber faller, yarder logger, and tree-man!
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    12-09-2017
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    12-08-2017
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    12-08-2017
    He is a perfect example of why the internet can be a very dangerous weapon for young climbers. Internet forums and a few YouTube videos can never replace the experience of learning and working with real pro’s. Cory “human” needs to either find a new line of work or turn off the fucking cameras and go work with some pro’s for a few years!
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    12-07-2017
    Just playing with more vids. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZtmyDRreMOo" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ey-5HAsBPTQ" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    11-28-2017
    The Salt Creeks kick butt. A nice high pull with the 518 skidder and a tree jack can over come some serious back lean if you take your time and let the tools work their magic.
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SPURRED UP MY FIRST TREE AT 13. DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AT 15, AND HEADED FOR A LOGGING CAMP IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA. IT'S BEEN NOTHIN' BUT FUN SINCE!! I CANT' BELIEVE I GET PAYED TO DO THIS SHIT. TRULY BLESSED!!
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An undisclosed location in the Redwoods
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CLIMBING, LOGGING, MILLING, OLD TRUCKS, GROWING FOOD, AND MUSIC

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