This is a discussion on Another shortage within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Chiefster23 We have a few sawmills nearby. Maybe I will go with roughcut. What kind of timber posts will last inground without ...
They used to make railroad ties out of them before they started getting the cheaper oak and smearing them with tar.
A seasoned Osage board will outlast any treated wood and most other woods.
Problem is, it's hard as a rock and a pain on saws.
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Here in PA the only listed woods available is locust and most of that is cut small for fence posts. I’m now considering using 2 inch galvanized chain link fence posts. At around $25 each they are cheaper and readily available.
I've got plenty of hardwood for heating, sell some, and for cooking also have trimmings from the orchard (apple pear peach cherry plum).
If you have a chipper, large chips from proper wood works great in a smoker
If you have a chainsaw you can get all the telephone poles you’d need. Just wear rubber gloves rated at 7200 volts.
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As I posted in another thread. Building the two outside wheelchair ramps both at 23-25 feet long one for each house and a few insides one the costs are way up. Also treat wood is hard to come by and prices up. 10 foot lumber can be had but longer is a hit or miss. The cabinets I put in were not my first choice but the others would have meant a long wait with no promise of when they would get here.
I have had to make the upper railings from standard construction lumber. No treated in the sizes needed.
On the one ramp I recycled 4x4 post and a section from a 21 year old deck that had been reused once already. flat section in the middle is recycled. Looking real good after I cleaned it up. Woods was all in good shape. setup that way so van can drop ramp right on it.
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Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
After reading this Obama said I am on it.
Did the weekly run to walmart yesterday. No ammo. No DAK hams. No bacon flavored SPAM but they did have regular. Only organic (expensive) apple cider vinegar. I was looking for canned peaches and I noticed that most varieties of canned fruit were only the walmart brand. Almost zero name brand fruit. Maybe walleyworld is deliberately cutting back on name brands to promote their own stuff. I prefer big brand canned goods for their better can coatings. Their contents last longer before getting that “tin can taste”. I’ve noticed that cases of Liptons teas have been pretty scarce for weeks now. I wonder if that’s a real shortage or just my local store choosing not to stock Liptons anymore.