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This is a discussion on Another shortage within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Went to the local lumber yard this morning. Untreated 2x4x 8 footers are $6.00! Wow! Now treated lumber is getting in short supply. Zero 4x4 ...

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    Another shortage

    Went to the local lumber yard this morning. Untreated 2x4x 8 footers are $6.00! Wow!
    Now treated lumber is getting in short supply. Zero 4x4 treated in stock and no resupply on the horizon.

    But that’s OK. ‘Social justice’ and ‘black lives matter’ is more important that building or repairing anything anyway.
    Screw it! I ordered another “Trump” yard sign as my own informal method of protest.
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    Simple answer...

    Kill more trees.

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    I got a 4x4x10 PT post yesterday. No 8's in stock.

    $26.72 each.

    They are telling everyone this is due to the china virus.

    Uh, maybe 2 months ago but not now. Now it's just an excuse to bend you over and make you squeal like a pig.
    Last edited by Robie; 08-18-2020 at 09:14 AM.
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    We need to get used to the prices.
    Inflation is hitting us hard and stores are trying to stay in business. We ain't seen nothing yet.

    The busiest independent hardware store in town pulled an inventory a few weeks ago. It was their first in 16 years.
    I share this because of what it means. The inventory was required for audited financial statements so they could get a bank loan.
    It suggests they are in trouble.

    Look for this to happen more and more as businesses hit the wall.
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    When the cool weather hits, I'll be cutting up firewood and sawlogs.

    Fire up my lumber mill!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Simple answer...

    Kill more trees.

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    Feds took over some 500 acres of State Land, now I can't drive on it to retrieve game.

    A lot of red pine trees have been select cut, and are on the ground. The Amish sawmill powered by electric has a stack, and so does the mill that does the oak

    "I should buy a sawmill cat meme", but rough hewn lumber is easier to get rid of.

    Got 3 thread answers in one post to conserve site resources

    Another eta, before my layoff my employer was concerned about getting China Crap Lumber / finished parts

    Sierra Pacific was whining and was telling the Senators of the states involved to support Trump's tariff plan.

    Then add in COVID 19, lumber was a concern before Christmas.
    Last edited by AquaHull; 08-18-2020 at 11:53 AM.
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    Neighbor had plans of building a apartment complex for investment. Just got a call from the builder price is up on bid $100k for materials. 30% increase since March, if it's even available.
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    Why in he11 are you building things? BLM and antifa will just burn it down!
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    The China lumber was cheaper and way better than Sierra Pacific crap.

    China lumber had / has a filler in the glue that is abrasive to tool steel, so the molder machines blades dulled in 100 boards.

    Even Homer would say "Carbide". But China is a hole, they sell the lumber , knowing it is abrasive.

    It goes way further than that, cause I'm 6 months behind on my observations .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    Why in he11 are you building things? BLM and antifa will just burn it down!
    Bait ?
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