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Build anywhere with a gas powered winch

portable gas powered winch

How do large logs get moved on a remote log cabin construction site that has no power or heavy machinary?

Gas powered winch of course. The one on the right will cost you about 800 bucks and hooks up to most chainsaws. The bigger one comes with it's own engine and will run you over 1300 dollars.

A good equipment rental store might rent these out for around 50 bucks a day, which would be well worth it if you're trying to carve out a log cabin structure in the middle of nowhere.

That style of building would qualify as extreme homesteading in most people's book.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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You build a log cabin and I will pitch in 2 days of a winch!!!
Comment by Sheila Tue May 4 22:03:46 2010
Mark will do anything for time with a winch! :-)
Comment by anna Wed May 5 07:18:19 2010
Anna...Did you mean winch or wench??
Comment by zimmy Wed May 5 11:32:47 2010
Both! But I think he might like winches even better... :-)
Comment by anna Wed May 5 14:59:00 2010
Of course....A man and his tools.
Comment by zimmy Wed May 5 19:12:16 2010
this product is great/ where can I buy one
Comment by joseph Mon Jan 2 10:27:59 2012
I'm not sure, but I do know it'll be expensive....
Comment by anna Mon Jan 2 11:00:36 2012

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