How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Groundie

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  1. Tom Dunlap

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    Time to hear from the others.

    Sean chumed the waters:

    I nominate you to start the Groundie's/ Owner's Guide to an Excellent Climber.
    I'll get you started.
    #1 Groundies can't read a climber's mind.
    #2 Remember, brush is heavy; wood is heavy. Climber's get to use gravity to their advantage oftentimes, whereas Groundies more often have to work against it.
    #3 ...you're up!

    Don't drop things on me

    Next...
     
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    #4 Must be able tell a good joke (and not look like one).

    Especially when the stress is on.
     
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    If you can drag and chip any faster, come on down and prove it.
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    #6 must be able to say no it won't work.
    #7 must be able to say cut it smaller or use a bigger rope
    #8 must know how to use a polesaw n pruners
    #9 must know how to follow instructions
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    #10 at least one form constant communication, no mp3 players, eye contact, verbal, or hand signal
    #11 roll up own rope, carry own gear if ground crew is occupied
    #12 don't leave job site for snacks, lunch, soda, or water, bring your own.
    #13 If any clean up isn't done help, chip brush or move wood once out of tree
     
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  6. Tom Dunlap

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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    Bathe often and wear deodorant
    Don't ask to borrow money
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

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    Bathe often and wear deodorant
    Don't ask to borrow money

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Now that's funny! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    When you get down, pack up your shite, take 5, put on some gloves and help finish the cleanup.
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    As a climber we should bring some freshly baked scones,cream and jam for morning tea for the groundies and apoligise for being rude,sorry guys!

    PS. toughen the fu*k up!
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    #21. Look around the tree real good while you are up there and have the view. We will help when we can but don't count on us to spot work you need to do.

    #19. Give us a warning every time something is coming out of the tree.

    #27. Don't ever 'assume' you know where we are. Talk to us.
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    28. Do you want me to let it run or not?
     
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    29: Don't blame me when you choose not to rope off that stub!
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    Land the branches with the butts toward the chipper.
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    Don't drop wood on your rope, it's a hassle to untangle... and don't chew tobacco in the tree, reason should be obvious.
     
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    let it run hold it up then run all the way!
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    with out groundies,climbers cant work! You guys are sweet!
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    All groundies should be trained in the Remington-1100 aerial worker rescue system
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

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    All groundies should be trained in the Remington-1100 aerial worker rescue system

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    I'm from the 870 camp myself.
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    Browning Gold for me.
     
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    Re: How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Grou

    Blinky.

    I chewed while climbing for about a week. I got into the habit of yelling headache everytime I spit, my crew then asked me to stop chewing while climbing because they kept getting chew all over their hands from picking up brush I had spit on so I stopped.

    I also spit once with my visor down. You can guess what happened. As you can tell, I'm one of them smart kids you see on the tv

    #663- buy the crew lunch once a week!
     
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