As a guy, I’m very concerned with gear. As such, we brought a lot of stuff with us from CA, some of which was invaluable and some of which never came out of the duffel bags.

Here are the primary systems we ended up with:

Chain Saw Kit

I recommend standardizing on one brand of saw and one size of chain. This simplifies spare parts and sharpening tremendously. We had fantastic results with our Stihl saws and recommend them highly.

I recommend standardizing on Stihl saws with 3/8” pitch chains as that makes sharpening simple with only one size file and power sharpening stone required.

Once Gary took his saws (026 and 440) home, our kit consisted of the following:

Things I would add to the chain saw kit:




Tractor Kit