MakeShift Challenge: Impaled on a Tree: Honorable Mention

Max Lee’s Honorable Mention Entry
by Lee D. Zlotoff
March 14, 2008

Step 1: Pull the chain saw toward you and turn it on its side with the sprocket guard facing up.

Step 2: Unplug the saw.

Step 3: Tie the extension cord tightly around your upper thigh to restrict blood flow, leaving several feet of loose cord.

Step 4: Use the wire frame from your hearing protection device to remove the sprocket guard screw, exposing the chain drive sprocket.

Step 5: Plug in the saw and use the sprocket to cut the branch which presses down on the stub. Cut it as close as possible to the main branch.

Step 6: Push the cut branch off of the stub.

Step 7: Keep the extension cord tight as you stand up, hobble into the house, and call for help.

– Max Lee

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