Recently, a friend of mine had mushed his dogs to his cabin, just over the hill south of Whitehorse, to find every stick of wood gone. There was not even enough to start a fire with.
He was cold and wet from breaking through the creeks and depended on the firewood that he had cut and stacked and put in and out of the cabin the last time he was there.
I shake my head and wonder how some people can be so ignorant. Obviously, they don’t understand the life-saving northern codes of honour. Burning someone else’s wood without replacing it is a crime!
Do these wood thieves really believe that the wood walked in from the trees, cut itself into stove-size lengths, split and piled itself in and out of the cabin for them? Oh, and it also chopped itself into fine pieces of kindling and piled itself into a box for them?
I hope the people who went in there this fall are reading this. My friend did appreciate that you had at least left the cabin clean and swept. However, all owners of bush cabins depend on the firewood they get there.
Please have respect when using someone else’s cabin and replace the wood you burn.