BC Forestry - Ingenika log cabins

In one summer our work crew built four complete log cabins, three smaller ones as dormitories, and a much large one as a kitchen, dining hall, and recreational building. An old hand named Bud from Hudson's Hope showed us how to build them. We did everything, from falling the trees, limbing, bucking, and skidding them to the work site, then peeled, notched and assembled the logs. We had a tiny bulldozer for skidding and hoisting the logs, it is visible in front of the far left cabin. There was no road access, the camp was on a 6,000 foot gravel runway, the cabins were intended to host fire-fighting crews dropping fire retardant from bombers.