Well, it's almost time to start thinking about hauling in lumber and logs into my property. I have been thinking long and hard about how I want to do this. I'm a little unsure of my plan. Because I think it is probably realistic to think I will not be able to get all the lumber and logs out in one season, I am concerned about how to properly store my lumber to protect it from the elements. What I am thinking about is hauling the lumber and logs out in separate units, laying a large tarp down on the snow, laying the lumber on the tarps and wrapping the lumber up in the tarps. My concerns are #1, should I haul in a chainsaw and cut down trees for stickers to set the lumber on or is it even necessary? #2, should I try to cover logs with tarp from the top down or the bottom up and how will this be affected by snowmelt and rain leaking into the tarps? #3 how do I secure the tarps to the log or lumber so that the wind won't blow it off? So how about it, any suggestions? I am new to this hauling building materials. All the building I have done before SBS just offloaded the lumber right to the job site. Any advice from those with experience would be much appreciated.