I've noticed many times that people buy a pickeroon (or hookeroon) and use it for picking up wood. To me that is strange. They are not usually used for that except for an occasional pick up of some small stuff. Around these parts the pickeroon is used mainly for moving logs rather than picking them up. For picking them up we use the log tongs. At a recent gtg we had some big stuff to move around and there are a couple ways of doing it. The first way is to use lots of muscle. Now comes the pickeroon. I watched a few of these logs being moved then picked up my pickeroon and easily moved some logs over to the splitter. Here I was just turning the log to point it in the right direction. The reason for this thread is just that it has gotten me curious over the use of the pickeroon or how some folks use it. Personally I've tried to use the pickeroon a few times for moving some firewood but found it took way too much work, but maybe that is because I have such a bad back and hips that slow me down. Therefore, I use the pickeroon to move logs (Small and large alike. Long and short alike). When I pick up firewood (and sometimes long logs) I use the tongs. It just makes the work go much easier.