For wood, put on raft with large flat deck. You and your buddy drive through the swamp, swinging away. Raft has no weight restrictions. ENDLESS wood, thatch and mushrooms. Careful not to push off, go slow. It adds up fast, regularly took home 10,000+lbs of materials.
As to a posed of the Giant Beaver, this creature has a bonus where wood is x0.25 it's normal weight, combined with its large carry weight it's the best option for gathering wood. Ps: Giant beaver ' s mod. is x0.5!
The weight reduction on wood makes this Dino the best at gathering wood. Getting one of these early on the game might be a hard task but if done so this Dino will make your time in ark a lot easier. Yes they’re slow creatures but are extremely worth it lol