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  1. New deal. You donate $50 to your fave animal...

    New deal. You donate $50 to your fave animal shelter and I’ll send them to you.
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    Heh. Exactly. There I fixed your...

    Heh. Exactly.




    There I fixed your answer, AR, to whatcha shoulda sed.
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    Lol!

    Lol!
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    An amusing note about the incident objectives in...

    An amusing note about the incident objectives in the Wildfire Today article on the AlŪsal fire.
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    ^ :biggrin:

    ^ :biggrin:
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    Sometimes I really love this place.

    Sometimes I really love this place.
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    I meant to add earlier that it’s nice that Hanson...

    I meant to add earlier that it’s nice that Hanson has a UCD degree, but as a f’r instance there are a number of people with law degrees that seem to have some bad thinking going on.
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    I just want to say that this is one of the better...

    I just want to say that this is one of the better discussions I’ve seen on this topic on the interwebz anywhere. Carry on.
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    I’ll agree that some FS thinning may be a ruse to...

    I’ll agree that some FS thinning may be a ruse to sell lumber, but that should be looked at on a case by case basis rather than used as a case against thinning in general.

    I was in forestry...
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    So, should we just sweep and pave it after...

    So, should we just sweep and pave it after thinning? Of course there’s gonna be some stuff left over, but it’s going to be on the order of multiple tons/acre less than untreated, and it’ll be on the...
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    Ha! Smoldering cow turds were the worst! I...

    Ha! Smoldering cow turds were the worst! I remember having a piss pump and a shovel…misery.


    None have been tested yet as far as I know, though the Boy Scout camp one came close a few years...
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    Exactly, I just changed one word.

    Exactly, I just changed one word.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD9xK9smth4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD9xK9smth4
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    A day or two ago. 388557

    A day or two ago.
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    I kind of hate to say it, thinning won’t stop...

    I kind of hate to say it, thinning won’t stop embers being blown from long distances (and unthinned areas) and lodged in structures when the wind is howling and fuel moisture percentages are in...
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    It’s all fun and games until the lawyers show up.

    It’s all fun and games until the lawyers show up.
  17. Say no more. I locked myself out of my truck at...

    Say no more. I locked myself out of my truck at least twice during that process.
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    I got this. Hey, it’s shorter than...

    I got this.


    Hey, it’s shorter than bodywhomper’s posts in the wildfire thread. ;)
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    No lights. At that time the ships flew without...

    No lights. At that time the ships flew without lights, because pilots wearing night vision goggles would be blinded or distracted by any lights - the NVGs amplify the available light. We trained to...
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    ‘77 recap. The two ships were headed in after...

    ‘77 recap. The two ships were headed in after drops to the landing pad to reload water, IIRC the LACo ship (Bell 205) came down on the USFS ship (Bell 212) from above on approach, about 100 feet...
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    That’s the ‘philosophy’ of any fire personnel...

    That’s the ‘philosophy’ of any fire personnel that have a clue. The drops on large fires are usually ‘CNN drops’ unless there’s a structure or other point protection objective. In my time air...
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    Follow up. ...

    Follow up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVi-UTF9PL4
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndpi8tNZyQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndpi8tNZyQ
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    Pretty much nailed it there J. I was on a...

    Pretty much nailed it there J.

    I was on a night-flying helitack crew in ‘77 (yeah, I’m old) - Rose Valley LPNF - when there was a mid-air collision between our ship and an LA County ship as they...
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    Shhh. He’s on a roll.

    Shhh. He’s on a roll.
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    At Taos, it’s wearing skis - I just heard there’s...

    At Taos, it’s wearing skis - I just heard there’s no skis and it’s brutal at Highlands. Taos is just sidestepping down the fall line with skis on. Boring, but not too hard.

    But yeah, don’t be...
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    Here’s your chance to earn a little sweat equity...

    Here’s your chance to earn a little sweat equity for a Taos pass. I got this in email but didn’t find it on their site yet. Cool program, I kinda wish I hadn’t already bought my pass.


    ...
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    Well, if the vehicle was purple…

    Well, if the vehicle was purple…
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    I donít know if this is delusional, lame, or...

    I donít know if this is delusional, lame, or what.
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    How many points for candle-light highlighting?...

    How many points for candle-light highlighting?
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    These days this might be posted every week.

    These days this might be posted every week.
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    https://bottlebluebook.com/blog/27/Have+a+Bottle+Y...

    https://bottlebluebook.com/blog/27/Have+a+Bottle+You+Want+to+Sell%253F+Here+are+the+4+Best+Ways+to+Offload+it%2521
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    Iím glad to hear the news about olí Artie. ...

    Iím glad to hear the news about olí Artie. Really glad.
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    FKNA! That AK trip… :yourock:

    FKNA! That AK trip… :yourock:
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    At the optometrist. FML 385379

    At the optometrist. FML
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    …and it’s spotless. SPOTLESS!

    …and it’s spotless. SPOTLESS!
  37. Ouch.

    Ouch.
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    Weird shovel too.

    Weird shovel too.
  39. Awright, back on track. As informative as the...

    Awright, back on track. As informative as the traffic complaining is, I’m rather enjoying the fraternal back-and-forth shit toss.
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    That’s kind of old-school, almost archaic. I’d...

    That’s kind of old-school, almost archaic. I’d bet good $$ it’s an older guy.

    “Two more chains” is kind of a wildfire meme.
    https://www.wildfirelessons.net/resources/twomorechains
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    ^ Well said, Kevo. Seen this picture yet? It...

    ^ Well said, Kevo.

    Seen this picture yet? It speaks volumes, one for the ages. From the Plumas NF FB feed. Ruby Mtn Hotshot crewwoman attending to her tool while protecting that town of Milford...
  42. Mon-Tue are good.

    Mon-Tue are good.
  43. Probably not, but I feel like this a good thread...

    Probably not, but I feel like this a good thread for some of the usual suspects to vent and work on a few issues.

    It’s pretty good riding weather. Just sayin’.

    Edit: and what Vt-freewheel...
  44. *Golf clap* for the OP. I loved this line, Iíll...

    *Golf clap* for the OP. I loved this line, Iíll probably steal it.


    Hope the hangover isnít too bad.
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    That owl is awesome. :yourock:

    That owl is awesome. :yourock:
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    No, I like the name…a lot, actually.

    No, I like the name…a lot, actually.
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    Great tomatoes and corn tho.

    Great tomatoes and corn tho.
  48. Rookie.

    Rookie.
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    ‘Bout time for a little Mammoth Craters...

    ‘Bout time for a little Mammoth Craters earthquake to inject some reality into that market.
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    I’ve seen that time and again.

    I’ve seen that time and again.
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