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    ^ There you go. And btw it’s not just to...

    ^ There you go.

    And btw it’s not just to reduce fire danger. Sometimes it’s things like wildlife habitat or range improvement, sometimes it’s invasive species, and of course silvicultural and/or...
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    Itís Universal Nap Time. 345301

    Itís Universal Nap Time.
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    They will. If nothing else, I read where the...

    They will. If nothing else, I read where the cannabis crop in California has been negatively affected. Smoke damage to other crops is likely. Water shortages will result, especially if/when the...
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    I forgot to mention Native American lands and...

    I forgot to mention Native American lands and reservations. Move them to the city, right?
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    Where’s the PMed address? ;) No charge. ...

    Where’s the PMed address? ;) No charge.

    Sweet pic.
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    Look Karen, I see that you’re really enjoying...

    Look Karen, I see that you’re really enjoying your smug little conceit that everyone can live in cities and we can just let everything outside of the cities burn catastrophically, but it reeks of...
  7. You mean what am i on? Not how old am I.

    You mean what am i on? Not how old am I.
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    ^ Great POV if you don’t care about wide-ranging...

    ^ Great POV if you don’t care about wide-ranging effects that you refuse to see such as watershed health (ie. Where you get your water, dumbass), smoke and fire effects on agriculture (your food and...
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    Ukraine email servers!

    Ukraine email servers!
  10. #1 - run! #2 & 3 - how old are they? #5 -...

    #1 - run!
    #2 & 3 - how old are they?
    #5 - what’s she on?
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    I hope you guys are right. You are right.

    I hope you guys are right.


    You are right.
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    A pretty good piece, sort of poignant, about...

    A pretty good piece, sort of poignant, about hotshot life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6T9R-cjXc0
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    ^ Good article. It sums up the scientific causes...

    ^ Good article. It sums up the scientific causes and issues involved, but it doesn’t really address the crucial next step, which IMO is getting the public educated and supportive of landscape-scale...
  14. Helicopter pilot?

    Helicopter pilot?
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    ^ OMFG!

    ^ OMFG!
  16. For some reason Danno’s post got me thinking...

    For some reason Danno’s post got me thinking about the different skills I used as a ski patroller. Here’s a list of some of the things I had to be more or less adept at, I’m sure I’m forgetting...
  17. Still, I bet 90% of the people that post here...

    Still, I bet 90% of the people that post here could help Benny with some useful lift offloading tips.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmCYduLr58

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmCYduLr58
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    It wouldnít surprise me if corporate was still...

    It wouldnít surprise me if corporate was still trying to think of how to game this.

    In a way BD seems to be coasting on good will left over from the old Metcalf/Chouinard days.
  20. 4.7 stars. Would read again.

    4.7 stars. Would read again.
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    Clearly, altasnob. In a forum with a fair amount...

    Clearly, altasnob. In a forum with a fair amount of lawyers, he stands out for compulsive attorneyitis. .


    lol. You have me wondering, but I have some ideas.
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    Ah, I didn’t look very closely.

    Ah, I didn’t look very closely.
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    ^ They’re still for sale if you want them. ...

    ^ They’re still for sale if you want them.

    This one (DPS!) was used, went yesterday for >$180, plus shipping....
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  25. Give me blue cheese, a full tank, and...

    Give me blue cheese, a full tank, and 500mcg...I’d like to think I could do better than a convenience store.
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    I laughed at the fat kid vid. Bad person here.

    I laughed at the fat kid vid. Bad person here.
  27. FKNA papapoopski! Good story. :yourock:

    FKNA papapoopski! Good story. :yourock:
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    Firefighters stop East Troublesome Fire outside...

    Firefighters stop East Troublesome Fire outside Estes Park, Colorado

    Operations Chief said they had a “very good day” Friday
    ...
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    I wouldn’t want to live in Philly, but that place...

    I wouldn’t want to live in Philly, but that place is seriously cool. Frankly, firetrap and all, if I lived in Philly I’d be all over that place.
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    Sticky: mark AT threw me a really prompt and nice deal on...

    mark AT threw me a really prompt and nice deal on some shades. Buy with confidence.
  31. I have a pre-career list like most people - pizza...

    I have a pre-career list like most people - pizza delivery and bike shop to factory work and construction - but I only really found my place when I retired from wildland fire. Since then Iíve done...
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    ^ Heh. “Strong backs and weak minds”

    ^ Heh. “Strong backs and weak minds”
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    ^ lol. That reminds me, does anyone want these? ...

    ^ lol. That reminds me, does anyone want these? Iíd be glad to send them along.
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  34. I have some older 3-buckle T1s (with the gray...

    I have some older 3-buckle T1s (with the gray instep cover) in decent shape. They’re a lot like newer T2s. I’m headed out the door right now, but I’ll post some pictures if you’re interested. I’d...
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    Mental health issues to the forefront, due to a...

    Mental health issues to the forefront, due to a string of seriously ass-kicking seasons.
    https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/10/23/tough-fire-season-takes-toll-on-firefighters-mental-health/
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    I really hope so, but IIRC this isnít the first...

    I really hope so, but IIRC this isnít the first time legislation like this has been introduced. In the past it died in committee. Weíll see.

    Contact your reps.
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    ^ I went with the Barryvox when my DSP Sport got...

    ^ I went with the Barryvox when my DSP Sport got warrenteed (for a bad screen) and I like it a lot. It might be the current safest brand.
  38. Thatís a great site, in the time-honored...

    Thatís a great site, in the time-honored old-school tradition of basically-useless-but-fun websites.

    VT is .08 of NM.
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    I haven’t ordered from them, but the website...

    I haven’t ordered from them, but the website stated no charge shipping to the US. I’d rely on my credit card company to keep it all skookum. I’ve ordered a couple things from other euro companies...
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    Settling in for the World Series. 344644 ...

    Settling in for the World Series.
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    The forum software sure is fucked up for photos sometimes.
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    Mammut Barryvox $228, free shipping....

    Mammut Barryvox $228, free shipping.
    https://varuste.net/en/p77029/mammut-barryvox?change_country=US
  42. Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    Same here. Though I try, with mixed results, to...

    Same here. Though I try, with mixed results, to remember to drain the saw and run it dry during the winter.
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    Is Greenland iNorth America?...

    Is Greenland iNorth America?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpzzyPn42p/
  45. Hesitating with the torches and pitchforks.

    Hesitating with the torches and pitchforks.
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    A close friend is looking hard in the Sonoma CA...

    A close friend is looking hard in the Sonoma CA market, Boulder seems in line with that.

    Trying to talk sense with him, I sent some listings from Paonia CO, which seems like a bargain for a nice...
  47. Bennyís amusing, in no small part because heís an...

    Bennyís amusing, in no small part because heís an easy troll.
  48. Believing anything I write.

    Believing anything I write.
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    Much the same here in New Mexico. The Luna fire...

    Much the same here in New Mexico. The Luna fire is +10k acres, and been burning for a few days, but there are only 4 hand crews on it. By now, I think the only fed hotshot crews still on are from...
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    Good system. Combine that with decent base pay...

    Good system. Combine that with decent base pay for the down time and that’s how you staff a fire program with professionals.
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