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Old 06-15-2004, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fires on the Con June 12/13

The FourDice crew was up on the con this past weekend and on the way out we put out at least two or three camp fires, one right in Buck.. DO people not realize that its dry this time of year? Do people not realize that all it takes is one little breeze to blow sparks on to some dry brush and a fire will break out?


PEOPLE PUT YOUR D#@$ FIRES COMPLETELY OUT!
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good job Steve!

Glad your group was there to do the job
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It's always good to hear about clubs/folks stopping to put out fires left behind by someone else. We need to stay on top of this issue and keep educating folks of the danger of fires.

Can you image putting up with 10 years of this name:
The World Famous Rubicon Trail in the Black Sticks National Forest.

One camp fire; one good wind; one wayward spark and we could have that.
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All this talk about putting out fires has me thinking about how we should be prepared to put fires out. The first thought is making sure your fire is out. So what should we bring with us?

The objective is to make sure that fire will never come back to life.

What is the expectation?
Should we leave the fire ring to be reused?
Should we bury it so it doesnít look like a fire pit anymore?
Does it need to be cool to the touch before you leave?

What are some good solutions?
Pump: Would an onboard shower/pump provide enough water to put out a fire after it has been pumped at least 30 feet and maybe up 10-15 feet?

Bucket: A big paint bucket has many uses and you can walk pretty far (more then 30 ft ) with it.

Shovel: Should we bury it so it is out by suffocation? Does that even work?

I think Iím going to add a bucket to my packing list and Iím going to go re-read my old fire permit, or better yet Iím going to go get a new one for this year.

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Fire Permits sometimes specify having a shovel and fire extinguisher within 15 feet of the fire. Yes, read your permit instructions. Comply.

As to putting fires out, leave the ring, try not to construct new rings, and make sure you can put the back of your hand on the coals. Then it's out.
No smoke either, obviously.

Use water to do it. Save your extinguisher for problems.

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