Category Archives: Fire prevention

Electric Panels and How to Turn Off the Power.

It seems that whenever I talk to a group of people, I find someone who does not know how to turn of the electric panel to their house.  This is something that everyone should know how to do, even your … Continue reading

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors after TEOTWAWKI

First, let me explain a little about my background.  I have served in both the fire service and law enforcement and am retired from them.  During my working life I have seen people die from lack of smoke and carbon … Continue reading

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Fire Fighting Tools and Information for Preppers

The King Fire continues to burn and people are losing homes not to many miles from where I live.  This has me thinking about what information I can give you, to help prevent you from being a fire victim. There … Continue reading

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Using Controlled Burns and Backfiring to Fight Wildland Fires

Today I am sitting in my home and you can smell the smoke from the King Fire in Northern California.  The smoke is thick enough that the sun has a red halo around it and the amount of light it … Continue reading

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Major Wildfires Can be the Biggest Dangers to You and Your Preps

Every year I write a post on wildfires and try to warn people about their dangers.  Yet every year I see people who I know and have talked to about this problem ignore what I say.  Many of my friends … Continue reading

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Droughts and Wildfires

Summer is fast approaching and due to the drought, the grass is dry and ready to burn early this year.  Now I know this does not affect everyone, but I am sure that many of you live in fire prone … Continue reading

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Fire Safety and Children

For the last seventeen years of my career in law enforcement, I was involved in arson and bomb investigation, prior to that I was on a fire department.  This resulted in being involved in investigating a number of fires that … Continue reading

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30 Year Old Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher Still Works.

For some time I have been wanting to train my wife on the use of dry chemical fire extinguishers.  I have a never used dry chemical fire extinguisher that is dated 1984.  First, I want to explain a bit about … Continue reading

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More on the Use of Fire Extinguishers After TEOTWAWEKI

Fires are extinguished by removing one of the three sides of the fire triangle. The fire triangle consists of fuel, oxygen and heat. These are required for a fire to burn. To extinguish fires you merely remove one side of … Continue reading

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Indian Back Pumps a Simple Solution for Fire Suppression

Fires are and always will be a danger, whether wildland or structure fires.  When you cannot depend on the fire department what do can you do?  One possible solution is the Indian Back Pump.  This is a simple five-gallon pack … Continue reading

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