Category Archives: Fire prevention

Starting Campfires Safely, Without Starting a Wildland Fire

Every summer we see major wildland fires that are started by campers.  Often these are people from the city with no experience in the backcountry.  They set up a ring of rocks like those that they see in the movies … Continue reading

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Fire Protection for the Homestead.

Over the years I have often wrote about having fire extinguishers around the house and practicing good fire prevention.  Here is a post that was sent to me that gives some idea of how you can provide yourself fire protection … Continue reading

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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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