I am sure by now you are all aware of the fast moving wildfires that are burning across Northern California. What you may not know is that quite a few preppers live in the areas that are burning. Many of these areas are quite remote and have been attractive areas for homesteading. I know that many preppers live in these areas and with over five hundred homes burned down I am sure some preppers have been affected.
Having spent time in the fire service and having fought this type of fast moving wildfires, I can tell you that unless you have large fire breaks around your home you will not be able to defend it against this type of fire without fire department help. Now I am not saying don’t move to remote areas, but you have to face reality as to the potential fire dangers.
You need to build with fire resistive types of construction, for example metal or fire resistive roofs, Concrete or fire resistive walls. See this article for additional information on what you can do to protect yourself, Wildfire Protection and How It Effects You.
Now I know people who live in the affected areas that I have not been able to contact, I don’t know if their homes are still intact. I know people who are fighting the fire and others who are helping to evacuate homes and animals. Within the next few days, I hope to talk to some of them and get them to share their experiences with you. If you have had experience with fast moving wildfires, share them with us so that we can all learn from your knowledge.
After TEOTWAWKI there will be people who set these types of fires both accidentally and on purpose. Fast moving wildfires may be one of your biggest threats. Don’t just ignore it.