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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 the fire triangle. For example, adding water, removes heat, smothering the fire removes oxygen.

So how does this knowledge help you? It helps you to understand the principals of extinguishing a fire and lets you be a bit creative in your extinguishing methods.

Kitchen fires are one of the more common types and may be even more so after TEOTWAWKI. Fortunately, because you are usually in close proximity to the fires when cooking, they can usually be easily extinguished.…

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What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do You need?

Fire extinguishers are something that no home should be without.  In my experience I have seen small fires turn into big ones for the simple lack of an extinguisher.

There are many different types of extinguishers,  but today I plan to discuss only the ABC extinguisher.  They are by far the most versatile and my personal choice.

ABC – This is the multipurpose dry chemical extinguisher. The ABC type is filled with monoammonium phosphate, a yellow powder.  The chemical is non-conductive and can be mildly corrosive if moisture is present. In order to avoid corrosion, it is necessary to scrub and thoroughly cleanup the contacted area once the fire is out.…

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