Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We need a lot more of these birds here right now.


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  1. They do a great job when it's on the line.

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  2. Could be worse. The state bird of Oklahoma is the house trailer.

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  3. The first time I saw one of those drops I was standing by the ridge line behind our house in Sebastopol Calif, it was 1972 or so. I was wearing boots, blue jeans & a tee shirt, carrying a shovel. All the guys around me are turning up their collars on their firefighter jackets, getting set under their helmets and laughing a little because they know the bomber is coming & I'm in a tee shirt.
    It opened up and down came all the colored stuff, and it all landed on the other side of the ridge.
    Not a drop on me & it stopped the fire! I still remember looking up and watching that stuff falling.

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  4. Dealing with the Sierra Club legacy.

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    1. I wonder how many spotted owls were killed in the fire and how many simply flew away from it?

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  5. My buddy in Idaho Falls makes the retardant.
    They are at 500 tons a day, and just keeping up with demand.

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  6. The Water Tanks in those Big Jets are Pressurized with Bleed Air from the Engines, and when the Valve is Opened, they get Thousands of Pounds of Thrust from it; that lets them get Crazy-low in the Canyons and Rocket Out, where a Gravity-Tank Bird would Crash.

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