Discussion in 'Blazers OT Forum' started by SlyPokerDog, Oct 10, 2017.
I just bought hot dogs and marshmallows, better to be prepared
I want to point out that I was answering Denny who referenced a big fire that we had 3 years ago... Luckily for us, we are not close to the current horrible fires in NorCal, nor too close to the fires in Orange County.
Yeah, we're at least 500 miles away from the NorCal fires.
Prez knows that lives are at stake! He will die if he doesn't get that dick pic.
I'm kind of worried I'm getting pinched. theres fires in Windsor, about 7 miles, Santa Rosa, just past there. In a different direction out the russian river valley there are first 10 miles away and that wind is blowing towards us. In a third direction there are fires just outside gyserville which is about 7 miles from my house. Then in the final direction there are fires about 20 miles out. I didn't know there were so many directions.
But I've been closely listening to all news alerts and nothing seems to be bearing its teeth at Healdsburg although a school about 1 mile from me got a preliminary evacuation warning but that's just cause they are rich shits with worried parents.
My wife and I just got back yesterday afternoon from 9 days in Cali. Went to Fresno (gag) to see her relatives and then swung over through the Napa Valley to 101. We were aware that fires were happening somewhere but were generally oblivious overall.....which was probably a good thing. We saw the fires to the southwest of Napa on our way in and the winds were really starting to play havoc with it, but we spent Sunday afternoon wandering downtown Napa and no one but no one seemed concerned. We then stopped in St. Helena for a meal and again, no one seemed a bit concerned and nothing out of the ordinary was going on. In fact we commented about how much the air had cleared up. We passed through Calistoga and then spent the night in Cloverdale. That’s when things got real. By 3 am Monday morning our room smelled like a camp fire and by the time we visited the local coffee shop, people were starting to seriously freak out. We hit 101 quickly after being told we could probably get through if we hustled. Fat chance.
North of Ukiah, 101 was closed indefinitely (with flaming hillsides alarmingly close by) and we were told if we wanted to keep going North we had to backtrack and detour through Anderson Valley and over to Hwy 1 south of Mendocino and then hook back to 101 at Leggett. Just what my carsick prone wife wanted to hear. So we backtracked and were glad we did (carsickness aside). 101 didn’t open until sometime the next day (And Mendocino proved to be an enjoyable visit). To make matters worse, the Eureka area had a massive AT&T outage (for whatever reason) and that, along with all the cell towers that were consumed by the fire had our family and friends freaking out big time when our phones kept going immediately to voice mail. Our phones were literally blowing up by the time we got to Crescent City. We felt very loved.......Interesting couple of days and proof that ignorance really CAN be bliss sometimes. As they say, God looks out for fools and little children.........
Glad you folks are ok....my grandkids are south of the fires....those Sugar Pines, Digger Pines, Madrone and Manzanita can melt steel when they get going....one Sugar Pine is like an army of archers with flaming pine cones shooting in every direction....I fought fire encroaching on my property in the Sierras every year for 7 years when I was living in N Cal....it's brutal. This was a bad one....heavily populated area...bad scene.
I work in South Hayward and we can smell smoke. Interestingly, I live a little closer but can't smell smoke (or see Russia) from my house, maybe something to do with prevailing winds.
Further, I'm sure you're too smart to need to be told this, but in case you might need to evacuate:
If your garage has an electric door opener, pull your car out now, in case you lose power. An outage is no time to try to figure out manual override.
Gas your car, get cash, pack some supplies, docs, maybe your flash drive in car.
Be sure phone is charged.
Best of luck and best to the amazing firefighters.
It takes 5 seconds to manually open a garage door. Do everything she says and then once you're ready, learn how to open it from inside....if you can't do it park outside.
If you can, you'll see how easy it is and then back your car in so it's ready to go out head first.
I'd feel much better knowing all of my documents and cash and supplies aren't sitting in the driveway all night.
Someone who wants out might even just steal your gas while you sleep. You never know.
Most important: if you have companion animal, be sure leash/carrier/cage is close at hand.
I'm all ready to evacuate but I seem to be in a safety bubble. But my car is packed and I can leave in a moments notice. I know a couple people who have lost homes and one of them is missing a mother who's house also burned two doors down from theirs. That was several days ago so she's either in the hospital or dead, otherwise there's been plenty of time to get in touch. But that was down at the tubbs fire almost 20 miles from me.
Don't forget if the fire gets too close you can use your guns to lay down some cover fire.
Why tempt fate? I'd get while the gettin' is good.
Did you hear that @Further, you can go stay with Denny.
Just don't expect him to use any jewish pronouns.
Things are looking up. The closest fire seems under control and the mother who was wishing finally checked in. She was in the hospital but nothing long term.
I'm working a new job so I don't want to leave them hanging when I haven't been evacuated when half the employees actually have been evacuated and can get to work.
Also, I'm safe for the time being and I am quite vigilant about remaining safe. There are usually recommended evacuations before the mandatory one. I plan to leave the moment the recommended evac comes down.
Also you're opening your home to all the hot women with loose morals that have been displaced by the fire.
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