Fire makes you think

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    Fire makes you think

    Right now like 1 hour from me is a wildfire ( 4+ k acres burned ) .. Not really a issue where I am but right 3k people have been evacuated and a bunch more have been told to be ready to bail at any time ..

    Made me look around the house and think what would grab and if it was was ready to go..

    Also made me think (esp in AZ) about guns and ammo what would you grab and not .. How would you store it when you run .. How long would the safe hold out ( most o the not gran ones are just rated for normal house fires not this crap )

    Fire makes you think I will give you that
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    I am sorry to hear about your situation. I hate it for the poor folks that have been forced to abandon their homes and most of their belongings. I hope the Good Lord keeps you and your family safe.
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    Definitely makes you prioritize things.

    People definitely come first. Pets are 2nd.

    I'd definitely start loading up the ammo because it's too hard to come by nowadays. Of course the guns need to be loaded into the truck or trailer.

    Family documents, photos, some extra clothes and shoes.

    I think that if the fire is fairly close, you should probably start setting things by the door so you can load them up fast.

    I hope you have good insurance.
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    FIRE! ...BAAAAAAAD!!!

    Sorry. Just couldnt resist.

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    In my safe I keep a duffle bag where the guns and ammo will fit, (not to organized but in they go). This is always there and if I need to pack in a hurry thats the tool. Btw I keep similar bags in file cabinets for important documents and other essentials. (Tsunami, floods etc.)

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    You get fires and we get Hurricanes .. I understand ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Definitely makes you prioritize things.

    People definitely come first. Pets are 2nd.

    I'd definitely start loading up the ammo because it's too hard to come by nowadays. Of course the guns need to be loaded into the truck or trailer.

    Family documents, photos, some extra clothes and shoes.

    I think that if the fire is fairly close, you should probably start setting things by the door so you can load them up fast.

    I hope you have good insurance.
    I would be following Patti's priority list verbatim plus some groceries water utensils coffee pot 1 fry pan 1 deep pot. My tent SB propane/cooking burner and some other stuff. Ammo and my best/favorite guns would be cased and right by my door.

    I'm not out in the hinterlands like I suppose WR is. But if I lost my house and everything in it...well that's something I don't dwell on as it would really bum me out.

    Fire season is upon us people. Be careful out there.
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    Lost my house to fire last August. Everyone got out safe, the rest was just "stuff".
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    All family members keep a go bag ready to go. Sixty seconds is all that is required to be mobile and prepared to leave for an extended period of time. We also have a 5 minute and 10 minute list with things listed in order of importance to us. Everything is planned out. Trying to figure out what to do when a warning is issued is too late.

    BTW, the material things are not important. Family photos, personal bibles, etc if there is time. The rest is replaceable.
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