Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fire season

Looks like we are already into a busy fire season. The drought in the western US is taking its toll. Reservoirs are depleted. Even here in northern NH we are in a sever fire danger situation. Not too far down the road from me a lost hiker accidentally set half a small mountain on fire. The snow pack wasn’t particularly deep this spring. We’ve also had a lot of dry wind making things worse.

Siberia is on fire. Normally Russian soldiers do a lot of firefighting. They are off doing something else right now. Probably miss the dangers of wildfires.

Most people have no idea how quickly a wildfire can move. If you have to evacuate you have to do it immediately. A few minutes searching for material possessions could be the difference between life and death. 

If you are in an area prone to fires you should have your bug out bags ready to go. Most physical things can be replaced. Your precious unique personal items should be packed up and ready to go. Some people have taken to digitizing important papers. That certainly makes it a lot easier to reestablish your life. A jump drive is easier to pack than boxes of papers. Some people leave their digital records in a safe place far from home. It could be with a trusted relative or in a safety deposit box. 

Personally, I’m not too comfortable with storing my digital life in cloud storage. Who knows how secure they are? 

People who deal with fire danger year after year usually know what to do. The problem is that the increasing danger area puts people are risk who have no previous experience. It wouldn’t hurt to find out exactly how bad your area is right now.



  1. Just like money in a bank really isn't your money, anything on the "cloud" is actually in the possession of OTHER PEOPLE, who may have nefarious uses for that information. And they cha make it disappear with a push of a button at any time.

    1. You got that right. Too often we see massive security breaches.

  2. not to mention many people moving from "blue" areas. they do no research b4 they move, then they are shocked things are different.

    1. . . . and the other way around.
      NH is sometimes called a purple state. We get things like well armed liberals. Interesting mix.

      It really matters what state you live in these days. Plan accordingly.