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Old 06-27-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Prepping to evac.

Big ol' fire nearby so the 4x4 is on the trailer, hooked to the bus and the car is on the dolly hooked to Mary's car. Important stuff is loaded and we're ready if need be. Wish us well.

Goodwin fire in AZ.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:08 PM   #3
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Good luck, thank goodness you're prepared.


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Old 06-27-2017, 09:12 PM   #4
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Best wishes & be safe!

Been there twice myself. Lost one house. The second one we had fire fighters in our back yard...
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:49 PM   #5
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Good luck, be safe, hope you don't have to evacuate.

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Old 06-27-2017, 10:13 PM   #6
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Looking good for now. Moving away from us.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:14 PM   #7
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We had to go through the same thing with the doghead fire here in new mexico. I had to help evac a few friends and multiple livestock, but luckily we didnt have to evacuate, and hopefully you dont either. Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:24 AM   #8
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Looks good here this morning...very calm. Maps show we are out of danger but soooo many others aren't.
Have a friend that lost his house to a house fire recently, living in a trailer/shed and now he's been evacuated.

Huge resources are on this.

One hour at a time.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:28 AM   #9
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Lost power yesterday afternoon for a few hours, I plugged a 10ga. ext. into the bus gen. and powered the evap. cooler and tv/computer.

Love dat bus.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:41 AM   #10
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Glad everyone is safe,


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Old 06-28-2017, 07:58 AM   #11
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Glad to hear you are safe. Keep an eye on it and stay vigilant.
Portable power unit... Another benefit to having a bus!

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Old 07-19-2017, 11:26 PM   #13
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The fire killed the vegetation and now we had a flood. Jumped in the bus, grabbed the neighbors and hauled ass.
We are fortunate, water didn't get in our house but things are a mess. Our out buildings....Well tomorrow we shall evaluate. Black water from the fire.... yuk.


Don, Mary and Spooky the wonder cat are high and dry in AZ, we have each other.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:17 AM   #14
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:35 AM   #15
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:45 PM   #16
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Good luck. We'll keep you on the radar until we hear you're safe.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:47 PM   #17
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My bus would be a horrible bug out vehicle. I can get stuck on flat ground if the grass is wet. Better to attach flotation devices to the sides and try to sail it to safety as the water levels rise.
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