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    07-05-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Happy 4th Of July! in Odds and Ends
    Best to all of you. Shitty day to be on duty at the FD in dry Eastern Washington. Been a busy evening, not stopping any time soon. Still love my job.
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    05-12-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Thanks. Gotta scratch the spring itch. Most of the trails are nicest in the spring.
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    05-12-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Favorite photos of my current 2 bikes.
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    04-09-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread "Breaching Chainsaw" in Chainsaws!
    This is pretty much the standard in the fire service, and what I’ll likely recommend. Spray paint is cheap.
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    04-09-2019
    I don't want this to turn into a cop bashing thread. If you are inclined to go there, please leave now. I run the power tool program at my fire department and have recently been contacted by our local SWAT team about tactical chainsaw use. In my research, I found this: http://www.tactical-chainsaw.com/product.html Can anyone tell what the saw is in these photos?
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    03-06-2019
    I ordered 2 for my Fire Department. I think they'll be excellent for that purpose(vs. the 461) I'll take the opportunity to cut some wood while I'm breaking them in. I'll base my purchase personally on how they perform.
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    03-06-2019
    Just got a call from my dealer. They can order them now.
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    02-25-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    I’m being told the distributor in the PNW won’t have any until late March.
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    02-24-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    I will check with them again. Thanks
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    02-24-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Are you guys seeing these available in the USA? I tried to order 2 and my dealer told me they can't get them yet. Something may be going on with my dealer, they only have 4 saws on the shelf right now.
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    02-07-2019
    I don't mean to offend you, nor do I imply I think you are a snowflake. I've been in fire, and specializing in wildfire for 25 years. I'm not too far south of you. Yes, I read the whole article. I agree there is a lot of smoke in recent years. I'm sure it won't prolong your life or mine. My point is that if they really want to see the effects of the smoke that is generated in a wildfire, they should look to the guys/gals that are immersed in it for weeks and months at a time on the front lines, not raise the fears of the public. The firefighters are the ones that get exposed the most. If the exposure to the public was really a big deal and it was truly a life threatening exposure, the wildland firefighter should be dying in droves as their exposure is dramatically higher. The snowflake thing: Well I tend to believe most studies come from universities and such and I believe they have a "snowflake" view of things, generally. I view the people who think they are going to die from the smoke while they are at their main home, away from the fire as said snowflakes. They keep building their "cabins" and "vacation homes" further and further into the trees and then, they can't deal with it when those trees burn as most of them a woefully unprepared. They expect the government to go save their stuff for them. The government saves their stuff by sending guys like me to go eat smoke. Wildfire smoke isn't anything compared to smoke from burning structures, that's the bad stuff. I'd be interested in how they propose we solve this problem.
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    02-07-2019
    I'd take that with a grain of salt. The air we breath every day has traces of most if not way more than their list of the "Chemical Soup". There are lots of people that get very old smoking 2 packs a day. Something is going to kill every one of us, eventually. Our wildland firefighters are and have been receiving very high doses of "forest fire smoke" for many years, delivered in 14 day exposures followed by a couple days R&R, wash rinse and repeat. I'd put much more credence in a study that addresses the wildland firefighter's chronic exposure vs the "snowflake's" acute exposure. I'm always somewhat entertained by the strong healthy residents that cease to be able to function due to the smoke, wallowing in their dust masks and self pity, while we head up the hill for another 16 hour day on the line protecting their vacation home.
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    01-30-2019
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Homemade gear in Gear Forum
    My kinda thread right here!!! I spent all day yesterday rebuilding my brand new BOLA so it'll work like I want it to.
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    01-27-2019
    Add to the irony the fact that forest fire suppression started so those trees could be saved for commercial use. Now we've screwed up the natural fire cycle in the forest so bad and we aren't harvesting enough. Now the forests are full of litter (natural litter), the roads aren't being maintained by the loggers so the firefighters can't gain access as quickly, nor do we have roads/trails to work from for containment. We have continuous fuels from the forest floor to the top of the canopy with no natural separation as would have occurred with the natural fire cycle. It's all fucked up. It's going to take a very long time to fix. We are going to continue to have devastating fires. This is the reality that will likely exist for our lifetimes.
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    01-23-2019
    If you are thinking of using the "Ground Anchor" you "learned" from Daniel, please reference this instead of his "technique".
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    01-19-2019
    I still appreciate the tip.
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    01-18-2019
    I ended up filing a claim with eBay, refund issued in a few days. No other communication from seller.
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    01-08-2019
    Ping me if interested in pictured items. Looking for around 70% of cost on the almost new stuff. HH2 package (sample cords, HH2, shackle, holster, tether, biner) goes together.
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    01-08-2019
    I've worked fires in the area. We have been advised to just ignore and not enter grows. I was also advised if I found a mine entrance with a generator outside, just keep on moving. Now in WA, we have to protect the "crops" weird how times change.
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    01-07-2019
    It's $10...... I'm sure it'll work out, or it won't. I won't be getting worked up over it.
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    01-07-2019
    I've not seen or head anything.
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    12-30-2018
    Human is an interesting guy to watch. If you follow his story, you will be aware he has had a long running battle with depression, that could explain his username. He is a Vet and an ex-con, this has been professed in detail on his "channel". I wouldn't be surprised if his initial reaction to that situation was defensive in nature, that's not uncommon in "Alpha" type guys. Maybe he has learned from the mistake. I applaud the guy for being open and honest and working hard to get on the right path. I don't think he needs a public beat down for making a mistake in a tree. Sure we can learn from the video of the mistake, as I'm sure he will, but I don't see the need to crucify the guy.
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    12-28-2018
    I'll add to this discussion from a Fire Captain's perspective. Most smoke detectors were designed to last 10 years with a battery change annually. We run a lot of false alarms caused by old smoke detectors, I believe newer detectors are better at alarming when they should. There was a period of hardwired detectors that came with and without battery backups. You want a battery backup. The new generation stand alone smoke detectors can be purchased with a 10 year lithium battery. You just replace the whole thing every 10 years. These are my favorite detector. They are especially well suited for spots that are hard to access, you only have to get to it once every 10 years. In my area, building codes are going overboard, in my opinion, requiring a detector in every room and hallway. I would recommend at a minimum one in the hallway adjacent to bedrooms and one on each floor, stay away from the kitchen. Add a CO detector if you have gas appliances, wood stove, fireplace, etc.
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  • Rustykfd's Avatar
    12-27-2018
    Seems a good deal. I just grabbed one as well. Thanks for passing that on.
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  • Rustykfd's Avatar
    12-18-2018
    How about a webbing anchor and a 3-1 with a prusik/prusik minding pulley. Capture progress, don’t screw up anchor tree, and mechanical advantage. And you can pull it off yourself.
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    12-18-2018
    Rustykfd replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
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I've been climbing trees and cutting trees for a long time, I am learning how to put those together the right way now. I'm in it for a hobby.
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S.E. Washington State
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Long Range Shooting, Gunsmithing, Cave Diving
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