Originally Posted by Mattchu
If you want to live in the woods you should be able to protect your own property. Think defensible space.
I just shake my head when I see all these Californians building million dollar cabins in cheatgrass and or standing dead lodgepole pine areas. Geez. I guess it's on because uncle Sam will spend a billion or so bucks a year to protect your property.
I guarantee you all the homes in Washington that have burned weren't millionaire California clueless transplants. The DC10s in Lake Chelan were bombing neighborhoods not forests.
Not sure which biased news story you were watching, but the firefighters are making a difference, saving lives and helping people.
They saved our community here twice in the last 10 years. I sincerely hope that you don't have to see your stuff burn one day. My good friend from Lake Chelan knows several, longtime locals including the widow of his shop teacher, who have had to watch their homes burn. But many were saved too, by extraordinary effort.
Don't let your cynicism and political views diminish the efforts of some truly brave folks who are working hard for us.