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RE: My favorite flame retardant

by Nitsuj (Hermit)
on Aug 10, 2000 at 00:36 UTC ( #27188=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favorite flame retardant

2 words.
Controlled burning

Got a forest fire, burn the brush out in front of it and see how long that fire lasts. Saves millions of acres of pristine and beautiful forrest every year, and still gets criticized when it is in the spotlight because the public is so uninformed.

Also good as preventive medicine, which doesn't mean that folks should go leaving campfires unattended! What it does mean, is that the good park rangers who plan it out and do it with a good eye and a bit of expertise should get more credit!

It is something that backpackers such as myself truly appreciate though :-)

Just Another Perl Backpacker

Thanks for the new sig idea jcwren!

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RE: RE: My favorite flame retardant
by infinityandbeyond (Sexton) on Aug 10, 2000 at 16:29 UTC
    It's a very similar idea here in Illinois, the Prairie State. The prairies are all burned either in the fall (right after the season) or in the spring (right before the season) because it kills off all the European grass that would otherwise choke it (only one of the many reasons to burn a prairie). People didn't settle out here for years, becuase they were scared of rampant fires that just happened every so often. BIG FIRE EVERY YEAR = FUN - Infinityandbeyond

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