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271752 Tony Blanks <dynnyrne@i...> 2020‑09‑10 Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
Friends

I was just having a look at the current National Sitrep from the 
National Interagency Coordination Center in Boise ID:

https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitre
prt.pdf

and saw this right at the top of the list of northern CA fires:

"* Slater, Klamath NF, USFS. IMT 2 (CA Team 10) mobilizing. Five miles 
northeast of Happy Camp, CA. Timber. Extreme fire behavior with 
crowning, long-range spotting and wind-driven runs. Community of Happy 
Camp threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect."

The interpretation of the first sentence is
Slater, (fire name)
Klamath NF, (National Forest)
USFS. (US Forest Service responsible for suppression operations)
IMT 2 (USFS Incident Management Team #2 will take charge of the response 
on arrival)

I have just pinged Scott, but I reckon he will be busy right now.

Tony B
Hobart, Tasmania
271753 Peter McBride <peter_mcbride@b...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
That's not good....
Thanks Tony.
271754 Dragon List <dragon01list@g...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
nifc heat map shows the fire got a few blocks from him over 12 hours ago.
 nothing since, though it might update and be bad.  fingers and everything
else crossed.

bill
felton, ca
just say “i’m still not fully back home after 2 weeks of evacuation from
the fires in our valley.”

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Peter McBride 
wrote:
271755 don schwartz <dks@t...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
Authorities are reporting 150 homes destroyed at Happy  Camp and 1 
deceased, but not identified. There is further information including 
video linked below. It's not pretty.

https://www.siskiyoudaily.com/story/news/2020/09/09/slater-
fire-updates-wednesday-fire-near-evacuated-happy-camp/5757366002/

Let's just hope he's still with us.

Don

On 2020-09-09 6:44 p.m., Tony Blanks wrote:
> Friends
>
> I was just having a look at the current National Sitrep from the 
> National Interagency Coordination Center in Boise ID:
>
> > https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/s
itreprt.pdf
>
> and saw this right at the top of the list of northern CA fires:
>
> "* Slater, Klamath NF, USFS. IMT 2 (CA Team 10) mobilizing. Five miles 
> northeast of Happy Camp, CA. Timber. Extreme fire behavior with 
> crowning, long-range spotting and wind-driven runs. Community of Happy 
> Camp threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect."
>
> The interpretation of the first sentence is
> Slater, (fire name)
> Klamath NF, (National Forest)
> USFS. (US Forest Service responsible for suppression operations)
> IMT 2 (USFS Incident Management Team #2 will take charge of the 
> response on arrival)
>
> I have just pinged Scott, but I reckon he will be busy right now.
>
> Tony B
> Hobart, Tasmania
>

-- 
anarchist
  - One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion
  - One who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
  - One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in
particular a government, and therefore          desires the absence of political
control.

moral nihilism - Amorality, the belief that morality does not exist, that no
action, thought or behavior is morally right or morally wrong.
271756 "John M Johnston (jmjhnstn)" <jmjhnstn@m...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
Anyone have a physical address for Scott?  The video shows devastation.

John

“There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness.”

________________________________
From: OldTools  on behalf of don schwartz 
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:19:38 AM
To: Tony Blanks ; oldtools 
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Spare a thought for the Happy Camper


Authorities are reporting 150 homes destroyed at Happy  Camp and 1
deceased, but not identified. There is further information including
video linked below. It's not pretty.

https://www.siskiyoudaily.com/story/news/2020/09/09/slater-
fire-updates-wednesday-fire-near-evacuated-happy-camp/5757366002/

Let's just hope he's still with us.

Don

On 2020-09-09 6:44 p.m., Tony Blanks wrote:
> Friends
>
> I was just having a look at the current National Sitrep from the
> National Interagency Coordination Center in Boise ID:
>
> > https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/s
itreprt.pdf
>
> and saw this right at the top of the list of northern CA fires:
>
> "* Slater, Klamath NF, USFS. IMT 2 (CA Team 10) mobilizing. Five miles
> northeast of Happy Camp, CA. Timber. Extreme fire behavior with
> crowning, long-range spotting and wind-driven runs. Community of Happy
> Camp threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect."
>
> The interpretation of the first sentence is
> Slater, (fire name)
> Klamath NF, (National Forest)
> USFS. (US Forest Service responsible for suppression operations)
> IMT 2 (USFS Incident Management Team #2 will take charge of the
> response on arrival)
>
> I have just pinged Scott, but I reckon he will be busy right now.
>
> Tony B
> Hobart, Tasmania
>

--
anarchist
  - One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion
  - One who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
  - One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in
particular a government, and therefore          desires the absence of political
control.

moral nihilism - Amorality, the belief that morality does not exist, that no
action, thought or behavior is morally right or morally wrong.

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271757 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
Hi Guys
   I'm fine. Thank you for the kind thoughts.
Really means a lot to me.

My house was miraculously spared.

It was hell like I never saw. (and I thought I knew hell)
Most of my oldest friends are homeless.
As my friend Dean says, 50 years gone in an hour.

  We had basically "made it".  Its after September and was a perfect year.
  Well not counting a worldwide plague and stirrings of civil war in 
America.
But as far as fire we all thought we were on easy street.

   One random spark on a mountaintop, in a freak dry wind storm, and a 
monster was born in a matter of minutes. I was upwind. It happened 
directly in front of me across the valley on the ridge.
I was upwind.
    But 1/3 of my town was not only downwind, but in a narrow valley 
that made a natural wind tunnel.
   In one day the fire took whatever it wanted and wandered over 25 
miles and into Oregon. One day
It was moving like a prairie fire only in full standing forest.

  I just got power back so this is the first I have had lights or a 
computer in days. First time I ever really wanted a smartphone. (I have 
a little "calls only" cellphone and wifi does the rest usually.)
Its 6am and I just got power back,
   Now there is no water.
And I didn't even have "no water" on my bingo card!

But they are building a fire camp in the field below me and guys are 
pouring in. Even though the giant fire has moved on, I have 50 square 
miles of glowing cinders and spots are going to keep popping up until it 
rains hard.
     yours scott


-- 
*******************************
    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039
    scottg@s...
    http://www.snowcrest.n
et/kitty/sgrandstaff/
    http://www.snowcr
est.net/kitty/hpages/index.html
271758 "yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
Wow - What a relief!  


Something else that America doesn’t want to be No 1 in.   


Climate change is going to be death by a thousand small things for our children.
fires, floods, species extinction, plague  - heck - we even had a plague of
locusts recently.  And still leaders of countries - not just the US, are denying
it.

I’ll not be here to see it through, thankfully.

But I’m thankful that Scott hasn’t gone early.  


Keep on taking care out there..  


Richard Wilson
Yorkshireman  in apocalyptic mood in Northumberland, where we are short of rain
- but the sea is still full  (and getting fuler as the ice melts!
271760 don schwartz <dks@t...> 2020‑09‑10 Re: Spare a thought for the Happy Camper
Hi Scott
Glad to hear you made it through that.

I was thinking of you recently while slowly repairing some plane totes 
in-between other projects. I had tried cyano glue a couple of times 
without success, so I dug around on the hard drive and found a copy of 
your published instructions on tote repair. I trimmed the top of the 
tote parallel to the bottom with neanderbuddy and clamped the new wood 
to it for 30 hours or so using Titebond III straight off the saw, thanks 
to Mr. Record. It has stood up to shaping with rasps, files, scraping 
and sanding, and I'm now attempting to match the colour using my 
favoured gradual approach of many dilute coats of water-soluble aniline 
dyes. It's coming along. Don't want to be rushing into anything!

Many thanks to you for sharing your ideas and methods.

Don

On 2020-09-10 7:48 a.m., scott grandstaff wrote:
> Hi Guys
>   I'm fine. Thank you for the kind thoughts.
> Really means a lot to me.
>
> My house was miraculously spared.
>
> It was hell like I never saw. (and I thought I knew hell)
> Most of my oldest friends are homeless.
> As my friend Dean says, 50 years gone in an hour.
>
>  We had basically "made it".  Its after September and was a perfect year.
>  Well not counting a worldwide plague and stirrings of civil war in 
> America.
> But as far as fire we all thought we were on easy street.
>
>   One random spark on a mountaintop, in a freak dry wind storm, and a 
> monster was born in a matter of minutes. I was upwind. It happened 
> directly in front of me across the valley on the ridge.
> I was upwind.
>    But 1/3 of my town was not only downwind, but in a narrow valley 
> that made a natural wind tunnel.
>   In one day the fire took whatever it wanted and wandered over 25 
> miles and into Oregon. One day
> It was moving like a prairie fire only in full standing forest.
>
>  I just got power back so this is the first I have had lights or a 
> computer in days. First time I ever really wanted a smartphone. (I 
> have a little "calls only" cellphone and wifi does the rest usually.)
> Its 6am and I just got power back,
>   Now there is no water.
> And I didn't even have "no water" on my bingo card!
>
> But they are building a fire camp in the field below me and guys are 
> pouring in. Even though the giant fire has moved on, I have 50 square 
> miles of glowing cinders and spots are going to keep popping up until 
> it rains hard.
>     yours scott
>
>

-- 
anarchist
  - One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion
  - One who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
  - One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in
particular a government, and therefore          desires the absence of political
control.

moral nihilism - Amorality, the belief that morality does not exist, that no
action, thought or behavior is morally right or morally wrong.

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