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    Site Supporter Irelander's Avatar
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    Out for a run with the dog. Lots of nothing but trees around these parts. Just the way I like it!
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    He will hold me fast
    He will hold me fast
    For my Savior loves me so
    He will hold me fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post
    My son, who attends UA, will bring up his interest in training to be a smokejumper from time to time.
    There are things you would support your kids in doing, but won't help them figure out how to do.
    This is one of those things.

    #respect

    Been raining here for a week.... Ribbit.

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    A friends daughter has been with USFS for a very long time. I think she currently is crew on a helo who drops smoke jumpers. I think she was a jumper for many years.

    If your interested I might be able to contact her so your son might be able to converse with someone with experience. This gal is the real deal, she hiked the entire pacific crest trail about 5 years ago.

    PM with your email.
    In the P-F basket of deplorables.

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    Old man yelling at cloud OlongJohnson's Avatar
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    It's not particularly close to TX, but the videos of the volcano trying to make Iceland bigger again are awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post
    My son, who attends UA, will bring up his interest in training to be a smokejumper from time to time.
    There are things you would support your kids in doing, but won't help them figure out how to do.
    This is one of those things.

    #respect
    Not sure if you want to encourage him but a pretty good book by a smoke jumper circa the late '90's:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0156013975...NF7681K2P1NXRM
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    Short evening ride through the fields nearby:


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    I saw several tanker helicopters flying over my house returning from the Telegraph fire.
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    The 17 year Brood X cicadas are upon us. The sheer volume of thousands of them all calling at once is deafening! Cool, red-eyed lil buggers! There are literally millions in our area all flying around wildly and hanging on everything.
    The first pic is from their larvae burrowing out of the ground. The second is their shells as they molt into adults.

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    When I lived in NJ, we had them. Noisy phukkers that serve no purpose. My labs would play with them, walking around with the little buzzers in their mouths.
    Good judgement comes from experience.
    And experience? That comes from poor judgment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSW View Post
    When I lived in NJ, we had them. Noisy phukkers that serve no purpose. My labs would play with them, walking around with the little buzzers in their mouths.
    My heeler does the same. Interesting to know other dogs do it.


    Did your dogs eat them as well?

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    Occasionally.... 🙄😬
    Good judgement comes from experience.
    And experience? That comes from poor judgment.

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