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Old 06-14-2005, 02:06 PM
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:14 PM
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:35 PM
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That was interesting I wonder what caused the explosion as opposed to a colossal bonfire. Perhaps the gasoline built up a lot of pressure and dispersed all of the wood?

Hmm...are there fireworks mortars dispersed around the fire pit area?
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:54 PM
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Old 06-14-2005, 03:50 PM
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:24 PM
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I wonder what caused the explosion as opposed to a colossal bonfire. QUOTE]

Fumes, man. When burning off rubbish, diesel is the better alternative, cause the fumes don't evaporate (boil off) as fast. I will even mix some waste engine oil in my fire can when I am burning to slow it down further.
You betcha. Using fuel oil/gas in a drip torch for starting forest fires....uh....prescribed fires.
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:29 PM
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Fumes, man. When burning off rubbish, diesel is the better alternative, cause the fumes don't evaporate (boil off) as fast. I will even mix some waste engine oil in my fire can when I am burning to slow it down further.
That makes sense. The environment seemed rather cold and damp so maybe the vapor accumulated and didn't disperse as quickly as it could if it was warmer.

Regardless they should have used a flaming arrow to start it off.
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Whoa there Bot, I drag a root trencher around the area first (if it is to big to dig a burm) and I call the forest service and make sure they have a spot plane available to monitor (the law). My prescribed burns do a lot to rejuvinate the critters, and make the pine plantation grow mucho better. I have never lost a fire, but have pitched in with my backhoe to help a neighbor who did.

I usually do this in the summer, but if you could do it in Feb/March, Turkey hunting wouldn't even be a challenge
MS has about the best prescribed burning laws in the south. As I understand it, as long as you call in the fire and take reasonable precautions, you're protected fairly well from liability lawsuits. When I was in S. MS I worked on a fire crew occasionally. The crew burned 10K-20K or more pine forest per year in Hancock, Pearl River, and Lamar Counties. We cut firebreak with a D-4 pulling a fireplow. I never worked a wildfire (usually set by some nitwit to improve the dear browse) and never heard of an arsonist getting caught. It was a cultural thing. One of the guys I worked with sometimes, "Smokie" Frierson, said when he was a kid they'ed give him a box of kitchen matches and put him up on a mule and tell him, "Go west 'til you run out of matches." West took him to the Pearl River Swamp. Smokie was in his 70's and drove the cat.
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I never burn more than about 50-75 acres at a clip--my "fireplow" is really a slightly modified drain pipe/cable trencher
When we lived in Hide-Away Lake, m'wife and I burned our yard. Black-lined around it (burn a bit and put it out, repeat). We had Ladies Tresses orchids and a bunch of interesting savanna species come up. We burned every other year. Neighbors of course, thought we were nucking futs. But they liked our flowers. Felder would've liked it.
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... Funny he would do that seein' as how his wife is a lawyer.......
Asked and answered.

Just kidding.

I don't know why, either. A hackberry is a nice tree if it isn't near anything. But it's roots will break concrete (like a foundation) and it's berries are prized by migratory birds--they'll s**t all over your car or patio, etc. Also, they tend to get heart rot like a wateroak and so in a strong wind you might get half a tree in your house.

But away from the house out on the lawn or a back lot, they're great tree. The leaves rot quickly and disappear, the limbs that get shed rot quickly in compost, and the fruit attract birds and squirrels (see caveat, above).

Felder is too pure. New need a consulting biostitute.

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