Fire Rant

Fire-related topics
davis123
Board Meister
Posts: 629
Joined: Dec 19th, 2005, 8:17 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by davis123 »

tsayta wrote:I probably woke up in a bad mood this morning but what's the deal with this year's fire season?

-if I see one more news report that uses the term 'tinder' dry, I'm gonna scream. What the heck is a tinder anyways? Surely we can find a new word.

-why is every fire assumed to be started by a smoker?

-why are boaters and drone operators so dumb?

-why is there 7 smoke forums?

Feel free to add to my list


lmao I feel EXACTLY the same way you do haha especially with 'tinder'

It's tinder dry out there...hmm how about just dry...how much drier is tinder dry than just dry lol I hate that word
gman313
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3392
Joined: Sep 15th, 2008, 8:03 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by gman313 »

none of those words are as a bad as 'moist'
I Think
Guru
Posts: 9420
Joined: May 29th, 2008, 6:12 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by I Think »

Moist likely it will rain and dampen the tinder timber.
Problem with being stupid is, you don't know you're stupid
User avatar
GordonH
Grumpy Old Bleep
Posts: 30325
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 7:21 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by GordonH »

Tinder = fires grow faster then ever. i.e Rock Creek, newest one Little White
http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/14 ... quadruples
"You've Gotta' Ask Yourself A Question. 'Do I Feel Lucky?' Well Do Ya...PUNK?" Harry Callahan
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3680
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 9:25 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by tsayta »

Here we go again. Fire hampered by stupid boaters
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
User avatar
Fancy
Insanely Prolific
Posts: 58878
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by Fancy »

Too bad there wasn't an "oops - dropped the load" on the boaters.
Truths can be backed up by facts - do you have any?
Fancy this, Fancy that and by the way, T*t for Tat
User avatar
Bubalouie
Guru
Posts: 7917
Joined: May 18th, 2005, 9:33 am

Re: Fire Rant

Post by Bubalouie »

I would Love to see that.
davis123
Board Meister
Posts: 629
Joined: Dec 19th, 2005, 8:17 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by davis123 »

GordonH wrote:Tinder = fires grow faster then ever. i.e Rock Creek, newest one Little White
http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/14 ... quadruples




tinder (ˈtɪndə)
n
1. (Forestry) dry wood or other easily combustible material used for lighting a fire
2. anything inflammatory or dangerous: his speech was tinder to the demonstrators' unrest.
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
Posts: 33255
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by Glacier »

They have overused that word so much that we've all tuned it out. Even when the forests are at their normal dryness, it's called "tinder dry."
User avatar
mexi cali
Guru
Posts: 8582
Joined: May 5th, 2009, 2:48 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by mexi cali »

Lord tinderin jaysus it's dry out there!
Praise the lord and pass the ammunition
JBX
Fledgling
Posts: 331
Joined: Jul 8th, 2014, 11:06 am

Re: Fire Rant

Post by JBX »

i know what pisses me off.

A winery I have connections with had lost out in 40 grand worth of projected sales due to the media. They have been spinning it in such a way that everybody in Alberta thinks he whole valley is on fire.
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
Posts: 33255
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by Glacier »

The tourism marketers kinda shot themselves in the foot by pretending that the fires are having no effect on tourism.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
Posts: 64542
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 12:39 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by Queen K »

When that first headline came out, "smoke not affecting tourism" thingy, I just about coughed up a hairball.

Did they think they were preaching down to kindergarten kids? "Not affecting tourism"? What the HELL? No, I thought the smoke was increasing tourism and more so in Chelan! Cuz you know, this is how tourists want to spend their hard earned dollars, breathing in smoke and pretending it's okay to have smarting eyes and soar throats while on vaca.
July 15th was the BEST for Kelowna news in a long time. Counting down thirty days from the 15th.
User avatar
trapp
Übergod
Posts: 1034
Joined: May 13th, 2007, 7:16 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by trapp »

Tinder is a word that adequately describes forests in extreme fire hazard:

tinder
[tin-der]

noun
1. a highly flammable material or preparation formerly used for catching the spark from a flint and steel struck together for fire or light.

2. any dry substance that readily takes fire from a spark.


Read everything here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tinder?s=t
"It's what you learn after you know it all that really counts."
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3680
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 9:25 pm

Re: Fire Rant

Post by tsayta »

Queen K wrote:When that first headline came out, "smoke not affecting tourism" thingy, I just about coughed up a hairball.

Did they think they were preaching down to kindergarten kids? "Not affecting tourism"? What the HELL? No, I thought the smoke was increasing tourism and more so in Chelan! Cuz you know, this is how tourists want to spend their hard earned dollars, breathing in smoke and pretending it's okay to have smarting eyes and soar throats while on vaca.


bahaha...so true!
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW

Return to “Fire Watch 2015”