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The Slow Burn

The Slow Burn

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Dictionary.com lists 18 definitions for fire as a noun. It lists another 15 for it as a transitive verb (with an object) and another seven as an intransitive verb (without an object). That doesn’t include the additional 14 “verb phrase” or “idiom” uses, and let’s not even touch fiery, […]

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How Was Your Fire, Honey?

How Was Your Fire, Honey?

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL! a volunteer firefighter’s memoir “How often do you get a fire call?” people ask all the time. There’s no easy answer. A week or more may go by without a fire call. Then we’ll get two within 30 minutes. The timing of fire calls is wildly […]

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What Your Fire-Building Technique Says About You

What Your Fire-Building Technique Says About You

You can tell a lot about a person by the way she builds a campfire. The fastidious stack the wood perfectly crisscross. People who won’t let anyone help are probably crabby in general. Once I met a woman who was an obsessive blower. She was an experienced outdoorswoman, but perhaps she didn’t have enough faith. […]

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How to Start a Fire (Fast and Furious, and without Fuss)

How to Start a Fire (Fast and Furious, and without Fuss)

We’ve all been there—either as individuals trying to start a fire, or worse, watching someone else trying to start a fire and not succeeding. There is the fussing, the prodding and poking, the elaborately shaped structures, and blowing and huffing and puffing. I could go on and on, but that’s the point of this blog […]

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