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#1 porter

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:59 PM

Or rather, helped others stop it. Had just gotten up to the in-laws cabin and wife and I were sitting on the deck enjoying the sun and reading. Wife looked up and saw a wisp of smoke from near one of the informal gun ranges about 5 miles away. Called it in immediately, and watched through binoculars as forest service trucks arrived about 10 minutes later. Took about 4 hours but they got it under control. Good thing, as it's quite crispy in this part of Colorado. Aside from the normal gunfire, I heard a very deep boom about 20-30 minutes before the smoke showed up. Wonder if someone was messing around with explosives.
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#2 StankDelicious

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:21 PM

My bet is tannerite,


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:28 PM

Most likely.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:36 PM

Tracer rounds started the one here 2 years ago.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:38 PM

My bet is tannerite,

this shit is why it's use is banned on all public lands here!


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:12 PM

The humidity is 3-6%, winds are at 25-30.  Fire danger is very real.


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 03:36 PM

Lots of assholes are shooting at tanerite and don't understand their surroundings when they do.
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