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Did you know that I grew up in Illinois? Yup… the good ol’ Midwest. We don’t live with the threat of wildfire in that neck of the woods – our “gift” from Mother Nature comes in the form of a … Continue reading
Emergency Notification Systems
In July’s post (which you can read here), I talked about the importance of creating a Family Emergency Plan in order to prepare for wildfire. Since I really had no clue what I would do in a real-life evacuation, I … Continue reading
Goat Grazing for Fuel Reduction
Hey Living With Fire friends, welcome back to our blog! I’m still working on my defensible space and evacuation plan from previous weeks (you can check those posts out here and here). Today we have something new for you: our … Continue reading
Am I Prepared for Wildfire?
I was talking with my friend, Jed Horan, from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and he suggested I write a blog on the importance of having an evacuation plan, knowing a route out of my neighborhood and what … Continue reading
Defensible Space and the New Homeowner
My husband, Marc, and I purchased a home last month in Reno. We are both first time home owners in a brand new development and I must say it has been a fun, yet educational, journey. As a newbie to … Continue reading
Junk Those Junipers!
I was out for a walk in the cool of the morning a few days ago and noticed a neighbor working hard to replace some shrubs that had evidently died over the winter. He was starting to dig holes next to … Continue reading
Off To The Races!
I am so excited! While doing my weekly perusal of the Living With Fire website , I discovered there is going to be Wildfire Awareness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run on May 9th at Washoe Lake State Park as … Continue reading
Winter is a Great Time to Get Organized
This article was originally posted on 12/03/14. More good information from Natalie! Talking with my friend and neighbor over coffee this morning, the subject came up that in spite of high winds and drought this past summer, we escaped with … Continue reading
Fire Season is Not Over
We are playing catch up with some of Natalie’s great articles from last year. This one was originally posted on November 13, 2014: Just when I thought I had figured out fire season in Nevada, I got brought back to … Continue reading
The Dangers of Target Shooting in the WUI
Here is a post from Natalie Newcomer from September 2014. A fun part of living in the wildland-urban interface is the range of pastimes that an outdoor enthusiast can find to occupy his or her free time. I love running … Continue reading