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Old 05-12-2019, 9:55 PM
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Good discussion going on. Hope more people chime in.

My post is more focused on getting out.
My BIL is a firefighter, and his top tip was to make sure your attic vents are closed when embers fly. A lot of times it's overlooked and many homes catch on fire that way.
I evacuated in 2017 and realized how unprepared I was. Luckily I had sufficient time to pack my guns, but it took over an hour to get everything cased and loaded into my SUV.
My handguns were put into soft cases and all grouped in those reusable grocery bags. Rifles had to be put into cases if possible, otherwise they were tossed into the bag or on the floorboards.
Packed important documents, BOB (honestly only a change of clothes was definitely not enough), laptop and other necessities.

As I was stuck in traffic getting out I realized I made a critical error. No gas. I had 25 miles est. until I was empty.

I did end up buying a 3M respirator for next time with the P100 cartridges. Don't want to inhale that smoke again. I didn't smell anything except smoke for the whole following week.
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