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Intelligent Forest And Wildland Management Reduces Catastrophic Wildfire
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, DECEMBER 5, 2018

OPINION

Here is what an intelligent forest management plan encompasses: 1. Correcting Unnatural 1-hour Fuel Loading:  First and foremost, correcting the core fundamental problem of prodigious 1-hour fuel loading in and around forests and wildlands that stems from an ecological imbalance (wildlife management FAIL; severely depleted herbivores due to overly abundant predators, especially lions) a. Prescribed burns generally are not the answer because; (i) they cost a...
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Pilot Study Begun – Wildfire Fuel Abatement Via Wild Horse Fire Brigade 
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, OCTOBER 16, 2018

OPINION

After the devastating toxicity of 2018 wildfire smoke struck our local communities, including my own family, I redoubled my own efforts to help eliminate wildfire and its deadly smoke. During the 9-days I was providing assistance as 'local knowledge' on the Klamathon wildfire fire line, I saw many trees that survived that blazing inferno only because the local wild horses...
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Re-balancing The Ecosystem: Good For Outdoor Sports; Reduces Wildfires & Toxic Smoke
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, OCTOBER 8, 2018

OPINION

In the latest cooperative effort with a handful of visionary politicians, natural resource advocates and supported by noted wildlife biologist Craig C. Downer, rancher-author William E. Simpson II has opened a new line of communication with Siskiyou County, CA. Here is that open letter and response by Craig C. Downer. TO: The Honorable Gentlemen:        Alan DeBoer - Oregon Senator       Ray Haupt...
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Wildfire Smoke: Airborne Illness and Death from Afar
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

OPINION

2,000 miles away from Oregon and California wildfires, toxic wildfire smoke threatened the health of people in Missouri... Now imagine just how deadly that same smoke is for citizens in Oregon and California! "A pulmonary expert on Friday said smoke from the wildfires in California could cause problems for lung disease sufferers in Missouri, if it arrives in sufficient quantity." The public is now...
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Will Wildfires And Toxic Smoke Be The 'New Normal'?
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

OPINION

A deadly new meme is being established. After 2-long months of toxic smoke and multiple catastrophic wildfires, the public is being hit with mediaconditioning via TV and newspapers that subliminally suggest we should suddenly be happy to get a few days of smoke-free living because this is the new normal. Now that's a truck-load of dung, and it will only become the...
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Wildfire Smoke Toxicity is a Serious Public Health Threat: Ways to Protect Yourself & Family
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

OPINION

Catastrophic wildfires are pumping millions of tons of deadly compounds into our breathing air. And this silent but deadly force can kill and cause serious illness at great distances from the actual fire, as you will learn further in this article.   But there is a bit of good news; there are some simple things you can do at your home or...
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