Only YOU can prevent forest fires!

Discussion in 'The Whiners' started by Peace, May 22, 2004.

  1. Peace

    Peace In complete harmony.

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    I don't watch much TV anymore, but when I do watch I don't see the Smokey The Bear commercials. We need to spread the word and teach people proper forest fire safety.
     
  2. random_spontaneosity

    random_spontaneosity Member

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    we dont have forests round here. let alone forest fires.
     
  3. thepixies

    thepixies Member

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    no one time i set our old christmas tree on fire...

    but that was inside


    our coal fire


    and it didnt burn very well


    i domnt think i lit it properly
     
  4. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

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    Here's the thing. Fires are essential to maintain a healthy forest. If there aren't any forest fires then there is a buildup of brush and whatnot and eventually there will be a fire and it will be really hot and then the fire will actually kill the trees, which normally it woudn't. Also, many tree cones and other seeds only open up when there is a fire. Fires are not a bad thing, they are necessary for forests.
     
  5. cotter builds

    cotter builds Member

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    only for some forests though....others need the underbrush....but pine forests and others out west really need fires to thrive....smokey did a pretty good job with his campaign though....every person now has big vendettas against forest fires.
     
  6. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

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    Yeah, I guess that doesn't apply to all forests. But definitely out here in Oregon and Cali... they are very necessary.
     
  7. SamIam

    SamIam Member

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    I agree 100%, forest fires are absolutely necessary; but only when they occur naturally. accidental fires caused by negligant campers should not be allowed to burn freely. just my opinion

    peace
    Sam
     
  8. VanAstral

    VanAstral Member

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    god can prevent forest fires, but does he?... Noooo.
     
  9. dotadave

    dotadave Member

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    Why do that when Bush tells us that we can save the forest from fires by cuting all the trees down. ;-)
     
  10. smokeythebarefoot

    smokeythebarefoot Member

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    right the fuck on.
    i guess that since i'm "smokey the barefoot" i should say something here?
    hmmmm
    got it!
    ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT SOCK FIRES
    seriously, my guy friends are always lighting eachothers socks on fire in between bong hits. it could be really dangerous.

    sniker, sniker
     
  11. Peace

    Peace In complete harmony.

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    If you didn't notice, I was joking. I know forest fires are neccessary, but Smokey is really cool :D.
     
  12. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

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    Not all due to forest fire but.....

    1st one is forests in 1650

    2nd one is forests in 1926
    forests = green stuff on the map
     
  13. VanAstral

    VanAstral Member

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    holy crap, willy wonka! Where'd all the trees go!?!


    Ha! I just lit my socks. i haven't done that in ages... thanks fer the reminder Smokey.
     
  14. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

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    i dont know...but i bet theres even less now...78yrs later
     
  15. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

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    As long as the fire doesn't burn too hotly (which happens when it hasn't burned in a long time) then the trees do not die in the fire. And forests regrow after fires. I am quite sure that all that deforestation is not due to forest fire, and not much of it at all.

    I agree that it is not cool at all when people set forest fires, but in this day and age any kind of fire, natural or otherwise, is considered to be some awful event.

    Of course I admit that I wasn't thrilled when Oregon's largest forest fire was burning a mile from my house :)
     
  16. maryfairy

    maryfairy flower

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    i heard in england they have smacky the frog instead of smokey the bear. is that true? cause a frog would be so much more awesome.
     
  17. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

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    oh no man mary fairy mary, you gotta have your bears and his ax, his ax is what helps cut down the fires!
     
  18. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    yeah.. they have smacky the frog, I've heard, as well. :eek:
     
  19. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

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    noooo george you goose thats the guy on the smacks cereal box
     
  20. headymoechick

    headymoechick I have no idea

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    I never got how forest fires started. It takes me FOREVER to start a fire in the woods for heat/ light
     

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