From The Top

This is from the head of the fire well after it was under control. The chance for good pictures was when we first got there but I didn’t have a camera. I need to get a disposable and put it my...

From The Top

This is from the head of the fire well after it was under control. The chance for good pictures was when we first got there but I didn’t have a camera. I need to get a disposable and put it my...

Wacky In Walker!

I don’t know what it is about late June/early July up here but we had a real fire about a half mile from my house. I was on my way back from town on an errand that was in itself wacky, I smelled smoke, slowed down, saw a lot of fire that appeared to be two acres in size so I hauled the last little bit to my house. Joellyn was already getting ready, I got my fire gear and had a crew pick me up down just below the fire. I was initial attack and the first incident commander. I titled the fire the Snap fire because we anchored on Midnight Snap Road. I called for Forest Service support and air support and made a couple of other decisions that turned out to matter before ceding command to the Forest Service who changed the name (damn!) to the Midnight Fire. After ceding command I then tied in up top with a bunch of different agencies to mop up. I was there from about 3:30pm until about 8:30pm. I may have more pictures coming from a neighbor. On a personal note, I can’t believe Joellyn and I do this. Despite the intensity, it is very rewarding and fun. Onto some ETF stuff. Index Universe reports that ProShares has filed for inverse bond ETFs and inverse foreign ETFs. This has been a theme here of late that there will be more products to allow for some sophisticated risk reduction strategies or maybe just hog wild speculation. The filing includes short and double short EAFE, Emerging Markets, Japan and China. For...