The Canucks are getting their azzes kicked by the fires up around Fort McMurray. Check out some of the videos, this is when you lose all your preps and get away with what you can throw in the pickup. http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/ Gives you a lot of thought on 72 hour portable preps and defense. Check out a bunch of the videos, most compelling is the one where the reporter is outside a gas station with lines of cars waiting to get gas, tents, people just hanging out, stores sold out of food. I did some pretty extensive online research on that area for a work project several years ago and was just amazed about the heavy fuel loads in the boreal / prairie interface. The flames shooting up a hundred feet in the air on the videos and people trying to figure out how the hell to get out of there. If you live in a fire prone area, with heavy fuel loads, this is a great way to see what the potential is. The entire community of Beacon Hill was wiped out. These areas are a lot like Bend / Redmond and Yakima areas.