Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
October 3, 2009
This podcast of Anthony’s Audio Journal is about wildfires in the Southern California area, what to do if you’re caught up in one while you’re hiking, and all about Smokey Bear’s big 65th birthday.
In last episode I talked about how Katie and I smelled smoke on our hike to the summit of Mt. Islip. We thought we might be walking into the mouth of a raging wildfire and I didn’t know exactly what to do. This episode talks about three major fires in the last few years, including the largest fire in California history. I also share some advice by experts on what to do if you’re in the back country and a wildfire approaches.
Another focus in this episode is about Smokey Bear and his 65th birthday this year. Over the years the forest service has had some great public service announcements to promote fire prevention. In this episode I mix in some great PSA’s from the past to help bring back some nostalgia and its just plain entertaining.
I’ll post some photos from the Cedar, Esperanza and Station Fires as well as some great advertising photos and memorabilia a from Smokey Bears fire prevention campaign.