The Fire Smart Home Handbook: Preparing for and Surviving the Threat of Wildfire
The Fire Smart Home Handbook: Preparing for and Surviving the Threat of Wildfire  -     By: Clyde Soles
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Lyons Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0762796901
ISBN-13: 9780762796908

Publisher's Description

Devastating wildfires are increasing in size and ferocity nationwide. If you live in or near wilderness, sooner or later fire will happen. Fortunately you can prepare for it, and preparations don't have to cost a fortune. This highly detailed and practical guide will help you live safely in the wildfire zone and save you time and money along the way, providing various methods of risk mitigation along with the financial level of each action. Learn how wildfires behave and are fought, how to evaluate your property, what essential tools you’ll need, what they cost, how to prepare your land and home—including tips on avoiding insurance nightmares—what to do when it’s time to evacuate, how to clean up after a fire, and even how to survive when things go wrong. This book will help you create a survivable space that will not only enhance the scenery but may increase the value of your home. Be Fire Smart, and you'll greatly improve your odds of surviving a major conflagration.

Author Bio

Clyde Soles is the author of ten books, including Climbing: Training For Peak Performance and The Outdoor Knots Book. He founded Trail Runner magazine, and his articles and photographs have appeared in Outside, Backpacker, Rock & Ice, and other publications. He lives with his wife in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado.

Editorial Reviews

"A good primer for anyone who wants to understand wildfires."
Durango Herald

"No threat is left untouched in this handbook worthy of a firefighters academy library."
Publishers Weekly

"The Fire Smart Home Handbook is essential reading for people who live in fire-prone areas because it offers practical information on how you can reduce the threat of wildfire against yourself and your neighbors."
—Paul L. Cooke, director of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

"As a warming and drying climate, a history of poor forest management, and rampant development of America's most flammable landscapes bring an explosion of wildfires, Clyde Soles provides a prescription that will help residents of fire-prone forests, grasslands, and bushlands keep their houses from burning. We can only hope that homeowners who don't recognize the threat that wildfires pose to their property find this book before the flames find their homes."
— Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes and associate director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado

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