Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
I know you will cry, so do I
Just a random thought about wildfires
(we've had our share too):
You know those train cars made for carrying liquids like oil etc.?
Add a Fill them up with water, with a water cannon type Sprinkler head on the top. Start them off, and let them spray in "at risk" areas until they run out of water.
Now with my very limited net searching ability the best I've come across is a water cannon that boasts a 200' range.
One "cannon" facing left, another facing right, and you have a 400' swath of heavily "rained" on forest or brush. You now have a 400' wide firebreak of sorts. More if the tracks run along a mountainside.
Thinking along those lines, how bout a refinery sized tank at or near the top of virtually every mountain, just spraying out water in random directions? Fills via windmill from any nearby lake or river. I dunno if salt water would gum up the works or the land's productivity, but if not, there are oceans of "ammo" available.
Just a passing idea. Whadda you think of it?
1. We'd need train tracks all over the country.
2. We're in a drought and can't fill massive water tanks.
But I like that you're thinking outside the box.
I'm angry - nowhere in this article does ABC News share that all 3 firemen were Americans volunteering their time and experience to help in these awful fires. It just seems that any time help is needed in an overwhelming situation, Americans are there to answer the call, yet the majority of posters on this site continually bash the US as being the most hateful country and people in the world. Could you at least spare a bit of respect for these men and sympathy for their families?
Edited: I apologize - I reread the article and see the first paragraph identified them as US firefighters.