originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: bally001
Shocking! It wasn't always like that right, that many fires?
A lot of fires joining up. Wall of flames comes towards you.
After my experience I honestly went to the 'doc'. Few scrapes and minor burns, some sinus after effects but the dreams keep continuing. Not scary
but more in line with "How could I have prevented this?" Being an ex uniform trained person these dreams hit home. I can't sleep afterwards. I
realize it's a product of de-briefing and coroners courts where blame is attributed and I went through this process many times over a couple of
decades. Consequently this institution process is stuck in my mind and at night when I wake up it analyses every aspect of what I did. Can be very
critical. I think I have mentioned here or in other threads that I literally 'hate' coroners courts. (attribute blame) So I get up and stay awake
until I drop. I feel very sorry for vets whom I imagine go through the same experience. 'Lucky wife' understands me.
The product of these fires was preventable and 'Truey' and I experienced this first hand. From 6 years ago. If we were allowed to do our 'controlled
burns' and/or "fuel/hazard reduction" there would be a lot more animals alive. A larger patch of greenery. Our fences, sheds and cabin may have
We copped a lot of flack from the community when we burnt off. So much so that if it was smokey we'd cop, "It must be Steve or Yolly (True Love)."
Reality is. We have our house and neighbors house. Some acres of green trees and a small habitat sanctuary for birds, furry creatures, bugs and
flora amongst what you see in the pics. Those advocating for "leave the bush as what nature intended" have subsequently burnt out nature's habitat as
well as there own.
Truey's Story (Late one afternoon in Winter.
'We were doing a fuel reduction mid 2019 when we were allowed to. A 4 wheel drive pulled up. Woman got out and swung arm her way up the driveway.'
I'll call her minummanahh because she sounded just like that song. Repeating.
The woman said, "I can't breath at home." "I've had to shut every window and door." To me the smoke was going straight up. Late afternoon, cool, no
wind. And she lived about a kilometer away'
Me (bally), "Jeez sorry, we're just putting a fire break through before summer, trying to save the blocks as well as yours with a break."
5 min conversation in short form was = She says, "I'm going to sue if you continue."
So, fuel reduction stopped for 2019 for truey and bally.
Well guess what -Us and my neighbor houses survived. Minummanahh. Nothing left.
So, this is the cause for mind problems from me because this was not an isolated case. Most of the village was of this nature loving mentality and,
83 houses burned later, they still...yes..still..reckon it's nature or climate change.
One poor bloke lost his marijuana plantation. I say "who TF cares!?". They say calmly, "Yeah,,, nah,,,, you don't understand."
They are right, 'I don't understand the need for wholesale destruction of the environment because of silly nature beliefs and marijuana farming."
Lets get back to the Aboriginal use of the land and how they respected it with regular hazard reduction.
Crikey! but that is the truth of the matter at hand. I cannot link but look up the Nowa Nowa (Victoria, Australia) protesters and their objection to
a protective cold burn this 2019 season. That bush, they put themselves in harms way to protect, all gone now. Aussie ABC just recently pulled their
news report of it but the reports surviving on Fbook.
Far be it from me or truey to sue anyone but if that threat is proffered to me again I can use case examples now.
Tragic the way some people think.
Kind regards as always,
Bally and Truey.