"Betrayed By Our Fire Gods" (Draft Edition)...Chapter Release Dates             VIEW CART

Chapter 01 - Our Fire Gods Have Feet Of Clay...10/01/20

Chapter 02 - Predicate Theory of Connecting the Dots ...11/01/2020

Chapter 03 - My Foundation and Cornerstones...TBD

Chapter 04 - Walnut Creek Ranger District...12/01/20

Chapter 05 - Long Valley Ranger District, CNF...01/01/21

Chapter 06 - Happy Jack IHC, 1975-1977...02/01/21

Chapter 07 - BLM Fire #1071 Disaster...03/01/21

Chapter 08 - Happy Jack IHC, 1978-1980..04/01/21

Chapter 09 - Tesuque Ranger District, SNF...05/01/21

Chapter 10 - Santa Fe IHC, 1981-1984...06/01/21

Chapter 11 - Santa Fe National Forest...07/01/21

Chapter 12 - Battlement Creek Fire Staff Ride...08/01/21

Chapter 13 - The Loop Fire of 1966...09/01/21

Chapter 14 - The South Canyon Fire of 1994...10/01/21

Chapter 15 - The Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013...11/01/21


"Betrayed by Our Fire Gods"
First Edition Release Date - 2022

Question; A Chapter of the Month Club? That sounds very exciting...how do I join?

Answer; Thank you for your interest...but there really isn't any club to join. You just come to this

web page whenever you want to and download a copy of the latest chapter of my book for free.

Question; For free? Why? Aren't things worth what we pay for them and if we pay nothing for

\your book, well...

Answer; My goal here isn't to make money. My goal is to have as many wildland firefighters as

possible read my advice, stories, wisdom, theories, and ideas. Because you know...I am like

President Trump in two aspects, I am really, really smart and I am a Very Stable Genius.

Question; Wildland firefighters? I thought this was all about hotshots?

Answer; The theme of my website is all about hotshots because that's all I ever was on the fire

line or wanted to be, but my advice, stories, wisdom, theories, and ideas are applicable to every

wildland firefighter...not just hotshots. So...

Question; I noticed the chapters that you are going to make available as a free download are

designated as a "Draft Edition." Why is that?

Answer; I don't want the perfect FIRE book to be the enemy of a pretty good FIRE book and I

don't want the world to wait to have full access to everything I think about you know...fightin'

FIRE, so I am going to make each chapter available as I work through it.

Question; So then...what's up with the "First Edition? When is that going to be made available

and are you going to charge money for it?

Answer; Well...I have found that no matter how many times I edit something, I always find

something to correct or add the next time I edit it. And...I'm just too damn cheap to hire a

professional book editor and so I am going to first write the "Draft Edition", which we could also

call the "Good Enough Edition." And then I'm going to take as much time as I need to do a final

edit in order to produce the "First Edition." But then I will probably do another edit at some point

and produce the "Second Edition" and so on and so forth. I think we can pretty much assume

this is going to be a living document that will never be completely done. For one thing...I remain

on high alert for the next hotshot crew burn over.

And no...I'm not going to charge for the "First Edition" or for any edition after that until a movie

studio buys the rights to my book and then I'm going to retire for a second time and start writing

a book about my second career. Because damn...I've got some good stories to tell!

But...I am still arrogant enough to believe that if young wildland firefighters will read my tome, it

could actually save some lives. I'm not right about everything, but I'm right about many things.

And one thing that I am right about is that the fire shelter training of the GMIHC was a significant

primary factor in their unnecessary deaths and the powers-that-be have not acknowledged that

yet, nor have they corrected course except to double down on the same deeply flawed training

they have always pedaled. Yes...Eric Marsh was responsible for the death of the GMIHC...but he

had a lot of help.
"How Big Is Big Enough? SIZE MATTERS!"

Question; WOW...you are really, really smart just like President Trump! The Stable Genius part,

well...the jury is still out on that one. Because you know...he is the President of the United States

and you are, well you are...

Answer; I'm sorry...is there a question there...somewhere?

Question; Yes...I'm sorry, I got distracted. Aren't you afraid your "First Edition" is going to be too

big of a digital file to download because of all of the photographs you are putting in it?

Answer; Yes...I am a little concerned about that, but we will have to see when the time comes

because it is going to be a massive file, which is another reason I am initially doing it chapter by

chapter. Oh...and one more thing.

Question; Yes?

Answer; I originally wanted to load my entire book onto my website and host it there. But the web

site builder program I use does not allow for that and so I had to go with Plan B, which is to find

a digital download service to host it and then it can be downloaded from their servers. Now...they

are going to ask for your email address just because that's the way they do it. I don't want your

email address, but they need it. So...

Plus...I am having some real problems figuring out how to format my book. For one thing, I'm

trying to put so many photos in it, it's going to end up looking like a comic book. But you don't

want excuses do you? You just want to see a finished product...am I right? Excuses are like

assholes...everybody's got one and we don't want to either see them or hear about them...am I

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