Worst fires in recorded California history.
Cousin Randy is 50 miles away.
Randy and i are same age cousins.
He almost died a couple years ago from drugs and alcohol.
His life was saved (and he’ll be the first to share his miraculous story) when he was sponsored at a rehab center in California.
We grew up in Pennsylvania, and he moved from there to Cali to get help.
All his possessions fit into an 11′ x 8′ bedroom.
As if the wildfires aren’t humbling enough.
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We have to start our own fire.
If lost in the wilderness in freezing temperatures, to avoid freezing to death overnight gather 10 times as much firewood as you think you’ll need.
Very time consuming.
No. Yet it is the right strategy you would need to survive the night without freezing to death.
This may seem unrelated to everyday civilized life.
Be 10 times more organized with our possessions than we think we need to be. Otherwise, we might kill our peace.
A Caveman app that would allow for carrying hot coals to the next location, for the next fire.
Having excellent personal responsibility is like hitting the lottery.
Fire protects (scares wild things away), enhances (warms on a cold night), unites (think campfire and cooking), and yet it also destroys (think forest fire).
And we complain about backed up traffic, or a slow Internet signal at 35,000 feet going 600 mph.
What the cavewoman wouldn’t have given to have easy transportation.
Practice is over.
Live, before you die.
No seriously, is our fire lit?
Dear readers who ‘get it’, this one’s for you…(from Saturday night’s camp)
Motivation is like a fire, we must continue to add fuel to it, or the fire goes out.
Period. End of story.
It’s one of the most important lessons we learn, and then teach.