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I sure like EBay!!
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Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 13:56:45       [Reply]  [No Email]

I just won me a nice "Cairns Fire Jacket" for the cool days or nights we have once in a while during the fire season. It is made of Nomex and retails for around $300.00 and it is the right size too. I got it for $25.00 just now. I also won a $280.00 Cairns Helmet with Visor for $35.00 a few days ago. Nice to have the right and best equipment for a Great price. This is how I got all my NEW Fire Rated Nomex Cloths off eBay for pennies on the Dollar. Mark H.


Willy-N Helmet    Posted 11-16-2003 at 14:06:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is the Cairns Helmet. It also has a Nomex neck/face sheild attached under it for more protection to the face. Mark H.


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-16-2003 at 19:17:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You know Willy, I took up ebaying to get off of Casino Gambling. Scooped up them bargans right and left till my pockets where inside out. Don't know what was more expensive. Casino sent me invites to come and have the odd free sandwich but the Ebay stuff lasts longer. Now both of them are wondering where I am and calling for me to come back and spend somemore.
Later Bob


Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 19:21:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Bob it is adicting big time! I wish I was rich, I could buy those good deals all day. Where else can you see so many different things in one place to buy and never leave home to do it? Mark H.


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-16-2003 at 20:14:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You know Mark, it must hit manufacturers hard. All the good expensive stuff that would lay around peoples houses and never be used before Ebay. Now gets a new chance to get to someone that will use it and wear it out for 10% to 30% of the new cost. All those non users that are freeing up stock must hurt their bottom line a bit.
Later Bob


Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 20:59:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
It sure is a big market and if you shop right and check the items out on the net for better prices first you can get some real good deals!! I see a lot of things for more or the same price also. Mark H.


Brian-2N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 14:20:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark,
Here's to hoping you guys don't have any more forest fires!


toolman    Posted 11-16-2003 at 16:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
more n more people movin in and acessing the back country there will be more fires every year, man made fires are the biggest problem up here, now mother provides enough but when you add man to the equation you can count of more fires all the time.


TB    Posted 11-16-2003 at 15:12:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Mark. Nice entry gear. That stuff doesn't breath so be careful of how long you exert yourself while wearing it, (heat exhaustion) you know. Course its not like you got the bibs to go with it. I have seen people show up on forest fires wearing turnout gear, anymore we send them back. But as fare as a nice warm coat thay are hard to beat.


Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 15:21:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
This was a Nomex Turn Out Light Jacket and not the long heavy one. It has the removable liner too. Haven't seen one like this before and it had a pocket for the radio also. This is for use on the Tender. One year we got stuck out on a fire and had to use horse blankets from a farm to keep warm during the night! I figured the price was right and I could keep it in the truck just in case it was needed. Mark H.


TB    Posted 11-16-2003 at 15:33:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Mark I have seen and worn this style of of turnout gear and if you have seen the bibs that go with that coat you would understand the concern. Any how keep warm.


Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 17:05:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just saw the information on the Bibs. I did a search and found out a lot of stuff like the Decompision is 700 degs and the Kevlar helps hold it together. The Heavy Turn/Outs were saying they were 7.8 oz on the outside. Those Bibs look like they would be pretty warm to do wild fire work in oe even regular fire fighting! I think this Coat is what they call a Jacket I was reading that the Hyway Patrol and Medics wear this type and it is lighter than the Regular Turnouts. This is what I found on this Jacket style. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 14:49:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
There will allways be fires lets hope nobody loses there place or lives in them. We need more controled burns to lessen the chances of those really big fires that will allways happen but when is the hard part to predict. Our real big ones are about 20 years apart around my house so I have another 18 years till the next one?? Could be next year too. Mark H.


deadcarp    Posted 11-16-2003 at 15:12:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
in rural california we couldn't get fire insurance until we'd cleared and mowed everything within 100 feet of the house - they didn't care who owned the land - negotiate and clear it anyway. heckuva good plan anywhere :)


TB    Posted 11-16-2003 at 15:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like that idea. Too many times I see fancy homes & camps built in the middle of the forest, mountain laurel, timber, dead leave and fire wood right alongside of the buildings. Some listen but there those that eknore or think that is what thay have insurance fore. I really do think if the insurance companies seen some of this, there insurance would be dropped.


Willy-N    Posted 11-16-2003 at 15:24:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not a bad idea either! I have cleared back that far except for a few big trees and they are trimed up about 10-12 ft. I might have 1 or 2 bushes for decoration but not next to the house. Mark H.


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