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    Carry a Fire Extinguisher While Riding (Everyone Should Read This)

    I'm not sure how many of you actually ride in the forest, but lately the forest fires have gotten so bad that any responsible rider needs to be carrying a fire extinguisher with them. I'd rather have one and not need it than need one and not have it. Just one look at the forest fires in CA, ID, AZ, CO and other states is enough to realize how critical it is to carry a fire extinguisher.
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    Do i carry an "A" or "B" or "C". I'm so confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Do i carry an "A" or "B" or "C". I'm so confused.
    carry one that is all abcdefghijklmnopqristuvwxuyz
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    Do they make carbon ones?

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    Those East coast riders are so lucky that they don't have to carry a 8lbs boat anchor on rides.

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    Great Idea!!! Seriously....

    Because when you have one guy light a small fire that turns into 20 Billion Dollars worth of damage (people, and Firefighters dying because of this!! and Multi-Million Dollar homes being destroyed)-----YEAH, this could be a good idea....

    Good posts (because something---like controlled burns or Brush Clearing needs to be done there!!!) But would be good to have an Extinguisher (then you would be a National HERO!!!!)----visit the White House and get on Good Morning America, etc....


    Cant wait for the replies now (from the West Coasters)----but you don't have to worry about the Amish Mafia out there on the trails (so you can have a faster ride)---AND with all the trails burning down there, you should REALLY have A LOT more time to reply to this posts now!!

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    What sort of holster should you use to carry one?

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    I carry one but it's in my pants.

    So what's the best holster? boxers or briefs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    What sort of holster should you use to carry one?
    I think a shoulder holster works best for fire extinguishers. It allows the quickest access in case a fire jumps out of the shadows and tries to burn you.

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    Nah, Camelbak to the rescue - I'll just pee me a safety ring.
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    Maybe a combination CO2 tire inflator/fire extinguisher?

    Seriously though, the thought is well intended, but not realistic. For a carryable fire extinguisher to make any difference, you'd have to discover a fire within about a minute of ignition. After that, the best you can is report it ASAP. And if you do come across something that's just starting up, spraying your water and beating it out with your jacket would be as effective as any extinguisher you could reasonably carry.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    Maybe a combination CO2 tire inflator/fire extinguisher?

    Seriously though, the thought is well intended, but not realistic. For a carryable fire extinguisher to make any difference, you'd have to discover a fire within about a minute of ignition. After that, the best you can is report it ASAP. And if you do come across something that's just starting up, spraying your water and beating it out with your jacket would be as effective as any extinguisher you could reasonably carry.
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    Does anyone conceal carry their fire extinguisher?

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    My fire extinguisher is mounted on my downtube - keeps centre of gravity low.

    I also fill my tyres to the brim with stans, and carry a blade. Put the tyres up to 60psi , slash my tyres and bam! That fire is out!

    So all carry a backup extinguisher system, or you might get caught out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Does anyone conceal carry their fire extinguisher?
    Yeah, I do. In most places it's the law.
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    I just carry a fire blanket. It also doubles as normal blanket for when I meet a hottie on the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    Maybe a combination CO2 tire inflator/fire extinguisher?

    Seriously though, the thought is well intended, but not realistic. For a carryable fire extinguisher to make any difference, you'd have to discover a fire within about a minute of ignition. After that, the best you can is report it ASAP. And if you do come across something that's just starting up, spraying your water and beating it out with your jacket would be as effective as any extinguisher you could reasonably carry.
    What are you saying, that just because the chance is small that I shouldn't carry a fire extinguisher? I don't know about you, but I like to be prepared, no matter how small the odds that I'll find a fire. Some of us refuse to be victims...of forest fires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    What are you saying, that just because the chance is small that I shouldn't carry a fire extinguisher? I don't know about you, but I like to be prepared, no matter how small the odds that I'll find a fire. Some of us refuse to be victims...of forest fires.
    Didn't mean to offend. And certainly it won't hurt to carry one if you feel it's a good idea. But I still think any fire you might be lucky enough to catch still small enough for a small fire extinguisher could be handled with your water and beating out the flames.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    What are you saying, that just because the chance is small that I shouldn't carry a fire extinguisher? I don't know about you, but I like to be prepared, no matter how small the odds that I'll find a fire. Some of us refuse to be victims...of forest fires.
    Jayem, I contend that you will have to use your extinguisher in the sight on the arsonist, and that your fire extinguisher is likely to be used against you in that circumstance and you will become the victim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I'm not sure how many of you actually ride in the forest, but lately the forest fires have gotten so bad that any responsible rider needs to be carrying a fire extinguisher with them. I'd rather have one and not need it than need one and not have it. Just one look at the forest fires in CA, ID, AZ, CO and other states is enough to realize how critical it is to carry a fire extinguisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pharmaboy View Post
    Jayem, I contend that you will have to use your extinguisher in the sight on the arsonist, and that your fire extinguisher is likely to be used against you in that circumstance and you will become the victim
    That is why I train with my fire extinguisher. I'm a responsible law-abiding citizen. They can pry it from my fire-retardant-coated cold dead hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
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    It is a satire of the other gun thread that popped up in general
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    It is a satire of the other gun thread that popped up in general
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    That is why I train with my fire extinguisher. I'm a responsible law-abiding citizen. They can pry it from my fire-retardant-coated cold dead hands.
    I think you are playing with fire. Statistically it is clear that extinguisher carriers are more likely to extinguish friendly fires than unwanted ones. Sadly carriers also frequently decide to use the device to extinguish their own fires. Even those who end up in the rare situation of successfully extinguishing an unwanted fire are frequently traumatized by the outcome.

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