Betrayed By Our Fire Gods (Draft Edition)...Chapter Release Dates
Chapter 01 - Feet Of Clay...October 1, 2020
Chapter 02 - Mission Creep...November 2, 2020
Chapter 03 - My Foundation...December 1, 2020
Chapter 04 - Walnut Creek Ranger District...January 1, 2021
Chapter 05 - Long Valley Ranger District, CNF...February 1, 2021
Chapter 06 - Happy Jack IHC, 1975-1977...March 1, 2021
Chapter 07 - BLM Fire #1071 Disaster...April 1, 2021
Chapter 08 - Happy Jack IHC, 1978-1980...May 1, 2021
Chapter 09 - Tesuque Ranger District, SNF...June 1, 2021
Chapter 10 - Santa Fe IHC, 1981-1984...July 1, 2021
Chapter 11 - Santa Fe National Forest...August 1, 2021
Chapter 12 - Battlement Creek Fire Staff Ride...September 1 2021
Chapter 13 - The Loop Fire of 1966...October 1, 2021
Chapter 14 - The South Canyon Fire of 1994...November 1, 2021
Chapter 15 - The Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013...December 1, 2021
|Betrayed by Our Fire Gods - First Edition
Release Date - 2022
|"Betrayed by Our Fire Gods"
Chapter Of The Month Club
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
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 some 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 Does Matter!"
Question; WOW...you are really, really smart just like President Trump! The Stable Genius part, well...the jury is
still out on that one.
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
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 right?
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because she is inspiring me to get it done! So...