Didn't think this actually happens!

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  1. jaygee

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    Parked on a C&CC site .A caravan has just come inand parked up. The first thing the driver has done is go fill up the Fire Bucket and place it by his tow hitch.
    Didn't think anyone actuall did this , thought it was a myth!
     
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    Did he also stand by the flag and salute with his best boots in hand.
     
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    As has been said previously, no use for a van/m-home fire, but the C&CC still has a lot of tent campers and a few seconds saved before finding the official fire systems could save some serious burns.
     
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    I bet he got his tape measure out as well

    I bet he got his tape measure out and put it 6" out and 6" forward of the front wheel.

    Just love them... Ezzie is often found with her head in someones fire bucket.. she loves it.. leaves a load of slobber in there after she has had her drink.

    Bob:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    One man and and his DOBlo had one ready for use in Chester. I used it to dunk my head to try and sober up a little:Laughing:
     
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    Can see the sense in doing this if you have an enclosed awning or are in a tent. Not sure how much good one bucket of water would do but if I light a garden fire I always have the hose at the ready or a couple of full buckets nearby just in case. I can be a bit accident prone........

    (And we do have the true family story of the dog that set the shed alight --and yes, that went on the insurance claim form, and they paid out for a new shed)
     
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    Apart from tents, if somebody's clothing caught fire than a bucket of water might come in very useful.
     
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    Could be useful I suppose if Hilda was feeling [STRIKE]horny[/STRIKE] err his/her feet. :Eeek:
     
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    Yes, he did get a bit excited when I showed him our Alugas cylinder at Chester :Rofl1:
     
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    We are in C &CC club and have a red fire bucket, its always filled at front of van wherever we are, kids put rubber ducks in it usually, we have done it for years, not sure why everyone thinks its amusing as it has helped put out fires in the past, yes it maybe old fashioned but it works and is no trouble to do and if it saves lives and units then I am happy to do it.
    I assume that it comes from the club having tents and trailer tents so the sytem worked very well putting out the flames.
    It actually is a club rule for rally sites.

    We do have fire blanket and extinguisher as well as our fire bucket!
     
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    As Tesco says.... "Every little helps" :thumb:
     
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    Money well spent then :Laughing:
     
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    personally i cant think of anything more dangerous......

    a bucket (or many buckets) of water on a fire of unknown source...possibly electrical. :Eeek:

    if club sites expect this then they should, at least. provide a sand heap to fill your bucket.

    even tents have electric hookup now and generators have no RCD protection. :Doh:
     
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    I can't speak for the CC, but according to a recent item in their magazine the C&CC only insist on fire buckets at temporary holiday/rally sites.
     
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    So, on a temporary holiday/rally site it's OK to use water on an electrical (generator powered in this case) fire :Doh:

    not belittling your post but just pointing out the obvious.

    water and electric do not mix....anywhere !
     
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    A bucket of water may have come in handy at last years Peterborough show,.
    I watched as a chinese lantern got closer and closer to us then it went out. I ran to the awning to get the still burning embers off but wasn't tall enough.

    Luckily no damage done but scary for a few moments.
     
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    Point taken...though I never said it was OK. I said it was a requirement.

    I have read about incidents where fire buckets reduced damage to tents and motorhomes. I have yet to read about death-by-electrocution-via-fire-bucket - if that happens then no doubt the C&CC will reconsider. Until then, I'll assume that I won't be allowed in with my setup unless I have a bucket. And I will have to rely on my common sense when it comes to using it.

    And in the case of my utility tent, there will obviously be no generator inside, so if anybody reading this sees it on fire (heaven forbid) I would appreciate it if they would use my fire bucket (or anybody else's) for the reason it's there.
     
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    Reading these posts has made us think that we should get a fire blanket or extinguisher pronto. We always pack the inside of the cooker shelves and grill with bubblewrap to stop them rattling around whilst travelling:RollEyes: however, recently when we stopped for a bit of lunch, Bill lit the oven by mistake (instead of the hob for the kettle) and the bubblewrap starting to burn inside the oven:Blush:

    After a couple of seconds of blowing like mad and the yelling of some unrepeatable phrases, it went out, thankfully, however, it could have caused a major problem had it not gone out quickly:Doh:
    Margaret:Blush:
     
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    I noticed this too at Chester..... but very late at night.

    I was on the way back from the beer tent, I was "desperate", you know, cold night, full bladder...

    So very very tempting :Wink:,

    but perhaps the alcohol content would not be so good for fire-fighting, so I managed to make it back to the van (mine that is..).....
     
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    I am not sure but I reckon a drunken gorilla carrying a loaded machine gun with the safety catch off coming back to his favourite branch to find you cuddling up to his missus having eaten all the bananas might be at least as dangerous as a water filled bucket...:Wink:

    JJ
     
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