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Old 10-05-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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SMB in "Smokejumper" book

I just read the book "Smokejumper," a memoir of a, you guessed it, smokejumper (http://www.amazon.com/Smokejumper-Memoi ... 0062319620).

The author talks a few times about living in his van, and the photo section has a prominent photo of his high-top Ford SMB van.

The book was so-so. I got it out of the library and it was a quick and easy read. Not sure I'd spend $17 on it, though. Some good insight into becoming a smokejumper and their work, but not enough personal stories/anecdotes IMO. But worth a read if you are at all interested in that "world," I guess.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: SMB in "Smokejumper" book

Jason is a great guy. He does a lot of security seminars and what not. He also has business that reviews and tests equipment for the government. He's a member here.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: SMB in "Smokejumper" book

That's cool, didn't realize he was on here. The best parts of the book were his personal stories, IMO. To be fair, I was familiar with several of the other historical stories that he wrote about (ones that were generically about firefighting/jumpers), and a good bit of the book covered that. Somebody who didn't know much about wildlands firefighting might find it more interesting.
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