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Old 11-14-2018, 5:11 AM
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Default Saving valuables from fire

You can take your hard valuables like china, silver, statuary, firearms anything that can withstand emersion and put in side sheets nlankets and toss in the pool.If you cannot load and y=tke with you or a neighbors pools. Do not tell anyome but law enforcement or fire personnel if you have to. If house is going to burn with high probability.
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Old 11-14-2018, 8:33 AM
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Then a chopper comes along and dips from your pool and your valuables get spread over 5 acres of the fire line. Hey! Isn't that my 10/22 up in that tree? Sorry, couldn't resist. Probably not a bad idea, guns would probably survive with a good scrubbing once pulled from the pool. Way better than what you would find in the "fire proof" gun safe.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:33 AM
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The pool will be covered in ash so no visibility of what it contains. Choppers only take water from big pools at big homes that rich people live in.(LOL) Get a 8' x10' floating pool cover and toss on pool after dumping goods in pool.

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this is why one should always have a deep ditch dug on their property.

besides quick disposal of bodies, you can throw valuables in there and bury it to protect it from the fire.

just make sure it is deep enough so it doesn't turn into an oven.
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this is why one should always have a deep ditch dug on their property.

besides quick disposal of bodies, you can throw valuables in there and bury it to protect it from the fire.

just make sure it is deep enough so it doesn't turn into an oven.
Wouldn't it be less work to put that stuff into your truck instead?

And before you say "maybe it's more stuff than you can fit in a truck", just how big of a ditch are we talking about and how do you plan to quickly fill it back in when you're done?
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My friends lost their home at the Santa Rose fire.

One thing that did was very invaluable -- couple months before the fire, they took a long video walking-through their home, recording every valuable items (antique furniture, expensive electronics, jewelry and watches, cars and accessaries, nice clothes and shoes, receipts and certifications, etc., etc.)

They stored a copy of the video on a USB drive at the in-laws house, where was out-of-town far away from the fire area.

When they filed the insurance claim after the fire, the video was extremely helpful for their claim process.
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My friends lost their home at the Santa Rose fire.

One thing that did was very invaluable -- couple months before the fire, they took a long video walking-through their home, recording every valuable items (antique furniture, expensive electronics, jewelry and watches, cars and accessaries, nice clothes and shoes, receipts and certifications, etc., etc.)

They stored a copy of the video on a USB drive at the in-laws house, where was out-of-town far away from the fire area.

When they filed the insurance claim after the fire, the video was extremely helpful for their claim process.
This.
A thousand times this.
A friend down in San Bernardino county lost her house to a massive wildfire a few years ago. For longest time she couldn't bring herself to sit down and write a list of lost items (10 pairs of shoes. What kind? the Payless $10 one?) for insurance purposes. Her claimed languished a very long time, and from what I have heard, without a list, claims are usually underpaid.
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this is why one should always have a deep ditch dug on their property.

besides quick disposal of bodies, you can throw valuables in there and bury it to protect it from the fire.

just make sure it is deep enough so it doesn't turn into an oven.

Surprisingly this may not a solution but at least its something, I have a family member that deals with cash and public. During the Butte Fire and afterward customers where bringing in cash that had been buried 3ft underground.


Some of it was not recognizable as cash.
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Default Article on Underwriter's Labs Fire ratings for safes

UL 72 and related: https://gunsafereviewsguy.com/articl...-fire-ratings/
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Gun safe manufacturers who use gypsum drywall as fireproofing don’t bother paying for UL 72 testing because it’s expensive, and their products have no chance of passing.

UL 72 listings are the industry and insurance company standard levels of protection in a fire. For safes that can’t pass UL 72, no universal standard for fire ratings testing exists in the fire safe or gun safe industry.
There are some safes that are UL 72 rated:
https://championsafe.com/features/fi...tant-gun-safe/
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One thing as a kid in Chicago, the Chicago History museum has a pretty good display regarding the " The Great Chicago Fire". One thing I remember is looking at silverware sets that had been buried to protect them from the advancing flames. Not knowing how deep etc but they were a melted mass.
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