>>me thinks Heli Groupie and FireMomma have offered the best real time advice to the stay-at-home-worrying folk who read FS. others posted similar advice months ago knowing the Dragon was in early season playful mode. subsequently several other USFS, BLM, state, etc. FFs posted advice dealing with family or SO situations; they are most likely too busy to comment now.
The time to rehash details is after the rains and snows come to wildland and everyone is well rested, and had time to lower adrenaline levels, and hopefully put things in perspective before becoming an arm chair quarterback.
If it makes anyone feel better, this week I rec’d a one line email from my daughter; haven’t heard a word from the males in this family… after 10+ yrs of wildland fire gypsy, I realize they are too busy. if your SO is IA on this epidemic of blow up fires in wildland territory, they are running ragged = now is not the time to expect a phone call or sweet words (even if they are on the road to a new fire, no stop for eats or gas has enuff phone booths for an entire crew to use even if the lone one is in working order). keep the faith.
TO ALL THOSE ON THE LINE: BE SAFE! prayers for safe returns for all!