BDHodosn wrote:Yeah, sodium bicarbonate can be a life saver.
BJ's sells 5lb boxes of A&H's finest for just a couple bucks. We keep several boxes stocked at the house. Just put them in a ziplock bag to keep them from hardening.
25 years ago, I bought a flare-style chimney fire suppressor. Never had to use it (knock on wood).
I also believe in the Bucket-O-Sand theory of safety. It can be used on an out-of-control fire, or on the ice & snow patches to keep you from slipping and landing on yer butt
Which I think is ALOT more common than out-of-control fires.
Since we installed our coal stove, we keep a large bucket of ash by the garage door, to spread around when things really get slippery.