So Im sure at least some of you are aware. A large part of texas is on fire. Specificly the part that affected/is affecting me is the bastrop texas area. This firestorm is massive, horrifying and at the same time I think that we all (I) should learn from it. As one that has a large yard with garden and some animals my primary plan has been to Bug-In. But with fires looming this presents a problem. With the possibility of fire you are going to have a few problems. Fire is the first. You will need to come up with a game plan to mimic a firefighter. So as I sat with our pile of important and BOB stuff listening to the fire fighters work I came up with a few plans. First off make sure the properity is clear of dead burnable stuff. Mine isnt at the present and thats a problem for me and my neighbors. The drought has killed some cedar tree's and such and its all just standing tender at this point. Second, source of water and how to distribute it. Currently I do not have a well and i dont know if that would help me in firefighting. While I do have a few good hoses and good water pressure, i dont think that can be relied uppon. So enter stage left something to hold a LOT of water. Well the family wants a above ground swimming pool. Then i found this. Endurance Marine Fire Fighting System — 100 PSI, 60 GPM, Model# EFP1.5HBS | High Pressure | Northern Tool + Equipment Drop one end in the pool, the other aim at fire. Depending on pool size it could help. This moved me to the next thing. Well I know i should soak the back 40 of my properity but no way to reach it. Thats when i started thinking about a trailer with a water tank and that same pump, could be moved into the back of the property and used to soak the area. @ 60GPM a 300 gal tank wouldnt last long (5min) but would be good to put some water down or for attacking hot spots. Manditory evac is one issue that would be a problem. Given that one could equip the homestead with the above. it would suck to have to leave it all behind and not be allowed to man your battle station. In the end this showed me that I was unprepaired for this event and helped me start thinking about the options. It also shows the need for a secondary site to relocate to even if you want to bugin. I dont know the answers to all the questions, so what say you? any ideas?