I was just wondering what anyones plans were for keeping their lawn cut in a long term SHTF situation? Sounds nuts to worry about cutting the lawn in a survival situation? Think for a minute about the reasons for it. The fires in Cali are largely due to small brush that was allowed to grow and not be trimmed then it died, dried and now burns easily. The best way to stop fire (and in an enviroment with no running water to fight fire brush fires are likey to be more common) is to starve it of fuel and a close cut lawn wont burn well at all even if its dry. Tall grass is easy to hide in regardles if its vermin like rats and mice, small preditors that would kill any chickens and such you had or try to steal you food stores like opposums and racoons or a person trying to sneak up and attack you. So I would figure that keeping vegitation down around your house/retreat/farm yard would actualy be MORE important in a post SHTF senario than in normal present situations. I was just wondering if anyone else had considered this and anything other than the regular gas powered mowers or if that is still the plan?