Apache Smoke Signals Iii


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Apache Smoke Signals Iii

  1. 1.  Phoenix Consultants Training We hope you enjoy the following presentation
  2. 2. Smoke Signals III Optical Communication Graduate Course For Desert Dwellers
  3. 3. Prerequisites <ul><li>Smoke Signals I and II </li></ul><ul><li>BS in Clinical Depression, First Aid & CPR </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Emergency Evacuation, Controlled Burning & Fire Control </li></ul><ul><li>PHD in Plastic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Helicopter Pilots License </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your Instructor for today <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reginald Elmo Bartonio </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ REB’ is a Harvard graduate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A three time winner of the prestigious ‘He Blow Much Smoke’ award </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ REB’ is also a ‘Roads’ Scholar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And Poet Laureate of Winnamucka, Nevada </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Disclaimer <ul><li>The technical writer responsible for this presentation takes no responsibility for the overall outcome of following these instructions. His primary source of information was his Great-Great Grandfather who was an old Indian fighter. (his great-great grandmother was, in all honesty, an old Indian.) Our sincerest apologies to any who might take offense as they view this PRESO. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Talking with Smoke <ul><li>An art developed by Native Americans & the tower guards on the Great Wall of China </li></ul><ul><li>One must first gather </li></ul><ul><li>the basic materials for </li></ul><ul><li>optical communications </li></ul>
  7. 7. Basic Materials- WOOD <ul><li>Wood Must be cut, </li></ul><ul><li>gathered & Placed in a </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Service Approved </li></ul><ul><li>camp fire area. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper permits must be obtained in order to legally cut fire wood. Permits can be obtained from your local Forest Service headquarters. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring lot’s of money. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Basic Materials- WOOD <ul><li>Not just any wood will do. It must be green, wet & full of pitch in order to make good smoke. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Basic Materials-FIRE <ul><li>Some simple means of </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting the fire must </li></ul><ul><li>Be at hand…… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Basic Materials-FIRE <ul><li>Other not so simple methods used by some experts </li></ul>
  11. 11. Basic Materials-Blanket <ul><li>A good sized thick blanket must be available in order to actually begin signaling (avoid synthetic materials) </li></ul><ul><li>Bring lot’s of money! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Constructing the FIRE <ul><li>It is highly recommended that the fire be kept at a modest, manageable level for optimum Signaling. (see examples below) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Constructing the FIRE <ul><li>The examples below are not recommended for good signaling. Unless one has a very large blanket & a quick method of evacuation. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring lot’s of Money! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Constructing the FIRE <ul><li>Some additional equipment may be necessary. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Additional Equipment <ul><li>Bring lot’s of MONEY! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Proper Procedure <ul><li>1. Wood must be cut to proper size for small campfire. This will require some specialized equipment. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Specialized Equipment <ul><li>Bring lot’s of MONEY! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Proper Procedure <ul><li>2. Kindling must be used to start the fire, since large pieces of green, wet wood do not start burning easily. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Kindling consists of very small slivers of wood, wadded up newspaper or HIGH OCTANE GASOLINE </li></ul>
  19. 19. Proper Procedure <ul><li>3. When gasoline is used, a fire resistant hard hat and eye protection is highly recommended to protect hair and eye brows. Ear plugs are also recommended to block out screaming of those around you! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Proper Procedure <ul><li>4. A first aid kit with 12-500mg tablets of hydrocodone. </li></ul><ul><li>5. A large cantine of water (to take pills and put out residual fires caused by explosion of gasoline.) </li></ul><ul><li>6. An emergency meda-vac helicopter </li></ul><ul><li>Bring LOTS of MONEY! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Proper Procedure <ul><li>7. Once fire is under control, bystanders are treated for third degree burns & taken to the burn unit in Phoenix by Meda-Vac. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Unfurl your blanket </li></ul>
  22. 22. Proper Procedure <ul><li>9. After the blanket is unfurled, carefully grip it at one end with both hands. Hold on as tight as you can! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Proper Procedure <ul><li>10. Now carefully approach the fire; while still holding the blanket firmly in both hands. </li></ul><ul><li>11. Quickly place the blanket over the fire. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Proper Procedure <ul><li>12. Do NOT allow the blanket to stay too long over the fire. Burning blankets are extremely difficult to handle. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Proper Procedure <ul><li>13. Some experts use asbestos gloves & fire retardant shirt sleeves. Professional Welders excel at making smoke. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Proper Procedure <ul><li>14. By covering a fire with a blanket & quickly removing it, a puff of smoke can be generated. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Proper Procedure <ul><li>15. With some training, the sizes, shapes, & timing of these puffs can be controlled. Eventually you get used to the intense pain as scar tissue forms. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Proper Procedure <ul><li>16. Puffs may be observed from a long distance, & are apparent to anyone in visual range. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Proper Procedure <ul><li>17. With this in mind, signaling stations can be created to maximize the viewable distance. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Proper Procedure <ul><li>18. There is no standardized code for smoke signals; signals are often a predetermined pattern based on the number of beers consumed by the sender & receiver. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Ultimate Smoke Signals <ul><li>These Smoke Signals </li></ul><ul><li>were seen from </li></ul><ul><li>outer space and the </li></ul><ul><li>message was loud </li></ul><ul><li>and clear! </li></ul>
  32. 32. In Summary <ul><li>Since Smoke Signals convey only simple messages, our advise is to buy a drum or better yet a cell phone & leave smoke signals to HISTORY! </li></ul>
  33. 33. In Summary <ul><li>Or let your car send your smoke signals for you! </li></ul>
  34. 34. Training session prepared by: <ul><li>Phoenix Consultants Training </li></ul><ul><li>12081 West Pajaro Verde </li></ul><ul><li>Tucson, AZ 85743 </li></ul><ul><li>(520) 578-1490 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Give us a call! </li></ul>
  35. 35. The End Have a wonderful day! Please extinguish all campfires prior to leaving the park! (& Please recycle those cans)