Pipeline-Fire-Flagstaff-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1058

Pipeline Fire In Flagstaff Arizona

Above all I am about 3 miles from the Pipeline Fire in Flagstaff Arizona. However my experiences South of here inform what happened here. Learn more in Pipeline-Fire-Flagstaff-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1058.

Coconino National Forest

Firstly I was camping in the Coconino National Forest about 20 miles South of Flagstaff.

Blatant Disregard

Secondly what I saw there was blatant disregard of the no fire rule by campers.

Freedom?

Of course we all want freedom.

Rules

Certainly nobody likes rules.

Don’t Be An Idiot

But freedom doesn’t mean being an idiot.

Negligence Caused Pipeline Fire

For example a local was arrested leaving the scene of the fire in Flagstaff. He had ignored the burn ban and started the fire.

Park Ranger View

I had a great conversation with a park ranger in the same vein.

Too Many People

To clarify there are too many visitors and according to the ranger they don’t listen.

And she said the rangers would rather tell people what they can do.

Due to the number of visitors in paid sites the National Forest shunts people to dispersed camping sites North of Sedona and South of Flagstaff.

Dispersed Camping Is Primitive

As a result there are no vault toilets or trash facilities.

Modern Americans Don’t Do Primitive

Apparently modern Americans don’t know what to do with that.

Let’s Have A Campfire!

Furthermore if they want a campfire then they light one.

Stories To Tell

In Pipeline-Fire-Flagstaff-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1058 I’ll tell some stories about some of the things that went on in that dispersed campground this weekend.

Forest Service

Moreover things that provoked a visit in force from the Forest Service.

These Are Spaces To Appreciate

To sum up it’s amazing to me that people don’t fully appreciate how lucky we are to have these spaces to experience.

Not Destroy

Even more a forest fire is incredibly destructive during and after the burn.

Sad

And it’s sad when the fire starts because someone just wants to do what they want to do.

In conclusion I don’t get into the debate about how they manage these forests. Truth is there is a generational drought in the west.

A sign that says no fires means no fire.

Sad that has to be said.

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Breaking News-Ask-A-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 1019

Breaking News? Ask A Nomad

These days Breaking News is not something you’d ask a nomad about. However I think we might have some insight. Learn more in Breaking News-Ask-A-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 1019.

Insights on Breaking News

Firstly I just finished a podcast with my friend Don and we had some insights on a breaking news matter. Listen here.

Podcasting Isn’t Breaking News Thank God

Secondly that experience reminded me Podcasting is not a great breaking news medium.

Certainly there are podcasts that focus on current events but even these efforts focus on analysis.

Travel Isn’t About Breaking News

In addition I came to the conclusion that travel isn’t about breaking news either.

Especially Nomad Travel.

Moment My Moment

In other words Nomad Travel is a moment by moment experience.

Therefore there is a sort of Zen to it.

Life Back In The World

Even more these days I am thinking more and more about life ‘back in the world’.

In the static day to day world.

Life In The Cities

As a result I thought about how I feel when I am in cities, which I usually try to avoid.

Fear Frustration and Anger

To me the sense of fear, frustration and anger are something I can feel in the cities.

Me Too!

On the other hand I would feel those powerful negative emotions had I not decided to chuck everything and hit the road.

Slicing and Dicing

Finally back in the world there’s a sense of slicing and dicing every event that comes down the pike.

Hitting The Road Is A Trend

Because there are so many new people hitting the road I have a feeling ‘Breaking News’ will follow.

Experts Won’t Be Far Behind

That is to say whenever you get big numbers into a trend the so called ‘experts’ can’t be far behind.

Caution Scolds Ahead

Even more given certain breaking news events look for thousand words tomes cautioning people on the dangers of ‘van life’.

Going Where We’re Drawn

Meanwhile we’re out here going where and when the wind blows us.

The Secret Is Freedom

To sum up the big secret and draw of Nomad Life is Freedom.

Freedom.

A feeling many back in the stationary world don’t have right now.

But there’s lots of breaking news.

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Nothing-Like-A-Campfire-Bob Davis Podcast 1017

Nothing Like A Campfire. Nothing!

Firstly one of the gems of wisdom from nomad life is There’s Nothing Like A Campfire. Every night. Join me around the campfire in Utah’s Canyon Lands in Nothing-Like-A-Campfire-Bob Davis Podcast 1017.

Secondly these days we’re all so stressed out it’s hard to find peace.

Two Things Bring Me Peace

Above all two things bring me peace. Driving and sitting in front of a campfire.

In Front Of A Fire

Therefore in this podcast I find myself in front of a fire. Again.

Perfect Time

Consequently it’s a perfect time for another podcast.

Very Important

In fact I can’t tell you how important having a campfire every night is.

While it seems silly to say such a thing in fact if I were a life coach I make that recommendation to all my clients.

I Wish Everyone Could Have Them

In the same vein campfires, travel, vistas and empty highways are so meditative I wish everyone could have them.

Every. Day.

Happiness Is…

Even more a long time ago someone said to me, “Happiness is a clean windshield and a full tank of gas”.

I couldn’t agree more.

Struggling In America

Meanwhile people continue to struggle the changes wrought by the pandemic.

In short I don’t think it is possible to over estimate the damage to the American Psyche in these times.

2020 Sucked and 2021 Might Be Worse

Certainly many of my friends and myself have struggled with grief or illness in 2020.

Life Has Not Been Easy

In short life has not been easy lately, my friends.

Talk It Out

There isn’t a better place to talk it out than a campfire. Especially in this setting. Join me in Nothing-Like-A-Campfire-Bob Davis Podcast 1017.

The West Is The Best

Finally you guys know I have been all over the country this year.

Moreover I’ve loved my trips out east, and across the Midwest.

But I can’t get enough of the West. Colorado. Arizona. Utah.

Navajo Nation

And especially the Navajo Nation with it’s straight highways that stretch on seemingly forever.

Anticline Overlook

In conclusion I found the site of this particular campfire just off Highway 191 by the Anticline Overlook not far from Canyon Lands National Park. The campsite is a BLM site. One six miles in. The other about 25 miles in.

Never Want To Forget It

I am making a note of it here because I never want to forget it!

Sharing Some Peace

To sum up I record these podcasts around the campfire from time to time in the hopes that some of the peace I have been able to gain as the result of this nomad adventure will rub off on the listener.

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