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What is a “Bakkie Sakkie” ?

This is a term used by firefighters, farmers and generally people in Southern Africa, who care for a particular piece of land, have the appropriate vehicle and the desire to protect life from a fire. It describes a homemade firefighting unit, comprising of a water tank, a water pump and some fire hoses fitted on to […]

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“Fire Dragon” crosses Pachamama Land

We had been on fire warning, since the fire jumped the “Seven Passes Road” at around four o’clock on Tuesday 30th October 2018. This fire was coming toward us like a huge Dragon. Back at Pachamama Forest Retreat, we spent the day frantically clearing brush from around the houses and woodchipping all dry material. We also […]