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Old 05-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #11
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Officials say that various emulsion-type explosives, explosive cast boosters and detonating cord were taken from the facility
That would only be stored in a guarded area here, i am surprised that it is stored unguarded in America. If people are intent on getting explosives they will get it or make it. But there is no point making it easy for them.

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That would only be stored in a guarded area here, i am surprised that it is stored unguarded in America. But if people are intent on getting explosives they will get it or make it. But there is no point making it easy for them.
We don't know how it was guarded. Im guessing that not even the UK would have armed men sanding guard at the door 24/7.

They probably had a very strong locked door, cameras, alarms, ect. I'd be interested in seeing exactly what security measures they had in place at the time, and how the thieves managed to get past them.
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What exactly does the USFS use explosives for, and why so much?

I smell something bad coming.
From time to time the USFS need to blow up old National Park Latrines to make way for new. That may be the smell you mention.
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Ya know, in case the USFS has to deal with an unruly horde of bears.
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We have 2 large oil refineries here in Billings, MT which is literally an hour from Red Lodge. Hope they catch the idiots quick, if they use those explosives on even 1 refinery it would cause a wildfire that could destroy half the city before they got it under control.
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What exactly does the USFS use explosives for, and why so much?

I smell something bad coming.
USFS around here uses quite a bit of explosives. Road work, beaver dams in bad places, rock overhangs that are eroded and deemed a threat to often used campsites, closing old mine shafts.

There are many uses.
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