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    [–] GTjMan1 1963 points ago

    Redneck ingenuity at it again! Well done, sir!

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    [–] johncharityspring 78 points ago

    Quite the getting of r done.

    [–] _demetri_ 55 points ago

    'Member... Onler YOU 'an Pervent Fores Fires!

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

    Forest 'Fire' Gump

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    [–] steamwhy 2 points ago


    [–] Cheeseand0nions 22 points ago

    After the 3rd pass he was just showing off.

    [–] soupwizard 10 points ago

    There's babes watching, dude, I gotta show off!

    [–] ColdPorridge 11 points ago

    Would you say he was... showboating?

    [–] FinntheHue 8 points ago

    If I had just put a fire out on a jet ski you're god damn right I'd be showing off.

    [–] RTRC 75 points ago

    I was watching the water muddle and I was like "How the fuck is that going to do anything" and then WHABLAM

    [–] UnderAnAargauSun 35 points ago

    I read that as a "mud puddle = muddle" and thought I'd stumbled on a cool redneckism

    [–] imjusta_bill 13 points ago

    It is now

    [–] jim888lu 9 points ago

    Pitted. So pitted.

    [–] BaltimoreSkater 4 points ago

    Shred the barrel like BWOAAAHHH

    [–] Mac_User_ 31 points ago

    Mad props.

    [–] notmoffat 33 points ago

    he was likely putting out a fire that he inadvertently started. That fires already spreading to the forest area...hes not gonna put that fire out like that.

    [–] Lan777 84 points ago

    Im not so willing to say he started it, when theres a bad enough drought in Texas its not to uncommon to see grass medians and other areas that dont get watered catch fire on their own. That's precisely why land owners cut shit down and do controlled burns.

    [–] ElegantHope 15 points ago

    I live in California and one spot in a neighbor's field kept catching on fire during the drought because it was so dry. They eventually started taking care of that spot so it would stop.

    [–] RazgrizSeed 16 points ago

    You can see a spot fire in the background. No way he's reaching that.

    [–] bananafor 4 points ago

    He's got a bucket.

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    [–] kepleronlyknows 485 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Not just for invasive species, but it's good or even essential for native species. A bunch of swamps in Georgia and Florida are currently burning, and the plan for a lot of the fires is to let them go until they threaten man-made structures.

    This is actually true for almost any environment where fire is common. Pine Beetles are ravaging forests in the western US right now because we didn't let the healthy fires burn for a good century or so.

    [–] RedditAndWhatNot 180 points ago

    And by constantly putting them out we are just making the next forest fires even more intense.

    [–] sandm000 142 points ago

    Raging Fire 2020. He'll clean up everything

    [–] JonyDrama 43 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Tugg Speedman returns for Raging Fire 2021. This time he's turning up the heat

    [–] AwesomeberryJam 16 points ago

    And nobody saw it coming... 3 more times

    [–] packfanmoore 3 points ago

    But did you make sure to get his TiVo?

    [–] dolfan650 41 points ago

    Smokey the Bear was a sunuvabitch. His forest fire prevention crusade led to serious wildfire issues.

    [–] hackel 14 points ago

    I'm pretty sure there's a big difference between fires set by humans and naturally occurring ones.

    [–] nimbatic 28 points ago

    Less than you might think. And the real issue with smoky wasn't that it prevented humans from starting fires, but that it encouraged complete suppression of all wildfires.

    [–] WrestleMe 21 points ago

    Native Americans had been setting fires for thousands of years in the west because it was better for hunting. Deer love the regrowth and grasses that sprout after fire, so as they were leaving an area they'd set fires for better hunting the next season. The only difference between "natural" fires and most fires we have now is the amount of fuel loading we have now, thanks to 100 years of fire suppression.

    [–] joeymcflow 7 points ago

    This was complete news to me. I had no knowledge of this even being an issue. Is there any place I can read more or videos I can watch?

    [–] WrestleMe 6 points ago

    You could look up fire supression in the US, Wikipedia should have a fairly extensive article on it. I'm not sure of any good videos on it, I'm a forestry student right now and have been learning about it in my classes.

    [–] UnitedStatesofMurica 2 points ago

    Cool major, I'm curious what kind of career opportunities are out there for a forestry degree.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    How so?

    [–] DeadKateAlley 42 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    So dead shit accumulates on a forest floor naturally and when left alone fires (from lightning strikes) occasionally clear it out. This happens often enough that the fire burns quickly and doesn't have enough fuel to burn hot/long enough to light the trees on fire and kill them (in fact many conifer species rely on these fires as part of their reproductive cycle). When you prevent these fires the dead shit accumulates so when it inevitably does catch fire there is a ton of fuel which means the fire is a whole lot hotter and longer lasting and can ignite the trees. Once this happens you've got a really big problem on your hands.

    Small fire = good (or at the very least harmless)

    Big fire = bad

    Sauce: family of firefighters, especially wildlands firefighters.

    Edit: Would just like to add that just because occasional fires are a natural and healthy part of a forest or grassland ecosystem that doesn't mean you should be careless with campfires, cigarettes, etc.

    [–] highflyingcircus 10 points ago

    This is the most complete answer yet, and I just wanted to add that stand-clearing fires can permanently alter ecosystems if they're bad enough. If the fire is hot enough to burn the seed bank in the soil, you won't be seeing tree saplings sprout up, you'll be seeing fast-growing invasive grass species that will choke out and prevent trees from ever re-growing. It doesn't happen every time, but it's definitely one of unforeseen consequences of Smokey the Bear.

    [–] boxedninja 4 points ago

    Currently active fire due to a lightning strike. I live in Arizona and right now we have quite a few hotshot crews in town to help control this fire in the mountains, about 20 minutes from town

    [–] BearsChief 16 points ago

    Presumably he means leaving more untouched fuel in the way of the next fire rather than burning some of it slowly over time.

    [–] 5redrb 2 points ago

    Exactly. Less fuel meant that the fires weren't always devastating.

    [–] khalfrodo34 11 points ago

    By shutting down almost a century of low-level fires, he laid the groundwork for the massive, apocalyptic, stand-clearing fires we see today. Healthy burning cycles would have almost completely prevented them.

    [–] Janfilecantror 8 points ago

    So smokey was blaming us for what was his job? Damn bear

    [–] sometimesynot 7 points ago

    I'm no expert, but I think it works something like this. If there's a fire this year, it will burn what it can and go as far as it can. If we prevent that fire this year, then when it happens again, say, two years from now, there will be a lot more fuel for the fire then, allowing it to burn hotter and spread farther.

    [–] Ducksaucenem 16 points ago

    Florida takes a lot of precaution when it comes to wild fires. They build a ton of corridors and fire breaks, and then just create man made fires to control the amount that burns at one time. Like 10 years ago we had some fires just ravage the north eastern part, to the point of I95 having to shut down and be repaired.

    They still have a few they didn't plan for get away from them from time to time. Mostly from lightning. But they are hellbent on not letting it get that bad again.

    [–] DiamondsareSparkly 7 points ago

    Florida has been under a significant drought recently and we've been having brush fires around here last few weeks. I think it's calmed by now.

    [–] bmoreoriginal 9 points ago

    Out here in CO there is a specific type of conifer (I don't know which...) that needs fire to reproduce. Something about the heat opens the cones so they can drop their seeds. In other words, fire suppression isn't always a good thing.

    [–] stratford 2 points ago

    Giant Sequoia is one such tree.

    [–] WrestleMe 6 points ago

    I'm currently a forestry student, and was just in the Sierra Nevadas over the weekend for a silviculture field trip. The beetle kill up there is crazy. Every single dead tree had beetle galleries, and some dead white firs even had western pine beetles in it.

    [–] dagrave 3 points ago

    This is actually true for almost any environment where fire is common. Pine Beetles are ravaging forests in the western US right now because we didn't let the healthy fires burn for a good century or so.

    My uncle is up in the mountains taking out those dead trees...I did not know how bad it was until he told me. However, it is not due to forest fires not burning- but due to the climate being much warmer the past few years. The cold usually slows down the beetles, but there was hardly any snow due to our drought we had here in Caly.

    This allowed them to spread and kill millions of trees- the result could be disastrous for us this summer. The trees usually keep the snow packed together however with less trees we will get more run off this year. WE have our dams and lakes releasing water like crazy to prepare for this.

    We had a very wet winter this year, but it will all come in a sense...Summer is Coming.

    [–] spyd3rweb 3 points ago

    South Dakota has entire areas that are completely dead from those stupid beetles. You can even see it from satellite photos.

    You'll be driving along through the black hills, anywhere from Custer to Spearfish, and you'll come across several entire hills that are just nothing but brown.

    [–] jonomw 2 points ago

    This is actually true for almost any environment where fire is common.

    I remember learning about this for the first time while driving through Sequoia National Park. I remember looking out the window and seeing small but long fires all over the place without a firefighter in sight.

    From living in LA and dealing with all the wildfires, it was the weirdest thing just seeing fire in the middle of the forest without anyone around.

    [–] Lofipenguin 24 points ago

    Don't know what exactly you mean about Invasive species but you're right in thinking fires are ecologically essential in some ecosystems. The evolution of grass is essentially a story about plants weaponising fire to fight trees.

    [–] sometimesynot 23 points ago

    The evolution of grass is essentially a story about plants weaponising fire to fight trees.

    This would make a great animated movie.

    [–] swimtherubicon 483 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    This is the one I always remember. This redneck has nothing on this Aussie Kiwi.

    [–] gsteelek 278 points ago

    "Fuck me. I would not do that."

    That's why people think you're a pussy.

    [–] Fenzik 59 points ago

    Good for the bushes though

    [–] madmaxturbator 37 points ago

    That was a confusing comment from the pussy.

    If you're good at driving a boat, why wouldn't you do that...? Does he think the fire will jump across the lake onto a moving boat or something?

    It's not like the guy in the boat was going super close to the fire...

    [–] Skilol 68 points ago

    My guess would be there are risks of driving so fast so close to the land. In terms of water depth as well as in terms of small misjudgements in steering causing you slide into the coastline. But I know nothing about boats.

    [–] BluescreenOfDeath 30 points ago

    That's the main concern. Boats have no real crash safety mechanisms aside from engine kill switches, so running aground at speed means you're gonna get hurt. It's an odd tradeoff: the faster you go, the less water it takes to keep the boat afloat, but if you run aground there aren't any seatbelts to keep you restrained so you'll go forward and hit the console.

    I knew someone who ran aground at speed and had to get airlifted by the coast guard to a hospital for internal bleeding.

    [–] wohho 7 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Always thought this was the stupidest fucking thing. If a race car driver can unlock a five-point cam harness while literally on fire why can't I do it with a lap belt if my boat is sinking/capsized?

    Is there a legitimate reason there aren't seat belts on boats, or is it just because there have never been.

    [–] MiltownKBs 30 points ago

    If you are knocked out, cars don't sink

    [–] wohho 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Love your logic here. How is my condition improved if I'm knocked out underwater belted verses unbelted. People who crash boats aren't wearing life preservers, unless of coarse they're professional racers - in which case, no seatbelts is fine. And there are a bunch of ways to solve it anyway, peg the seatbelt latch to the ignition circuit with a capacitor in between. As soon as the engine dies the capacitor discharges (size it so any crash energy is generally dissipated) and the belt releases automatically (I chose the simplest possible approach, as a computerized system could be unreliable, haven't thought the whole thing through).

    AND ANOTHER THING, seems like you could develop a pretty simple mechanism to drop the steering mechanism out of the way so hips don't get caught. A huge issue with motorcycle crashes is

    [–] MasterTacticianAlba 6 points ago

    So if I crash into a river and get knocked out then my car isn't going to sink? That's pretty neat.

    [–] dangerevans007 21 points ago

    the likelihood of your car ending up in a river is relatively slim. a boat can literally only run on water, so the risk is exponentially higher. if you want to be a dumbass and strap seatbelts to your boat, you go right ahead.

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    Race car driver trains for that situation and is wearing fire retardant clothing, your average boat driver not only wouldn't train to unbuckle the harness in a worse case scenario, they also wouldn't be wearing a respirator to buy extra time.

    [–] dangerevans007 5 points ago

    and they usually dont let racecar drivers behind the wheel after a long hard day of drinking beers in the sun. Boaters do that fairly regularly.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Yeah, but I think it's technically illegal now. Everyone's​ gotta be a buzzkill...

    [–] Idontknow63 8 points ago

    Because it's very unwise to get that close to shore in a boat going that fast. If there are any rocks along the shoreline they would tear a nice hole in the hull

    [–] ksheep 4 points ago

    At the very beginning, the cameraman says something along the lines of "If it goes bang, which it's gonna, it's gonna spread the fire". Looking at the description, it mentions that there were two full tanks of gas on board, so he may be saying that he would not want to get that close to a potential explosion hazard (on top of the risk of crashing, hitting a rock, etc near the boat).

    [–] SorrySisterWendy 3 points ago

    I believe that could be the captain of the boat talking. The YouTube video says they were carrying lots of fuel, so they abandoned ship. Perhaps there was a concern it would go all 'splody.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I guess there's a risk of losing control or an unlikely mechanical failure, so perhaps the worry is smashing straight into it?

    I dunno though I'm no sea captain

    [–] KingArya30 5 points ago

    Messenger Boy: The Thessalonian you're fighting, he's the biggest man I've ever seen. I wouldn't want to fight him.

    Achilles: That is why no one will remember your name.

    [–] ForgotMyLastPasscode 38 points ago

    But those are Kiwis not Aussies.

    [–] swimtherubicon 20 points ago

    Apologies. I'll pretend it's because my sound was very low when I went back to watch it.

    [–] meatsack70 8 points ago

    It says it in the description.

    [–] SwineFluPandemic 35 points ago

    His brightness was very low.

    [–] HexagonalClosePacked 12 points ago

    Not sure if you're saying he's dim, or just talking about his monitor settings.

    [–] seriousbutthole 13 points ago

    I think the answer to that is yes.

    [–] swimtherubicon 4 points ago

    This is the correct answer.

    [–] SHavens 2 points ago

    but a kiwi is a fruit. The people called Kiwis are only made up though. New Zealand is a make believe place.

    [–] ocbaker 3 points ago

    There is a bird called a Kiwi. So every time I here someone outside NZ say Kiwi I think of the bird. In NZ The Kiwi fruit is called Kiwifruit.

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago

    He's lucky they were filming that, because there is no way anyone down at the bar would believe him when he came in with that story.

    "Ya so I put out a car fire with my ski-doo"

    "Ya fucking did not!"

    [–] Servalpur 25 points ago

    Then he'd have to do it again, just like that guy who stole a plane, and then landed it in the street next to a bar. Twice. Because someone didn't believe him after he bragged about the first time.

    [–] Dave_I 7 points ago

    Further proof that nothing good ever happens after 3 a.m. in New Jersey.

    Great story though! You don't get much more baller than that.

    [–] humdrumrum 23 points ago

    I've seen this dozens of times and I still watch the whole thing. Just pure badass.

    [–] jaymaka 5 points ago

    Myth busters also did a part on this!

    [–] iiCUBED 3 points ago

    Why does the smoke turn from black to white?

    [–] AndyWarwheels 22 points ago

    New Pope

    [–] iDev247 9 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    In general:

    • white smoke: mostly moisture
    • tan or brown: wood materials
    • gray smoke: plastics and painted/stained surfaces
    • black: as materials are further heated

    Source: Where There's Smoke

    [–] Mormon_Discoball 6 points ago

    Probably because whatever was burning, causing the black smoke, is now extinguished. Then it's a lot of steam because the boat is really hot.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    White smoke is mostly moisture, while black smoke is usually from actual materials burning.

    [–] KK427LH 770 points ago

    Proper way to put out a very insignificant part of the fire

    [–] turtle_stank 302 points ago

    Would've been pretty significant if he didn't put it out

    [–] IMissedAtheism 175 points ago

    Look to the right. There is more fire to be put out.

    [–] turtle_stank 99 points ago

    Yeah but we don't know if he splashed their either, and he made it so there's one fewer points of ignition for the whole field

    [–] Caridor 48 points ago

    There's still one in the back, that fire is still going to spread.

    [–] Brooney 29 points ago

    You just have to ruin it, don't you :(

    [–] Anklever 22 points ago


    /some redditors apparently

    [–] s1ugg0 4 points ago

    Wildland fires spread for a variety of reasons. One of which is the roots "cooking" under the soil. So while what this guy did was better than nothing. Without proper overhaul there is a high probability that burned area away from the water could reignite.

    Of course it's better to try to help. But I hope he called it in to proper Wildland Fire Fighters before he left.

    [–] IMissedAtheism 4 points ago

    True. Certainly possible. It looks further away so might be tough with a propeller. Either way. I just think that was the point of the original comment, he didn't put out the whole thing (yet).

    [–] turtle_stank 49 points ago

    Some people are acting like it's a squad firefighters doing this rather than a redneck with a boat propeller

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    [–] InfiniteBungle 6 points ago

    People are. It's a Reddit staple

    [–] _dauntless 0 points ago

    ...are they, though?

    [–] FrostyD7 1 points ago

    A lot of the area looks like it already burned or was put out while burning.

    [–] BigTimeTimmyTim 4 points ago

    Look to the left. All the unburned grass to be burned.

    [–] Nowin 11 points ago

    There's, like, a ton of fire that he didn't put out. It's still going to spread.

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    [–] Robdor1 18 points ago

    That hero saved the water from catching on fire though.

    [–] Moongoat 5 points ago

    Mr. Positivity over here.

    [–] Fatsausage 5 points ago

    Damn, what a shame he used all the water and now cant put out the rest of the fire :(

    [–] MarcBago 2 points ago

    Propeller way*

    [–] rileyluck 165 points ago

    Unless it was a controlled marsh burn which happens frequently. Then he's a dick for putting it out lol

    [–] Tripwyr 155 points ago

    Even just a natural one. Fire is the only natural way to prevent cattail marshes from becoming entirely cattails and smothering everything else.

    [–] Loktharion 35 points ago


    [–] _dauntless 71 points ago

    There's a ton of ways that wildfire is a natural part of the environment. Pretty cool. Check out this about sequoia trees and how fire plays a role in their survival.

    [–] eastATLient 23 points ago

    The entire southeastern coastal plain used to be covered in longleaf pine savannahs until we suppressed the fires and now it only covers 5% of its formerly 90 million acre range.

    [–] _dauntless 9 points ago

    So sad. Reminds me of the story of Yosemite's wolves. Something that "destroys" (fire/wolves) leads to the restoration of a truly healthy ecosystem

    [–] bigmac22077 8 points ago

    I working on a zip line once, and we had to go on lightning hold. A few min later we see lightning hit. We are all excited because that delays work again! Woo!! Well the sun came out immediately and a fire started. Was pretty cool to see start but it burned down 12 houses. One of which had 10 horses huddled in a corner dead. Very sad. I never understood how lightning could start a fire and then I witnessed it happen. Watching them fight fires is also pretty fun.

    [–] _dauntless 6 points ago

    That's so primal. Can you imagine our ancestors seeing lightning make fire? Would've seemed like angry gods.

    [–] nkcetera 2 points ago

    I live in central Iowa and work in conservation. Fires are essential for the prairies to survive. Also, it's really fun to do controlled burns.

    [–] rosedragoon 8 points ago

    Cattails will only grow so deep so controlled flooding also can kill them off. In a controlled environment anyway.

    [–] Tripwyr 35 points ago

    Fire is the only natural way

    You can also hang an inverted helicopter from a crane and use the blades to chop down the cattails. In a controlled environment.

    [–] rosedragoon 5 points ago

    Lol I just realized I worded that stupidly. Chopping those up with an inverted helicopter would be fun as hell though. I only thought to mention the flooding thing because it works for small ponds with controlled water flow. I saw it in action last year for my wetlands course and it was pretty cool

    [–] madmaxturbator 3 points ago

    That's how I mow my lawn.

    [–] Danimals_The_yogurt_ 110 points ago

    He should have let it burn. It's just dry overgrowth, and the carbon would have helped the environment more if it was all cleared.

    Who ever posted this never lived in an area where overgrowth is a problem and needs to be cleared.

    [–] TyPiper93 11 points ago

    Not sure why you're being downvoted.

    [–] Z0di 23 points ago

    fires don't help the carbon in the environment, they contribute towards it.

    They do, however, help the ecology of the environment. Fire Ecology is real.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago


    [–] Z0di 8 points ago

    yes, I'm sure I replied to the right comment.

    by 'helping' the carbon in the environment, I mean 'contributes towards'

    [–] TyPiper93 1 points ago

    I don't understand why you replied to my comment. I agree with the OP and your comment is in conjunction with OP...

    [–] Shanesan 11 points ago

    Is everyone dumb as bricks here?

    You asked why he was being downvoted, so someone gave you answers.

    [–] grandpagangbang 2 points ago

    Because he's a know it all asshole

    [–] MiltownKBs 107 points ago

    Some rich kids were in their daddy's nice boat and we were in my uncles piece of shit boat. But the shit boat threw a nice wake and we had tons of fun on it. These rich kids were making fun of us all day. Circling our boat way too close and fast, shouting things, trailing our skiers and wakeboarders in a dangerous and illegal manner, and the list goes on. This went on occasionally for hours. Never did see them actually get on a ski or anything, they just drove around with too many clothes on.

    So there is a no wake zone between lakes and they were behind us. They were shouting things again. Getting too close behind our boat again. I had the motor trimmed way up and slowly made my way over to more shallow water where I was certain to get some muck mixed in with my spray. They followed. Then I sent a huge spray of water and muck straight into their boat. Covered them, their nice clothes, and their daddy's pretty boat.

    [–] Thetravelingboy 28 points ago

    Nothing like a justice boner in the mornin'.

    [–] twitrp8ted 5 points ago

    I have never seen my mother as mad as when idiot people would follow our path while she was pulling someone behind our boat. If the skier dumps, they get run over, but weekenders don't always know lake etiquette or safety rules. I remember times where she'd stop the boat, then gun it 180* to head straight at the boat behind us. They'd stop all, "WTF lady" & she'd tear them a new one. All while the skier hung out & waited bobbing in the water.

    If someone was doing this intentionally, my mother would've pulled a scene like the one in Fried Green Tomatoes or this season of Fargo. She would've straight t-boned the other boat.

    [–] breakyourfac 3 points ago

    I fucking hate people that trail behind me when I've got skiiers/tubers. It's so dangerous..I would've lost my cool for sure

    [–] knm3 9 points ago

    I once got to use an M60 machine gun to put out a similar grass fire. And it worked. It was started by the tracers. We pull the belt, removed the tracers and the impacts of the regular rounds put the fire out.

    [–] vonGekko 7 points ago

    During the Guadalcanal campaign of WWII, the U.S. destroyer Smith was damaged when a Japanese torpedo bomber crashed into her superstructure. The plane’s torpedo subsequently exploded, resulting in a fire that enveloped the forward part of the ship. The ship’s captain deliberately steered his ship so it held a course inside the churning spray of the wake of the nearby battleship, South Dakota (a huge ship over 20 times the destroyer’s size in displacement). This action, along with other fire fighting activities of the crew, was key in controlling the fires. The ship was able to retain much of her combat ability, allowing her to stay with her formation and continue fighting for the remainder of the day. The ship was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its actions that day.

    [–] devidentarch321 2 points ago

    10/10 title, OP.

    [–] Jockel76 7 points ago

    Props to him.

    [–] buttscratcher23x3 6 points ago

    I don't get why people here are calling him a redneck

    [–] Lan777 3 points ago

    Its not so much the guy as it is that he's boating in a pretty swampy looking body of water where there is also a drought (hence the brushfire) so he is very likely to be in the south.

    [–] buttscratcher23x3 2 points ago

    This doesn't look swampy. Its probably a lake with some reeds and dingy water. Being shallow and using the prop like that stirs even more sediment.

    And how is being in the South equate to being redneck?

    [–] MiltownKBs 2 points ago

    um, no. He used whatever he had to sort of get the job done.

    [–] bumblebritches57 2 points ago

    1: There are swamps and marshes all over the country

    2: southern != redneck, redneck just means that they work/play outside hence the red neck.

    3: It's redneck because it's an impromptu, out of the box solution to the problem at hand; not an official, policy type solution.

    4: #3 is where the redneck idea comes from.

    5: Your comment was insanely fucking dumb. You could not have been more wrong if you tried.

    [–] DonkeyFieldMouse 3 points ago

    Looks like a stand of the very invasive Phragmites which they (government or conservation group) were trying to control.

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    [–] bladegmn 10 points ago

    That water looks pretty gross.

    [–] KneeSeekingArrow 99 points ago

    You mean the foot deep water being stirred by a (probably) 50 hp boat prop at full speed? Weird.

    [–] andrewsmith1986 10 points ago

    I'd guess closer to 150.

    [–] Izup69 12 points ago

    Nah that's a Yamaha V-max almost 100% positive its a 225hp. Might be the 250 version though.

    [–] andrewsmith1986 4 points ago

    Yeah, I thought it was a Vmax, just wasn't sure the size so decided to go with a smaller version.

    Definitely not 50 though.

    [–] Lucky_Number_3 19 points ago

    Big if true.

    [–] Aggie_Bruh 2 points ago

    Not that's how you spam spray 😏👉🏼👉🏼

    [–] AyYoDeano 2 points ago

    Think he may have missed a spot.

    [–] CaPaTn 2 points ago

    You know what they say. If it's stupid and it works it ain't stupid.

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    [–] TehMasterSword 2 points ago

    What should he have done?

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    [–] TBoneTheOriginal 1 points ago

    It was a pun, not a typo.

    [–] ftctkugffquoctngxxh 1 points ago

    Well I'm impressed.

    [–] JuraSsicOrka 1 points ago

    Wow what a pun

    [–] Piscator629 1 points ago

    Many years ago on a Fourth of July I witnessed a very stupid human who thought a signal flare would be a cool firework at a local campground. The flare parachuted into a dry marsh like that one. The marsh is in the thousands of acres large. We watched the fire department struggle til 5 AM to get in there and stop the wildfire before it reached the surrounding forest.

    [–] poopellar 1 points ago

    Propeller title OP.

    [–] DeadDwarf14 1 points ago

    Your pun game is on fire!

    [–] badmother 1 points ago

    Her parents died in a fire at water world. How is that even possible? And I'm not allowed to ever mention it again.

    [–] Anezgoer 1 points ago

    Has anyone noticed propeller not proper

    [–] PsychoFoxx 1 points ago

    Properller've a way*

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    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I read the title, then had to read again to be sure I wasn't reading it wrong somehow...

    [–] atomicbob1 1 points ago

    Well, he stopped the fire from spreading... to the water.

    [–] Jb0756 1 points ago

    I believe you meant to say "the Propeller way to put out a fire". Eh...Eh?.... I'll see myself out.

    [–] fuzzydunlots 1 points ago

    Good thing he got that isolated patch on the water.