Springtime in Alaska is primetime for a cabin to catch fire from the winter worth of creosote on the outside of the chimneys, Fires turn down causing them to burn cooler, which generates cresote, adding to the chance of chimney fire.
A lot of people I know don’t have a contingency plan in case they had to evacuate in the middle of night. It an awful thought but I know it does happens.
I store emergency sleeping bags and old snow machine suits in a shed protected in a heavy plastic box with socks, first aid kit and a survival flashlight (the type you windup for the power source).
I also put my fire extinguisher by my bed, not by the front door. I might just need it to fight my way to the front door.
There are lots of ideas, some from experience. Let’s share so others don’t have to get the “experience” without the hard knocks.
Good maintenance is essential but a good discussion helps all and I might learn a thing or two.