Weed Farmers Are Building Tricked-Out Firefighting Rigs to Save Their Crops

Homesteaders and ex-hippies running weed farms in Northern California’s Emerald Triangle have taken fire season into their own hands. When wildfire threatens the heart of California’s weed-growing “Emerald Triangle,” local grower Robert Steffano fires up “The Wookie.” That’s not some new strain of cannabis. The Wookie is a 1990 BMY-Harsco Military M923A2 cargo truck that weighs more than 21,000 pounds. Steffano bought the beast in 2015 for $3,500 directly from the U.S. government in an…

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