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coyote camp

coyote camp
 n.Gloss: an improvised place near the site of a forest fire where firefighters have chosen to sleep. «If travel time to the side (or flank) of the fire where firefighters are assigned, they could be asked to “spike out” which means sleep in place rather than in the camp. These are called “coyote camps” and the firefighters either eat Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) already collected in fire camp before they travel to their fireline or helicopters may shuttle in food and water.» —“Release No. 0303.07: The Basics of Wildland Firefighting” United States Department of Agriculture Oct. 24, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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