“Even for Last Chance, a rugged community in the forests above the Pacific Ocean where residents mill their own lumber and grow their own food, Tad Jones was particularly ascetic. He shunned electricity and plumbing. He once spent a year living in the hollow base of a redwood tree. For decades he took a vow of silence, scrawling in notebooks or on a tiny chalkboard when he had something to say. If anyone could outsmart a wildfire, friends thought it would be Jones.” A Vow of Silence, a Cabin in the Woods, a Terrible Wildfire.