Anytime I reload or start a new fire, I set the kitchen timer to remind me to check on the stove. Most days, I don't need the reminder. Today, my high school junior texted me that there is a bomb threat at her high school. I immediately forgot about the stove and started trying to get more information via internet and text messages. Beep, beep, beep, what the bleep is that, omg, the stove. Just starting to hit temperature at 550. Still no details yet at her school, which has been evacuated. Most of the kids don't even wear coats because they don't get to go outside during the day. The point is: you never know what will distract you from stove-tending. Backup systems can help a lot.