'A recently developed instrument to be used operationally by a variety of industries and disciplines may significantly shorten the time needed to determine dead and live fuel moisture for those people trying to predict prescribed or wildfire behavior and effects. It can be used both in the laboratory and in the field. This moisture analyzer is actually a miniature oven, with the sample being dried on a pan connected directly to a rugged weight sensor. It has solid state electronics throughout and a built-in computer system to eliminate calibrating, weighing, balancing, and mathematical calculations. It completely eliminates operator skill and judgment factors...'