Backpacking and Lightning
Name: Matthew F.
What should one do while backpacking and a thounderstorm
(lightning) threatens...then hits the area?
IMMEDIATELY squat down, with feet close together making a kind of
ball-shaped body. Try to avoid trees and poles, as if they are hit, you
can easily be hurt by the resulting shrapnel.
---Nathan A. Unterman
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