Re: Tents/Lightning and Arrow of Light Questions
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 08:02:26 -0500
>When lightning strikes, the greater concern would be the spread of the
>energy through the ground and its possible effect on those metal bunks
>you so often find in camp. Don't forget that when lightning strikes a
>tree where people are standing, even people several metres fromthe tree
>may be knocked down...
Two years ago at our Council's Woodbadge course a tent was struck by
lightning. The lightning hit a tree, traveled down the trunk and into the
roots, and up through the floor of the tent. This was a freak accident I
don't see any way of avoiding; how do you not pitch a tent above tree roots?
Sent the guy in the tent to the hospital, but he's ok and known Council-wide
Mark W. Arend
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