Re: With all this rain, let's talk about LIGHTENING!
From the TBI Tool Chest
The Loopy 1/2 of Tush Brothers Inc.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Candy Lind" <candylind@...> wrote:
> I don't know if you heard about it, but a man was hit by lightening
> and died in Lost Maples State Natural Area last weekend. With all this
> rain, it's a sure bet many of us have a bad case of cabin fever. When
> you decide to cache "come heck or high water," remember the rules for
> lightening safety.
> The best places to go in a lightening storm: a closed-in and GROUNDED
> permanent building, or your car. Gazebos, open pavilions, and trees
> offer no protection and may put you in even greater danger than being
> out in the open.
> If you are caught out in the open, and feel your hair standing on end,
> crouch as low as you can to the ground, on your tiptoes if you can
> manage it, to provide as small a target and as little grounding as is
> With that and the "turn around, don't drown" rule, you should be able
> to get a caching fix without sacrificing your health to the Rain Gods.
> Happy Trails,