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Re: With all this rain, let's talk about LIGHTENING!

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  • Chris Mire
    From the TBI Tool Chest http://www.strikealert.com/ProductInfo.htm -Chris GeoMire The Loopy 1/2 of Tush Brothers
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 28, 2007
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      From the TBI Tool Chest
      http://www.strikealert.com/ProductInfo.htm

      -Chris
      GeoMire
      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
      > possible.
      >
      > 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,
      > Candy
      >

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