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Name:  Matthew F.
Status: educator
Age: 30s
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
What should one do while backpacking and a thounderstorm (lightning) threatens...then hits the area?


Replies:
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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