Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lightning kills by Allen McCartney

Rating: ***

This article talks about how you can protect yourself from the dangers of being struck by lightening. Though it is about a one in million chance that you will be struck by lightning, there still is the risk. Firstly if there is any sign of a storm you are not to be in the water, whether you are swimming, canoeing, boating or anything else. You are to avoid open areas, solitary trees and hill tops. The best way to avoid getting struck is to get inside a substantial building or a car. In advance when camping don’t set up your tent near tall trees, cliffs, caves or partially exposed roots.

I thought that this article was very informative and showed that a lot of effort and research went into writing it. I would recommend this article to anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors and that is not properly informed about lightning safety.

McCartney, Allen. Lightning kills. Ottawa Outdoor Magazine Spring 2011

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