OK I know that this might be a bad Question to ask but:
After seeing one of shugs vids and how nervous he looked in it only got me to thinking more about hammocking and Lightning.
During a rain storm where there is lightning striking around you, while you are in a hammock are you more likely to get hit by a strike then being on the ground in a tent.
What is the likely hood that you could survive a strike in a hammock if one of the trees that you are hanging from gets hit?
Here are my thoughts so please correct me on them. This is something that shug never talked about in his vids and maybe because he didn't want to scare people away if my thoughts are correct
1) My normal senses are telling me that Shug was very nervous about the possibility of getting hit up on that ridge. I doubt it was so much about being in a hammock but because of there location on the ridge.
2) Its a 50/50 shot of getting hit being in a hammock or on the ground.
3) I doubt that one could survive a lightning strike if there hammock is attached to the tree that is being hit
Im new to hammocking so please excuse my couriosity on this subject. I will not stop hammocking what ever the answers but make me more aware of some dangers.