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    Could happen in a hammock too.

    Just thought I'd share this story. Pick your site wisely. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...t-1117009.html
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    That is horrible. A sobering reminder to the rest of us.

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    Very sad to read! Looks like a bad case of wrong place wrong time, the gusts were 76mph, thats a Category "1" Hurricane class!
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    Sad story. But let me remind everybody that the risk of injury is far greater on the drive to the trailhead than it is in the woods.

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    sounds like they had a good campsite. The tree was healthly. Just one of those unlucky things that happens from time to time
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackleberry View Post
    Sad story. But let me remind everybody that the risk of injury is far greater on the drive to the trailhead than it is in the woods.
    well said, jackleberry. truly a sad story and a terrible case of what sounds like right place(good site, healthy tree), wrong time.

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    My son and I were walking through our woods the other day and saw a huge white oak that was down. The main trunk was about 3 feet in diameter and it looked like it had been wrung off by a tornado. The rest of the trunk and canopy was several feet away.

    My son commented, "That's what happens when you are a big tree in a little tree world". I then noticed that all the other trees around were smaller younger trees.

    I made a mental note never to camp close to the largest (or tallest) tree in the area.
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    Always awful. I always try to hang where if a big tree does fall it is going to catch on another or fall away from me.......hopefully.
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    Terrible atleast both were not killed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicjimr View Post
    Terrible atleast both were not killed .
    True but I could not begin to fathom the pain of my bride being crushed right in front of me. When it's your time no prep will save you. In California an advanced motorcycle safety coach was recently killed riding his bike in the rain. Seems a cager lost control on the opposing lanes and bounced off other vehicles into him. It was his time...if anyone had the skills to avoid it was him.

    Sad by any measure.
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