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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post

    OTOH, lightening on a path to ground through the tree would seem to have to take a path of greater R to go through the person and through the other tree and then to ground. But, having dealt with a lightening strike and fire on my house a few years back, I can attest that lightening does crazy things that seem difficult to explain with the laws of physics.

    WOW... yes it does... Lost our house in SC five years back after it hit a tree in front of house, went through the house house on the second floor, in and out of roof twice, to hit tree beside pool in backyard. House was gone before firetrucks arrived.

    I do have a litttle tendency to "tighten up" when it starts flashing around.
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    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D's View Post
    I keep thinking about the make up of a resister.

    Then i visualize a hammock between two trees....

    The things that make you go Hmmmmmmmmmm?



    Glad your ok Neo.

    No kidding how many bands are on your hammock LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    No kidding how many bands are on your hammock LOL
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    Not sure of the impact of a hammock, I do know that most injuries occur in the out of doors as a result of feeders that are not direct strikes, but rather a result of lightning traveling through the ground and creating the resultant shock. I have also read that the safest place to be is a grove of similar height trees so that at least a strike will be random and not selective based on height. Preventive measures I have seen included sitting on the balls of your feet hunched over to minimize contact with the ground. Seems a hammock might be helpful in that regard.

    Lightning kills more people than any other weather related phenomenan. I have had two friends killed by it. I respect it.

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    I would be more worried about lightning striking a tree which causes the tree to explode and a heavy limb falling on me than getting zapped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    I would be more worried about lightning striking a tree which causes the tree to explode and a heavy limb falling on me than getting zapped
    This happened to me one time. A friend's tent was crushed when half of a tree split off from a lightning strike. Luckily he wasn't in it!

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    Just did some googling and have come across several references to a suggestion made by Benjamin Franklin. I'm still looking for the original quote, but it seems to refer to being in a hammock (some accounts say silk) suspended by silk cords.
    To Boldly Hang Where No One Has Hung Before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunHiker View Post
    Just did some googling and have come across several references to a suggestion made by Benjamin Franklin. I'm still looking for the original quote, but it seems to refer to being in a hammock (some accounts say silk) suspended by silk cords.
    Very interesting, and would give me yet another reason to order some of that 108" silk from Dharma Trading Co.!

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    Glad to hear you didnt get jammed up with the storm. As you know, a properly pitched tarp can do wonders in nasty weather.

    Did you do any fishing or just camping and exploring.

    One of these days we need to meet in the middle point between our homes and do a little yakkin

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