Outdoor Skills + Advice: Six Steps to Steer Clear of Lightning Strikes - National Geographic ADVENTURE

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July 25, 2011



To OurTakeOnFreedom, I believe the writer understands what you wrote, they just forgot to put 5 seconds. They do mention that 30 seconds is 6 miles


You learn something new every day! I would never thought of standing keeping my legs together.

Kim Kircher

Good post. One addition to the lightning drill position: I always heard you want to touch knees, but not to let your arms touch below your waist. Instead, let the current have an entry and exit point that's connected to the ground. Perhaps this is a rural myth.

Pandora Earrings

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So nice to find someone with some original ideas on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is something that is needed on the net, someone with somewhat originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!


Thanks for the advices, I think they are useful to me....


This is some great advice. You always hear not to stand under a big tree, but its surprising to find out that you're very at risk in the wide open.


Good advice generally, but to clarify: every second is NOT equivalent to one mile distance. Sound travels between 1100 and 1200 feet per second.

Every second between lightning and thunder is equivalent to about .2 miles.

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