Backpacking Achilles Heel

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Re: Backpacking Achilles Heel

Post by maverick » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:55 pm

Rlown wrote:
Lightning is never fun
Au contraire my friend, give me a good lightning storm anytime to photography.

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Re: Backpacking Achilles Heel

Post by rlown » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:43 am

by "not fun", I meant it's really a game of chance. Chances are you're not going to get hit. You might feel that fuzzy feeling from a near strike, like static crawling on everything around you.

I once sat on an overlook out of Evelyn Lk, looking North. Just sitting there in a full Gore-Tex rain-suit. watching the storm approach, and the lightning dance. No reason to move. Enjoyed the hail, the rain, the little bit of colder air that blasted through, and the lightning. I'm not that lucky in games of chance, but i smelled a lot of ozone that afternoon. Yes, i'd do it again.

As for your camera stuff. Agree completely a lit up sky works well for you. Keep carrying all that metal. If i ever am on one of those trips with you, i will be the guy 100yds away from you and your equipment. Everyone needs a lightning rod along with them; you'd be the guy for the job.

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