Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Avoid becoming a lightning casualty.  Wild fires are common in the West.  Many fires are started by lighning.  Though rare, hikers are hit by lightning.

The following is by my friend Peter Kummerfeldt:

About 2,000 people are injured by lightning strikes around the world each year, according to the National Lightning Safety Institute. In the U.S., about 10 percent of those struck die, for an average of 40 to 50 deaths per year. Lightning is the #2 weather killer nationwide, second only to floods. The odds of being struck by lightning during a given year are 1:700,000.

But if you’re one of the unlucky victims, lightning can hurt you in several different ways:

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