Lightening kills more people than any other phenomenon. On average there are roughly 24,000 lightening related deaths per year worldwide.
Before heading anywhere in the outdoors it is important to know the weather forecast. If caught in a thunderstorm seek shelter quickly. Avoid mountain tops, ridges, hilltops, open feilds, and isolated trees. Be aware of any metal objects on your body that could conduct electricity. Bare in mind that materials that are wet can also conduct electricity.
If no indoor shelter is available then seek shelter in valleys and low places. Or if caught with no shelter in the wide open and you feel static pass through you quickly kneel and grab your ankles. This helps the electricity pass through with the least amount of damage.
For more information on lightening refer to page 10 in Stayin' Alive Outdoor Techniques
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