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neo air and lightening.
After a pretty nasty electrical storm this weekend, I've started wondering whether the space blanket materials used in my all season neo air could be dangerous under such circumstances. What do you all think?thanks,rhz
I don't think it would be a problem but if you're going to think of possibilities like that I'd probably be more concerned about the tent poles or the trekking poles holding up your shelter as they will be standing higher than you when you're laying down. If lightning looks like a possibility I would just set up camp at a lower elevation and somewhat away from the tallest tree/rock around in case it takes a blast.
As above -- head down to safety and then set up camp. Otherwise, if lightning hits you that close, I doubt a different sleeping pad would make much difference.
I just got back from a trip to the OR Show with hiking on the way and back that saw rain almost each day. I never worried about my NeoAir X-Lite but did about my CF trekking poles as I was on the high flat plateau in Theodore Roosevelt NP where I was the tallest thing in site.I don't think the Mylar layer in the NeoAir is really grounded as it is in the middle of the pad and an inch or so off the ground.
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