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24 Feb 2020 @ 18:21:41 pm
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Weet iemand of daar al ooit n karavaan of iemand se kamp plek deur weerlig geklits is.

Spesifieke die karavaan / tent of jou kamp toerusting.

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24 Feb 2020 @ 19:53:39 pm
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Darem nog nie raak nie. Die ergste waar ek nog ervaar het tydens kamp, was by Mbizi.....ons het toe nog met die tent gekampeer. Weerlig het baie naby geslaan....ons was so bang....ons het op plasiek stoele gestaan binne die tent, net om nie direkte kontak met die grond te maak nie. Weet nie of dit sou help nie?

Die ander oord waar ons erge weerlig ervaar het was by Devoetpadskloof.....maar ons het toe nie gekamp nie.....het in een van die tenthuisies gebly 

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24 Feb 2020 @ 20:03:35 pm
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Ek is ook nie bewus van 'n karavaan wat met weerlig getref is nie.

Ons het egter een nag in September in Ondersabie in die Kruger Wildtuin 'n geweldige elektriese storm beleef, maar ons het heerlik, snoesig in ons Penta geslaap tot ons 'n klop aan die deur gehoor het.  Dit was ons pasgetroude dogter en skoonseun wat in 'n tent langs ons gekamp het.  Volgens hulle was die weer, weerlig en donderslae verskriklik en hulle het toe maar by Pa en Ma in die Penta se tweede dubbelbed kom inkruip !

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24 Feb 2020 @ 21:04:40 pm
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Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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24 Feb 2020 @ 21:05:11 pm
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Die ergste elektriese storm wat ons beleef het was by Ben Marie buite Witrivier. Ben het ons gewaarsku dat hulle erg deurloop met die weerlig. Gelukkig het ek die kragprop uitgetrek anders sou ons skade gehad het. Die weerlig flits en slag was 'n breekdeel van 'n sekonde uitmekaar. Ek onthou die swael reuk daarna. 

Too close for comfort.

The Happy Campers.
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25 Feb 2020 @ 00:09:43 am
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Ek het by die eiland in n tent gekamp. Twee nagte was die weerlig so erg dat as Hy slaan Kan jy reg deur die tent seil sien en dit het heelnag aangegaan Vir twee nagte. 

Jy voel so blootgestel en Kan niks doen jy wag net Vir tyd om om te gaan. Die donder slag het jou net remind als is nog nie verby. Die dreuning rol weg in die verte en amper soos n eggo rol dit terug tot die volgende blits weer piets. 

Sal dit nooit Kan vergeet.

Ander geval was by my huis. Ek staan binne in die voorhuis en kyk deur die venster oor die stoep die weerlig het omtrent n meter en n half voor my op die grond vas geslaan. Het so n swart rook wolk gelos en ek het net daar in n oomblik van swakheid tale gepraat wat ek liewer nie Kan noem. Baie baie scary om dit so baby jou te sien

 

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25 Feb 2020 @ 06:57:14 am
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Weet nie van 'n geval waar weerlig 'n karavaan raak geslaan het nie.  Maar dis al om bekend dat as jy visvang by enige dam en die donderweer kom nader gee jy pad van die water af.

Meer nog as jy grafiet vis stokke het want dit gelei elektrisieteit.  Dit is ook bekand dat weerlig gewoonlik die hoogste punt in die omgewing sal tref.  So as jy langs die water staan met 'n vistok in die hand is die kanse goed dat jy deel uit maak van die hoogste punte in die omgewing veral in vergeleke met die plat water oppervlak voor jou.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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25 Feb 2020 @ 08:08:33 am
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Het nog net swaar weer beleef.

Doen maar wat ek geleer is omte doen deur die weer te respekteer.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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25 Feb 2020 @ 10:37:37 am
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As die weerlig regtig erg is klim eerder in jou voertuig tot dit verby is, dit werk soos 'n Faraday Cage, jy sal niks oorkom nie selfs al slaan dit die voertuig raak (moet net nie aan blootgestelde metaaldele raak nie!). Dink nie die karavaan is veel van 'n beskerming in sulke gevalle nie

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04 Mar 2020 @ 20:27:54 pm
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Camp Trailers or RV’s Avoid setting up your trailer or recreational vehicle (RV) under an isolated tree or the tallest tree, close to a metal fence, or on a hilltop.   If thunder is heard, lightning is within striking distance. Find a safe location immediately, either in a building with plumbing and wiring or an all-metal automobile (not convertible top).   Lightning will travel around the outside surface of a metal-framed vehicle, essentially protecting the passengers in the vehicle from the electrical shock. This is called the Faraday Cage effect.  As long as the passenger does not make contact with the outer metal shell i.e. by touching internal parts such as the steering wheel, radio knob or door handle, he/she will be safe.  Unsafe vehicles include: Pop-up campers with sides of fabric-like material. RVs made out of fiber-glass. A lightning strike will go right through the vehicle. An RV made out of steel or aluminum is ok.  RVs can also be affected by lightning if they are connected to a power grid (shore power) or when their jacks are deployed on the ground during a lightning storm.    If caught outside far from a safe location, stay away from tall objects, such as trees, poles, wires and fences. Take shelter in a low lying area.  Stay in a safe location for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.  About one third of casualties occur after the storm because people return to outdoor activities too soon.  There is no place outside that is safe in a thunderstorm so remember:  When thunder roars, go indoors!

Hier word dus geteken weerlig Kan n gat reg deur jou karavaan slaan

 

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04 Mar 2020 @ 20:32:18 pm
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Ons het Desember 2018 by vriende gaan kuier by Rocky Bay toe daar ook n hewige weerlig storm uitbreek. Die hele area se krag was uitgeslaan....so dit was pik donker. Was nogal belewenis gewees om te sien hoe baie die weerlig die see geslaan het 

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04 Mar 2020 @ 20:42:53 pm
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The 30-30 Rule is an easy way to determine the threat of lightning in your area: 30 Seconds: Count the seconds between seeing lightning and hearing thunder. If this time is less than 30 seconds, lightning is a threat. Seek shelter immediately.

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04 Mar 2020 @ 20:49:00 pm
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If you find yourself in a lightning storm in your RV, try to find a low-lying area away from tall trees or light poles to park. You don't want to be or be near the highest point. Stay away from tall trees and light poles in camp grounds, parking lots or rest areas. However, take care in choosing a low-lying area. Many may be subject to flash floods. Your best bet is on a small rise that keeps you lower than surrounding lightning targets, but up out of the danger of flooding. But even then, be cautious and observant.  You don't want to find yourself marooned on an island if a flash flood inundates the low lying area around you.  Flash floods can happen from rain many miles away, often surprising those in its path.  While you may be relatively safe from direct injury from lightning striking your RV when you are in it, your RV certainly isn't. Furthermore, if you are in contact with any part of the metal frame of the RV when lightning strikes, all bets are off and you'll probably be seriously injured. Don't lean up against window or door frames. Avoid touching plumbing fixtures. Lightning striking your RV or even near it is likely to damage appliances and electronic equipment and perhaps the ignition systems on motorhomes and tow vehicles. It can also cause fires and even explosions. Keep in mind your RV is carrying a significant amount of volatile fuels (propane and, in the case of motorhomes and toyhaulers, gasoline or diesel). If your RV catches fire, GET OUT and far away from the vehicle as soon as possible. Those little spray-can sized fire extinguishers required by law are good for small cooking fires, but they will be useless if your whole vehicle is on fire. Better to just let it burn and get you and your loved ones to safety than die in a futile attempt to save a vehicle that can be replaced.  A fire fighter rule of thumb is if the fire is bigger than a wastebasket, get help!  If you're caught in an electrical storm while out hiking or riding your horse or OHV, seek shelter in a low-lying area as soon as possible -- but avoid places that might be subject to flooding. If you're in a flat area or on a hill top, you might well be the highest point around and the path of least resistance for lightning! As mentioned above, rubber tires to not insulate you from the ground enough to prevent being struck by lightning. Do not seek shelter under tall trees or even single trees in an open area, regardless of how tall they are. You are somewhat safer in a thick grove of trees nearly all the same height than you are out in the open but the best course of action is to get low -- under a bridge or in a culvert will provide protection from lightning but that carries its own dangers: flash floods. Even if it isn't raining where you are yet, the sudden downpour often associated with thunderstorms can create flash floods that sweep down streams and formerly dry gullies with amazing speed and deadly force from many miles away. If you do seek shelter under a bridge or culvert, make sure you can see far enough upstream to get the heck out of the way if there is a flash flood! If there is no place to go, consider getting off your ride and squatting down some distance away from it so that IT is the highest point around, and not your head or your backside! Better it gets struck than you! The safest recommended position is to squat down with your hands on your knees and put your head between your knees. Lying flat is said to actually make you a larger target and more likely to be hit. Even when lying flat your backside may be the highest point around and most vulnerable to being struck by lightening.  Replacing your fried OHV or poor horse may be expensive, but replacing your fried brain or electrocuted heart is impossible.  If you are hiking in the open you may be the tallest object around, so seek shelter in a low-lying area. If there is no place to go, squat down on the ground as described above and wait for the storm to pass. Better to be wet and muddy than electrocuted, incinerated, or vaporized!  You don't have to actually be struck directly by lightning to be injured by a strike. A near miss can send shrapnel flying with deadly velocity in all directions. You may also be stunned by the concussion of the strike, blinded by the flash, your hearing damaged by the thunder or shock wave, or the object hit may fall in your direction. So stay a safe distance away from objects such as tall trees, power poles, and radio towers that might attract lightning.  Kids and thunderstorms. If you're camping with kids you may have extra concerns during thunderstorms. Kids reactions run the gambit, from wanting to go out and play in the rain to being scared to death! Both extremes create problems for Mom and Dad (or Grandma and Grandpa or other guardians). You will want to teach your kids respect for the awesome power of thunderstorms and show them how to protect themselves. Take care not to frighten them unnecessarily. If they are already frightened by thunder and lightning, calmly explain the basics to them and let them know how they can stay safe. Let them know that it is pretty rare for people to be struck by lightning -- as low as 1 in 8,987,657 (you could tell them chances are almost 10 million to 1 against them being struck by lighting).  Have alternate indoor activities planned that will take their minds off the storm while keeping them safe and warm. Board games, card games, computer games, movies, and books are all good possibilities. So are baking cookies or making and eating popcorn. Some fresh baked cookies and cup of hot cocoa is a very comforting distraction from storms. Hugs are good too, if your family is physical.  Make fun of the storm. My grandpa used to say the thunder was a potato wagon tipping over, which seemed especially relevant since we lived in Idaho and he grew potatoes and would know what one sounds like. Equate lightning to a fireworks display and encourage kids to spot the best streaks or things like brightest flash, loudest thunder, closest, furthest away, closest together, the one with the most branches, or just count the flashes.  Kids aren't the only ones who need something to do during thunderstorms.   While most adults won't be as frightened by storms as children are, being cooped up in a tent or RV to wait out an extended storm is likely to take its toll.  Personally, I enjoy a good thunderstorm, as long as the lightning doesn't get TOO close!  Not everyone shares my  enthusiasm though.  While few adults are seriously frightened by thunder storms, many do find them inconvenient or annoying.  You may find yourself suffering from symptoms of "cabin fever".  It is a good idea to have some indoor activities planned to use if you find yourself in that situation.  Board games and card games can be played anywhere.  Books and magazines can provide welcome diversions.  If you have shore power, an on board generator, or an inverter with adequate battery banks, you can watch videos.  Some of the suggestions for kids, like baking cookies or making popcorn, are fun and practical things for even more "mature" kids.  I also like to take advantage of times I'm cooped up inside to perform routine inspections and maintenance within my RV or enclosed motorcycle trailer.  Inventorying, cleaning, and reorganizing cabinets and drawers is a very productive and satisfying way to use "down" time.  Since I have an enclosed motorcycle trailer for our dirt bikes I can even do some maintenance on the bikes when the weather is bad.  Even some adults may suffer from some kind of phobia about lightning and thunder and may benefit from some extra comforting.  Don't put them down or try to minimize their fears.  Just accept them, like you would in a child, and try to reassure and comfort them, perhaps distract them with some fun and interesting activities.

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