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#100593 - 07/30/08 08:54 AM Children die from falling limb while camping
coyotemaster Offline
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Registered: 03/07/06
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Children die in horrible camping accident

I love trees but am becoming more aware of this danger. Last camping trip me and the kids took was in a Forest Service campground and I had no choice but to camp on the pad in our spot, right under some very tall Ponderosa Pine Trees. Looking up I could see some dead branches way high and I could also see where lower dead branches had been cut off. I considered the risk & did it anyway.

I don't think I'm camping like that again.

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#100594 - 07/30/08 11:10 AM Re: Children die from falling limb while camping [Re: coyotemaster]
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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
It's always a good idea to look up for "widow-makers" before pitching the tent. In some places, though, there's so much dead timber (beetle-killed trees) that about all you can to is to pick what appears to be the least risky spot. That's what I had to do last weekend.
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