Years ago I played golf with a guy who used a 2 iron. He could wack the crap out of that ball with that thing where I would slice the crap out of it. We used to say "Only God and Todd can hit a 2 iron" .You know the advice given to golfers caught out on the course in an electrical storm? Quickly grab a 2-iron and hold it aloft as it is well known that not even God can hit a 2-iron.
With in less then 15 seconds everyone's hair is standing straight up off our heads.
Bingo. Lots of low-probability/high consequence threats while outdoors.The odds are long but the consequences are huge.
Do I recall someone here saying they used to try to sneak paddle in the Washington, D.C. reflecting pool?
Reminds me of the time I smuggled a canoe onto to Jefferson Memorial’s
Tidal Basin. Across a fence and lowering the canoe down a 5’ retaining wall to the water. It was after hours and felt bandit, even though there is a concession that rents paddle wheelers there during the day. After reading the article I realize I should have carried the boat over to the Lincoln Reflecting Pool, too. Things were more lax 30 years ago. Not sure I’d try that now.