Our expert says:
Unfortunately a tent will not offer protection if you are struck by lightning, and a tent pole - because it is higher than the surrounding ground and is often made of metal - may in fact attract a lightning strike. So yes, it's probably better to get out of the tent and hunker down, but not near tall isolated objects like trees,and not in wide open areas. Find out about weather dangers before going camping - storm-prone areas are not a good option.
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