Lightning TipsWhere not to be during lightning.Author:BACKPACKER EditorsPublish date:Jul 31, 2000Updated onFeb 14, 2017 1. Under a tree or other tall feature. 2. Exposed on a high place. 3. On wet, marshy soil. 4. In the open. LIGHTNING-SAFE PLACE: Crouch down in a stand of trees or shrubs of similar height and get into the lightning-safe position (see photo).