I have just returned from a couple of hours in a high seat situated in area where I know there to be a promising roebuck. Normally I would persevere until the light started to fail, but this evening a bout of thunder and lightning sent me packing early. I know the chances of a lightning strike are slim but being halfway up a tree and carrying a lump of metal would not improve the odds. This set me thinking about what would happen if the unthinkable occurred and I had been incapacitated by said thunderbolt. I would hope that my normal safety precautions would kick in. Before I leave the house for a lone stalk I have always informed my wife or one of my sons of my proposed stalking area. Obviously it would be impossible to state my exact location but I always name the wood or other area in which I intend to be, and in the case of my wife I always ask her to repeat that name. If no one is at home when I go out I leave a note of my proposed location in a prominent position in the kitchen. I have done this for many years and it has now become second nature. Fortunately this precaution has never been acted upon, but at least I go out with the knowledge that someone will eventually find me in the event of an accident whereby I can't use my mobile or am otherwise incommunicado. I have mentioned this ingrained habit of mine to several of my stalking colleagues, some of whom seem to think I'm taking safety precautions a tad too far. Am I?