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Dad ash, with poison ivy, has to come down.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Just remembered a conversation I had with another fellow that cuts some wood on the farm I cut at. He told me that he gets some kind of pills from the drug store that he says builds your immunity. I have also heard it said you can chew the leaves to build immunity but I AIN'T GONNA TRY THAT.
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  2. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    In survival school they teach you that when you enounter an unknown plant that you want to eat, you can rub it on your skin, then wait eight hours to gauge your body's reaction. I was thinking of that when I read your post above. I could not imagine my body's reaction to tucking a piece of PI between my check and gum. OMG! I would be in the hospital for sure! :eek:
  3. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Took down the Ivy tree, cut,split, stacked it, and lit it on fire :)
    We will see if I end up with a rash or not, hope not :(
    It is worse to have a rash in hot weather
  4. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Another reason I love living here. :)

    Only thing I've run into while cutting wood is some hairy vine things. No idea what they are called. The hairs stick through jeans even and act like metal slivers.

  5. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Ooops forgot the Pic

    Ivy Tree.jpg
  6. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I here ya,that's why I like living here rather than the southern states, cuz they have a lot of bugs, big mosquitoes, a lot of nasty snakes ( I HATE SNAKES) and even gaiters
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    But you do have that mean, ol' looking Devil's Club . . . I'd hate to tangle with that stuff.
  8. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Been 3 days ,no rash
    Devil's Club ? whats that?
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Devils club is a Greenbrier and I cactus mixed together
    When you try to step on it he comes up and smackyou right between the legs
    the invisible little briars get infected before they'll pop out
  10. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    That sounds gnarly !!!
    The wild rose bushes are not to bad with thick clothes on, no rash, But they keep pullin my hat off :mad:
  11. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    I immediately thought about this post on scratching what itches but I'm not even going to go there.
  12. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    To top it off , It was hot summer and I worked In the hotter yet, factory

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