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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by RobWatson, Nov 11, 2012.
Beautiful spot, had to look close to see the tables.
Can't really see it except for a tiny corner ... there is a HUGE fire pit there as well.
I can smell the pines (through the Poison Oak).
The million dollar question.....
Did you have a spork?
Wait...do you mean that I shouldn't have spent the last half hour trying to find where it is?
Spork? I don't got to show you no stinking spork!
Forget about me ... what about you? I always have a pair (or more) of Sporks i nthe cam bag ... 'cause you never know when a Spork moment will present itself.
Besides, this is the wrong thread for that sort of shenanigans.
This time of year the leaves have all fallen from the poisonous menace so you don't know you are neck deep into until hours later.
Looks familiar. Were you perhaps East of Bakersfield?
Or maybe in the Coastal Redwoods in the environs of the Russian River?
I believe the plant's poison is most potent during its deciduous phase. (Leaves of three, let them be.)
Spork Marks the Spot
Spork marks the spot.
That's what I thought ... 'til I got jabbed by some barren branches which injected the poison into my ankle. Makes me itch all over just thining about it! There is still a mark after 5+ years.
Deciduous = when the leaves fall
So yeah, they are more potent without the leaves of three. Breaking the skin absolutely doomed you. It takes while or the oil to penetrate the skin and believe it or not but plenty of soap and water can go a long way to minimize the reaction. I think that you can buy a soap specifically designed to wash away the poisonous resins/oils from oak and sumac.
Look, if you are going to get all technical with your fancy words then I can't be held responsible for my ignorance.
Pardon me while I go look for clouds to stick my head into ...
Some more from that walk
Hanging By A Thread
Beware of Falling Trees
There is. I spent many years working outdoors, and areas with poison oak were often my bane.
Tecnu for Poison Oak Rash & Poison Ivy Rash
Works faster, with less effort, than soap and water at removing the oil from the skin, clothes, etc. Once one has a rash, its effectiveness isn't any better than soap and water imho.
If it gets as far as a rash, I prefer cleaning with soap and water then applying this:
New-Skin® Liquid Bandage - The Bandage that Stays On
There might be newer products out there, but this combination handled some vicious cases well enough for me.
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