Picnic Spot

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by RobWatson, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Beautiful spot, had to look close to see the tables. :cool:
     
  3. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Can't really see it except for a tiny corner ... there is a HUGE fire pit there as well.
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I can smell the pines (through the Poison Oak).

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  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    The million dollar question.....









    Did you have a spork?
     
  6. Wait...do you mean that I shouldn't have spent the last half hour trying to find where it is?
     
  7. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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.
     
  8. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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.
     
  9. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    hmmmmmmmmm

    Looks familiar. Were you perhaps East of Bakersfield?
     
  10. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Or maybe in the Coastal Redwoods in the environs of the Russian River?
     
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I believe the plant's poison is most potent during its deciduous phase. (Leaves of three, let them be.)
     
  12. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Spork Marks the Spot

    Spork marks the spot.
     
  13. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oh Really?

    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.
     
  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    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.

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  15. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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 ...

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  16. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Some more from that walk

    Hanging By A Thread
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    Green Coating
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    Sappy Stump
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  17. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Beware of Falling Trees

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  18. North20

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    Pat

    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-SkinĀ® 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.