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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    What's the best way to wash poison ivy out of your tree straps?
    Please don't lecture me on avoiding trees with vines or tell me all about how you're completely immune.
    i dont do anything,i have hung with poison ivy with no problem so farneo
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    You're lucky

    Yeah, some people are lucky.

    My granddad used to swear by eating a tiny leaf each spring.

    I was always afraid my throat would swell shut.

    He said don't chew it, just swallow it.
    He said it would immunize him.

    He never got poison oak.
    I got it every year.
    Maybe he was right.

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    Euell Gibbons was one who I believe promoted that idea of eating the tiny leaves of poison oak/poison ivy. Of course while "many parts of a pine tree are edible"... He did die in the interview chair for the **** Cavett Show. Not a bad way to go... but all in all... probably not the best advertisement for his concepts.
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    Euell

    Hahaha!

    Yeah, will, at 89, my grandad was old enough to be Euell's daddy.
    Gibbons didn't invent those ideas, he just wrote about them.

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    i remember him well on tv in the post grapenuts commercial.he was one of my favorites outdoorsman icons growing upneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i dont do anything,i have hung with poison ivy with no problem so farneo
    I'm the same way Neo and we are lucky with that... so far. I've heard of people's luck suddenly changing and getting a bad case of it so I try to be aware and avoid it as much as possible.

    A few of my backpacking buddies over the years have been sensitive to it and send me out to get water when the only way to it is through some poison ivy... or so they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Euell Gibbons was one who I believe promoted that idea of eating the tiny leaves of poison oak/poison ivy. Of course while "many parts of a pine tree are edible"... He did die in the interview chair for the **** Cavett Show. Not a bad way to go... but all in all... probably not the best advertisement for his concepts.
    I heard Euell Gibbons died of Dutch Elm disease. (smile)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    Isn't that the chemical name for white gas or denatured alcohol, can never remember which?
    Don't combine this idea with the idea about smoking a pipe or cigar in your hammock.

    I have gotten poison ivy every spring for the past 15 years. I know, I know, I get a lot of ribbing for not being able to identify it, especially when I'm so highly allergic, but I think it comes from my dog. The doctor expects my call starting in March, and running all through the summer. They were starting to think that I had it in my bloodstream, or that I'd pick it up from the air. I only have to know that it's around, and I get it. I finally threw out my sleeping bag, because I suspected it was in the fabric and despite numerous washes, I would still get the wonderful rash. So I'm no help in telling you how to get rid of it. Just don't burn the infected stuff if you decide to get rid of it - I've heard that burning is the absolute worse thing to do with poison ivy oils.

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