Skip to main content

Poison ivy

Most of us learn to identify this plant as a kid when we first touch it and never forget the horrible itching. Poison ivy has three closely placed leaves and it can be all different shapes and sizes. This is a hard to identify plant but the old saying "leaves of three leave it be" is a good idea. If you do happen to touch poison ivy scrub, scrub, scrub, then scrub some more with soap and water. Be sure you start washing it off your skin immediately.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to build a worm shocker

*** use this how to at your own risk if you are not comfortable dealing with electricity or have heart problems do not attempt this***
It's no secret that nightcrawlers are the best all around fishing bait ever. As good as crawlers work no one really wants to pay for them if they can get them for free.
Nightcrawlers can be dug up,

How to care for your cast iron cookware

Cast iron cookware, the best of the best. Unless you don't know how to care for it. Any cast iron cookware can be restored no matter how old and nasty as long as it isn't cracked, because under the surface it is still nice heavy duty cookware. Modern cast iron pots and pans generally come preseasoned but this seasoning will wear off in time if not taken care of. Also if you have an allergy to soy you may need to burn out and reseason the iron before using it.
I'd like to address a few myths first before getting into proper care
1.You cant wash cast iron with soap. You most certainly can it wont hurt anything just make sure the piece is thoroughly dried before it gets put away.
2. Rusted iron is junk. False, remove the rust with a scouring pad or steel wool and reseason.
3. You cant use metal utensils in cast iron. It's not Teflon, it wont scratch or flake. Cast iron is harder on the Rockwell scale than your stainless spatula. The worst that will happen from using metal…

How to preserve meat in a survival situation

Refrigerators are a relatively new invention prior to this people would smoke or salt meat to preserve it. Smoking meat is similar to turning it into
jerky to make it last longer and make it easier to transport as well as having an extra protein source on hand. Smoking will prevent the waste of valuable meat and allow you to kill bigger game. Fish, large mammals, and large reptiles