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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 10:08:48 »
Were you walking through tall grassy areas, or do you think they're still a problem event right along the trails?

Soundsl like I will avoid SMH for now. Too bad because I have a large cluster of unfound Kanata caches there.

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 11:28:45 »

Soundsl like I will avoid SMH for now. Too bad because I have a large cluster of unfound Kanata caches there.


I think that may be an over-reaction to the tick problem. The ticks are everywhere, the more deer in an area the more ticks there will be, and the South March Highlands have more deers than average, that's all.

Staying out of an area because of ticks is like staying indoors because it may rain.....

Long pants, DEET and regular tick checks during an outing followed by a long soapy shower after the outing is all that's required.

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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2013, 11:59:45 »
I received a mailing from the City of Ottawa today with TWO Lyme disease packages including a tick remover in each.

I'll donate them to the club for our next raffle at our monthly Meet & Eat.

Email Barb at the email address above in this topic to get yours.
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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2013, 12:51:06 »
I think that may be an over-reaction to the tick problem. The ticks are everywhere, the more deer in an area the more ticks there will be, and the South March Highlands have more deers than average, that's all.

Understood, but ticks still give me the heebie-jeebies.

Unfortunately, I'm bracing myself for the very real possibility that they will be showing up at my camp (which is in the heart of Lanark County).


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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2013, 15:29:14 »
Lanark County??? Isn't that tick heaven? You might want to investigate getting tick kits for your camp and presenting a workshop or two.
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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2013, 21:20:54 »
Lee Valley sells the tick keys for a bit less than some of the online places. That's where I got mine last year.

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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2013, 21:59:15 »
I really don't mind that you all leave the new SMH SMW caches just for me but this tick thing does sound like an over reaction.  Yesterday I found a tick swimming in standing water in my backyard, a tiny fenced-in yard with no deer.  Our neighbour's cat that doesn't leave her yard had had two ticks this spring.

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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2013, 22:25:39 »
Were you walking through tall grassy areas, or do you think they're still a problem event right along the trails?

Soundsl like I will avoid SMH for now. Too bad because I have a large cluster of unfound Kanata caches there.


We were definitely in bush and grassy areas, not just on trails.  We also sat on a log while eating lunch, which may have given the critters a golden opportunity to climb aboard.

We wouldn't necessarily avoid SMH, but would be a bit more vigilant than usual when we go there again.  As Lib suggests, if you take a few sensible precautions, you shouldn't have much to be concerned about.

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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2013, 09:03:58 »
Lanark County??? Isn't that tick heaven? You might want to investigate getting tick kits for your camp and presenting a workshop or two.

I keep a tick key in my caching pack and will add one to my camp daypack. We have a tick talk with every camper and their parents when they check in with the health care worker but you've reminded me that we should add a talk to our staff training weekend, and maybe more tick keys.

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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2013, 19:32:18 »
Also, email Address removed at the request of the recipient if you would like to get a free tick remover. City of Ottawa residents only.

She sent me 2.

Both will be drawn at this month's Meet & Eat.
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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2013, 20:10:01 »
I'm surprised that nobody asked. What's the puzzle you were working on in the background?



I found this little one on me this afternoon after a romp around the South March Highlands.



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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2013, 22:31:42 »
It's not a puzzle...ordering for a munzee trail to hike.
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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2013, 10:57:47 »
It's not a puzzle...ordering for a munzee trail to hike.
and then you use the sheet alongside the GPS device rather than entering waypoints?

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Re: May 2013 workshop POISON IVY
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2013, 22:52:50 »
I download the munzees as geocaches onto the gpsr, and use the hand written sheet as a guide for the route that I plan in advance. Avoids confusion on the trails when satellites won't cooperate, and gives me shortcuts where needed.
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