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    Default There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    These pictures were taken a few hundred feet back from my property line, the concrete column shown was placed by the farmer who owned the property back in the late 1940's and his initials and the date are scribed into the top of the column. Look at the vertical column of poison ivy vines growing between the concrete column and the steel fencepost. I would get closer for a better quality picture but the ground in this area is a thicket of poison ivy !!!
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    That is a thick vine.... that should've been whacked years ago...

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    That is a thick vine.... that should've been whacked years ago...
    The site shown is at least 900 feet from any dwelling and on both sides of the fencerow is farmland. Odds are I am the only person who is even aware of the PI. I got permission from the landowner to dump a road kill deer carcass back there a few years ago and saw the PI then.
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Have you ever looked at the liquid that oozzes out of a cut poison-Ivy vine. We had some over 2 inches thick...I BET thet Liguid is almost LETHAL???
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Quote Originally Posted by jonyyuma View Post
    Have you ever looked at the liquid that oozzes out of a cut poison-Ivy vine. We had some over 2 inches thick...I BET thet Liguid is almost LETHAL???
    maybe - but not to those who are immune.

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    maybe - but not to those who are immune.
    ARE there really any Humans Immune to Poison ivy..?? I know my Father could walk right in for years and work all around it.. Then one year it nearly ruined his arm and back...He avoided it from then on..Myself I have no doubt it is horrible..
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Quote Originally Posted by jonyyuma View Post
    ARE there really any Humans Immune to Poison ivy..?? I know my Father could walk right in for years and work all around it.. Then one year it nearly ruined his arm and back...He avoided it from then on..Myself I have no doubt it is horrible..
    There is another thread on TBN right now about PI and more than a few posts about immunity...as for me I have never known anybody immune to the stuff.
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Apparently you can acquire some degree of immunity, at least for a time, via consuming a tinture of poison ivy daily. It takes a few weeks of use for it to kick in. Various versions are sold, as drops or tablets,that can be found on Amazon.

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    I was immune for many years, then I caught the rash. About 10 years later, I got a case so bad on my hands and arms that my fingers and hands were so swollen I couldn't come close to making a fist. It looked almost like I was wearing boxing gloves! I do my best to avoid it, but I still got a mild case a couple weeks ago. I sure wish there was a market for the stuff with the amount on our property.

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    My neighbor told me, "that if you allow your goats to graze in the poison ivy and you drink their milk, you'll get better or not get it" (don't remember which). Never thought, I'd think too much of goat milk.
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