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Vegas Gamblers
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Joined: 2006-06-27
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I saw the thread about frizz, let him know we are thinking of him. What I really feel bad for is that he can not go to GW5.
 
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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wow, that stinks. But, think of the cast... it sure would make a great cache some day!!! wink
 
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K0rpl
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

There ya go. He is having surgery on Monday to have a titanium plate installed...


Hope all goes well, and he is off to a speedy recovery...
 
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Team Bear Bear
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Joined: 2006-09-25
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 8:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Frizz we will be praying for a speedy recovery. Let us know if there is anything we can do!
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Frizz we are also wishing you a speedy recovery.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

Good luck to you Frizz, We may just have to take you to some handicaches. Mr. Green Honestly.... get well soon.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Best of luck Frizz. Get well soon.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Frizz, you are in our prayers. Get Well Soon Man. Geocachers, and Musicians are counting on you!!!!!
 
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Team Bear Bear
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

What are some good suggestions for ticks? Either pulling out or preventing. With ticks out and the camp out soon.
 
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Coastiegirl04
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

umm just don't do what i did.. and thats flipping out.. yea it wasn't pretty, and i went to the hosiptal because i flipped out.. with no one else in town i could really call, and kind of in a spot i don't want the guys at work to be near.. it sucked.. at least the coast guard payed for it not me.. so i didn't mind all that much!

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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

So far this season I've had three take a bite. I carry a knife on me all the time so I just took the point and wedged it between the ticks mandibles (jaws) and twisted. All three let go as soon as I did this.
 
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Timberline Echoes
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Get a "Ticked off" sold somewhere on the net.. it pops those little buggers right out not matter how stuck in they are. Looks like a measuring spoon with a V cut into it.

We always carry clear tape with us and tape up the ones we find walking around... if they bit us we tape them to paper with the date and person bit and where so they can be checked for lymes or other diseases...

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Coastiegirl04
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

TE, you would know this.. how can you tell the difference between a deer tick and a wood tick? also can wood ticks carry diseases??

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Jeremy
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Timberline Echoes wrote:
Get a "Ticked off" sold somewhere on the net.. it pops those little buggers right out not matter how stuck in they are. Looks like a measuring spoon with a V cut into it.


I have had the "Ticked Off" device for two years and it has always worked great. You can get the "Ticked Off" thing or one of its clones at REI, Gander Mountain, Cabela's, etc... I have not seen them at a Walmart or Target (yet). Here is an online link to one:

http://www.rei.com/product/407279

We have an old article on the WGA site about ticks and Lyme disease and other issues:

A Treatise on Ticks

And here is a good identification poster and wallet card:

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Wallet Card

One thing to remember is that Lyme disease is a treatable, especially in its early stages. And not every tick has the disease, not every bite by an infected tick causes the disease, and even if you get infected, you might fight it off yourself and not realize it. So it is nothing to "freak out" about.

The current yearly incidence is only 20 cases per 100,000 people in Wisconsin. (The incidence of violent crime is 250 per 100,000 people.) Still I wish they'd the make the Lyme vaccine available so you could just get the shot(s) and not have to worry.

The best prevention (other than stopping geocaching or soaking your clothes in chemicals) is to not let the tick attach or stay attached for very long in the first place. What this means is frequent tick checks, EVERYWHERE. If anyone needs any help with that, just let me know (and I'm sure there are others who would also help look people over). Smile
 
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Team Bear Bear
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

That is a cool tool for ticks! Might have to get a couple, if they work well.
 
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