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Foods for free. Anything you want to post about wild foods or foraging, hunting and fishing. Please note, this section includes pictures of hunting.

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Milims
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Post: #37518 Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:34 am

A soap and sugar poltice works wonders for drawing out thorns and spelks etc. Its really easy - just put a but of soap onto the pad bit of a plaster - I use the jelly stuff you find in the soap dish or even liquid soap - and the sprinkle sugar onto the soap, the but it on the sore bit! I usually do it last thing at night and by the morning - hey presto no thorn!
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Post: #37524 Martin
Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:21 pm

nice tip! - I fondly remember an ointment of my youth that did the same thing - slippery elm! - unfortunately, can't find it any more! :cooldude:
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Post: #38356 Milims
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:50 pm

We've not used slippery elm but soap and sugar are always available :lol:

Agree with the lavender and tea tree thing though, wouldn't be without either of them, but as a joiner and a sparky we get our fair share of spelks from rough timber and the poltice is a good way of gettin rid of persistant splinters and such, came in handy after picking Sloes too

Chris and Helen
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Post: #38374 mrsflibble
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:15 pm

for blackberry stains I can highly recommend baby dribble. for some reason, baby dribble sems to shift it from hands lol!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
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Post: #39548 digiveg
Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:13 pm

Oblivion. The only solution. And what we're (probably) all aiming for, one way or another, anyway. At least for a few days (daze?).
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