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Friday
Sep262014

127: The Great Outdoors

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Ah, the outdoors! Fresh air, lucious greenery, and..... a million things that will try to kill you. So pack up your think and let's head up the summit of outdoors trivia: what to do when killer bees attack? Or when a shark is circling around you? Find out the real way to deal with animal encounters. (Spoiler: yes, movies and TV have been lying to us.) Folk mnemonics, the origin of the Swiss Army Knife, and the very dramatic and weird life of a deer tick. And let's feast on the science behind freeze-dried foods, and we do a live taste test of some of the weirdest camp foods out there.

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So excited to see the new podcast posted. I love tents, especially when they are filled with beer.

September 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott

You forgot an important point in your discussion of how to remove ticks. SAVE THE TICK so you can show it to the doctor when you go - for easy identification of what bit you. No charge.
Tom

September 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTom Whitaker

well i was desperately waiting...thanks

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

When you are removing a tick DO pull it out manually from the head as suggested. DO NOT do any of the other methods mentioned (burning, alcohol, etc). They don't work and might make the tick vomit into the person/ animal they are attached to. There is no way to get the tick to let go on its own except to wait until it is done eating, which you don't want to do Lots of good references here: .http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp.
I also wanted to mention that while deer and mice don't seem to get the symptoms of lyme disease, horses and dogs do sometimes get sick from it in endemic areas. There are also many other diseases that can be transmitted by ticks. I wouldn't feel too sorry for them, they have had a long history of success, at least in the evolutionary sense.

October 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I was just listening to this on my way home from work and I was very surprised to hear Colin talking about what to do with a black bear encounter. I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life and I was always told to (at first) appear non-threatening and back slowly away, then if the bear advances be big and loud, then if it continues advancing use bear spray or something to threaten it.

As soon as I got home I checked out my local government website and came across this link:
https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/report-bear-problem-bear-wise
Please take a read through the section on if you encounter a bear.

Long time lover of the show and first time commenter. Can't wait to actually finish the episode.

Jason, from Guelph, Ontario

October 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJason
October 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermovies online

I was just listening to this on my way home from work and I was very surprised to hear Colin talking about what to do with a black bear encounter. I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life and I was always told to (at first) appear non-threatening and back slowly away, then if the bear advances be big and loud, then if it continues advancing use bear spray or something to threaten it.

October 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterget rich quick
October 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentervidzwall

San Antonio is located in Bexar County...correctly pronounced 'bear'.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristy Douglas

Ah, the outdoors! Fresh air, lucious greenery, and..... a million things that will try to kill you. So pack up your think and let's head up the summit of outdoors trivia: what to do when killer bees attack? Or when a shark is circling around you? Find out the real way to deal with animal encounters. (Spoiler: yes, movies and TV have been lying to us.) Folk mnemonics, the origin of the Swiss Army Knife, and the very dramatic and weird life of a deer tick. And let's feast on the science behind freeze-dried foods, and we do a live taste test of some of the weirdest camp foods out there.

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