Comments: Your Appalachian medical lesson of the day. Use it wisely.

I sure took note of that.

Posted by pbird at April 10, 2017 1:28 PM

Well yes, I'm wearing blue shorts today but the hiking boots are the wrong color, and if it don't rain I'll get that yard mowed.

Posted by ghostsniper at April 10, 2017 2:11 PM

a vial of drug store 'clove oil' is superb as well and takes up less area in your pack .

Posted by La at April 10, 2017 6:02 PM

Groan! Nothing screams Old Hippy like bragging about reading Firefox books.

Posted by edaddy at April 10, 2017 6:21 PM

I prefer a slug of 100 proof straight Rye. Hold that over the tooth for a few and it'll numb it well.

Then you get to swallow. :-)

Posted by bud at April 10, 2017 9:12 PM

I had completely forgotten about Foxfire. When I read it I usually thought about half of it was sensible information and the other half seemed to be written by Berkeley residents who showed up in rural Vermont in summer and went back to California half way through their first below 0 winter.

Posted by Chuck at April 11, 2017 5:02 AM

Ah the good old days. We all read Foxfire!

Posted by pbird at April 11, 2017 8:44 AM

The book I read had lots of suggestions on self medical stuff that sounded like they were made up on the spot in an effort to pull a fast one on the naive students. Stuff like, "take a slug of bourbon and then blow pipe tobacco smoke over a wart and it will disappear afore the next indian moon".

yeah, riiiiight

I got lucky with the vanilla one and it's a keeper in my experience.

Posted by ghostsniper at April 11, 2017 9:28 AM

You do know the definition of an Eskimo family, right? Its a mom and dad and a gramma, three children and an anthropologist.

Posted by pbird at April 12, 2017 7:36 AM

La: Yes, clove oil is amazing stuff for toothache. It's a good idea to have some around home in case you break a tooth.(tastes really nice with scotch, too)

Posted by Speller at April 13, 2017 1:00 PM

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