Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Topic Options
#294137 - 11/09/19 05:44 PM How To Remove Cactus Spines
brandtb Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 321
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
_________________________
Brian Brandt

Top
#294138 - 11/09/19 07:57 PM Re: How To Remove Cactus Spines [Re: brandtb]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7130
Loc: southern Cal
Cacti are the downside of the desert landscape, but they can be managed (usually avoidance is the best way).

I was amused at the reference to "Saguaro National forest." There is no NF with that name. The author probably meant Saguaro National Park, near Tucson,AZ.

I dubbed Wednesday as "Festerday"because that was when the cactus spines I had acquired on a weekend hike usually could be scraped off my skin.

Prickly Pear and other cacti are not confined to the desert. The biggest patch of prickly pear I ever encountered is in Channel islands National Park, southern california.
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#294140 - 11/10/19 12:07 AM Re: How To Remove Cactus Spines [Re: brandtb]
Doug_Ritter Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 1996
Totally useless info re "Saguaro National forest" It used to be Saguaro National Monument, but was made a National Park in 1994. And, there's two separate "districts," East and West, essentially separated by the city of Tucson.
_________________________
Doug Ritter
Editor
Equipped To SurviveŽ
Chairman & Executive Director
Equipped To Survive Foundation
www.KnifeRights.org
www.DougRitter.com

Top



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
January
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (chaosmagnet, LesSnyder), 225 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
marco234, GarethDuncan, readyforthefall, Acropolis50, SimonBlack88
5302 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Luck at the thrift store!
by teacher
06:12 PM
Ortovox Mountaineering Videos
by hikermor
04:49 PM
Snowmobiler finds family of 5 stuck in wilderness
by dougwalkabout
04:17 PM
Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading
by Ren
12:04 PM
NOAA Satellite Rescues in 2019
by chaosmagnet
12:00 PM
When I was your age...
by Jeanette_Isabelle
01/23/20 10:24 PM
America's SAR Is in a State of Emergency
by clearwater
01/23/20 07:37 PM
Question for GPS Owners
by chaosmagnet
01/23/20 02:52 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.