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Monthly Archives: May 2012

It's Food, It's Shelter, It's Poison Ivy!

Nearly every summer, poison ivy (or, oak) sufferers can be heard throughout the U.S. exclaiming, "Why? Why God, why? What is the purpose of poison ivy?" Truly, a great question. Why does such a toxic, awful, pain-inducing plant exist? For many, it only inhabits this planet to torture them; plain and simple. But, you might be surprised to learn, poison ivy plants actually contribute a great deal to the environment, and a vast array of species.

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Why You Need a Poison Ivy Shower

By Caileen  |  Monday, June 01, 2015 |  , ,  |  2 comments

Are you a wild-land firefighter that has found yourself at a camp for weeks on end battling fire and poison ivy simultaneously? Are you an elite athlete competing in the ultimate sport of adventure racing that often runs into these noxious plants? Do you frequent the great outdoors to camp, hike, bike, fish, trail run, or garden, and find yourself face-to-face with poison ivy? If you answered yes to any of these, you are in need of a poison ivy shower! OK, not a poison ivy shower per se, rather a shower for poison ivy (or poison oak). But, first you need to know the poison ivy basics:

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Lice Changes Life

By Lisa  |  Monday, May 11, 2015 |  , ,  |  Leave comment

Lice is never normal once you become an employee of Tec Labs. Oops, I meant, life. Life is never normal once you become an employee of Tec Labs. Why is that? Because, once you become an employee of Tec Labs and begin your journey on the lice learning curve, you begin to see 'lice possibilities' everywhere you go. By 'lice possibilities' I mean, occasions in which, what you once thought of as an everyday thing/object, has now morphed into a potential threat of head lice. 

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B.O.: What Every Mosquito Desires

By Lisa  |  Monday, May 11, 2015 |  , , , ,  |  Leave comment

"UGH! Seriously?!" I yelled out in frustration one morning when I woke up with 20 NEW mosquito bites. To pour salt into the wound, my husband woke up 100% bite-free; NOT A ONE! Why is that? Why are some people more prone to bug bites than others? Why are people (like me) subjected to constant blood-sucking attacks throughout the summer months, while others could run nude through a swampy bog during peak mosquito season and come out WITHOUT A SINGLE BITE? Really though, I (along with countless others) have spent our lives wondering about this phenomenon, as we suffer bite, after bite, after bite. Is it the food we eat? The products we use? What could it be? Recently, researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have uncovered the answer; and unfortunately, it's out of our control. It appears as though our genes are in charge here…

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We Have an App!

By Lisa  |  Thursday, April 02, 2015 |  , ,  |  Leave comment

Dear Outdoor Enthusiasts,

It's finally here! Long have we dreamed of having our very own app, and now, we can proudly announce the launch of the Tecnu poison oak and ivy app! You can now travel into the great outdoors with our poison oak and ivy knowledge, products to protect your outdoor adventures, and the latest and greatest in outdoor news in one convenient little app! Our goal is to help you in your quest for continued quests and thrills, squashing the burden of poison plants you may encounter.

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