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Thread: BUSH HUNTING TIPS "Cure for bush nettle"

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    BUSH HUNTING TIPS "Cure for bush nettle"

    Here is one of the best tips I know of. Pictured below is "Ongaonga", also known as stinging nettle. Any hunter who has spent time in the bush, or been into cold gullies would have been stung at some stage. It can have quite an effect on some people. Its not the stings that bites, its the aftermath that carries on for a few days leaving a pins and needles sensation.


    In the latter photos is "Pikipiko", young shoots on fern. You will often find there two plants growing in the same areas. Pick the pikopiko and crush it in your hands. Apply it vigorously over the infected area and make sure you get a reasonable amount on. Within a couple of minutes the pain will fade and you will not notice it again.


    In the latter photos is "Pikipiko", young shoots on fern. You will often find there two plants growing in the same areas. Pick the pikopiko and crush it in your hands. Apply it vigorously over the infected area and make sure you get a reasonable amount on. Within a couple of minutes the pain will fade and you will not notice it again.


    A substitute for pikopiko is using the shoots at the base of the fern plant. Ensure you get plenty of sap on the effected area. Again, it will not take long for relief to set in.

    Once you have been stung by this plant, you have up to 30 minutes to cure it with the fern. The sooner you apply the fern, the lessor the ongaonga/nettle will have effect.

    I have used this a number of times, its bloody GOLD! You will be thanking me the next time a branch knocks you to the face.

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    Not seeing any photos, but I am 99.9% sure I know what both look like. I sure as hell know what Ongaonga feels like
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    the stingy plant



    the helpy plant

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    Just to add to it. Good idea bringing it here 199p, forum could do with more of this info
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    Stingy plant and Helpy plant are the technical terms I assume
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    I kinda like the stingy sensation, doesn't hurt in small doses. I must be strange.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakokid View Post
    I kinda like the stingy sensation, doesn't hurt in small doses. I must be strange.....
    Yes you are strange indeed. if you really want to enhance the experience, next time you get stung, put the area of your body with the sting into nice cold creek water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Stingy plant and Helpy plant are the technical terms I assume
    Direct to you from the head professor of herbal relief from the University of Wairoa Pengy.
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    This is a very good tip.....I will use it next time thanks....
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    Does anyone know if Wairoa will be getting that stuff from the yellow thing in the sky this weekend? or is it going to be water from those dark fluffy things?
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    Wairoa is going experience moderate to severe bouts of presipitation interspersed with occasional bouts of shiny bits
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Wairoa is going experience moderate to severe bouts of presipitation interspersed with occasional bouts of shiny bits
    Too much to google for this young scholar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Too much to google for this young scholar
    Means 'both '
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojiyo View Post
    This is a very good tip.....I will use it next time thanks....
    +1 me too, big help, thanks guys!!!!!
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    It's always been kinda helpful how they grow close together. I ve seen both next to each other. Kinda like oops fucked that up followed by That's handy !!
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