Safety

From ticks to thorns and rash-inducing plants, from chainsaw operation to wildlife encounters, MyWoodlot has information that you can use to protect your health and safety in the woods. 

Treating my Outdoor Wear with Permethrin

Kris Brown Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Treating my Outdoor Wear with Permethrin

Have you ever treated the clothing you wear to the woods with permethrin? I was late to the game with regard to this tick prevention practice, but I was able to treat my deer scouting clothes safely and efficiently one mid-July morning. This blog demonstrates how I did it.

Posting the property boundaries at Siuslaw Model Forest

Kris Brown Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Posting the property boundaries at Siuslaw Model Forest

I’ve never been described as a multi-tasker, but that all changed when I went snowshoeing and boundary line posting (both for the first time) at Siuslaw Model Forest.

The Chainsaw

Elizabeth Marks Wednesday, 12 December 2018

You didn’t think you were going to take a chainsaw safety class and not fell a 15” tree, did you?

Bears

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Bears

Then we heard the sound of a large animal moving through the brush…

Yikes, poison ivy! Wait…imposter!

Stefni Krutz Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Yikes, poison ivy! Wait…imposter!

Box elder is commonly mistaken for poison ivy.

I Spy Chainsaw Hazards

Tom Pavlesich Monday, 04 June 2018

I Spy Chainsaw Hazards

Chainsaw is a common yet very dangerous tool. The best time to review chainsaw safety is now.

MyWoodlot Health Alert: Don’t Get Burned by Wild Parsnip

Karl VonBerg Monday, 03 July 2017

MyWoodlot Health Alert: Don’t Get Burned by Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip is an invasive, poisonous plant native to Europe and Asia. You can save yourself a lot of pain if you learn to spot and avoid it.

Tips for Safe and Tasty Blackberry Foraging

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 22 August 2016

Tips for Safe and Tasty Blackberry Foraging

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, a tasty treat is ripening in many open woodlands. Blackberries are an easy “beginner” foraging crop to look for in your woods, and right now is the perfect time to keep an eye out for them.

Safety in the Woods

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 06 June 2016

Safety in the Woods

The outdoors can be a source of immense mental and physical health benefits, but they can also cause injury and illness if you aren’t careful. In honor of National Safety Month, here are a few safety tips for when you head out into nature.