Plants to Avoid when Camping with Push and Pull Wagons

Plants to Avoid when Camping with Push and Pull Wagons


When you go camping, you might encounter some complications. The ridiculous amount of supplies you bring in your foldable wagons won’t ultimately help. There will come a time when mother nature will not agree with you in the most emphatic of ways. In this case, she will show such displeasure through her plants. This blog article will explain which plants you will want to avoid and why you should take steps to prevent them. Learn how they can significantly inconvenience your camping trip. 


Hogweed is dangerous for those allergic to it, despite looking like nothing more than a simple weed with a cluster of flowers on top. This type of plant is hazardous to campers, especially its sap. It’s often sticky and quite challenging to get rid of entirely and can have more harmful effects. The fluid is filled with furocoumarins, making your skin burst into hives and blisters. You need to avoid doing two things if you got covered with sap, don’t go out in the sun unless you want the pain to worsen. Also, don’t rub your eyes because it would hurt a lot. Use cold water and soap as quickly as you can if you want to limit the damage and eventually allow the problem to pass.

Poison Ivy

There’s a good reason why there are a lot of warnings against this plant. People pack so many remedies for it in their foldable wagons when roughing in the woods. Steer clear of the area whenever you see three leaves on the same stem. When you contact them, rashes and other hives could break out. This situation can cause severe issues and leave you in utter misery when you’re out camping. The leaves carry an oily substance that causes this allergic reaction.


If you want to avoid a more dangerous and long-lasting case of irritating skin, then poisonwood should be avoided. In many ways, it’s pretty similar to poison ivy and can be much more challenging to avoid. Most of the oil that can negatively affect is found in leaves and the trunk. Avoid touching it altogether. If you get its oily substance on your skin, you’ll need some heavy-duty anti-itch to deal with the agitation. On an extra note of advice, avoid walking under this tree so that none of the leaves can fall on you. This can be especially bad if it’s raining because it increases the rate of falling leaves, but any of the water that comes into contact with the leaves and that land area will affect you. Avoid this tree entirely if you can. 


Also known as the little apple of death due to the fruit on its branches that resemble fruit, there is plenty about this tree that can cause an unfortunate hiker or camper misery if they’re unlucky enough. Not only can its fruit kill you if you eat it, but every other part can be dangerous if you’re not cautious enough. Blisters can easily break out on your body whenever you touch any of the leaves or bark due to the sap found on either of these sections of the tree. Much like the Poisonwood, it would be in your best interests to avoid being under this tree since it can also be dangerous if it rains. 


With all of these dangerous plants and many more, bringing foldable wagons with ointments and anti-itch cream can go a long way in dealing with these plants. Please do your best to avoid them whenever you can to avoid any unfortunate pain that can distract you from the fun of a good camping trip.


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