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    So I assume the next cacher should bring their own can of gas and matches? Glad to hear everyone is all right. Brian got stung 3 times as we were making an attempt to get down the cliff to Bradley's Bottom a couple years ago... as he was scrambling back up the slope I was swatting the yallow jackets off him with one hand and waving them away from me with the other. Those were his first stings, but we pressed on and made it to the bottom to find the cache. What a trooper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache'n Jacksons View Post
    So I assume the next cacher should bring their own can of gas and matches? Glad to hear everyone is all right. Brian got stung 3 times as we were making an attempt to get down the cliff to Bradley's Bottom a couple years ago... as he was scrambling back up the slope I was swatting the yallow jackets off him with one hand and waving them away from me with the other. Those were his first stings, but we pressed on and made it to the bottom to find the cache. What a trooper!
    heh, I can picture it now.... "dad my arm is swelling up" "quiet we're almost there" "dad I can't see anymore" "the GPS just went from miles to feet, only 500' to go!" "dad where are...." "I'M SITTING!" "........."
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    I've only had one experience with ground nested bees. I was with a small group miles from anywhere heading for the final climb and cache of the day...heat index over 105...first time EVER wearing shorts caching. I stepped straight into the nest and was stung by every bee in the nest, or so it seemed. Fortunately I have no reaction to bee stings (or poison ivy either), so other than an extraordinary amount of welts I excaped OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    heh, I can picture it now.... "dad my arm is swelling up" "quiet we're almost there" "dad I can't see anymore" "the GPS just went from miles to feet, only 500' to go!" "dad where are...." "I'M SITTING!" "........."
    LOL!! It didn't go quite like that... I gave him the opportunity to bail but he kept going! I'm so proud of him!! *sniff!*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache'n Jacksons View Post
    LOL!! It didn't go quite like that... I gave him the opportunity to bail but he kept going! I'm so proud of him!! *sniff!*

    heh, ok... we'll believe "your" side of the story...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoddy View Post
    I've only had one experience with ground nested bees. I was with a small group miles from anywhere heading for the final climb and cache of the day...heat index over 105...first time EVER wearing shorts caching. I stepped straight into the nest and was stung by every bee in the nest, or so it seemed. Fortunately I have no reaction to bee stings (or poison ivy either), so other than an extraordinary amount of welts I excaped OK.
    Wow! I bet that didn't feel good at all, most I've ever been stung at one time has only been about 4 or 5 bees.... I don't think I would much care to try a few dozen. (that's also why I always wear jeans and boots... even in the scorching heat. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    Wow! I bet that didn't feel good at all, most I've ever been stung at one time has only been about 4 or 5 bees.... I don't think I would much care to try a few dozen. (that's also why I always wear jeans and boots... even in the scorching heat. )

    Yeah, but you will wear your jeans down the slip and slide IN the scorching heat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim View Post
    Yeah, but you will wear your jeans down the slip and slide IN the scorching heat!
    and pictures to prove it...




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    I run into too many of those blasted things at home. I'm not looking forward to my first encounter on a cache hunt.

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    Eye opening thread. We have added the epi-pen to the list of "must haves" in the cache bag. Thanks for reminding me how serious this can be.
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