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Vanilla Leaf
While modern adventurers smear their skin with toxic chemicals to keep pesky bugs at bay, natives of the Pacific Northwest took a less carcinogous approach. The fresh-squeezed juice of common Vanilla Leaf was applied to fend off mosquitos and black flies. Dried leaves, smelling faintly of vanilla, were hung in bunches about the longhouse for the same purpose. A potion of boiled Vanilla Leaf was used to wash bedding to eliminate bed bugs and mites and as a hair treatment to fend off lice and fleas. Look for Vanilla Leaf at trailside in heavy forest wherever moisture accumulates.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Canoeing
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There's only one canoeing trip included in BC Car-Free but what a trip it is! Spend a weekend, a week or even longer exploring the ring of lakes and portages collectively known as the Powell Forest Canoe Route. Best of all: reach this paddling paradise using existing transportation infrastructure.
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1 The Powell Forest Canoe Route Brian Grover 15305
 

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