I was walking through thick brush and not paying attention to the foliage around me, until my legs became insnared by a thorn bush. I looked down and noticed I was surrounded by poison ivy.
My legs had multiple welts and were extremely itchy. A friend recommended washing my legs in rubbing alcohol, because it will dry up the welts and remove all the poison from my skin.
I was skeptical, but willing to give it a try. To my amazement the rubbing alcohol did a fantastic job. I can still see a few spots on my legs, but they do not itch at all.
If you ever end up with poison ivy, try rubbing alcohol. It works wonders.