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I use Turtleskin gaiters pretty much every time I am out. I do a lot of off-trail hiking and have a lot of snake encounters and these gaiters let me walk through the brush with impunity. They are pricing, but they are also pretty much impervious. Catclaw, pitaya, prickly pear,... nothing gets through.http://www.turtleskin.com/Snake-Gaiters.aspx
Amatures!The man reports that that "she (his wife) asked me to get a snake bite kit." His problem has very little to do with the actual usefulness of a snake bite kit. His problem has to do with soothing the fears of his wife. Regardless of what our society says about the sameness of men and women, the fact remains that most men are more logical and most women are more emotional in their primary approaches to decision making.Experienced husbands are not being crass or condescending when they buy a useless little something just to make their wives feel better. Buy the silly little kit and enjoy the hike. Better yet, GOOGLE "snake bite kits," show her the ones that are available, and let her select the prettiest one.GEEZE - are none of you guys married??
Better yet, GOOGLE "snake bite kits," show her the ones that are available, and let her select the prettiest one.
Quote from: dprather on September 05, 2018, 10:25:33 AMBetter yet, GOOGLE "snake bite kits," show her the ones that are available, and let her select the prettiest one.Nope, go to Home Depot and get a couple pieces of 6" single-wall exhaust flue. Slide over legs.You're good to go.For additional style get enough pipe and a metal funnel so you can be the Tin Man tromping around Big Bend.With care and stealth (as long as you don't clink and clank too much) you can be the metallic version of Big Foot, otherwise known as Sassy Squash by Texans unable to properly pronounce Sasquatch.BIBETM (the TM for Tin Man, obviously). Rumored to exist, seen in grainy photos, but never actually proven.When eventually captured by the funny hatters for traipsing about without all the permits, tell them to get a heart and be nice.
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