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Fresno Creek to Auras Creek, Through the Solitario

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Offline backpacker56

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Re: Fresno Creek to Auras Creek, Through the Solitario
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2019, 10:25:30 AM »
Yeah. It may have gotten worse since that was written. I wear Turtleskin gaiters pretty religiously when I am in the field and that is really more for the vegetation than the vipers!

Turtleskin Gaiters $150+!
Yikes!
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Offline RichardM

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Re: Fresno Creek to Auras Creek, Through the Solitario
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2019, 10:56:34 AM »
Yeah. It may have gotten worse since that was written. I wear Turtleskin gaiters pretty religiously when I am in the field and that is really more for the vegetation than the vipers!

Turtleskin Gaiters $150+!
Yikes!
Yeah, but you only have to buy them once!

I wonder how well these would do.
https://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/products.php?mi=89910&itemnum=24003&redir=Y

Moderator Note: I might have to split this off if we get farther into the weeds...

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Fresno Creek to Auras Creek, Through the Solitario
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2019, 01:27:25 PM »
A pair lasts me about three years, but that's around 200 days of use a year. My buddy Billy was tagged last year by a buzz-tail and his medical bills damned near hit six figures, so $200 for an insurance policy is pretty darned cheap.
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