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    Russell Coight

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    Never said I would let a Taipan chew on my boot. Whole different kettle of fish to Browns and Tigers that we encounter on a regular basis. I would hate the prospect of coming face to face with a big angry Taipan. A lot of tussock where we fish and treading on snakes, particularly early morning is a constant threat , you simply don't see them all. Exiting the river is another . Snakes have bitten my wading boots which thankfully are extremely robust, but it's not an event we invite, it simply happens on the rare occasion . Not something to be encouraged for certain. Stay safe.

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    I just saw the post about the supposedly snake-proof gaiters. Thanks for the warning. It could be a life-saver. My Sea to Summit Quagmire Canvas were specifically bought to be snake-proof. They have a thicker coarser canvas (1000D) at the bottom and a finer weave at the top, BUT a needle will easily go through either portion of the gaiters, so I had a totally false sense of security. In fact, I found that a pointed wooden toothpick will penetrate the top part. I also tried a cheap pair of ?nylon Chinese-made gaiters. I could easily stab a wooden tooth pick through them, top and bottom.
    I carry a couple of pressure immobilization bandages but they quickly get ratty in the bottom of the pack. So I put a 10 cm x 2.3 m Elastoplast heavy-weight elasticised crepe bandage, 1 fasterner clip, 1 make-up pencil stub (to mark the bite site on the outside of the bandage and write time of bite), and instructions for Australian snake bite treatment, inside a plastic container I made from two deodorant spray lids and a strip of clear plastic cut from a large soft drink bottle, 96 g each and I carry two, each clearly labelled in case its someone else doing the first aid.

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    John McDouall Stuart
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    I wear high top moccasins with the flaps wrapped around & above my ankles. Over the top of these I wear leather leggings.
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    Your best protection is to pay attention to where you are treading. Some attacks are merely to warn you off, they will strike but not with fangs. Their first reaction to striking is to bite as they hit their target, if you are wearing slightly loose leather leggings as I do backed up inside with two more layers of leather, then that is probably the best you can hope for without restricting your movement when walking or running.
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    Does anyone have experience with Superfabric gaiters by hexarmor. They are designed to be puncture and cut resistant.
    https://www.safetycompany.com/protec...t-leg-gaiters/
    Ot sure how “sensible” they are in terms of use or price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Requiem View Post
    Does anyone have experience with Superfabric gaiters by hexarmor. They are designed to be puncture and cut resistant.
    https://www.safetycompany.com/protec...t-leg-gaiters/
    Ot sure how “sensible” they are in terms of use or price.
    I don't know anything about them, but did you read their own standard ? I guess you need to decide how that related to a potential bite:

    https://www.hexarmor.com/posts/new-h...test-explained

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