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MikeB05
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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29 August 2016 02:36 pm

With snake season staring again I am seeking advice on what brand of snake gaiters I should get and wear for detecting. I am in Queensland where we have all manner of snakes and commonly have Taipans where we fossick at Deep Creek in Gympie.

Anyway...recommendations on best quality snake gaiters would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance
Mike B smile


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jamie
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29 August 2016 02:47 pm

funny enough i was thinking the same yesterday out in the bush and was looking at these ones today, seem ok and not to bad on the price, hope it helps mate or if anyone knows of a better set please speak up
cheers
Jamie


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Tathradj
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29 August 2016 02:57 pm

Snakeprotex. smile
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http://snakeprotex.com.au/


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Aldi, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck of a lot of determination.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends. Maybe one day Lucky.

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jamie
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29 August 2016 03:08 pm

cheers Doug


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Old Fred
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29 August 2016 03:09 pm

got snake protect ,pretty cumfy. Not too heavy.I know they stopped a large browny last summer so do the job

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cecc
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29 August 2016 04:35 pm

Thanks Doug for that, they look good.


Bring On The Color

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Sparra
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29 August 2016 05:04 pm

Old Fred wrote:

got snake protect ,pretty cumfy. Not too heavy.I know they stopped a large browny last summer so do the job

How much are they?? Found them online,$139.00.

Last edited by Sparra (29 August 2016 05:05 pm)


There is always someone doing it tougher than you...

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29 August 2016 05:14 pm

Doug wears matching socks! ops


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tryhard1968
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29 August 2016 06:03 pm

Hi MikeB05,

I have had a pair for over 12 months and am 100% happy with them, they are light and comfortable to wear and I also store my scoop in the side of them wink

I picked mine up from Totally Workwear and from what they told me Parks Victoria also chose them for employees so must have past a fairly rigorous testing process I expect.

Rgds

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Smoky bandit
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29 August 2016 06:14 pm

Stomp the feet......and a nice sharp..... long handled shovel.....


No pain No gain..

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Old Fred
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29 August 2016 09:07 pm

Sparra wrote:
Old Fred wrote:

got snake protect ,pretty cumfy. Not too heavy.I know they stopped a large browny last summer so do the job

How much are they?? Found them online,$139.00.

i paid about $100 for them .not cheap but saved me from a bite

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Dignit
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29 August 2016 09:41 pm

Hey Old Fred.
Can you tell us more about what happened. Just in case we can learn something from your experience ..... What to watch out for.
Cheers


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mbasko
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29 August 2016 09:44 pm

Well times have changed! lol
After pretty much saying they were unnecessary awhile ago a few solo trips & some reasonably close snake sightings got me thinking about it a bit. I bought a set of these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/291843752934
The intention was to wear them when in an isolated area by myself. The reality is I now wear them most days detecting in all seasons. They are good through grass etc. in winter to keep burrs, moisture etc. off your lower legs.
Never been tagged by a snake so can't give a thumbs up to them in that regards but I honestly still believe that if your wearing good trousers, boots & socks then your pretty safe anyway.
P.s these are completely metal free too!


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Wishfull
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29 August 2016 10:00 pm

Looked it up and there is actualy one store near me 15 minutes away. Might have to get some to keep those Southern Brown snakes off me. Might ...will be a bad year for snakes and bushfires I think. Nearest anti Venom is 45 minutes away from my loc. Not a good scenario.

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yobskin
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30 August 2016 07:16 am

Cheap but works 100% poly tube and gaffa tap... slide them over ya kankles first then put boots on...


Try and try again...

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Old Fred
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30 August 2016 08:07 am

Dig'n-it wrote:

Hey Old Fred.
Can you tell us more about what happened. Just in case we can learn something from your experience ..... What to watch out for.
Cheers

I do 90% of prospecting in the north west qld .Very remote and genurally by myself and have come across a few snakes .the one that had a go was concealed in some spinafex and i must have spooked him cos he just up and had a go . Normally they move away or stand thier ground till u move off . Duck tape wont stop the bite of a King Brown cos they got the longest fangs off all aust snakes

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Tathradj
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30 August 2016 09:05 am

Worst snake with the biggest fangs is a Death Adder. smile
Biggest mongrel of a snake we got.
Hate to say this but very few gaiters will stop them.


A couple of HiBankers inc. accessories, , QED, 4500, SDC2300, Gt1600,
Aldi, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck of a lot of determination.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends. Maybe one day Lucky.

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jamie
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30 August 2016 10:09 am

1472512138_10026067-sapper-protective-suitcase-stock-photo-detector-metal.jpg tongue


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yobskin
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30 August 2016 10:30 am

Hahaha that will help.. with all the stones.. dont know about snakes...


Try and try again...

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jamie
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30 August 2016 10:41 am

my luck lately the snakes would just go up the pants leg and get me anyway lol


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cecc
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30 August 2016 10:54 am

You need some Kevlar one's no fang would get through them.


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yobskin
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30 August 2016 10:54 am

I remember a fella shiteing his pants when one swam past him....he didnt know they swam...bahahaha smile


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Old Fred
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30 August 2016 11:26 am

Tathradj wrote:

Worst snake with the biggest fangs is a Death Adder. smile
Biggest mongrel of a snake we got.
Hate to say this but very few gaiters will stop them.

Noosa council supplies Snake Protect to all thier enployees and recons they will protec u from all snakes .But on the label inside the gator it says --Designed to help protect the wearer from snake bites . they dont seem as confident , but as I said they saved me from a bite from a large eastern brown .

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Old Fred
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30 August 2016 11:33 am

Acturaly we both wrong tathradj .just checked the net and coastal tipan got longest fangs .

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cecc
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30 August 2016 12:27 pm

yobskin wrote:

I remember a fella shiteing his pants when one swam past him....he didnt know they swam...bahahaha smile

Yes I remember that. bahah


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