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#101

CreviceSucker
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20 March 2019 10:38 pm

Ded Driver wrote:

CreviseSucker, most people just use 'snake gators' ... on eBay & from most prospector shops
have a read of this thread https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 93#p463293
some pics there too

Yeah I own a pair but snakes can and have bitten through leather boots where we are . Reckon ordinary leather will stop 50 % of bites but if you work in the West you either need boots like those ones above with the Gortex armour or make sure your will is up to date.

Last time we had to call the flying doctor it was 4 hours by the time he got antivenom and he still didn’t recover fully from organ damage.

#102

Ded Driver
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20 March 2019 10:54 pm

I reckon you might need to either buy on-line or chase up a set of rugged military boots


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#103

Tathradj
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From: Tathra, NSW
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20 March 2019 11:00 pm

Death Adder can and will go through leather boots.
I have a pair of SnakeProtex but in some cases an
Adder will go through 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.

#104

Ded Driver
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21 March 2019 12:01 am

my gators have sheets of what feels like 1mm thick HDPE (high density polyethylene) inside them. very tough & low friction stuff & a snakes fangs would possibly be deflected on the surface. but you never know until tried hey!
I might drop into the reptile park soon & ask them about a few questions about the issue.


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#105

StayyerAU
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23 April 2019 07:35 am

Gday

At the end of the day we are ultimately responsible for ourselves, when lost and on your own you can only rely on your own resources, the only way to have a decent chance of survival is to use your head and kit yourself up prior the event of an accident,snake bite, or getting lost ever happening, you have to be able to firstly treat or stabilise yourself and then make others aware that you are in trouble, ie like using your radio, blowing a whistle, or setting off your plb, but don't wait do it asap, but you have to be sure to have these things on you at all times, no point leaving them in the car as some people do, you might carry all this extra kit about with you for years but when things go bad you will be glad you did.

I know people that for some reason wont take the advice given to them to kit themselves up and I always feel that they are just accidents waiting to happen, like I said you might carry this stuff about on you for years maybe but when you need it its there and will probably save your life, further to that I think its irresponsible for people to expect others to put themselves at risk to look for them when they are not prepared to look after themselves in the first place.

Over here in the west we lose quite a few people every season, at least one death a year, its very hard on the families as some never get any closure, so do the right thing and protect yourself, you may not be able to cover all the events that can occur but at least the better prepared you can make yourself the higher the percentages of a good outcome for you and your family.

cheers

stayyerAU

#106

Ded Driver
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14 May 2019 10:13 pm

body recovered in WA's Southwest Stirling Ranges
its not the Outback or Goldfields, but still a warning to not become complacent when bush walking/hiking or prospecting.
It appears this women was terribly unprepared. It has been near freezing at night in the Stirling Ranges.
"The identity of the body has yet to be confirmed, however, it is believed to be that of 39-year-old Lorjie Bautista, a Mandurah woman who went missing more than a week ago".
Very sad outcome
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/sea … 881199565z

Last edited by Ded Driver (14 May 2019 10:14 pm)


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#107

Jaros
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15 May 2019 08:53 am

Sad isn't it. sad


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#108

LoneWolf
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15 May 2019 01:39 pm

Mine are 150mm PVC pipe... Found the idea from a post on here actually... Don't think they will get through that... angel

LW....


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#109

Ded Driver
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15 May 2019 02:20 pm

LoneWolf wrote:

Mine are 150mm PVC pipe... Found the idea from a post on here actually... Don't think they will get through that... angel
LW....

??what are you talking about LW?
edit
Gators??

Last edited by Ded Driver (15 May 2019 02:21 pm)


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#110

LoneWolf
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15 May 2019 09:25 pm

lol ......Yes Gaiters... Forgot to 'Quote'... kiss

LW....


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#111

Ded Driver
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15 May 2019 10:11 pm

LoneWolf wrote:

lol ......Yes Gaiters... Forgot to 'Quote'... kiss
LW....

haha yeah cheap & effective thumbsup
.
and then Rufus mistakes you for a downpipe or a pole & cocks a leg on your nice shiny white Gaitors thumbsdown lol


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#112

Danny13
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15 May 2019 11:31 pm

On the lease , snake tracks are common , a pair of gators would be advisable . Make sure you keep your personal safety device / Epirb on you at all times . Safety first .


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