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    HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    ....In search of a Lost Battlefield and the area has grass and weeds waist high.....could run into some rattlesnakes......I probably should just buy some snake chaps but my budget is very tight right now....and this is Not my Normal type of hunting ....so only need them for a day or two......I was thinking of using Heavy Cardboard going from my boots to about knee high and wrapped good with either Duct tape or Heavy Duty Adhesive tape ...could also use some flexible plastic that is bite resistant.....any comments would be appreciated......last hunt some showed up with snake bite proof boots and some had the snake chaps.....other wore shorts and sandals.......LOL.....basically this may all be overkill.........I have always been told if you make a lot of racket plus probe the area ahead of you with a staff or stick ....most critters will run......still would appreciate any comments .....Joe

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Lol ! Duct tape does wonders my friend ! Welcome from one Texan to another.

    Rig em up ! hehehe

    "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    ....and possibly a pistol !

    "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    ....So this wasn't a Crazy Idea??......Joe

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Not at all....Hell I wouldn't take the risk and be bitten by one of them.....Or you could wait til it cools off more, and make it out....The snakes tend to hibernate when it's cold....Do whatever you wanna....Maybe you could get you some iron leg shields? LOL. :P

    "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    How are you going to swing your coil in weeds and grass that is waist high? Forget the chaps bring a mower.

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    before I bought my chaps I used that black coragated plastic drainage pipe just cut it lengthwise and put them over my calves then duck taped them in place they last several hours just carry some tape to repair them if the tape breaks.

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Bass Pro Shop has a fine pair of knee high, water proof snake boots for $100. Consider that a one time, life long investment.

    Supposedly, rattlers will run away from you if you make some noise ahead of time. BUT, what about that one who thinks he's cornered and has to fight...................errr BITE. It only takes one and the cost of having a snake bite treated and the loss of work time would run a lot more than $100. Think of it as an insurance policy.
    "Dobie created the HUNGER............Von Mueller said, EAT". comment by HELM Associates on the dedication page of their book, Treaasure Lead Generation.

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe(TX)
    still would appreciate any comments .....Joe
    what ever you come up with take a ice pick and stab it hard, if it penetrates so will a snakes fangs
    Good Luck or wait for winter

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    you could buy a pair of linesman boots, kind of expensive, but cheaper than a trip to the ER

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Quote Originally Posted by txconservative
    ....and possibly a pistol !
    You ARE a pistol...LOL...

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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Joe, years ago my Dad and I were going to hunt a huge field that had a log cabin
    with high weeds inside and out. I brought some waxed cardboard to tape around
    our lower legs. Never saw a snake but I don't think fangs would penetrate them.
    I took along a .38 revolver just in case.

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    Bev

    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    I'm so glad we have no poisonous snakes around here! I saw a foot long garden snake yesterday but they don't bother me. They sell kevlar inserts at motorcycles shops for road rash protection, maybe you could have someone sew some velcro on them?

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    Aug 2010
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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    Joe,

    I sell products and do have snake chaps but not in stock. You can find some on ebay for like $65 as well.
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    Re: HOW TO MAKE ...SNAKE CHAPS??

    I.... don't..... know..... if you want to TEST the cardboard against a pit viper, I'll let you.... and I'll watch. If you don't lose your leg..... no, I'll just spend the $100 bucks, thank you. TTC
    The tide doesn't come in for six hours. You wanna wait here for six hours? Apocalypse Now

 

 
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