Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Personal Protection Items - Snake Boots

Snake Boots



It doesn't matter if you are fixing fence or out hunting, you need to have the proper footwear. One of the best forms of personal protection is a good pair of snake boots. If you happen to live in an area where there are a lot of snakes, sooner or later you're going to meet up with a snake. Wandering through high grass and weeds or marching through puddles of standing water will create a need for a good pair of boots. You aren't going very far if you don't take the time to protect your feet!

The snake boots pictured above are RW, Jr.'s snake boots. He spends a lot time in the tall grass checking fences and are a "must have" to avoid the very real possibility of a snakebite from a cottonmouth or copperhead. While a good pair of snake boots are expensive, they can quite often be found on sale or at special prices. In any case, they are a lot cheaper than a trip to the ER if you get bit by a snake in the grass!



You can view the specs and features of RW, Jr.'s snake boots here:

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=58009&hvarDept=500&hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=3&hvarSubCode=3&hvarTarget=browse


Got snakes?

Get snake boots!

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still prefer my way....a 12 guage and a huge crater!
Dean in az

matthiasj said...

Nice boots. I'd rather have the boots than a 12 gauge and risk shooting my foot off lol.

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Anonymous said...

Good item - grass down here is pretty tall, and a pair of snake boots would be some piece of mind. What I hate about 'em is the heat though - man, I had a pair of snake pants that in July . . . man, they wore like iron, but . . . jeez.

Ebay here I come.

Anonymous said...

Don't need a 12 gauge - .410 is plenty, and way lighter to carry. Better yet, a .22 will do.

I don't kill them unless they are near structures with people. Buzzworms are part of nature, no need to kill them just for the sake of it. Not meaning to sound like a 'prarie fairy' or anything.

Anonymous said...

Year's ago,when I was racing dirt bike's,I had a pair of riding boot's that were made of heavy plastic,darn near bulletproof.Had a great comfy foam lining,but nearly impossible to walk in!Maybe at a yard sale or goodwill,you could find a pair of motocross boot's.
Dean in AZ

Bitmap said...

Those are the same ones I wear.

Zip-up is the way to go with tall boots.

riverwalker said...

TO: Dean in AZ

Pretty obvious by now you don't like snakes.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: matthiasj

Boots and a shotgun both work!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:50

Sometimes you just can't see no matter how careful you are and a little additional personal protection can't hurt.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 1:02

.410 works also...been there and done that.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Dean

Are motorcycle boots similar to motocross boots?

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Bitmap

You and RW,Jr. have similar tastes...that's great. He has the side zipper and likes this style.

RW

shiloh1862 said...

oh I need to get some of those. thanks RW!

Pickdog

riverwalker said...

To: pickdog

I know you got plenty of snakes where you live. A good pair of snake boots would help!

RW

flea said...

Nice boots RW...do they ventilate or do your feet get hot?

Hey I guess a little sweat beats get bit ;)

riverwalker said...

To: flea

Your feet are going to get a little hot wearing most any kind of boot in the summer. You're right....a lot better than being bitten!

RW

Anonymous said...

Can anyone comment on which is better, lace up, rear zipper or side? I'm thinking the lace ups take too long to insert foot and tie up, but I may be wrong. The rear zipper seem to me to be the least trash gathering style, but I have no idea.

Also, seen some legging styled snake proof calf high models called Snake Guards - about $60. Any comment on these? My cousin had those cheapo plastic ones years back - dang, they were LOUD mothers, you could hear brush scrapping them guys for a long ways.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 11:57

The side zipper work well for ease of taking off and putting on the boots. You might want to consider some of the special snake socks that are available to go with the snake boots.

RW

Anonymous said...

Thanks RW - will do.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 6:46

You're welcome.

RW

Mooreyvjo said...

To: flea Your feet are going to get a little hot wearing most any kind of boot in the summer. You're right....a lot better than being bitten! RW

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