11604Re:Re: Preparing for Springer
- Dec 2, 2005Paul,
Thanks for the laugh! I especially liked this: "Hanging a chemical hand warmer under someone else's hammock will lure pit vipers to them and thus away from you." It reminds me of the advice to carry a .22 Cal pistol and a few rounds in bear country. You only have to outrun your hiking buddy, not the bear. Shoot the buddy in the foot...
From: "Paul Kaercher" <yomas_1@...<mailto:yomas_1@...>>
Subject: Re: Preparing for Springer
" I would leave the
snakebite kit at home for the Springer trip."
"J.D. Hoessle" wrote:
But....! My Snake Bite Medicine REALLY - REALLY works....!
Back packing since the '60's and haven't been bit yet....!
J.D. you have solid proof (40 years and no failures)
of efficacy regarding your snake bite medicine.
Don't listen to Coy!!, Snakes love the cold weather.
They're not called cold blooded for nothing.
Be advised that the Springer Mt. area is known for its
Albino Snow Snake population.
So take your medicine, not the freeze dried stuff (no Alcohol)
and keep sky dog on the alert.
I'm sending you a pair of teflon tubes to put over your hammock
ropes/straps. When snakes try and crawl down them they
fall off. (the snakes not the tubes)
Also I recommend attaching a space blanket (foil side out) under your
hammock. This reduces your IR (infrared) signature and keeps the pit
vipers from zeroing in on you. Hanging a chemical hand warmer
under someone else's hammock will lure pit vipers to them and
thus away from you.
I hope this helps.
Paul- who thinks most every day is April 1
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