Snake Gaiters

If you spend time on the trail these Snake Gaiters can save your life. I like to hike off the beaten trail and see what nature looks like. That means coming into contact with the creatures that live there. I love snakes, but I don’t want to get bitten by one! When it comes to insurance, nothing beats these Snake Gaiters to keep me on the trail. Because the alternative might just be a helicopter ride to the closest hospital.

I’ve seen a timber rattlesnakes twice in my life. The first time I was climbing a rocky slope in Pennsylvania while hiking the Appalachian trail. I was looking for a discrete location to go to the bathroom, and when I thought I’d found the spot I looked over to see a curled up rattler on the rocks. Thankfully it was early and the sun hadn’t warmed the snake up yet. Needless to say I found another spot to use the privy and have respected the rattler ever since. The second was while hiking in New York. That snake let us know it was not happy when we came up onto it.

Thankfully everyone in my group is experience hikers wearing Snake Gaiters. We always tease each other that between us we’ve seen ten or twelve rattlers, and a hundred that saw us. It is the ones you didn’t see that you really have to worry about.

Snake Gaiters Scoring

If you have to hike cross country to get to safety these Snake Gaiters might just save your life. Of course their survival impact depends on where you live and what types of ground you are likely to cross. These Snake Gaiters score a 205/1000 as their survival impact depends heavily on where you live.

  • Strong protection from snake bites.
  • Designed for comfort.
  • Comfortable and breathable.
  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Only 13 oz each.

Survival Clothing

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing805Columbia Watertight JacketColumbia Watertight Jacket$50
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing470Tundra Ballistic Bib OverallTundra Ballistic Bib Overall$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing410Cooling UPF 50 Bucket HatCooling UPF 50 Bucket Hat$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing405UPF 50+ Sun BandanaUPF 50+ Sun Bandana$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing400Leather Work GlovesLeather Work Gloves$27
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing305BDU/ACU Cargo PantsBDU/ACU Cargo Pants
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing255Evaporative Cooling TowelEvaporative Cooling Towel$8
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing225UPF 50+ Sun Protection HoodieUPF 50+ Sun Protection Hoodie$27
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing205Snake GaitersSnake Gaiters$32
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing200UPF 50+ Fishing GlovesUPF 50+ Fishing Gloves$12
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing190Hiking ShortsHiking Shorts$50
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.