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.
|Impact||Category||Rank||Item||Buy Now||Est Price|
|High Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||805||Columbia Watertight Jacket||$50|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||470||Tundra Ballistic Bib Overall||$40|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||410||Cooling UPF 50 Bucket Hat||$20|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||405||UPF 50+ Sun Bandana||$20|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||400||Leather Work Gloves||$27|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||305||BDU/ACU Cargo Pants||$45|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||255||Evaporative Cooling Towel||$8|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||225||UPF 50+ Sun Protection Hoodie||$27|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||205||Snake Gaiters||$32|
|Moderate Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||200||UPF 50+ Fishing Gloves||$12|
|Low Survival Impact||Survival Clothing||190||Hiking 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.