Saturday, May 31, 2008
Most of the RedHead snake proof boots are designed with Turkey hunting season in mind. Not only across the south, but in many parts of the country wild turkey season is maybe the favorite of all hunting seasons. This often means trampling through woods, or depending where you live, even swamps, in all the places you usually wouldn't go. This means you're much more likely to stumble over the coral snakes, cottonmouths, copperheads, and rattlesnakes that you generally want to avoid.
Do enough walking around through wooded and swampy areas, and sooner or later you'll really want a pair of snake proof boots because it will only be a matter of time until you end up surprising a venomous snake...and if you're unlucky enough to surprise a viper, then you'll be very glad to be wearing RedHead snake-proof boots.
Most snakes will try to avoid you, but sometimes you'll just surprise one, or one will be inadvertantly backed into a corner. This is when having that extra bit of protection will make all the difference, and you'll be very glad to have it. Keeping your feet in boots that are snake proof will help you avoid the bite of both venomous snakes, but also non-venomous snakes, whose bites can still become infected and cause you extra harm.
There are snake proof boots designed for the woods, but if you need that extra protection for the swamps that not only protects your feet, but also your lower legs, then the RedHead Bayou Snake Boots are a fantastic choice. These fit great and work like normal hunting boots, but are completely snake proof.
What's even better about RedHead Snake Boots is that several versions zip on, making them very easy to put on and off while still offering the full level of protection that you would expect from any snake proof boot.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Finding the Right Snake Boots
Finding the right snake boots for your hiking or hunting needs can be extremely difficult because there isn't particularly a lot of good information online on what exactly sets one pair of snake boots apart from another, and part of what complicates matters is how search engines work.
For example, if you type in "snake proof boots" with the quotations, you will get different results than if you type this phrase in without any quotation marks. There will be a lot of overlap, but the quotation marks make enough of a difference that you will get different websites about snake boots. To make things even more complicated, if you type in SNAKE PROOF BOOTS or Snake Proof Boots, that little difference does indeed actually change the search results you can receive.
This are generally minor differences between sites, and then there are some situations which maybe a member of a blog or forum gives great information on a specific type of snake proof boots, but what if he misspells the word? Some of these companies aren't exactly easy to spell. Which one of the following words looks right to you: Chipewa, or Chippewa? Or are they both wrong? This means that by spelling your search term correctly, you might actually not be getting the best information.
Kind of makes your head spin, doesn't it?
While the venomous snakes in the United States are not nearly as dangerous as many of the venomous snakes in other countires and/or continents, but even so if you're out in the back country away from easy medical treatment, why take the chance? At that point a rattler is just as bad as a cobra when there's no treatment in sight. Snake proof boots are a great way of protecting yourself from these very real threats.
Another option to consider if you're looking to get better information is how you type in the search terms. If you type in something like "Lacrosse snake proof hiking boots" you might get a good response from the online search engines, or you might end up with a lot of websites on Lacrosse products that don't have a lot to do with snake proof hiking boots, or they make you search for them.
For another example, I looked around to see what types of search phrases were used to look for snake boots online. I found several based around Chippewa snake boots, so here are several of the terms I found that people used to try to find information:
- Chippewa snake boots
- snake boots Chippewa
- chipewa snake boots
- chippewa snake boots free shipping
- snake boots chipewa
These five terms show how there can be so many different search terms for even just a specific type of snake proof boots. Even notice for this company that the term is "snake boots" and not even "snake proof boots." If you look for Lacrosse books, then many times you will see the "proof" added on as the way it is used in the second term.
Typing in all of these search terms will get you different results (sometimes wildly different results), and if you left the CAPS button on while doing your search engine searches across the web, then you will get even further different results, as well, as you look for Lacrosse snake proof hunting boots or Chippewa snake proof hiking boots, or whatever else it is exactly that you're looking for before embarking on an outdoors adventure.
There is a wide variety of snake proof boots across the web. This blog is trying to help to inform you on what are some of the best to buy, and what the many options are. Snake boots are great for swamps, forests, deserts, marshes, or to more exotic locations such as rain forests, the Outback, or other places where one snake bite from a more aggressive venomous snake can be much more life threatning than a bite from a coral snake or a foul tempered copperhead.
This thought also brings up another good point: a snake boot is a snake boot. Once in a while you will see a company advertising a rattlesnake proof boot or a water moccasin proof boot. Don't be fooled. Why would one snake boot protect against rattlesnakes but not copperheads or cottonmouths? It doesn't make any sense. A snake proof boot should protect you from every other type of snake, both venomous and not, who would strike at you.
Don't fall for the hype. If you are going to buy a pair of boots to protect yourself from snake bites, then look for those books, don't look for a "specialty" pair of boots. Keep reading with this blog to find out more about snake boots of all types.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Many Chipewa snake boots are waterproof, but don't assume this is the case. As with any company's snake boots, there are different styles for different needs. The snake proof hunting boots will almost certainly be water proof since they are designed for wet terrain, while hiking boots might not be since they're designed more for dusty paths and deserts. This company has produced well over one hundred different styles of Chippewa snakeboots, and new models and designs come out every year.
The Chippewa Advantage Snake Boot is one of the most popular models produced by this company, and is also highly rated by most users, getting an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This boot is especially engineered, and is made with special "viper cloth" that is said to give hunters peace of mind in even the most viper infested areas during the wild turkey hunts. That special material used in the Chipewa snake proof boots is impossible for any North American snake to penetrate.
This boots are completely water proof, and even better is the Nylex lining that is scientifically designed to draw sweat away from your feet. This boots are 17 inches tall, and generally weight about five pounds, keeping them pretty reasonable.
Chipewa snake boots are some of the best available, and if you're looking for a great pear of snake proof boots, look no further than Chippewa.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The two are really the same thing. Whether they are called snake boots or snake proof boots, both are designed to prevent any type of venomous snake from striking your foot. In the U.S. there are over 20 different sub species of rattlesnakes, not to mention coral snakes, copperheads, and water moccasins. These snakes can all give a deadly bite, and even if you survive there is always the possibility of nasty side effects. If you're into hunting marshy areas, or going on adventure hikes in the woods or deserts, a good trustworthy pair of snake boots is not something to be ignored or taken for granted.
There are different types of specialty snake boots out there, but having one isn't necessarily any better or worse than another. Mostly it's just a case of design. For example, snake proof hiking boots will probably look a lot different from snake proof hunting boots, but the two serve the same purpose. Both are there to prevent a slithery little critter from putting a big time hurting on you.
Snake proof hiking boots probably won't come up all that high, enough to protect your feet and lower leg. They will most likely be brown and not look all that different from regular hiking boots. These will be comfortable for long hikes while still giving the protection that you need to make sure you don't end up in the emergency room.
Meanwhile, snake proof hunting boots will probably be larger, looking like big rubber swamp boots that go all the way up to just short of the knee, but while offering better protection than your regular water proof boots would. This is to make sure that if you step too close and your foot sinks six inches into the mud, you still have protection from that Cottonmouth or rattler who decides you're too close and wants to teach you a lesson.
Snake boots are a great safety precaution, and while snake bites resulting in fatalities are rare in the United States, there are over 8,000 reported venomous snake bites a year. If you're traveling in foreign countries for a once in a life time adventure, such as India, Thailand, Australia, Africa (for Safari), or the Amazon, you had better view snake proof boots as a necessity. While deaths are rare in the United States, India has anywhere from 20-50,000 a year. If you're traveling, take the proper precautions.
A good pair of snake proof boots can not only be a good precaution, but they can also save your life.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Snake proof boots are extremely important for safety's sake, especially if you go out for hikes without a snake bite kit, or if you simply plan to be out for a very long time. Venomous snakes are in virtually every part of the environment, and unless you live in Greenland or Alaska, they're a danger that you have to deal with.
Many people believe that there are specific rattle snake proof boots that are made for desert hiking. The truth is that a pair of snake proof boots should work in any environment. This includes the desert where you may run into rattlesnakes, swamps in the south or rivers where Cottonmouths might be present, or anywhere else. A copperhead snake bite is the same as a diamondback rattlesnake's bite or any other snake.
The one exception to this is the coral snake, which is a posionous snake bite, but its teeth aren't the same as most other venomous snakes. The good news with this is that it's harder for a coral snake to bite through human skin than it is for the other types of venomous snakes who commonly bite hikers and campers. So if you have a snake proof boot that can stop the fangs of a rattler, then those boots will also protect you from copperheads, water moccasins, and coral snakes.
Snake proof boots are made by many companies, including the ever popular Lacrosse snake proof boots. Boots aren't the only snake proof clothing, either. Different companies offer a wide variety of snake proof clothes in order to keep you safe whether you're hiking in the desert, the forests, or the swamps. Wherever you go hiking, camping, or swimming, these protective clothes are always a top notch idea.
Other Snake Proof Clothes:
Aside from protective hiking boots, companies also make snake proof pants. These are like normal blue jeans, but are made of sturdier, solid material that will prevent the fangs from sinking into your skin. Having these specific snake resistant pants along with the boots will help you to enjoy your outdoor experience without worry.
If you're more into the cowboy look, there are snake proof chaps, as well. These can be worn over the pants, and then with snake proof boots on the bottom you are all set to go out into the wild and be well protected from snake bites of every kind.
Snake bite kits are often taking by hikers and adventurers, but prevention is far better then treatment. While taking a venomous snake bite treatment first aid kit is always a good idea, why would you not actually protect yourself with the types of boots and clothing that could prevent a venomous snake from injecting you with posion in the first place? Snake proof clothing is a great way to protect yourself while enjoying the great outdoors.
So before your next major hike, camping trip, or outdoor adventure, make sure you purchase and wear the appropriate snake proof gear. By taking these precautions ahead of time, you'll be a lot happier and protected against the danger of snake bites.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
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