|I like draw string and straps better than Velcro. Velcro gets gummed up with lint.|
Mrs ERJ has been encouraging me to get some knee-high gaiters.
She bases that on the number of socks that come back from my walk-abouts encrusted with burs of many different species.
She looks at the poison ivy and nettle-rash on my lower legs, "Tsks!" and shakes her head.
She is silent as she sees the cuts and puncture wounds.
She keeps an annual count of the ticks.
Frankly, I thought she was worried about my trade-in value. Wearing gaiters seemed like putting slip-covers on the new furniture and I ain't new.
|I heard rumors about some people putting "sweat bands" around their ankles after impregnating them with insecticide. They wanted to deter ticks from crawling up their legs.|
I caved. I ordered a couple of pairs of inexpensive ones from De Nile. I ordered two different brands: Frelaxy and TRIXES. I know nothing about them except that they are inexpensive (about $10 a pair) and had good ratings from customers.
Of course, maybe the reason I caved is I just got whacked on the calf by a bee and prudence dictates that I down a couple of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chill in the air conditioning.
Does anybody have any opinions about gaiters? I don't need them for snakes but some of my readers might.