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I've searched the internet and these forums and didn't find any info on the best way to deal with stickers when hiking for a cache. Sometimes my pants and socks look really furry! A few times I threw away my socks. Is there some sort of socks or pants which resist stickers? Or, do you have any hints how to deal with this problem?

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When I was a kid we used a table knife to scrape them off our clothes. Now I just don't go where they are.

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pardon my ignorance but what stickers are you talking about, burrs? :(

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Hiking boots help big time.

 

The addition of gaiters has helped as well.

 

The newer zip off's pants are helpful as well. ( some synthetic fabrics do not seem to attract as many stickers )

 

As for removal of stickers from socks:

Turning the affected garment inside out and pulling through is one technique I have used in the past. A small pair of needle nosed pliers was helpful.

 

With socks running $1.50 per pair seems like spending a lot of time pulling stickers is ... a little overboard in the thrifty department. However, for those of us raised by depression era parents ... many of us try to salvage what we can when possible.

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I have jeans from wrangler that have a burr/sticker resistant fabric on the legs you maybe able to find them in the hunting section of popular department stores.

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I know a few people who use gaiters. I'd rather pick out the burrs from my socks and laces than have my legs sweating inside gaiters.

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And here I thought this was going to be about stickers in the log books...

 

Best solution evar:

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I can eat 'em by the plateful!

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But seriously... in late summer/autumn, I wear the cheapest crew socks I can find, and just toss them afterward. Some types will, however, come off if you crush them with pliers.

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Once in awhile I have luck pulling those things off with duct tape.

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Once in awhile I have luck pulling those things off with duct tape.

 

I bet if you wrapped from your shoes to your knees with duct tape you wouldn't get any stickers at all.

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Once in awhile I have luck pulling those things off with duct tape.

 

I bet if you wrapped from your shoes to your knees with duct tape you wouldn't get any stickers at all.

 

I can't get my pants off for all the duct tape wrapped around my legs. Is there a way to get the tape off without damaging my pants?

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Once in awhile I have luck pulling those things off with duct tape.

 

I bet if you wrapped from your shoes to your knees with duct tape you wouldn't get any stickers at all.

 

I can't get my pants off for all the duct tape wrapped around my legs. Is there a way to get the tape off without damaging my pants?

Have you tried stickers?
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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks. Most stickers/burrs don't stick to skin :)

 

Or, if you'd rather not get your own skin all scratched up, I'm guessing they don't stick much to leather clothing either. Go for the biker-cacher look :wub:

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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks. Most stickers/burrs don't stick to skin :)

 

MOST!

 

Today I was wearing shorts while geocaching, and I walked through a bunch of weeds with little green burrs. These burrs stuck to the hair on my legs and were surprisingly painful to remove!

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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks. Most stickers/burrs don't stick to skin :)

 

Or, if you'd rather not get your own skin all scratched up, I'm guessing they don't stick much to leather clothing either. Go for the biker-cacher look :wub:

You haven't been arrested yet?
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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks. Most stickers/burrs don't stick to skin :)

 

Or, if you'd rather not get your own skin all scratched up, I'm guessing they don't stick much to leather clothing either. Go for the biker-cacher look :wub:

You haven't been arrested yet?

 

Where does it say that?

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Hmmmmm,

 

Go get waxed then find some friends and go caching in the buff.

 

Hmmmmm,

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Hmmmmm,

 

Go get waxed then find some friends and go caching in the buff.

 

Hmmmmm,

 

If you did that in Buffalo I guess it would be called " caching in the buff in Buff. "

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Hmmmmm,

 

Go get waxed then find some friends and go caching in the buff.

 

Hmmmmm,

 

If you did that in Buffalo I guess it would be called " caching in the buff in Buff. "

 

Has someone seen through my secret identity?

Goecaching in the Buff.

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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks. Most stickers/burrs don't stick to skin :)

 

Or, if you'd rather not get your own skin all scratched up, I'm guessing they don't stick much to leather clothing either. Go for the biker-cacher look :)

You haven't been arrested yet?

 

Where does it say that?

See the bolded text. :wub:
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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks. Most stickers/burrs don't stick to skin :)

 

Or, if you'd rather not get your own skin all scratched up, I'm guessing they don't stick much to leather clothing either. Go for the biker-cacher look :)

You haven't been arrested yet?

 

Where does it say that?

See the bolded text. :wub:

 

No. Where does it say they haven't been arrested.

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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks.
You haven't been arrested yet?

Where does it say that?

See the bolded text. :)

 

No. Where does it say they haven't been arrested.

I never said that. Don't make me explain a joke. Not even a dumb one.
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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks.
You haven't been arrested yet?

Where does it say that?

See the bolded text. :wub:

 

No. Where does it say they haven't been arrested.

I never said that. Don't make me explain a joke. Not even a dumb one.

:) Back atcha.

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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks.
You haven't been arrested yet?

Where does it say that?

See the bolded text. :wub:

 

No. Where does it say they haven't been arrested.

I never said that. Don't make me explain a joke. Not even a dumb one.

:) Back atcha.

I'll getcha for that. :)
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I'm surprised no one has suggested simply not wearing pants and socks.
You haven't been arrested yet?

Where does it say that?

See the bolded text. :wub:

 

No. Where does it say they haven't been arrested.

I never said that. Don't make me explain a joke. Not even a dumb one.

:) Back atcha.

I'll getcha for that. :)

 

Not likely. (as I check back over my shoulder)

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I've searched the internet and these forums and didn't find any info on the best way to deal with stickers when hiking for a cache. Sometimes my pants and socks look really furry! A few times I threw away my socks. Is there some sort of socks or pants which resist stickers? Or, do you have any hints how to deal with this problem?

 

when you go for the LPCs make sure there are none of those pesky little kids around... they carry stickers, markers, sticky candy, etc.

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