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#11635 - 01/06/06 12:07 AM gloves when skinning
trappertodd Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 19
Loc: anchorage Ak
i was just curious as to how many of you guys use protective gloves when skinning? input ? smile

#11636 - 01/06/06 06:56 AM Re: gloves when skinning
wmthrower Offline

Registered: 08/26/03
Posts: 143
Loc: Mexico, NY
I always do now. I get a box of 100. Even if you aren't concerned with disease, your wife will appreciate it when your hands aren't covered in fat or blood.

#11637 - 01/06/06 08:32 AM Re: gloves when skinning
LUCKY Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 47
I use rubber gloves when im skinning. Are you talking about protective fleshing gloves or rubber gloves?

I have a pair of Fleshing gloves, but I don't use them because they are too bulky.

#11638 - 01/06/06 09:49 AM Re: gloves when skinning
animalpest Offline

Registered: 08/18/05
Posts: 197
Loc: Western Australia
I alays do on carnivores. Talk to your doctor if you need to find out about disease risks!

#11639 - 01/06/06 10:01 AM Re: gloves when skinning
Bogmaster Offline

Registered: 07/31/00
Posts: 240
Loc: Lakeland,Mn.
I wear latex gloves when skinning or fleshing any furbearers.Over the years,I have encountered many things while skinning---and none of them were something I wanted on my own body parts.
The gloves are light and after you get used to them, you will always wear them.
Tom Olson

#11640 - 01/06/06 04:14 PM Re: gloves when skinning
musher Online   content

Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2036
Loc: Qc.
Always. The surgical ones do a good job but they can rip fairly easily. some mechanics have a type of blue latex glove that is very tough. It can even be removed and used the day after (once in a while!)

#11641 - 01/06/06 07:04 PM Re: gloves when skinning
BillWI Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 339
Loc: Bonduel,WI,US
Always where them now. One thing is disease. Another nice thing is you can peel them off and not so hard to wash up. Wife can get ugly with a nice smear of coon grease on the door handle. wink I buy the nitrile gloves mostly because their lighter than latex and hold up better and if you wear latex to much you could develop an allergic reaction to it. Thats why you see so much stuff listed as latex free these days. I'm an EMT and our group gets the gloves from medical supply companies so they are cheaper than if you would buy them from other places.

#11642 - 01/07/06 09:34 AM Re: gloves when skinning
K-zoo Offline

Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 225
Loc: Otsego,MI
I always wear latex gloves when skinning. During trapping season it seems my hands are always cracked, nicked, scratched, or cut some how. Don't need infection (or worse) to ruin your season!

#11643 - 01/07/06 06:32 PM Re: gloves when skinning
RiverOtter Offline

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 646
Loc: Monashee Mtns, British Columbi...
Always! Don't need to take any unessasary chances.

RO smile

#11644 - 01/07/06 07:19 PM Re: gloves when skinning
trappertodd Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 19
Loc: anchorage Ak
i use the latex gloves to but i do rip them alot. musher do you or anyone else know where to get those heavy duty blue mechanics gloves?

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