Use Socks as an Inexpensive Wrist Protection Against Thorns

By J. Bock
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I'm clearing woodland of vicious vine with double-edge thorns that make bloody ribbons of exposed flesh.

The author suggests using old socks as an inexpensive wrist protection against thorns when cutting back woodland brush.

I’m clearing woodland of vicious vine with double-edge
thorns that make bloody ribbons of exposed flesh. For
protection I wear heavy jeans stuffed into boots, a thick
shirt, leather gloves, and a tied-on wide-brim hat to
protect my face. My wrists still suffered, though, as I
reached out and up. So I cut off the foot sections of
worn-out socks as an inexpensive wrist protection against thorns. Works fine!

J. Bock
Chouteau, OK