Re: [Fwd: Re: Leech Socks]

Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: Leech Socks]
From: Ronald Orenstein <>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 23:32:39 -0400
>Ah..the mythical leech-proof socks! We did in fact meet some English
>strollers in Malaysia who claimed to own some of these,so we grilled
>them on the subject as they sound absolutely fascinating. They seem to
>be little more than plastic bags with rubber bands that you stick on
>your feet.Personally I'd prefer the leeches-I could live without the
>scars but they're better than foot rot!I believe you can buy them in
>Kuala Lumpur but I don't know where,I'm pretty sure you can't buy them
>in Melbourne although Army Disposals may stock them. Sorry I'm not much
>Susan Myers

There's nothing mythical about them, and they aren't plastic.  I bought
some in Sabah.  They are rather like a densely-woven cloth boot that you
tie up around your trousers - the weave is too dense for the leeches to
penetrate, forcing them to crawl upward and burrow in around your waistband....
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