DKUE - Bring Gloves???

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DKUE - Bring Gloves???

Postby byblyk » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:43 am

I’m doing Ultimate East Africa in February. I noticed on the list of things to bring it mentioned gardening gloves. I also remember reading some other form posts stating gloves were a must. The thing is nobody ever specified what they were for. Can somebody shed some light on this for me?

Thanks,
Justin.
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Re: DKUE - Bring Gloves???

Postby markmol » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:46 am

Hi Justin,
you need the gloves for the gorilla trek, there is a lot of plants with stinging nettles on the trek.
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Re: DKUE - Bring Gloves???

Postby indi06 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Yeah for the gorilla trek. I did it with another tour company and they did not mention gloves but when we got our briefing guide mentioned should have gloves but said he'd point out what not to touch. He didn't. You would hear ouch don't touch that from the others. I bid get some stinging nettle and fell into then cut a hand on a thorn bush and got some rash on my knuckles from obviously something I touched but hey guess it was a bit of a laugh all comparing our injuries after. Gloves would have made it a lot easier though.
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Re: DKUE - Bring Gloves???

Postby byblyk » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Thanks for the info. I'll look for a pair of mechanic gloves to bring. They recommend gardening gloves but that may violate one of my key rules.... "never wear anything with a floral print."
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