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Public: Mine Clearance
stilt land mine clearance   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
walking through the minefield with stilts and long crutch ish sticks

perhaps 'bending toe' type stilts
-- technobadger, Mar 30 2002

Uncle Sam, all set for a stroll through a minefield.
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004]

Bouncing Bettys http://starbulletin...10/news/story2.html
Figure on stilts, all you would lose would be your lower parts. [Klaatu, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

much faster and safer Borate_20Bouncing_20Bettys
[normzone, May 25 2008]

It's still much faster and safer to run a herd of sheep/goats/cows over a minefield instead. Also, everyone gets free meat (and various other body parts) when the animals finish clearing!
-- Mr_Thundercleese, Mar 31 2002

So you reduce the probability of hitting a mine, but that chance still remains. And if you happen to stick it to one of those mines, unless you have some kind of butt armour, you'll still be unpleasantly violated up the arse. And you'll come tumbling down body sprawled into a field of mines, now multiplying your chances of getting fully blown up.

However, if I was forced to run across a mine field and their was a pair of stilts available. I'd honestly consider using it.
-- wisewhiskers, Nov 29 2003

Wait... Is this just for getting across a minefield, or is this to actually clear a mine field of mines? I've gots a bad feeling about this
-- ye_river_xiv, May 25 2008

random, halfbakery