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Lately I've been going through tubes like crazy. Drought has been causing these large sticker plants to sprout like crazy. I need to drop the cash and upgrade to more high end ones.

What tubes are you all running?
 

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Sounds like you need to get Slime tubes. Specialized makes a version as well. Or, if you have schrader valves you can buy a bottle of slime and do it yourself. Unable to do it yourself with presta valves.
You need to get a better tire (kevlar beaded) if you don't already.
Also there are plastic inserts (Tuffie I think the name is) you can place in between your tire and tube to help prevent puntures.
I ride in an area with lots of thorns, I just use Slime Tubes and Kevlar tires. Slime adds some weight, but it worht it.
 

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Tubes are less the issue here than the tires you're running -- at LEAST, run some sort of SpinSkins kind of liner between your tire & tube, but a better solution is a heavier-duty tire.
 
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