Okay, so I'm thinking clippers for the first pass must be a good idea. Except, mine are about 800 years old. Not exactly the superpowered clippers you see in beauty salons. Oh, and they're about an inch wide. This is going to take a while.
I've learned that if I go too fast the clippers scratch the heck out of my legs...and pull the hair. If I go too slow, it just takes too long. Finding the right pace takes a while, but time is something I have. I'm 20 minutes in and I haven't even put the clippers down.
You can see the scratches the clippers left on my thigh, here...
Here is the veritable forest that came off my legs in the first pass...nice. I'm already itching.