warmest hunting gear

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  1. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    What he said....
     
  2. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    First Lite’s pre-Black Friday sale starts today. You might be able to pick up some merino base layers on sale. The merino neck gaitors are really warm, too.
     
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  3. xbokilla

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    You know this is easier said than done especially when you carry more $h1t than you need in the first place but it's very good advice. I always at least leave off my gloves or face mask or take my coat off and lay across a limb for the first hour or so. I don't care if it's -12 when I have all those layers on and I walk 100yds or further I sweat like crazy then after setting for an hour I freeze. Start with less, add more.
     
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  4. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    I’m the same way. It doesn’t take much for me to sweat. Once I figured how to layer my clothes in an effective way that worked for me and started wearing a vest I realized I could walk in and stay on stand for a couple of hours without throwing on the heavy outer layers. Being able to vent my thermal shirts and unzip my outer fleece and vest help me out a bunch. Walking in a little cold is key. And to be honest I feel like being a bit uncomfortable helps me to stay on stand all day. If you can’t handle being a bit uncomfortable you’re screwed. There’s always something that’s not exactly like you would like it - at least in my world:)
     
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  5. baknblack

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    I never have any trouble just dressing in layers. My problem has always been my feet and hands while sitting still. A few years ago I started using the chemical warmers in my boots and gloves. This helps a bunch but, then I have the problem of having to move them around because an area has gotten too warm. Then the fact that even the 8 hour ones only last about 5 hours. I'd love to find some boots and gloves that keep my hands and feet warm.
     
  6. RackedUP

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    I use the thermacell heated insoles. I leave them off until my feet are cold then turn them on just enough to get back confortable then shut them back off. I use them intermittently like this all day with out a problem.
     
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  7. xbokilla

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    My have to buy me some of these. Never happened until the last few years (age I'm sure) but I have a hard time keeping my feet warm anymore.
     
  8. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    He gives some good advice on keeping feet warm. When I have time I use his method and my feet stay warmer.

     
  9. revwilder

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    What he said ^
     
  10. kyarcher

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    I do the very same thing plus I never wear a hat of any kind going to the stand. Also I’ve found that kidney belts that hold hand warmers will keep you warm, especially on windy days.
     

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