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What are everyones steps for staying warm on those late season days that are below zero?

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  • What are everyones steps for staying warm on those late season days that are below zero?

    What are everyones steps for staying warm on those late season days that are below zero?

  • #2
    Layers. Sometimes I wear 6 or 7 layers. Plus i wear a hat, good gloves and warm socks. If my hands, feet and head stay warm, i'm warm. If i get cold i try to trick myself into thinking it's warm by repaeating over and over " wow, it's really warm out here today"

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    • #3
      Of course I dress in layers. However, what works best for me is under my outer layer I wear a waterproof jacket and pants, should be silent, and it keeps the wind out and the warmth in. If it gets too warm, you can always take it off. Also, when you hike from your vehicle to the stand, make sure to shed as much clothing as needed to keep yourself from sweating, once you sweat, it will be very hard to stay warm.

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      • #4
        Layers and my Mr. Heater Buddy!!!!!

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        • #5
          Layers, but a neck gaitor with a warming pad on the back of my neck is one of the best ways to stay warm.

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          • #6
            Like everyone else, layers.
            Under Armor cold gear
            ScentLok Baselayers
            Polar fleece shirt and pants
            ScentLok shirt (Savanna)
            Windstopper Vest
            Sitka 90% jacket
            Fleece Blaze orange vest
            Feet: Polypro thin sock & Smartwool heavy sock under 1000gm Lacrosse rubber boots w/ Heatpaks
            Hands: Polypro thin glove, Fleece fingerless mitten glove combo, Heatpacks and hand muff
            Head: Super thick fleece balaclava or ScentLok balaclava, Blaze orange hat
            This is the full outfit for temps below zero. Less layers when walking or as temps permit or during late season archery when I just suck it up or hunt short stints.

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            • #7
              Heh heh, forgot the insulated fleece pants and bibs. Didn't want folks to think I was running around in my skivvies.

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              • #8
                A nice coat. Layers. And just sit there and tough it out.

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                • #9
                  I thought I had a really warm coat, but then I bought a warmer one that put the last one to shame. One really good coat makes a huge difference no matter what you're wearing it with.

                  Something that took me forever to learn is that layers are good, but there can definitely be too much. You want to have plenty of breathing room and air space between the layers. Other than the on the skin layer, nothing should be even close to tight, and even the skin layer shouldn't be very tight at all. Best example I can give is that my feet are warmer when I have just one pair of thick wool socks and maybe very thin liners on with some good boots. I used to wear 2 pairs of thick wool socks with my feet all snugged in there thinking more wool = more warm, but really the one pair with plenty of breathing room is actually warmer.

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                  • #10
                    Wool over fleece over cotton.

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                    • #11
                      layers of course and also alot of wool

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                      • #12
                        Step #1: Never go to the woods hungry. Always eat something with fat and sugar. I like snickers bars before a really cold morning. Peanut butter also works well too. Fueling up before going out in the cold makes a world of difference.

                        Step #2: Listen to everybody else and layer up! Don't overdo it and sweat on the way to your stand or you will freeze later on. If i have a long walk, I'll carry my heavy outer coat and put it on in the stand.

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                        • #13
                          dress warm and try to keep moving.

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                          • #14
                            All good tips but stay away from anything cotton

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                            • #15
                              Hadn't had below zero but it gets pretty cold in SC. What I do is dress in layers. I wear underarmour and insulated shirts. Each layer out use a heavier thickness. As the temp rises start taking off the layers. You don't want to sweat!! It also depends on what kind of hunting you do. I find if I am driving dogs you don't need as much clothes. Sitting still, carry your layers and put them on when you get to your stand. Other than that you just have to tough it out, and hope something gets started pretty quick. Adrenaline uses gets me warm!!!

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