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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2005 04:18 PM
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 Snow season is here and while we don't have any here so far I know some of you folks are getting your fair share.  So with that in mind what do you do, wear or carry to keep yourself warm and safe in the grand white outdoors??

  Anything you folks care to share? I myself use mittens when the weather gets too cold out. and the old ski masks with a scarf work wonders since you can keep some warmth in the scarf as you exhale and it warms the incoming breath alittle which doesn't give the ole lungs a shock.  Its a cheaper way then buying that lilttle 40 or so dollar gadget in Cabela's catalog.

   A aquaintance of mine says that his father in law lived for many years in Alaska and he learned to stuff some rabbit fur in the fingers of his gloves or mittens which added extra insulation, same thing with his boots. He'd stuff it around his toes to keep them warm and if they did get frostbit they wouldn't freeze to each other. (Joyful thought I know).

   Remember toes, fingers, nose and ears are the most common things frostbit since they have the least amount of blood flow to them and are usually the most exposed.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2005 04:45 PM
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If it gets that cold I try to stay in but when I have to venture out I always wear one of those full face stocking caps and my walls blizzard proof coat with hood, wool socks in my insulated boots and a pair of rabbit fur lined gloves. Oh and a pair of those quilted thermal long johns. Once I get all that on I go out if I can move.:lol::lol:



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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2005 11:38 PM
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When I hunt in extreamly cold weather I wear a military chemical suit. Very heavy, very warm, and very cheap. There impregnated with charcoal so they double as a poor mans scent-loc suit. $25 a set brand new in military pawn shops. :thumbs:



 Posted: Tue Nov 29th, 2005 02:28 AM
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TwoBeards

  Wow. not getting cold for sure... heat exhaustion is a possibility tho.  Good use of the wool tho serious insulation.

   Hunter I hadn't thought of the chem suit. water proof wind proof and the charcoal.  How long can you use it?

  Take care Be safe Poacher.



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Well Poacher, thats a good question.. I guess it will last until we get nuked. :confused: :confused: :lol: :lol::confused:.



 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2005 03:52 AM
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I just have enough sense to live in a part of the country where freezing temperatures are very unusual, however, I really appreciate those of you who live up nawth so it does not become too crowded here.:wink::lol:



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Ok well thought I'd just touch on it again since pretty much everyone has snow/ ice or both. 

    Remember that the first things that freeze and or get frostbite are fingers, toes, ears and nose.  The use of wool is a great insulator and silk is damn close. I usually put on my cotton socks the silk liners and then wool over them.

  For hands mittens are better than gloves since you have more warmth if you want you can use those glove liners and then go with mittens.

    As far as the nose and ears go well stocking cap or ski mask and a nice hood. 

    I got out Monday around here to do some work that had to be done and the wind chill was a glorious -9.  I have no idea how strange I looked but I had my ski mask on with a scarf around it and a stocking cap on top. threw my carhartt insulated bibs on and coat with hood and I was just nice and toasty all day.  Word to the wise however, I violated the first rule of getting dressed like that... Watch your coffee intake.   When I got back to the house I couldn't get stuff off fast enough, yes i made it. just left a trail of clothes as I went.

   Take care Be safe Poacher..... and watch the coffee.!



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-9? how bout -22 like this morning?



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Right on about the silk Poach. I remember when Broadway ''Joe Namath'' started the fad of wearing womens pantyhose in the NFL games on cold days to stay warm. Now dont laugh, but I tried out a pair of the ''extra-large'' size stretchies when deer hunting up in Vermont where the morning temps were around zero degrees. The guys in camp got their jolly's picking on me but, by end of the week, they were all wearing them. Just wish they would make them with a fly in the front. It sure is hell try'in to take a pee while standing in a foot or two of snow with your pants down.:roflmao:



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My problem began when i became disabled.  I was always a walker when i hunted in the cold weather so i was never cold.  I never bought the special insulated hunting clothes either till now when i started sitting in my stand.  I bought all the clothes that bassproshops and sportsmans guide had on sale. From a one piece insulated suit, an insulated bib. a insulated hooded jacket and 1,000gram insulated boots.  These clothes are made for warmth and will serve you for many years.  When i'm in my stand i'm as snug as a bug in a run.  I haven't been cold ever since.  You don't need to wear that much in clothes either.  I had on a pair of regular camo pants plus a insulated bib with a heavy pair of hunting socks, an insulated hunting shirt, and a jacket and i was warm. I never put on long johns or thermo's.  I could sit out there all day.  Even when the sun goes down and the temp dropped I still stayed warm.  I never bought the warm hunting gear before and did i miss out all those years.  BPS had a sale on insulated Bibs they were $39 to $59 recently and other stuff too.  If your interested e mail me and i'll look for the catalog for you.  My boots were on clearance at sportsmans guide for $40 too a few years ago.  I get good buys after hunting season is over too on remington socks, gloves and clothes too they go on clearance too.  You can buy the best for less if you wait till it goes on sale.  I'm frugal too.

I never was really cold until i turned 50???? I always wore a pair of long johns, a sweat shirt and a jacket all my life when hunting thats it for any type of cold weather and i never was cold.

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