Earl Welcome to BGH, you will find an interesting mix of folks here.
Never have used them. The lions share of my bear hunting is done in a state where baiting is against the law and always figgured that a honey burn or smoke stick would be kind of like baiting? Still a review of your experience using them would be great. I might be tempted to take some next time I head up to Onterio or Quebec.
I'm hunting in the CDA area of Idaho. Bait & Hounds are still legal there, (they've been pretty successful at keeping the tree hugging hippy liberals out).
In the winter months, when the tempurature drops well below freezing, it gets harder to stay warm enough to be comfortable. Yes, wool socks are better than cotton but; battery powered heated socks are even better. And yet our feet end up cold at some point anyways. When we are hunting we are usally trying to be as still as possible, for as long as possible. The problem is, when we aren't moving, our blood circulation slows down. We especially lose...