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How do you keep warm when deer hunting in cold weather ?

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Hot Hands heat patches work well with a good pair of polar weight long underwear and something to block the wind.

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What woorks realy good if you are sitting is one of those disposable back heating pads for sore backs. Place one over the kiddnies and you are good to go.
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Layering up with the skin layer not being 100% cotten material. More like what mix Under Armour uses in their gear.

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blackbear wrote:
How do you keep warm when deer hunting in cold weather ?

The weather can get pretty cold down here during hunting sometimes below -10c, -15c what i do when sitting in my blind is i have an old down sleeping bag that i pack in i just slip inside this while sitting boots and all zipp it up to arround the waist nice and snug ...the snoring makes a great buck call !! Thumbs up

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The sleeping bag trick works great on the ground. I just started using that one a few years ago. It does become a bit difficult in a tree though.

I also use heavy pack boots with the slip on "over boots." For socks I wear 2 pair with nylon next to the skin with thin wool outers.

Layers with wool outer's and polar weight long johns are the ticket. You want something next to your skin that will "wick away" moisture, because you really need to stay dry.

I don't like thick gloves, so I wear 2 pairs of regular thin "Jersey" gloves with a hand muff around my waist.

On my head I wear 2 hats. One that covers my head and most of my face with full neck coverage down to my chest. Then, I put a regular stocking hat on top of that.

Lastly, I place a hot hand in each boot and each glove.

If you don't have a good boot dryer, I suggest you invest in one. This is especially true if you're hunting 2 days in a row. This will help to keep your feet dry.

Dress as light as you possibly can going into your stand and get dressed once you get there. This will keep you from getting over heated on the way in. You don't want to work up a sweat. If you start breaking a sweat, slow down a bit. You really want to stay dry.

Cold weather hunting isn't for the faint of heart, but when that big buck presents you with an opportunity, it's definitely worth all the trouble.

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I am thinking about using a coffee can for a heater if it gets cold enough. Using small cut branches like a wood stove. I'll just set it on the ground by my feet. Deer are not bothered by wood smoke. Does anyone else use something like this?

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hesseu wrote:
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blackbear wrote:
I am thinking about using a coffee can for a heater if it gets cold enough. Using small cut branches like a wood stove. I'll just set it on the ground by my feet. Deer are not bothered by wood smoke. Does anyone else use something like this?

I'v used a tobaco
can with a roll of toilet paper in it and pour rubbing alcahol over it light it and ista furnace with no smell. Have also used this when winter camping in a snow shelter keeps ya toasty all night. The toilet paper acts a a wick and dosen't burn away.
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blackbear wrote:
I am thinking about using a coffee can for a heater if it gets cold enough. Using small cut branches like a wood stove. I'll just set it on the ground by my feet. Deer are not bothered by wood smoke. Does anyone else use something like this?

I'v used a coffee can with a roll of toilet paper in it and pour rubbing alcahol over it light it and ista furnace with no smell. Have also used this when winter camping in a snow shelter keeps ya toasty all night. The toilet paper acts a a wick and dosen't burn away.
F.K.

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