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? Boots for my first hunt

I am going on my first Canadian hunt November 9 thru 21. I live, and hunt in the southeast U.S. so not sure about cold weather footware. I am considering the Saskatchewan or Predator Pac boots from Cabelas. I have LaCrosse 1500 gram rubber boots but not sure if they would work with a pair of boot blankets. Any thoughts or suggestions.

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How to keep warm
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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?

when in my tree stand hut i often use an old tabaco can with a roll of toilet paper stuck inside remove the paper core stuff it with more tissue then fill it with menthol hydrate the tissue acts as a wick ..presto instant heat when your warm just pop the lid back on to put it out ! dosen't give off any smell

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I am going on my first Canadian hunt November 9 thru 21. I live, and hunt in the southeast U.S. so not sure about cold weather footware. I am considering the Saskatchewan or Predator Pac boots from Cabelas. I have LaCrosse 1500 gram rubber boots but not sure if they would work with a pair of boot blankets. Any thoughts or suggestions.

I don't think the 1,500 grams will be quite enough. I like to have heavy pack boots or a good rubber boot with 2,000 grams. If it's brutally cold, you'll appreciate the extra boot that you bring along.

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How to keep warm

Drinking hot liquids while on stand will help keep your core temperature up. Makes a big difference.

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There is an outstanding article on this topic in the "Anything Goes" section of this forum. It is labeled, "COLD WEATHER HUNTING." It tells you everything you need to know.

You can also find it as the featured article on the home page. Great reading!

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How to keep warm

I sell clothing an all kinds of gadgets. But I will tell you the bigest problem on keeping warm is that we all put on evreything and start walking to our stand. We get all heated up and sweaty. Once we are damp nothing will keep you warm. Try this cary all your insulated clothing with you and even a new pair of socks. Put them on at the stand and you will see the difference. The coment dry and toasty means everything here.Troy Miller
http://www.greatamericanhuntingstore.com

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How to keep warm

The biggest thing, especially if you're a ground blind hunter like me is to keep LOTS of insulation between you and the cold ground. Without this all of the warmth you're body is generating will get sucked into the ground. I put a folded up wool blanket on the ground under my insulated seat cushion.

For the guy who mentioned he was heading up pur way this Nov you can not dress too warm if you plan to sit on the stand all day. Like others mentioned, dress light while you're hiking in to avoid getting sweaty and suit up once there.

Personally I wear long-johns, sweat pants, T-shirt, long sleeve shirt, fleece vest, hoodie sweat shirt. Once there I add polar fleece jacket, XXL sized sweat pants, skidoo suit and my hunting coveralls (SK must be dressed head-toe in white/orange or red during rifle season)

For my hands I wear over-sized leather mittens that can easily be shaken off when required with hot-shots.

Footwear - just regular winter ski-doo boots but 1 1/2 larger than my foot size with sports socks, wool blend work socks and hand-knit pure wool heavy socks.

One other thing - if you're SERIOUSLY getting cold get up leave your hunting spot and warm up. Hypothermia will ruin your hunt in a hurry.

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