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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

I've always had a problem with sweating profusely while walking to my stand in the morning. I'm in good shape and I unzip everything and try to take my time but when you climb big hills you can't help but sweat. There is nothing worse than being cold and wet once you sit for a while. Anybody have any tips on how to prevent this?

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Location: Lenexa, Kansas
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

I just bought some underarmor cold gear. UnderArmor is known to take the sweat off of your skin. Worked great this winter except for the day after new years when I was hung over and badly dehydrated.

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Location: Summit, IL
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

Laugh Laugh Hangovers and hunting just dont mix do it neener!

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

This definitely is a problem if you got a long hike....basically the only way I have found to help is leaving extra early and going extra slow....if it means hiking two hours instead of one then its worth it not to sweat, stink and then freeze your butt off after your sweat freezes...I carry my heavy cold gear in my bags and that helps as well! Thumbs up

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Location: Canada
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

Dress in multiple layers. Take off a layer or two while you are hiking and go slow enough so that you don't over heat. When you get to your stand put the layers back on.

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Location: Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

I often carry my clothes in with me and put on my layers once i am close to my blind. I use to take extra socks and change them also so they wouldn't be wet. Nothing worse then getting into your stand or blind well before light and as soon as light comes you begin to get cold.

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Location: St. Louis County
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

All excellent advice. The Under Armour, while expensive, does wick the sweat away from your body. The best advice, though, is to take your time walking to the stand and carry your outer layer in a separate bag.

Also, Scent-Lok or Scentblocker outer layers work, too, but if you're sweaty to start with, you're still going to get cold.

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Location: North Louisiana
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Sweating!

Life is too short to be boring! Walk naked!! Thumbs up neener! Thumbs up

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Re: Sweating!
RMulhern wrote:
Life is too short to be boring! Walk naked!! Thumbs up neener! Thumbs up

I was just getting ready to suggest the same thing! GOOD IDEA Big smile

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Location: Summit, IL
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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

Laugh Im dying of laughter here...Just imagining these 2 old farts "stalkin" to their stands nekkid Laugh

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Preventing sweating when walking to spot

Whoa Talk to the Hand Back Up, Who said I was OLD! lol

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