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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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so how do you do it? any tips?

it's usually what makes my outing miserable.

i have taken a change of socks and change them halfway through the day. i change them regardless if they need it or not.

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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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Get some gortex boots with thinsulate at gander mtn or other sport shop they are warm and dry. I also use the feet/hand warmer packs if i start to get chilly
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i can keep them from getting wet, but i think they get cold from sweating.

odor eaters..? because they absorb moisture?
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How long do you stay out?

I typically pack extra socks and change when I come in for lunch. If I stay out I pack them with me and a plastic bag for the dirty socks.

Do not over dress your feet. Sweating is what makes them cold the most. Once damp warming them is nearly impossible.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #5
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How long do you stay out?
opening day is an ALL day outing...

before daylight to just after dark.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #6
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i wear shit kickers well not shit kckers but my scent locker boots with my full scent locker outfit no leakage here
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so how do you do it? any tips?

it's usually what makes my outing miserable.

i have taken a change of socks and change them halfway through the day. i change them regardless if they need it or not.

All the time? Have you tried a pair of quality boots? I wear insulated rubber boots during bow season because I hunt in a marsh and because they're scent proof, but my feet get cold when it drops below 40 with those on. In rifle/late bow season, I wear a pair of huge Lacrosse boots with a ton of insulation, and no cold feet.
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nope, just after sitting a while.

i think i'll just keep changing my socks out after a couple hours.
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Wool socks that wick moisture away from your feet will help a lot. Also breathable boots that are waterproof. You need somewhere for the moisture to go. Patagonia makes great socks, imo.
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Wool socks that wick moisture away from your feet will help a lot. Also breathable boots that are waterproof. You need somewhere for the moisture to go. Patagonia makes great socks, imo.
Didn't even think of wool.

I have wool gloves I snowblow with. My hands will be wet but steaming warm in the middle of winter.
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wool socks and slightly big snomobile type boots. Not the best for hiking but big, waterproof and warm.

If the boots arent warm enough, your feet freeze while sitting still for long peroids. But boots that are "warm enough" are too warm (sweaty) when walking/hiking. I try to take the walking part easy and not get too warm, but I cant stand the sitting and getting cold. Bringing a change of socks might be the only way unless theres some magic does it all boots... I havent found em.

Plus I only like hunting in REALLY cold weather

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Old November 11th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #13
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I wear thin socks on my walk out to the stand then when I get there change to 2 pairs of wool socks. I also only wear knee high rubber boots cuz they are the best for scent control and I got a pair with 2000grams thinsulate. Your feet will stay toasty all day.
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Good wool socks + Mickey Mouse Boots = warm feet
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Good wool socks + Mickey Mouse Boots = warm feet
++ ten below and full of water, but your feet are warm.
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