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Old 11-24-2004, 01:02 PM
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Ok need some advise, It has not yet been real cold here in the Midwest (Indiana). But already on some moring hunts it has droped down too the high 20s, And i get cold after setting on stand after several hours, I wear dry-plus bibs but i think it starts with the first layer do you have any tips as what is a good first layer to start with,
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:38 PM
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The first layer is critical if you work up a sweat walking in to your stand. You need a layer that will wick away moisture. You can get some good stuff at ski shops.

I also find that a neck gator and some of the disposable hand warmers help. Getting cold I'm convinced is part mental, the warmth of your breath into the neck gator and hand warmers helps!!
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:20 PM
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Wool or poly as a base layer. I have used both and like the Merino wool for it doesn't itch, and does a good job keeping my skin dry. Merino wool is marketed by one company as "SmartWool". I have been able to find Merino wool sweaters in thrift stores for $3-$5 and buy the bottoms at local sporting goods stores. A tip- when walking to your stand/blind walk in with your hat off and upper layers open to keep from sweating.
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:40 PM
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no one said deer huntin was easy if your socks get wet you done btter carry a spare pair foot and hand warmers do a great job also i dont put on most of my stuff till im in the tree
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:21 PM
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I hunt in WI, and normally it gets pretty cold. Not lately thought. Anyway, I would recommend wearing a "HeadSokz". Nice and warm head gear, that can be worn many ways. I would also recommend a "Hand Blanket" from Icebreaker. I've used these for years, and my head and hands have never really been cold since.
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