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Old 05-23-2008, 07:39 AM
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i live in south west indiana last year with regular boots my feet froze so bad i had to stop hunting mid way through the gun seasonso i am buying a par of insulated hunting boots

what wieght do i need 200 to 400 400 to 800 or 1000 plus
it gets cold here usasly not under 5 or so most of the time it is like 15 to 30
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:07 AM
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Check out some Muck Boots. I use them and some days my feet burn up.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:24 AM
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1200 is about average in most places.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:36 AM
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I would think 400 or 800 would be ideal for your situation.

I'm up here in northern IL, depending on what you're doing....early season....vs late season treestand.....

any boot tends to be warm when you're walking around, but when you stop to sit for hrs and hrs.....

Get some 800s, gun season....also get some liner socks.....and maybe leave enough room for some warm socks, but also w/o big socks make them fit.....avoid the big socks, that make em super tight, that doesnt help any either. I"m plagued with cold feet, if I'm moving im fine, but I stop, poor circulation to my feet, not sure what the problem is.....but if I'm sitting in a room they're cold very cold already. One trick is I carry my big socks with me, to the stand, otherwise my feet will be sweating on the walk out there, then put them on after a bit.

Also battery powered socks......
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:21 AM
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It depends are where your at, but Im in Salukipv1 general area and I use 800's most of the time. After having extremly could2 years agoI decided to add a pair of Battery powered socks. I have to say they helped a lot. I would keepthe poweroff most of the time, but once my feet would start gettign a little cold I would turn them on for a few minutes and it would help a lot. I personally wouldn't run them all the time, your feet would get to warm and sweat, therefor making it quite uncomfortable. Also, add a pair of socks underneith them that pull away moisture from the skin so if you do sweat a little, it won't make your feet uncomfortable once you turn them off. This year I didn't get cold feet once, it also might have been that I was seeing 15 - 25 deer a day when in the past I was lucky to see 5!
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:31 AM
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800 here in MS and on really cold days (20 or below)my feet still get a little uncomfortable..I would say go with 1000 or more..
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:34 AM
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I wear 1600 gram Irish Setter Buck Trackers because I'd rather have sweaty feet than frozen feet. I've hunted in 10 degree weather and my feet stayed warm all day. It's got a lot to do with layering socks also. A good pair of wool socks and another pair of regular socks or somethin like that. If your feet get cold enough, you'll try anything to keep em warm and finally find something that works. If it takes 1600 grams to keep my feet warm down here in Alabama, I'd probably freeze my southern tail off up in your neck of the woods, haha.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:59 AM
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I have some Irish Setters with 800 grams and love them down to about15 in a stand. Any colder than that, and I'm either moving around or sitting in front of the TV at home.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:32 PM
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Here in northern Illinoiswhen itsbelow 30 F and Im going to be on stand all day I use no less than 2000gr wind and waterproof bootwith heavy merino wool socks.I can sit on stand8 hrs with minimal movementand stay toasty warm.Early season I use 800gr.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:01 AM
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Depends if your stalking or sitting?
Stalking I would go to the 400-800 and depneds if your a cold person by nature?
Sitting ~ as much as you can and bring the toe heaters (little throw away packs), never hurts to be too safe for comfort on an all day sit.
Don't forget the newer technology style socks, there expensive but they work.
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