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Post by Uncle Bob on Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:08 pm

The only problem I have is keeping my feet warm in my stand. That's the only thing that will make me leave early. Does anyone have a solution?

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Re: Keeping your feet warm

Post by Spauldo on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:03 pm

I live in a really cold place. Circulation and making a warm air pocket ALL the way around the foot is the key. The expensive version Sorel boots with liners. http://www.sorel.com/Men%27s-Maverick%E2%84%A2/NM1080,default,pd.html
Up side is being able to swap out liners and you have laces.

Cheap version. Oversize rubber boots (I use lacrosse with the airbob soles, the benefit here is it does not conduct heat throught the bottom of the boots into whatever you are standing on, the sorels have the same sole which is GREAT in snow by the way) in these slightly larger rubber boots put a felt or wool insert then wear a thin pair of wool socks under a pair of all wool 'puffy socks'. This serves to support the foot as well as provide cushion to fill the space between your foot and the rubber boot. On really cold sits I put the 'sticky' toe warmers used for skiing in between my thin and thick wool socks. I can post pictures of my set up if it will help you and the brotherhood out there. If your feet are cold after all this, then you most likely have poor blood circulation to your feet and we will talk about the next level which is battery powered socks or VB boots. I do not recommend starting there however. Let me know how this works out. Grace


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Re: Keeping your feet warm

Post by Waiting4Fall on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:13 pm

I use these boots with the best wool socks Cabelas sells. It has been the magic bullet for me.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Predator-Extreme-Pac-Boots-150-BrownMossy-Oak-Break-Up-Infinity/1217229.uts?WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

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Post by heydeerman on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Dont laugh but this works. You can buy cayenne pepper capsules at any grocery or pharmacy. Bust a couple and shake em in your boots before you put em on.
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Post by Cbigbear on Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:49 pm

My main probably is sweating feet. I could wear sandals in 30 deg weather walk just a little bit and my feet would start sweating. I have found the cheap diabetic socks they sell at the dollar store help. Guess I'm lucky it doesn't get really cold down here.

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Post by Waiting4Fall on Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:57 am

Try the unscented antipersperant spray for you feet.

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Re: Keeping your feet warm

Post by Uncle Bob on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:58 pm

That's what my problem is too, sweaty feet. I tried unscented antipersperant spray on my feet this year and it helped but only so long. I've never tried the lighter socks under heavier I will this year.

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Post by Spauldo on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:38 pm

Smile Space in the boot is key with two pair. If not, you can sweat and the sweat is held close to the feet. With Space it has a chance to move away from the skin. Hope it works for you!! Try super thin and medium weight first. Then midweight and 'puffy'.
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Re: Keeping your feet warm

Post by Uncle Bob on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:04 am

OK, thanks I'll give that a try. Very Happy

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Re: Keeping your feet warm

Post by NanookOdaNorth on Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:29 am

Uncle Bob, I used to have a problem with cold feet, but now I wear a pair of regular tube socks on my way into the stand, then I take them off and put on a polypropylene liner sock and a heavy wool sock over that before I put my Muck boots back on. Some of my close hunting buddies swear by the Muck Woody Max, but I do well with the Muck marshland boot. They claim to be comfortable to -20 degrees..I haven't been out in -20, but my feet haven't froze in 0 degree weather yet.


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Post by TradbowInOregon on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:13 pm

I mostly spot and stalk so, since being on the move, I don't really have an issue with my feet staying warm. I also wear a good pair of wool socks.

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