damncold feet...ice breakers

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  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 1:38 PM #21

    rangerod

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    I have had trouble with cold feet my whole life. Once they're cold I'm done for. I've used the boot blankets and they work great if I put em on before the cold sets in.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:36 PM #22

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    I found the ultimate solution. As I get older, my lifelong cold feet problems have gotten worse. The problem is that I sometimes stand hunt and other times still hunt. Things that keep you warm on a stand make you sweat when walking.
    I guided an outdoor writer’s turkey hunt a few years back. One of the sponsors was Thermacell. They gave us a pair of their Bluetooth insoles. They have rechargeable lithium batteries and are controlled with an app on your phone. They work great. Last yr was up a tree in a climber in TN at 18 deg. Feet got cold after an hour. Pulled out the phone and turned up the heat. In 3 minutes feet were toasty. When I go walking, I turn them down or off.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:58 PM #23

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    I used to have the same problem...Toastie Toes are amazing!
     
  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:03 AM #24

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    Thermacell all the way!....kind of expensive...but worth it!
     
  5. Jan 13, 2019 at 4:10 PM #25

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    I feel your pain. Cold feet is one of the things that will force me out of my stand early. Cold anything else I can muscle through it seems like, but once my feet are cold, it's over.

    I have a pair of the Arctic Shield boot blankets, and they seem to work well provided you put them on BEFORE your feet start feeling cold. If you wait for your feet to start getting cold to put them on, they don't help much.

    I also have an IWOM XT that I use when the weather gets below 35 or so.

    Depending on the weather, I use the adhesive toe warmers (placed on the top of the foot on the outermost sock), a "kidney belt" that holds hand warmers at my kidneys, a large handwarmer in the "kangaroo pouch" of my hoodie, and the aforementioned IWOM and boot blankets. The kidney belt helps a ton in ensuring core temperature stays up. Unless the temperature is sub zero, I'm walking in wearing only a hoodie and pants, and then donning the IWOM and boot blankets in stand. If it is sub zero, I'll add a thermal base layer and maybe even go with a fleece jacket.
     

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