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    Default How do you keep your hands and feet warm?

    Whether you're sitting in a duck blind, ice fishing, or stump sitting, how do you keep your hands and feet warm?

    When I was a kid, my mom used to make us wear bread bags over our socks. They did a good job of trapping the heat, but they also trapped the sweat, and wet feet in cold weather is a bad thing.

    In recent years I have used the packaged "hand warmers" with good success, but the ones for your feet have left me with mixed emotions. They just don't seem to get enough oxygen inside your boots to work properly. Maybe I need better boots.

    What do you do? I'm sure there's some good answers out there to this question.
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    Get a better hat!!! You have more blood vessels around your brain than anywhere else, and as such you lose more heat out your head. Up to 70% of your body heat can be lost through the head. Since your heart lungs and Brain need more heat your blood vessels constrict in the limbs and send more blood to those areas, however if those areas are kept nice and warm by good headgear and a good layered protection over the rest of your body then blood vessels in your limbs will stay open and heat them better. Trust me it works!

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    Default Re: How do you keep your hands and feet warm?

    Originally posted by Watusi

    In recent years I have used the packaged "hand warmers" with good success, but the ones for your feet have left me with mixed emotions. They just don't seem to get enough oxygen inside your boots to work properly. Maybe I need better boots.
    I use the hand warmers also. The toe warmers didnt help for me either, when I put them on they were warm but after about 5 minutes inside my shoe they stoped.

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    Spend some bucks for some gortex boots and try two hooded sweat shirts

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    keep your feet from sweating . when I walk a long way I take a extra pair of socks and change them when I am going too set for a while , and a good pair of rocky snow stalker's help also

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    Just for keeping my body warm all the time, I will usually carry my insulated bibs and coat to the stand with me rather then wear it in. That way heat generated during my walk will not be retained into my camo, and will be released as i walk. This seems to work better for me as I do not get cold anymore. Sometimes before I'd build up a good sweat on the way in only to turn into an iceball 30 min. later once that sweat cooled off.