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Does anyone know if putting cayenne pepper seasoning in your wool socks actually keeps your feet warm?

Question by The Deer Slayer. Uploaded on December 08, 2010

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Don't know about keeping them warm, but it will definitely make them "burn"! The "heat" of a pepper is caused by capsacin, which is acidic! The "burn" you feel is actually the acid eating into your taste buds! Rub cayenne on your hands, they will burn. Happens every time I rub a brisket before cooking it!

Bubba

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from JbigfishTeames wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

well i have heard of this but i tried it and all it did was turn my feet red and burn like crazy

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from The Deer Slayer wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I am going hunting on Friday or Saturday depending on the weather. I will let you know if it works.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Only at Auburn U.......

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I rub a stick of anti perspirant over the bottom of my feet before putting my socks on, keeps my feet dryer and warmer.

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from Happy Myles wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Just when you think you have heard it all. You are not pulling my leg are you?

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

It sounds idiotic to me, just sayin I WOULD NOT DO IT!!

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from PigHunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Met a homeless man a few years back who had spray painted his feet to help keep them warm...

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from mcj81894 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

it burns, like the dickens, i tried it once, never again.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I drop a chemical "Hot hands" down each boot and keep them near my toes. Kept my feet toasty in Colorado when it snowed and was cold. Bought my boots a size too large for this and the heavy socks I wear.

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from Teodoro wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

It might make your feet feel warmer. It won't make them actually warmer. That's because the pepper creates a similar sensation to heat on your nerves. It doesn't actually create warmth.

In an area that's just a little cold, I suppose that might help you soldier through cold that's annoying but not a danger. In an area that's really cold, I'd be a little worried I might over-expose myself.

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from shane wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Duped.

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from Kenton wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Wasnt this pepper suggestion in the last F&S issue??? I saw it somewhere recently... Cgull, never heard of the deoderant on the feet thing, I'm gonna try it...

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Teodoro, nailed it! Cayenne pepper doesn't create heat therefore it "WILL NOT" keep your feet warm! Think of icyhot or bengay they create the feel of warmth but they don't produce heat it is merely a nerve reaction as he stated. Don't be cheap and go out and buy chemical warmers, and I suggest getting tosties(?) instead of hot hands they work better at creating more heat, you can get them at menards.

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from PigHunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

It may be more than the illusion of warmth:

"The cayenne causes the blood vessels under the skin of the feet to dilate, thus stimulating extra blood flow and providing warmth to the feet."
http://www.physiciansselect.co.uk/cayenne-pepper-capsicum-frutescens-inf...

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

If that works so well, sprinkle a little down the front of your long handles to keep the nether regions warm while on stand. Let me know how that works for you.

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from santa wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I tried to stay out of this one because it just sounded a little on the quirky side. But after I slept on the idea, I realized that it just might make some of my dumb statments taste better when I end up with my foot in my mouth. Some days I just seem to only open my mouth to change feet. I wonder if BBQ sauce with Tabasco would work because it would add even more flavor to the feet.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Good idea, Santa!

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from Happy Myles wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Wonder if you mix in a touch of Cilantro with the cayenne if it would give it bit of a kick?

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

They must have worked that one up over at Clemson...

I think you would relish your feet going numb after that little experiment...

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Only at Auburn U.......

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I rub a stick of anti perspirant over the bottom of my feet before putting my socks on, keeps my feet dryer and warmer.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Don't know about keeping them warm, but it will definitely make them "burn"! The "heat" of a pepper is caused by capsacin, which is acidic! The "burn" you feel is actually the acid eating into your taste buds! Rub cayenne on your hands, they will burn. Happens every time I rub a brisket before cooking it!

Bubba

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from JbigfishTeames wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

well i have heard of this but i tried it and all it did was turn my feet red and burn like crazy

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from The Deer Slayer wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I am going hunting on Friday or Saturday depending on the weather. I will let you know if it works.

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from Happy Myles wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Just when you think you have heard it all. You are not pulling my leg are you?

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from Teodoro wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

It might make your feet feel warmer. It won't make them actually warmer. That's because the pepper creates a similar sensation to heat on your nerves. It doesn't actually create warmth.

In an area that's just a little cold, I suppose that might help you soldier through cold that's annoying but not a danger. In an area that's really cold, I'd be a little worried I might over-expose myself.

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from PigHunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

It may be more than the illusion of warmth:

"The cayenne causes the blood vessels under the skin of the feet to dilate, thus stimulating extra blood flow and providing warmth to the feet."
http://www.physiciansselect.co.uk/cayenne-pepper-capsicum-frutescens-inf...

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from mcj81894 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

it burns, like the dickens, i tried it once, never again.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Good idea, Santa!

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from Happy Myles wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Wonder if you mix in a touch of Cilantro with the cayenne if it would give it bit of a kick?

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

They must have worked that one up over at Clemson...

I think you would relish your feet going numb after that little experiment...

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

It sounds idiotic to me, just sayin I WOULD NOT DO IT!!

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from PigHunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Met a homeless man a few years back who had spray painted his feet to help keep them warm...

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I drop a chemical "Hot hands" down each boot and keep them near my toes. Kept my feet toasty in Colorado when it snowed and was cold. Bought my boots a size too large for this and the heavy socks I wear.

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from shane wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Duped.

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from Kenton wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Wasnt this pepper suggestion in the last F&S issue??? I saw it somewhere recently... Cgull, never heard of the deoderant on the feet thing, I'm gonna try it...

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Teodoro, nailed it! Cayenne pepper doesn't create heat therefore it "WILL NOT" keep your feet warm! Think of icyhot or bengay they create the feel of warmth but they don't produce heat it is merely a nerve reaction as he stated. Don't be cheap and go out and buy chemical warmers, and I suggest getting tosties(?) instead of hot hands they work better at creating more heat, you can get them at menards.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

If that works so well, sprinkle a little down the front of your long handles to keep the nether regions warm while on stand. Let me know how that works for you.

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from santa wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I tried to stay out of this one because it just sounded a little on the quirky side. But after I slept on the idea, I realized that it just might make some of my dumb statments taste better when I end up with my foot in my mouth. Some days I just seem to only open my mouth to change feet. I wonder if BBQ sauce with Tabasco would work because it would add even more flavor to the feet.

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