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What is the best way to keep my feet warm while hunting from a treestand?

Question by Buckbo26. Uploaded on September 22, 2010

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Wear boots that fit.

Other than that, after several cold years, I went and got a pair of LaCrosse Icekings. A little harder to walk but you can sit for forever

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I prefer Sorels bought a pair in Alaska based on the advice of a guide. One the rare occasion it get -10 or so here in KS I still wear them. THEY WORK!

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from Bryan01 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I agree that good boots are a must - I also throw in a pair of disposable chemical warming devices that you can buy in the shape of sole insert when its going to be really cold. I'm not sure what the proper name for those things are, but you can find them at most sporting goods stores.

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from cas0905 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

wool socks and the foot warmers work for me but i am in NC where we dont really see that much cold weather

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from lefthandedshooter wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

ok get boots that have alot of insulation where multiple layers of socks and if you want to get some had warmers and put them next to the veins on the foot it will warm up the blood going into your feet

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from bucksNducks wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

make sure your not cutting off the circulation to your feet by tying your boots to tight.

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from BioGuy wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Feet often get cold because they are wet. When your feet sweat, they loose heat much faster than if they are dry. The key here is to keep a couple pairs of wool socks in your pack. When your feet start to get cold, take off your boots, let your feet air dry for a minute, then put on a new pair of socks. You may also want to look into getting a couple pairs of liner socks that are designed to wick moisture away. Finally bring along a couple of disposable chemical warmers just in case your feet get really cold. Good luck!

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

the warmers are a good idea, just be careful. if you walk in them, the extra action will really crank them up and possibly burn you

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from Dbetzner wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

If my feet got to cold id throw a set of hot hands (they also make real small ones that are adhisive for toes and feet)

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Buy a pair of boots that are 1 size larger than you wear, so that thick wool socks wont restrict blood flow. Carrying extra socks, putting a rubber mat or thick foam padding on the platform, putting a heat pack on top of your boot over the toes, after getting to stand, then covering with a throw. Another way to keep feet warm is to wear light scent proof shoes/boots into your stand so that your feet do not sweat before your hunt.

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from Jehnifer Quinn wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Foot warmers for sure and I sometimes use hand warmers which are the same thing just smaller and I put them on the top of my toes. The BEST boot in my opinion is the Cabelas Jeff King Pac Boot. I don't know how cold it gets where you are but I'm in Alaska and I use them for ice fishing it's a must have. They are big though. In Alaska a lot of people also swear by "bunny boots" which are easier to walk in.

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Don't be wearing steel toe boots either.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I wear a pair of Cabelas Whitetail Extreme 1200 gram Thinsulate boots and I purchased a pair of the Artic Shield boots to put over your boots. I have found that they do a pretty good job of keeping your feet warm and you can slip them on when you get in your stand and they aren't too bulky to carry in a backpack on the way to your stand. I have used them 2 years and have had good luck with them.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Toe warmers will save a cold hunt. Best $1 you can spend in my opinion.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I use the chemical warmers but when it gets really cold the pop up blind comes out and I have a very small Coleman propane heater that goes with it. Just got to make sure you have some ventilation.

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Another vote for good insulated boots.

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from bucksNducks wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

make sure your not cutting off the circulation to your feet by tying your boots to tight.

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Wear boots that fit.

Other than that, after several cold years, I went and got a pair of LaCrosse Icekings. A little harder to walk but you can sit for forever

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I prefer Sorels bought a pair in Alaska based on the advice of a guide. One the rare occasion it get -10 or so here in KS I still wear them. THEY WORK!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from cas0905 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

wool socks and the foot warmers work for me but i am in NC where we dont really see that much cold weather

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from lefthandedshooter wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

ok get boots that have alot of insulation where multiple layers of socks and if you want to get some had warmers and put them next to the veins on the foot it will warm up the blood going into your feet

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from BioGuy wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Feet often get cold because they are wet. When your feet sweat, they loose heat much faster than if they are dry. The key here is to keep a couple pairs of wool socks in your pack. When your feet start to get cold, take off your boots, let your feet air dry for a minute, then put on a new pair of socks. You may also want to look into getting a couple pairs of liner socks that are designed to wick moisture away. Finally bring along a couple of disposable chemical warmers just in case your feet get really cold. Good luck!

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from Dbetzner wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

If my feet got to cold id throw a set of hot hands (they also make real small ones that are adhisive for toes and feet)

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from Bryan01 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I agree that good boots are a must - I also throw in a pair of disposable chemical warming devices that you can buy in the shape of sole insert when its going to be really cold. I'm not sure what the proper name for those things are, but you can find them at most sporting goods stores.

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

the warmers are a good idea, just be careful. if you walk in them, the extra action will really crank them up and possibly burn you

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Buy a pair of boots that are 1 size larger than you wear, so that thick wool socks wont restrict blood flow. Carrying extra socks, putting a rubber mat or thick foam padding on the platform, putting a heat pack on top of your boot over the toes, after getting to stand, then covering with a throw. Another way to keep feet warm is to wear light scent proof shoes/boots into your stand so that your feet do not sweat before your hunt.

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from Jehnifer Quinn wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Foot warmers for sure and I sometimes use hand warmers which are the same thing just smaller and I put them on the top of my toes. The BEST boot in my opinion is the Cabelas Jeff King Pac Boot. I don't know how cold it gets where you are but I'm in Alaska and I use them for ice fishing it's a must have. They are big though. In Alaska a lot of people also swear by "bunny boots" which are easier to walk in.

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Don't be wearing steel toe boots either.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I wear a pair of Cabelas Whitetail Extreme 1200 gram Thinsulate boots and I purchased a pair of the Artic Shield boots to put over your boots. I have found that they do a pretty good job of keeping your feet warm and you can slip them on when you get in your stand and they aren't too bulky to carry in a backpack on the way to your stand. I have used them 2 years and have had good luck with them.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Toe warmers will save a cold hunt. Best $1 you can spend in my opinion.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I use the chemical warmers but when it gets really cold the pop up blind comes out and I have a very small Coleman propane heater that goes with it. Just got to make sure you have some ventilation.

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Another vote for good insulated boots.

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