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#6042420 - 11/21/15 06:37 PM Muskrat Hut?
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I think I may be getting one of these for Christmas.

http://www.cuppedupoutdoors.com

Anyone use one?

Pros? Cons?

Water temperature concerns?

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#6042500 - 11/21/15 07:31 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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No room for dog. frown
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#6042506 - 11/21/15 07:36 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
No room for dog. frown


Remote place your dog. Send them for the mark then back to the blind on dry ground.

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#6042521 - 11/21/15 07:42 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
No room for dog. frown


Remote place your dog. Send them for the mark then back to the blind on dry ground.


Won't be happening with my current lab but my next one coming in January I plan on putting a lot of effort into and getting involved in the hunt test game.

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#6042536 - 11/21/15 08:00 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
No room for dog. frown


Remote place your dog. Send them for the mark then back to the blind on dry ground.


Yeah, that is an option depending how far you venture out.

I'd be more worried about that thing leaking. Wonder how durable it is.
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#6042538 - 11/21/15 08:01 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
No room for dog. frown


Remote place your dog. Send them for the mark then back to the blind on dry ground.


Won't be happening with my current lab but my next one coming in January I plan on putting a lot of effort into and getting involved in the hunt test game.


It's pretty easy to teach.
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#6042604 - 11/21/15 08:43 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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I haven't had the opportunity to hunt much standing in water or in this case sitting.

I have a good set of waders but was wondering how cold it would get sitting in water when it's 20 degrees.

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#6042608 - 11/21/15 08:49 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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COLD water (January water) will suck the heat right out of ya! Coldest I've been was layout shooting in Idaho a couple years ago. 4 degrees air temperature, heavy fog, ice chunks bouncing off the layout boat and a strong, ice cold river current running under the boat taking all the heat from my body. Four heavy base layer shirts, fleece, wool sweater and 5mm neoprenes and I could still feel my blood freezing solid laugh
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#6042642 - 11/21/15 09:19 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I haven't had the opportunity to hunt much standing in water or in this case sitting.

I have a good set of waders but was wondering how cold it would get sitting in water when it's 20 degrees.


Okay then, how durable are you? lol
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#6043926 - 11/22/15 06:27 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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that looks miserable. i bet it works though!

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#6044554 - 11/23/15 05:56 AM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I haven't had the opportunity to hunt much standing in water or in this case sitting.

I have a good set of waders but was wondering how cold it would get sitting in water when it's 20 degrees.


20 degrees and no wind? If dressed appropriately (appropriate for me being multiple layers up top and 5 mil neo waders with 1600 gram thinsulate insulated boots, shorts, fleece sweatpants/pajama bottoms, 3 pair of Cabelas wool socks), you'll be much more comfortable in the water than out of it. Particularly if the cold is due to an early season cold front.

If you have some tolerance for cold, you'll be gtg even if your waders leak or you get flooded. If you have a problem dealing with being even slightly cold, use heaters in your boots, gloves, and under your head covering (my preference is a camo balaclava). Or stay home.

Wind is a game changer in cold weather as is wet hands and feet. A dry suit base layer under your waders, neo diving gloves, with head cover and layers up top will keep you comfortable in single digit sub 0 temps.

Keep in mind some folks tolerate cold better than others. If you've had a great hunt in the cold, and stayed out until you lost the use of your hands, and couldnt speak properly cause your face and lips were frozen, you'll know what I'm talking about.

IMHO, the benchmark for a "good" set of cold weather hunting waders would be the Supermag 1600.
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#6044565 - 11/23/15 06:13 AM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Muskrat Hut? Proof that anyone can get rich off a b@tsh1t crazy idea if they're good salesman.

The inventor has to be gay. When I hear the words "muskrat hut", I'm reminded of a 1970's song that sucked as bad as [censored] boys muskrat hut. The embarrassment I'd feel if some dude rolled up in one would be unbearable. I can just imagine, guys lined up on their favorite duck hole, all blowing their muskrat huts, getting it puffy so they can use it. And that cheesy 1970's song, "Muskrat Love, playing in the background. JFC, you may as well have a sign on the back of it that say's "Hi, I'm a h0m0"

If you're [censored] or gay, yea, whatever floats your boat. I'll take my yak out before I'd use any inflatable. I don't have to blow it to use it.

I'm now ashamed to be a duck hunter.
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#6044598 - 11/23/15 06:50 AM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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I have a pretty good tolerance to cold.

My waders are Rogers 5mm 1600 thinsulate.

Not sure what is "gay" about a float tube. I enjoy fishing sometimes out of a tube. Apparently waterfowl hunting from a float tube has been around since the 70s so it's not really a new gimmick.

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#6044604 - 11/23/15 06:58 AM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Apparently waterfowl hunting from a float tube has been around since the 70s so it's not really a new gimmick.


If I'm not mistaken, I think floating tubes have been around a lot longer than the 1970's. The navy calls them submarines..

Yea, go get you one of them muskrat love huts. You'll get to see a lot of floating tube.

Only tube a real man needs is the one he's born with.
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#6045328 - 11/23/15 12:26 PM Re: Muskrat Hut? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Aerangis, might want to think about sitting a few plays out, man.
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