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#7022302 - 01/02/18 07:49 PM Too cold, Camo not warm enough
nocknload Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/01/13
Posts: 204
Loc: DFW
Couldn't stay in the tree long enough this past week to kill something. They were moving but so was I. jajaja

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#7022311 - 01/02/18 07:54 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
Get heavier camo! roflmao
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#7022314 - 01/02/18 07:55 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4802
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Layers Nock, mucho layers and plenty of hand and foot warmers

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#7022346 - 01/02/18 08:11 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
Buck25-06 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 641
Loc: Hunt county Texas.
I have to hunt enclosed blind when this cold.
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#7022926 - 01/03/18 10:12 AM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7200
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
layers is the key, you can always unzip a jacket or two or even remove if too hot and then put back on if you get cooled down too much.
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#7022963 - 01/03/18 10:32 AM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4965
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Yep you didn't have enough layers. Start with dry fit stuff, then cotton long johns, regular tee shirt and blue jeans over that and then your camo and a big coat.

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#7022977 - 01/03/18 10:42 AM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
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Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 4950
Loc: DFW
Typically when it is this cold I have 4-5 layers on top and 3 on bottom and I never get cold. In fact, I often have to shed layers once I get to my stand because I will start sweating.

Top:
Long sleeve tight shirt
Long Sleeve Button Up
Pull-over
Thicker Pull-over or vest
Heavy Jacket

Bottom:
Long Johns
Jeans
Bibs or Insulated Pants

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#7022981 - 01/03/18 10:44 AM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
QMC(SW/EXW) Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/04/17
Posts: 38
Ever heard of long underwear?

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#7023014 - 01/03/18 11:00 AM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
Johnny Rocket Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/24/17
Posts: 116
You need to invest in some heat pads, heated jacket, and base layer thermals!

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#7023131 - 01/03/18 12:09 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3888
Loc: Keller
I like to think of myself as a warm hunter, meaning I can take cold a little better than some.

I hunted this past moday afternoon in 24-20 degree weather, and it was cold. Wind was blowing a little more than expected. I had one one pair socks with insulated boots. Feet were fine. Merino wool longjohns with pair of shorts overtop, bibs on top layer and legs were fine, not warm but not cold.
On top I had t-shirt, thin long sleeve over than and my jacket. Should have worn long johns on top or heavier middle layer, but I wasn't tool cold on top, just wasn't warm as I usually am in that weather. Head I had a beanie and a baklava, kept the baklava down around the neck until the wind got to my face and then pulled it up over my head too, probably could have done that better as I did fee wind hitting my neck, but that wasn't bad.

Where I suffered was the gloves. I have found my current gloves work really well until the temps hit into the mid 20's and below. then my finger tips get pretty cold. I don't see temps that low enough to warrant getting new gloves, but by the end of my hunt my finger tips were pretty chilly.

I have decent base layers, decent top layers, but my middle layers are just a hodge podge of clothes from the house. It all works well enough to keep me in the tree. Sitting in a box makes things so much easier as the wind doesn't cut through and your body temp will eventually hea the box up a little. I would not have thought to hunt this way in the AM Monday when the temps were close to single digits. I would have had to really bundle up with 4-5 layers. Layers is the key. As was mentioned above, I often times have to unzip for a bit to vent off heat from walking to the stand if the temp is above 30...

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#7023253 - 01/03/18 01:58 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
soonersorlaters Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 141
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Layers as mentioned. If long walk to stand, I'll shed a couple layers for the walk to minimize sweating. Once you're wet, you're wet. Slap added layers on as body starts to cool from the walk in. Normally Under Armour cold gear top / bottoms with long sleeve shirt / jeans and just carry my heavy coveralls to put on once I'm settled into blind.

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#7023534 - 01/03/18 04:52 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 3272
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Guys, some of the very best cold weather gear, base layers and outer wear, can be found at your local Army-Navy surplus store. less expensive than Cabelas, L L Bean and such. Best time to buy is late spring.
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#7023814 - 01/03/18 08:14 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: nocknload]
Dalroo Offline
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Registered: 08/03/16
Posts: 744
Loc: The Heart of Texas
I have heavy camo coat and pants, but find when really cold I am much more comfortable in my Carhart coveralls. Base layer, jeans, tshirt, hoodie, tuke, wool socks and good gloves. JMHO, but not as much heat lost in wind with the coveralls.
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#7026588 - 01/05/18 05:34 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: 8pointdrop]
Harrier Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 407
Loc: San Antonio
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Start with dry fit stuff, then cotton long johns, regular tee shirt and blue jeans over that

No cotton, no jeans. Cotton is for summer, denim is useless in cold weather and deadly if it gets wet. You want the milspec base layer others have mentioned, then wool and/or poly fleece over that.

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#7026715 - 01/05/18 07:25 PM Re: Too cold, Camo not warm enough [Re: Harrier]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4965
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Harrier
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Start with dry fit stuff, then cotton long johns, regular tee shirt and blue jeans over that

No cotton, no jeans. Cotton is for summer, denim is useless in cold weather and deadly if it gets wet. You want the milspec base layer others have mentioned, then wool and/or poly fleece over that.

Guess it don't get cold enough in Texas for all that. Fished all day New Years in what I mentioned with cover alls over my jeans and cotton long johns, it was 18* with a 15mph wind.

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