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Staying Warm

Justhanginground

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Since the saddle set up is obviously different then traditional treestand set ups. What are you guys doing to stay warm in the tree?


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deleted_user01

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Try not to sweat up during the hike in and your climb up.
My second season in a neoprene TL and it's like a thermo pad for the bottom.
 

VF_MIKE

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Same thing when hunting from tree stand and ground. Dress appropriately for the weather. I am doing nothing differently.

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Ontariofarmer

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Do not sweat going in. Chemical hand and toe warmers. Battery hoodie. Wool under layers. Insulated bib and a jacket. Two pairs of gloves and a pair of mitts. Alpaca socks. I have not been frozen to the tree this year. I had cold hands once. They got wet and I had one pair of gloves. The battery coat helps at the end of the day as the sun goes down and it gets colder. Scent lok over my wool under layers.
 

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LooyvilleLarry

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Do not sweat going in. Chemical hand and toe warmers. Battery hoodie. Wool under layers. Insulated bib and a jacket. Two pairs of gloves and a pair of mitts. Alpaca socks. I have not been frozen to the tree this year. I had cold hands once. They got wet and I had one pair of gloves. The battery coat helps at the end of the day as the sun goes down and it gets colder. Scent lok over my wool under layers.
Ok, going to trust someone named "Ontariofarmer" as a good source for knowing how to stay warm!
 

Ontariofarmer

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Ok, going to trust someone named "Ontariofarmer" as a good source for knowing how to stay warm!
Ask Ernie, Wisconsin and Minnesota are actually colder. In Southern Ontario we have a humid cold - out west it is colder but less humid. That can make a difference in how things feel too.
We are like Central Michigan here in southern Ontario
 
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Pete J

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Besides layering with good stuff, I have started using First Lite clothing this year and I am super impressed. For me feet I layer thin merino socks, thicker merino socks stick a toe warmer on the top of my toes, then 600 gram boots and I usually put thick wool socks over the toe of my boots once I out to my spot (makes for quieter movement in the tree as well). I will also take the larger stick on pads and put one on base layer over my low pack or kidneys. I also keep a hand warmer in my hand muff. I am hunting in Northeastern Minnesota.
 

Ontariofarmer

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Besides layering with good stuff, I have started using First Lite clothing this year and I am super impressed. For me feet I layer thin merino socks, thicker merino socks stick a toe warmer on the top of my toes, then 600 gram boots and I usually put thick wool socks over the toe of my boots once I out to my spot (makes for quieter movement in the tree as well). I will also take the larger stick on pads and put one on base layer over my low pack or kidneys. I also keep a hand warmer in my hand muff. I am hunting in Northeastern Minnesota.
Listen to him. That is a cold place. It is further north than my location
 

LooyvilleLarry

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+1 on the First Lite. I really like their stuff. I am waaay south, but often hunt next to rivers or lakes. They can suck the heat out like crazy.
for a base, I use a Minus33 Merino Wool, followed by as many of the First Lite as I need. Legs , I have synthetic base, then the First Lite pants.
For feet, I have 2 pairs of alpaca socks (new this year) and some 400g boots. I also use chem toe warmers (thanks for the "on top of foot" tip) and chem on the kidneys and/or chest. I don't like being cold :)

I have quite a bit of some ASAT material, and maybe I'll get a chance to make some primaloft things, including a "under quilt" for the saddle, like they use on hammocks.
 

Root

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I'm in western new York in the lake effect snow area. So it can go either way for cold.
The three big things that really changed my comfort level.
- Wind blocking layer I'm using scentlok's vortex and layering above and below it.
- Hand muff with hand warmers inside.
- Putting antiperspirant on my feet to keep them from sweating.

I use a lot of other things too but those three changed the game for me.
 

MCDM

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I always had issues with this especially in the late season. I usually am in the tree 2.5 hrs before sunrise so it gets cold. I ended up taking a chance and buying the sitka incinerator line and could not have been happier. Im wearing straight base layers underneath the heavy ones also from sitka. I have endured temps as low as 8 degrees and 17 mph winds while still feeling warm and comfortable.
 
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