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: Best way to keep your hands warm


Joe D.
09-07-2008, 10:33 PM
Any gloves or techniques that hunters use to keep your hands warm all day? I think this year I'm just going to go with the muff and a bunch of hand warmers. Any other suggestions.

Broadhead
09-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Joe, I prefer using the glomits with pouches for hand warmers, IMO your fingers stay much warmer than with gloves and it is easy to get your fingers out to shoot.

chum stains
09-08-2008, 03:57 PM
I agree, I hate takein a shot with gloves on. The only time i will wear gloves in the woods is walking to and from my stand. I use a heavey warm muff and if its real cold i will throw a coulple hand warmers in there and its like a toasty oven. Never had cold hands yet.:)

grtwhthunter/fisherman
09-08-2008, 08:56 PM
back in a day when i walked two miles up hill in snowstorms to and from school we used boiled potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil they stayed warm for long time then ate them to warm your insides :razz::razz::razz::thup::thup::D

Pagrizz
09-09-2008, 11:14 AM
I agree, I hate takein a shot with gloves on. The only time i will wear gloves in the woods is walking to and from my stand. I use a heavey warm muff and if its real cold i will throw a coulple hand warmers in there and its like a toasty oven. Never had cold hands yet.:)
I agree with the muffs I have some fingers missing on my hand and gloves get in the way , but with a muff I put a handwarmer in it I can sit all day. I like the ones that has the belt on them .

MEAT-WAGON
09-10-2008, 11:55 AM
jacket pockets for me i think ill invest in something better this year :D tried cockin the single shot last year with a frozen thumb :thdown:

Archer101
09-10-2008, 12:02 PM
The best way I have found is those cheap hand warmers that you open & shake up! I buy them by the case and bring 4 along with me when it starts to get cold.

BarnesX.308
09-10-2008, 01:00 PM
I use a muff with 4 hand warmers. I carry gloves for when I'm traveling. Can't hold your rifle at the ready with both hands shoved in the muff. :D

MattG
09-10-2008, 04:03 PM
When it's gonna be pretty cold I use one of those pouches you belt around your waist that you stick both hands into, wear a thin pair of gloves (ones i can shoot no problem with) and put some handwarmers inside it. That keeps em good and warm. The other thing I have is two separate pouches called wooly boggers that you tie to a belt loop on each side..these things are almost too warm, a little bulky so i rarely bring em, but if it isn't going over 20, I do. Of course, the best way to get your hands warm is to bag one and get to field dressing promptly. Nothing like a nice warm body cavity, full of blood and guts to get the hands warm :D

BarnesX.308
09-10-2008, 09:08 PM
Wooly Boggers? Never heard of them but sounds right up my alley for a cold day on the stand. My hands and feet are always the first to go. I've conquered the problem with the muff and handwarmers. Now it's just the pesky feet.

JC333
09-10-2008, 09:56 PM
A muff and handwarmers are the ticket.

MattG
09-11-2008, 01:46 PM
Wooly Boggers? Never heard of them but sounds right up my alley for a cold day on the stand. My hands and feet are always the first to go. I've conquered the problem with the muff and handwarmers. Now it's just the pesky feet.

My Dad got us them WB's way long, long time ago, back when we were teenagers. Don't know if you can still get them? About the feet, I've always done well most seasons with good rubber boots in 800-1200 thinsulate (you can get them up to 2000) with a good moisture wicking sock for base layer and a good thick wool sock 2nd. I like rubber, as i've had too many deer cut my tracks in and spook to neglect going scent free. However the spray stuff works as long as you spray your boots liberally with it, and i do whether i wear rubber or not. For those real cold seasons, i've told u before - Rocky Snowstalker Extreme 1200's. Awesome, but pricey at $230. Though, cabelas knockoff of them, their Predator Extreme 1200's are just as warm and a lot more reasonable at $130. I'd try them for sure if cold feet is a problem for ya. Here's a pic:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/02/08/33/p020833hz05.jpg

Streetman
09-26-2008, 02:12 PM
I usually pop in a porno and start to ....opps:o....wrong forum

baydog
11-30-2008, 11:40 AM
mitts and a those .99cents hand warmers

Flintlock
11-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Best bang for your buck is a Zippo hand warmer. You fill it with lighter fluid and you ignite the wick. It goes in a pouch which you put in your pocket. On e fill up last up to 24hours!:bow: They are warm as hell, and if you take it out of the pouch it is hot to the touch. All i can say is it is awesome, and it is also odorless!:D While that baby is in your pocket, it warms your whole body, and then you periodically take it out and hold it in your hands. You can get them on ebay for 18-20bucks!:thup:

DOC BANDIT
11-30-2008, 06:17 PM
I had my Dad send me bunch of those pocket hand warmers to me here in Iraq. It get down to high 30's low40's here during the nite shift. Everyone here said that it won't get that cold here and I won't need them. Well guess who's asking me if I have any extra handwarmers. Some of the guys admit that they were wrong about how cold it can get here at nite.

Hey Cuz, Good luck hunting. You should give my dad a call to get him out hunting since he's retired now. I'll try to hook up with you when I come home on leave in January OK?

SEMIAUTO
12-02-2008, 12:03 AM
My dad had a Zippo heater for years , works great but I can smell it so the deer could also ? :huh:

booner
12-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Fingerless wool gloves, chemical hand warmer, and a hand muff.

goingcoastal
12-10-2008, 12:02 PM
I got a pair of the light weight underarmor gloves this year and thats all I have used. If it real cold I use a muff with them, but most of the time its not needed. The best part is the gloves are so thin you can shoot with them on.

Pagrizz
12-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Best bang for your buck is a Zippo hand warmer. You fill it with lighter fluid and you ignite the wick. It goes in a pouch which you put in your pocket. On e fill up last up to 24hours!:bow: They are warm as hell, and if you take it out of the pouch it is hot to the touch. All i can say is it is awesome, and it is also odorless!:D While that baby is in your pocket, it warms your whole body, and then you periodically take it out and hold it in your hands. You can get them on ebay for 18-20bucks!:thup:I used a zippo hand warmer years ago in Sullivan County. One day I walked up on a little opposum .He was shaking so bad that I put the warmer on the ground and he layed his front paws and head on it.I felt so sorry for him I left it there and came back the next day to pick it up.

Dirtypenny725
12-11-2008, 10:30 AM
I go with the hothands hand warmers and the handwarmer pouch..no problems where. As for feet...I've tried the toe warmers and the whole insole insert that heats up. That thing gets so hot I thought my feet were going to catch fire, but it really didn't keep my toes warm. Never used it again.

Joe D.
12-11-2008, 10:46 AM
I went with very light gloves and the muff this year. I put 2 ultra hand warmers in the muff and I was good to go. The only problem I found was that the gloves would collect moisture from the heat inside the muff after long periods of time. I started taking my hands out of the muff every 5-10 minutes so the moisture would evaporate in the air.

As far as toes go, I've tried the toe warmers and regardless, they eventually get cold.

The Wadd
12-11-2008, 02:22 PM
For my feet ive been useing the Arctic Shield boot blankets over my 800
gram Boots,I swear by those Blankets now! Ive always have had a problem
keeping my feet warm!

RUSS0079
12-11-2008, 03:26 PM
Fingerless wool gloves, chemical hand warmer, and a hand muff.

I'm with Booner. I use fingerless wool gloves and hot hands with my Rocky muff. As far as my feet, I just got 2000 grm insulated rubber boots from the Sportsman's Guide last week and they did the trick for 4 hours of sitting . I'd move for a bit, change socks and be good for another 4 hours.
Russ

RUSS0079
12-11-2008, 03:30 PM
When it's gonna be pretty cold I use one of those pouches you belt around your waist that you stick both hands into, wear a thin pair of gloves (ones i can shoot no problem with) and put some handwarmers inside it. That keeps em good and warm. The other thing I have is two separate pouches called wooly boggers that you tie to a belt loop on each side..these things are almost too warm, a little bulky so i rarely bring em, but if it isn't going over 20, I do. Of course, the best way to get your hands warm is to bag one and get to field dressing promptly. Nothing like a nice warm body cavity, full of blood and guts to get the hands warm :D

Thats what I keep telling the little lady! She doesn't like it when I say that. Anyway, NICE!

Unami
12-11-2008, 11:21 PM
Handmuffs and disposable hand warmers. I wear light knit gloves on the way in. I don't like shooting with gloves on.

philjam
01-02-2009, 10:02 PM
When you get older all your extremities go numb. Its called "peripheral idiopathic neuropathy." All the things that poke out from the torso may be frozen, but you wont know or care. The down side is getting out of tree stand & crossing stream may be difficult.

ACEarcher
01-03-2009, 09:33 AM
Well.... Thanks Phil. I'm really looking forward to that!:thup::( LOL

CamoRay
02-24-2009, 10:43 PM
Take your girl friend hunting!!!!

Eddiep
03-06-2009, 03:40 PM
When its 3oish and below I use a pair of waterproof gloves that are insulated, then chuck in a hand-warmer where my palm is. Otherwise if its warmer then 30ish i just use neoprene gloves.

Bird Boy
03-11-2009, 06:47 PM
i just put on a pair of light bow hunting gloves underneath my fingerless gloves and for my feet i wear boots. regular cheap 50 dollar thinsulate insulation boots. by the time i get out of the tree after 4-5 hours my feet and hands are freezin. i was so cold one time that i changed the song roxanne to frozanne.:nuts: but i don't feel like sweating to death on the way in and way out with them hand warmers. i don't know i just don't think that they are necessary. but when your young like me you rerally don't care much. :D

deerslayer37
04-04-2009, 11:50 AM
put your hands in your pants! screw gloves.

Cold-Duck
04-11-2009, 12:01 AM
Hold on tight to the TV remote... Works every time!