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  • What do you wear for a cold-weather hunting coat?

    I usually just layer on the wool shirts and fleece pullovers.

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    Filson Double Mackinaw Parka with Filson Vest and wool shirt. Never get cold there.
    If you have not tried a muffler on real cold days you should try one. It hangs on the neck and you do not wear gloves so it is easy to fire gun or bow bare hands. Also, you can put a hand warmer in there if you like.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
      Filson Double Mackinaw Parka with Filson Vest and wool shirt. Never get cold there.
      If you have not tried a muffler on real cold days you should try one. It hangs on the neck and you do not wear gloves so it is easy to fire gun or bow bare hands. Also, you can put a hand warmer in there if you like.
      Did you get them at Old Forge Hardware?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
        Filson Double Mackinaw Parka with Filson Vest and wool shirt. Never get cold there.
        If you have not tried a muffler on real cold days you should try one. It hangs on the neck and you do not wear gloves so it is easy to fire gun or bow bare hands. Also, you can put a hand warmer in there if you like.
        I bought a vest at the hardware store and a couple of Filson hats from the other outdoor store that I can not remember the name.

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        • #5
          A long sleeve Camo shirt, long Camo Cargo Paints, Snake Boots,Camo Hat with bug vale, Camo Gloves. 1 Rifle, 3 round of 7mm/08 ammo, 1 Energy Bar and by 7:30 to 8:45 1 6pt or Larger Buck on my ATV back to Camp.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Treestand View Post
            A long sleeve Camo shirt, long Camo Cargo Paints, Snake Boots,Camo Hat with bug vale, Camo Gloves. 1 Rifle, 3 round of 7mm/08 ammo, 1 Energy Bar and by 7:30 to 8:45 1 6pt or Larger Buck on my ATV back to Camp.
            Probably a little different than your old Catskill Mountain hunting outfit!

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            • #7
              Layering of clothes does not help to keep you warm if the layers are not loose enough to trap air between them. It is this trapped air that works as a insulating factor and not the number of layers that fit too tightly against each other. Loose fitting sweat pants under a pair of loose fitting wool pants will trap the warm body heat around the legs much better than a pair of tight long johns. The same with the upper body. Keep the clothing loose fitting to keep warm. A wool cap or stocking cap and a good face mask make all the difference between being comfortable and wanting to leave the woods too soon. The big problem is keeping the feet warm and this can be helped by keeping the blood in the legs warm as it feeds into the feet, and this is accomplished with the loose fitting clothes around the legs !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                A long sleeve Camo shirt, long Camo Cargo Paints, Snake Boots,Camo Hat with bug vale, Camo Gloves. 1 Rifle, 3 round of 7mm/08 ammo, 1 Energy Bar and by 7:30 to 8:45 1 6pt or Larger Buck on my ATV back to Camp.
                Yes, Big Difference and a lot easier on my bill fold, NO Dry cleaning my snowmobile suit, washing long-johns tops & bottoms, NO more heavy hunting gear. our cold weather is 30* 9-12 Days a year.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
                  Layering of clothes does not help to keep you warm if the layers are not loose enough to trap air between them. It is this trapped air that works as a insulating factor and not the number of layers that fit too tightly against each other. Loose fitting sweat pants under a pair of loose fitting wool pants will trap the warm body heat around the legs much better than a pair of tight long johns. The same with the upper body. Keep the clothing loose fitting to keep warm. A wool cap or stocking cap and a good face mask make all the difference between being comfortable and wanting to leave the woods too soon. The big problem is keeping the feet warm and this can be helped by keeping the blood in the legs warm as it feeds into the feet, and this is accomplished with the loose fitting clothes around the legs !
                  I recall one deer season (as a Kid) it was well below zero and the hammer on my Win 94- was frozen in half cock as a nice young buck pass me by, Back at the House wash all the oil out of the rifle with lighter fluid. That will never happen to me again!!

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                  • #10
                    I look forward to cold hunting , yet I don,t tolerate being cold very well. BH Richard recipe is one I also employed with the addition of large coveralls and lacrosse PAC boots. One winter I was bowhunting while a friend hunted with a rifle. We met at lunch and I reported to have seen deer but none within bow range and I agreed to post him at my stand. So after he settled in my stand I decided to stay put beneath the stand and watch. Well I grew weary from the mornings efforts and soon was fast asleep. I remember being awakened by my friend and I asked him what's up? He said he that he was froze out and was ready to leave. The hunt was over , no animal tagged. You normally can,t tag from home, and if your going to be out in the cold , you need to be prepared.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
                      Layering of clothes does not help to keep you warm if the layers are not loose enough to trap air between them. It is this trapped air that works as a insulating factor and not the number of layers that fit too tightly against each other. Loose fitting sweat pants under a pair of loose fitting wool pants will trap the warm body heat around the legs much better than a pair of tight long johns. The same with the upper body. Keep the clothing loose fitting to keep warm. A wool cap or stocking cap and a good face mask make all the difference between being comfortable and wanting to leave the woods too soon. The big problem is keeping the feet warm and this can be helped by keeping the blood in the legs warm as it feeds into the feet, and this is accomplished with the loose fitting clothes around the legs !
                      Not only are loose clothes warmer they are much more comfortable to wear.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                        A long sleeve Camo shirt, long Camo Cargo Paints, Snake Boots,Camo Hat with bug vale, Camo Gloves. 1 Rifle, 3 round of 7mm/08 ammo, 1 Energy Bar and by 7:30 to 8:45 1 6pt or Larger Buck on my ATV back to Camp.
                        The last thing I worry about hunting in cold weather is being snake bit treestand.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                          Filson Double Mackinaw Parka with Filson Vest and wool shirt. Never get cold there.
                          If you have not tried a muffler on real cold days you should try one. It hangs on the neck and you do not wear gloves so it is easy to fire gun or bow bare hands. Also, you can put a hand warmer in there if you like.
                          Jimbo I am glad you mentioned a muffler as I forgot to include such. With a chemical hand warmer, they can add a few hours to the hunt !

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                            A long sleeve Camo shirt, long Camo Cargo Paints, Snake Boots,Camo Hat with bug vale, Camo Gloves. 1 Rifle, 3 round of 7mm/08 ammo, 1 Energy Bar and by 7:30 to 8:45 1 6pt or Larger Buck on my ATV back to Camp.
                            Snake Boots are a regular gear in North Fl, with Timber rattlers around. I had one coiled around one leg of my metal ladder stand one sunny morning @ 40*

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                            • #15
                              Insolated overalls and layered sweatshirts + a coat and a Carhartt stocking cap to round out the outfit. If it's really cold I'll wear a fleece scarf.

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