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I will not own a pair of boots that isn't Goodyear Welt soled. I refuse to buy a 'disposable' boot!    





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layer,layer,layer and wick,wick,wick ! most important you have to keep your head warm. I usually use a  
thick wool or synthetic beanie with another wind blocking, insulating and ear covering type over first one. you can always pull one off if you start to over heat. The upper body uses some type of high tech synthetic wicking first layer, second layer  uses the heavy weight merino wool base shirt, third layer will be a heavy weight wool shirt  and last and most important is some type of wind blocking,insulated water proof jacket.Its pretty much the same for lower body. The hands and feet are the hard part.Big Smile
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...and don't get wet!     Shocked
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And Texas DOES get cold and nasty.....I almost froze to death in a blizzard up in the Panhandle in 1995 when I was working on the railroad....and I dressed for Wyoming when I was working on the Gulf Coast in Texas in the 70s when it was in the twenties and everything on the rig was freezing up....you can freeze your ass off down on the Gulf Coast if you don't know what you're doing!   

I have seen smudge pots burning in orange groves in Florida and in South Texas!   


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This is beside the point, and a little bit off topic, but I wonder how many of you people know that the Mexican troops that were marching to San Antonio to reinforce Santa Ana at the Alamo were actually caught in a snowstorm blizzard down in South Texas in 1836 south of Corpus Christi....and many of them died in February 1836.....

.....you can DIE in Texas if you ain't READY!!!   





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NOTE TO SELF......pack the hand warmers at the top of the hunting back pack along with the flashlight.
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This topic has been plaguing me recently.  I have always layered.  The reason for layering was because I would walk almost a mile to my hunting spot and I would be overheated and sweating by the time I was setup and hunting if I had all of the clothes I intended to wear hunting already on.  I would layer lightly and have the remaining layers in my pack.  Things have changed.  I purchased land and now I just walk a few hundred yards from my back door and I am at my tree stand.  In this situation, I no longer layer.  Typically, I wear a pair of pants, a thermal shirt, a regular long sleeve tshirt, insulated gortex bibs, and an insulated gortex parka.  I am toasty warm down into the 20's.  Have not had a chance to test anything colder.  The only thing I have not really figured out is boots.  As a kid, I never had proper footwear in the snow and my feet have been frost bit on numerous occasions.  Now when I hunt, my toes are usually in excruciating pain.  800gr insulate boots won't keep me comfortable below about 40 degrees sitting in a tree stand.  A friend of mine takes off his boots and puts on down booties filled with hand warmers when he gets to his stand.  I have not tried this yet because I don't have any kind of boots that slip off easily and I don't want to sit on the ground and spend 10 minutes getting out of my lace up boots.

The other curse of my feet is that they are extra wide and it is very difficult to find good boots that fit.  My standard everyday shoe is a new balance 11 4E.  There is boot company called Belleville that makes extra wide boots but their selection is limited.


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have you thought about battery powered socks?  Or heated insoles.   Might be the ticket for you
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I tried the electric socks probably 20 years ago and they were worthless.  If they have redesigned them, they could very well be allot better.  I have looked into the heated insoles and have been considering them.  I am just reluctant to pull the trigger because I am afraid they will be a waste of money.  The prices range from around $15 to $100 and those that have allot of reviews, have bad reviews. Dewalt needs to come up with a pair that run off of a 20v battery kind of like Milwaukee's heated vest.   

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buy from amazon and return if they are crap. With their excellent return policy it would be worth a try
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