If you know how to stay warm while hunting you’ll be able to hunt longer and more comfortable, so that you can increase the chance of catch the prey. Hunting experts from all over the world have their favourite tips and tricks for how to stay warm while hunting in cold weather, and I’ll share it to you below. Whether you’re covering a lot of ground in western high country, or sitting still in a tree stand, you’ll be able to use this knowledge to master cold weather hunting tips.
The first thing you have to know is stay dry can help stay warm. If you can keep dry as possible as you can, you’ll be much warmer when you are in outside. Your body loses heat in several related ways. Most of your body’s heat loss is due to heat radiated from unprotected surfaces of your body. Heat loss happens faster when exposed to cold water than cold air because its thermal conductivity is 24 times greater than that of air. This is why wearing wet clothes (or falling into cold water) can lead to hypothermia quicker than just being out in a cold breeze. Therefore, when hunting in winter, you must wear clothes with good permeability to facilitate heat dissipation and perspiration, so as not to let yourself wear wet clothes.
Additionally, being exposed to cold winds can zap your body heat. If you’re familiar with the common term, “wind chill,” it’s because it’s a real factor in how cold we feel in windy conditions. Wind blowing against exposed skin will actually blow away the thin layer of warm air at the surface of our skin, making us colder. Hands and feet will get cold first and that will cause your whole body to cool off, so good boots and wool socks are a must, as well as warm gloves or mittens. A good gear that you could bring is a rechargeable hand warmer. The Ocoopa Union 5S rechargeable hand warmer is an excellent gear which I used during winter hunting. With using it, you won’t afraid of hands to be cold during hunting anymore.
Dry feet means warm feet. Antiperspirant foot lotion and uninsulated boots can help prevent foot sweat. If you’re hiking to your hunting spot, wear the most breathable wool socks you have, and then plan on changing them when you’re about to sit. And waterproof boots are a must. Depending on your terrain and exact weather conditions, you may opt to wear boots or leather boots.
With all these tips, keeps you warm all the day. Let’s keep warm and then hunting together!