How cold is cold for you?

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How cold is cold for you?

Post by W.Miguire » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:42 am

I know we all have are limits . Just how cold does it have to be before you call it quits for the day?
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by elkaholic » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 am

when the pool hits 50 degrees and outside temps are in the 60's I quit swimming

with all the insulated/heated hats boots gloves pants coats these days - are there really limits

all depends on how you dress for the weather your going to venture out into

with normal insulated hooded jacket/ gloves - 3 layers of l/s shirts- levis covered with camo snow pants no long johns snow boots- no new fanged gadgets to stay warm

I called it quits when the wind chill was -12 after 3 hrs - I usually draw the line when my fingers and toes were numb

I was sitting on a rock in a snow storm --

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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by tcwild » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:58 am

For me it really depends more on the wind. I can bundle up like the Pillsbury dough boy but can't really move. Normally single digits gets me to scratching my head about my sanity.

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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by bellerivercrossbowhunter » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:46 am

I'll be hunting over the holidays. Expected to be in the single digits. I have heated gear so bring it on.. Lol
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by Timbrhuntr » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:58 am

Yes but in Ontario single digits are still above freezing ! :wink:

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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by rossh » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:27 pm

Having ostioarthritis & severe degenerative joint decease I really bundle up . When I start to shake sitting in the blind I'm done . Luck
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by frisky » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:53 pm

When I was much younger I would bow hunt to Zero F. As I grow older , not quite so cold. :( Gun hunting another story. I have sat out all day when it was zero F. :D
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by ko4nrbs » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:20 pm

The coldest it has ever been when I was in a tree stand was 17 deg F. By some's standards not all that bad but I was miserable until the sun came up. Was bundled up well but the wind just wore me down. Never again!! I now only hunt the coldest part of the season out of a Ground Blind with my little propane heater.
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by galamb » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:56 pm

When it hits -5C/23F I won't sit the stand for longer than 2 hours.

At -10C/14F I won't go in the woods if I will be sitting at all but that's still decent for walking for birds/bunnies.

Much colder than that I don't leave the house. I have turned into a whimp as I have gotten older :)
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by DuckHunt » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:06 pm

In my area we don't get much below freezing until December. We seldom see freezing during bow season. During gun season I have no problems hunting a few hours at any temp. The coldest I've been out is 17F/-8C which is probably a typical day for you folks up north. If you toss a 25 mph wind in the mix, anything below freezing can get unbearable in a hurry.

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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by xcaliber » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:10 pm

I have been out for about 4 hours in -2 degrees F. It was probably -15 with wind chill factored in, but that was a rough sit. These days, I hunt to freezing. When I'm freezing, I'm done. :lol:
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by catclr » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:48 pm

That's the nice thing about ground blinds or elevated blinds, & heater buddy, doesn't matter how cold.
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by longbow joe » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:27 pm

When its death cold. (20 dedrees and below )I usually do an evening hunt. ....last 2 hours of the day .l can make 2 hours in extreme cold thats about all l care to do anyway. Im 158 pounds l get cold a lot faster than someone with a little more meat on em.....or should we say insulation.
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by janesy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:26 pm

In Feb 2016 i was out until dark calling Coyotes in -24°C when i walked out to the truck. It was cold. Realy cold...

But not as cold as it was when i realized i had dropped my cell phone in the field and had to go back in to get it at 10 PM that night. Now that was cold
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Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by longbow joe » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:33 pm

Lol done that. But not in the cold......of course its on silent lol. Lets call it.
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