Colder Than a Mother-in-Laws Kiss by decree


									January 2006                                               ADVENTURE SPORTS OUTDOORS “THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN”                                                                                                                121

                                                                                              and cumbersome.                                                      bought the clothing at her booth at an
                                                Colder Than a                                    For most of my late season hunting
                                                                                              and ice fishing as well I wear a pac boot.
                                                                                                                                                                   outdoor show and it has worked for me
                                                                                                                                                                   plain and simple.
                                                                                              There are several good ones on the mar-                                 Next I wear a pair of Scent-Lok pants
                                               Mother-in-Law’s                                ket pick the ones that are rated for below
                                                                                              zero temperatures and odds are you
                                                                                                                                                                   with suspenders and a polar fleece long
                                                                                                                                                                   sleeve zip up shirt. For a coat I have
                                                                                              won’t go far wrong.                                                  found the Arctic Shield coat to be
                                                    Kiss                                         The next part of the body that must be                            unequaled by anything I have ever worn
                                                                                              kept warm is the torso. Our torso which                              in a cold weather coat. This coat actually
                                                  By Bob Hendricks                            includes are vital organs will take blood
                                                                                              from other parts of our bodies to main-
                                                                                                                                                                   carries a guarantee that you won’t get
                                                                                                                                                                   cold, and I have to say it has worked for
   There is one measure that tells me for      that you restrict your blood circulation to    tain a steady core temperature. This is                              me so far. In fact during hunting I often
certain without a doubt that it is going to    them. Try wearing a liner sock, such as a      our body’s way of making sure our vital                              don’t need gloves, but simply put my
one cold day and that is when my mus-          thermal silk sock or some sort of thin         organs stay healthy and thus keep us                                 hands in the pockets of this coat and they
tache and beard turns to ice. At such time     liner sock and then a good wool sock           among the living.                                                    actually sometimes sweat and then pull
I use a rather colorful term and say it is     over that can make for a well insulated           The old adage of thinking in layers                               them out when I need to shoot. When I
colder than a mother-in-law’s kiss! No         foot without binding the feet so tight. I      when dressing for the cold is right on the                           do utilize gloves I use the rag wool mit-
offense to you lovely mother in laws out       wear a Carol Davis webfoot sock and            money. I wear a Carol Davis webfoot                                  tens that flip back to fingerless gloves so
there intended.                                then a good wool sock over that. Now           body sock which is like long underwear                               I can shoot.
   If you want to kill my enthusiasm for       before you accuse me of being on the           only it is one piece with a zipper in the                               On my head I have not found anything
late season bow hunting or ice fishing         weird side, these booties as I call them       front for those times you must empty                                 warmer than a stocking hat to keep my
just let me get cold and I begin to enter-     are actually a sock that goes up midcalf       those three cups of coffee and a trap door                           head warm and my ears from freezing. I
tain thoughts of getting into my truck         and is made out of a very effective insu-      in the back which zips and unzips for                                often marvel at hunting videos where
and turning the heater on full blast and       lating material that also kills foot odor by   more dire needs. The suit is actually                                you see the hunter in a very cold climate
getting home to my nice warm house and         the way since it is antimicrobial.             called a webfoot. Carol designed this suit                           with simply a baseball cap on. Could this
easy chair as fast as I can.                      Picking the right boot is everything.       originally for waterfowling and the                                  be just for the camera, because you sure
   With all the great clothing available to    Remember a boot rated for cold weather         extreme weather that can accompany                                   couldn’t keep your head warm in below
us nowadays you would think that stay-         may not necessarily keep your tootsies         waterfowl hunting. I can attest to this                              zero cold hunting.
ing warm would be no problem, but I            warm. The key factor is if the rating is for   suit’s effectiveness as I bought one at an                              Carol Davis Sportswear available at:
venture to say that more hunts and ice         active use or will it still keep your feet     outdoor show several years ago and I                                 712-847-0300 or at: www.cdsports-
fishing outings have ended early because       warm if you are inactive and on stand.         would not be without it in cold weather                    
people just plain get cold. So, let’s tackle   There are some boots that will keep your       can honesty tell you that this product                                  Don’t let cold weather cut your hunt
this age-old problem and see if we can’t       feet warm all day if you are out walking,      works and if you are having trouble                                  short, dress for the weather in good
get things warmed up.                          but try sitting for a few hours and you        keeping warm this may well be the                                    effective clothing that keeps you warm.
   First and foremost we have to keep our      will be saying some choice words about         answer to your problems.                                             A warm hunter or ice fisherman is a per-
feet warm. Wearing the right boot is a         your new boots.                                   Over the body sock I also wear a neck                             son that will not only do better at what
good start but even before we do that we          For the most part I have found hiking       warmer made also by Carol Davis                                      they are doing but be happier and get
have to think about our socks. The worst       boots good for just that hiking, even insu-    Sportswear and this little addition to my                            more enjoyment out of it too.
thing you can do is bind your feet up          lated ones, but I have not found them          cold weather gear has also helped                                       When it is colder than a mother-in-
with a few pairs of socks and then jam         good for sitting without activity even the     immensely in not allowing precious body                              law’s kiss you better dress for it or stay
them into a boot. Blood is what carries        insulated ones. On the other hand I have       heat to escape and allow cold air in. By                             home and do those house chores you so
heat into your feet and without a good         found pac boots to be warmer for sitting       the way I am not on Carol’s staff, I                                 look forward to doing.
flow of it you can begin to get cold feet      but very tiring for any extended amount
in a hurry. Don’t bind your feet so tight      of walking since they tend to be heavy                                                    Mike Wurm will be conducting a seminar!
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