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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #11
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when its really cold, handwarmers in the mitten style flip up gloves.works for me. otherwise im use the military wool gloves for cool weather

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The body withdraws circulation from the extremities in order to preserve its core. Most of your heat loss is thru your head and neck. Instead of concentrating so much on the toes and fingers (very hard to protect enough, and still be able to shoot) keep the rest of your body better-protected, especially the head and neck, and you will notice that your extremities stay warmer.

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The mitten\glove set ups that they sell in wal mart in sporting goods, and a good waterproofing spray work well for me. The mitten end folds over to expose your fingers, then flips back over the fingers to keep the heat in. Some of them have a little pocket in them fot the comercial handwarmers they sell there. Hope this helps. Warming cold body parts back up, especially after they turn purple, hurts like a SOB.
THIS! I live and hunt in Maine. This is what I use with hand Warmers stuffed in the flap.

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I got lost in the woods for a day, swearing I was going in circles, to finally realize the flap in my mittens has a magnet to hold the flap open. I still use them, just take the gloves off to use the compass.

If its really cold, like in the below temps, I use thick winter gloves and put some electrical tape over my trigger finger to compress the glove. That helps it from binding in the trigger guard.
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Also, when its really cold, mittens work the best. They'll keep the entire warmth of all your fingers and hand together, instead of isolating each digit.

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I've lived up here for a year or two and I do know about keeping warm in the Below; mittens, hat, and whatnot. What's new to me is the purple trigger finger. I should have been clearer. So far, it's handwarmer in flappy mittens. Thanks.

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