Boots

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Ycreek, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Ycreek

    Ycreek Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a pair of boots to pack in and hunt in. I see many that look great, ie. waterproof, comfortable, light. My question is, what is the rule of thumb on insulation in the Nov. mountains. It seems that boots that would provide the right insulation for camp would be extremely hot and uncomfortable during the trek. What do you guys wear? Thanks.
     

  2. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Kenetrek Mountain Extreme uninsulated
     

  3. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Kenetrek hardscabbles if it doesn't get really cold and if it is uncomfortable, I just put in the full length heater insoles. If its really cold, Whites Elkhunter pacs. If it is really really really cold---the cab of my F350..................

    Randy
     
  4. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

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    +1 what mike 338 said
     
  5. Ycreek

    Ycreek Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha. But, if you hike in and the weather is in the 30s, then, two nights later, it drops into the teens (at night while in camp), do you just hole up in your bag? Surely, no-one would take two pairs of boots. I realize these are dumb questions but I'm obsessed. These forums really are providing some awesome information. I appreciate yall.
     
  6. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Thats why I stated to take along some foot heaters---you'll have the best of both worlds.

    Randy
     
  7. Ycreek

    Ycreek Well-Known Member

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    Ah! Foot heaters. Like the ones that produce heat. Right? I was looking for some king of Thinsulate insoles. I wade in green timber duck hunting a lot and it's really hard to keep my toes warm. The sticky heater pouches really seem to get in the way. Googling "Full length heater insoles"
     
  8. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    I think that you can get the full length insoles in most sporting goods stores. The pouch heaters don't work all that great in boots---they work okay in gloves. Some of the insoles last up to 8 hours and I swear by them. I always carry a set in my day pack as I HATE sitting but if I have to, I'll pull em out and put them inside the ole boot. Plus they work great if you ride a horse and are not moving much. And if you wear socks sleeping, you can actually put them between a thin and thick pair and have warm toasty feet.

    Randy
     
  9. Ycreek

    Ycreek Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!! How did i not know of these thing's existence? My feet are always cold.
     
  10. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    i need to look into these.
     
  11. elkdude01

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    Danners the ones made in America not the overseas ones. I have put mine Thur hell,they breath nice don't get wet and are very light. I was a land surveyor for a about 8 years before the economy took a bump we did alot of DNR JOBS so I was in the woods every day thos boots never got wet and were very comfortable for years
     
  12. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    The tip for foot warmers on horseback is appreciated. Thanks
     
  13. Daveinjax

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    Uninsulated Hanwag Alaskans and +1 on sole warmers for really cold. The Hanwags are at Lanthrop and sons.