By Ryan Fair | January 18, 2022
Nothing ruins a hunt faster than being cold or wet. Late season can be one of the best times of the year to hunt, but it can also be a miserable time if you're not prepared. We've all been there - getting into the stand 3 hours before sunset, underdressed for the hunt. It's not bad at first - you're warm from the walk-in and excited for the hunt. But by the time the golden hour arrives, all you can think about is how cold you are. You start trying to justify why you should leave, you can't sit still, and you can't focus when it matters most. Let's go over a few ways to stay warm late season. It will be one less thing to worry about while hunting.
#1 Using A Hunting Blind
One of the best ways to stay warm late season is to use a hunting blind like TideWe's. I have always been a tree stand or saddle guy till this year. I have a young daughter that has been begging me to go out and hunt, so I picked up a TideWe See through ground blind this year. If you haven't seen Tidewe's ground blind, you need to. You can keep all the windows closed and still have a 270-degree view. This allows you to block the wind, keep your scent in, and see almost all the way around you. It was a game-changer. I am sure you are wondering how this goes with staying warm. I didn't realize how much of a tool it can be, especially in the late season. They conceal movement, which allows you to stand up and stretch your legs and keep your blood moving without deer seeing you. They block most of the wind which helps with keeping you warm. They are not insulated, but I did take my buddy heater in with me and let's just say in 30-degree weather I was almost too warm. If you are looking for a new style to hunt, I would suggest giving Tidewe's hunting blinds a try.
#2 Layering Your Clothes
Another important key to late-season hunting is layering your clothes using TideWe's heated gear. Dress lighter on your way in to the stand and be able to put more clothes on as needed to keep you warm. Tidewe offers a full line of heated clothing like heated bibs, pants, jackets, gloves, and vests. They will run on high for 3 hours and around 10 hours on low. Heated clothing has changed the way I hunt. I don't have to dress as bulky going into a hunt anymore and be able to stay just as warm as I did before. But I am also able to control how warm I want to be with the different settings. I think the most important part of this heated clothing, if you could only get one piece, would be the vest. It keeps your core warm and that is the most important part to keep warm. Check a review here. If you enjoy the cold weather and being able to hunt till the last day of the season, I would invest in Tidewe's heated clothing.
#3 Using Hand & Foot Warmers
The last tip to staying warm is hand and foot warmers. By the end of the season, I usually go through a box of hot hands. I like to put these in my boots and hand muff. They can be a lifesaver when it matters. I have even used them by placing one of the back of my neck. They also make boot covers to slide over your boots to help keep your toes warm. With your toes and fingers being the farthest from your heart, they are the last to get blood. That means they are the first to get cold. If you're like me and don't like to wear gloves while hunting, hand warmers will be your best friend.
In conclusion, staying warm during late season hunting is crucial for a successful and enjoyable hunt. Using hunting blinds, heated gear and other accessories like hand and foot warmers can make a significant difference in your hunting experience.