Basically there are two primary factors in keeping your feet warm on stand.
1. Your feet must be DRY. That means wicking type inner sock fabrics, and ABSOLUTELY NO COTTON!
2. Your feet MUST have good circulation. When I stand hunt in cold weather, I always use boots that are at least one full size larger than my regular "walking boots". And even with this, once I get on stand, I'll unlace them so that my foot could easily slip right out of the boot if I chose. Then and only then do I worry about insulation and/or auxillary heat sources.
Obviously you DO need insulation to keep the heat in, but NOT at the expense of decreased circulation. That will only make you colder. You're better off with only two pair of socks (one wicking liner sock, and one outer wool sock) and lots of room in your boots, than 3 pair with a cramped foot.
One time I got to deer camp for the second part of gun season (December), only to find that I'd left my pacs AT HOME!!! [:(]
I did have a pair of extra large rubber, buckled overboots. I walked to my stand in my regular hunting boots, and then put on another pair of wool socks...making it three pairs... I then wrapped my feet in layers of newspapers and put the overboots on while still giving my feet plenty of room, and it worked just fine!
After that though, I bought an extra pair of pacs that NEVER LEAVE deer camp!!!!
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