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Cold Feet in the cold

Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:54 pm

it was a relative thing across the camp that frozen toes were had by everyone.
when i came home i thought that id give this a try in a few weeks during another cold camp....
i will take out the felt liner "bootys" from my heavy pack boots and wear them in my sleepng bag! this way i have a extra layer of warmth for my feet! plus i wont have the extra weight from my pack boots weighing me down.

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Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:57 pm

I had planned on wearing my felt liners to bed prior to the trip. To add warmth, and to dry them out if I had worn them during the day. I did not wear them, so they did not need to be dried. But they would have added the warmth I was seeking most of the night!

Good tip Jamie.
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Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:58 pm

Jeff & Jamie,

I little lesson I learned in keeping my feet warm during my 22 day trip up Mt Mckinley in 1998. Always sleep with a hat or balaclava on during cold nights it is the best way to keep your core temperature warm.
The best I found to keep your feet warm during the night is
1) put your spare dry socks on as soon as you get into your sleeping bag, Put the your used day socks inside my shirt to dry them during the night and wear them the next morning.
2) Each night before bed, make 2 quarts of hot water fill both nalagene bottles, place bottles inside boot liners to dry them out and place them directly into the bottom of your sleeping bag. This does 4 things that make it well worth the effort: a) Preheats your sleeping bag.. b)Keeps your toes toasty c) Saves you the hassle of melting snow for breakfast! d) Drys out your liners to keep you warm all day!

Save the Toes!

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Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:58 pm

Good tips. I was going to fill my nalgene with hot water, bu alas the nalgen crept too close to fire that night. ;-(

But putting a nalgen in each boot liner is a great idea! Will try that next weekend at the winter Survival trip.
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Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:16 pm

Jeff "LFB" Kindy wrote:Jeff & Jamie,

I little lesson I learned in keeping my feet warm during my 22 day trip up Mt Mckinley in 1998. Always sleep with a hat or balaclava on during cold nights it is the best way to keep your core temperature warm.
The best I found to keep your feet warm during the night is
1) put your spare dry socks on as soon as you get into your sleeping bag, Put the your used day socks inside my shirt to dry them during the night and wear them the next morning.
2) Each night before bed, make 2 quarts of hot water fill both nalagene bottles, place bottles inside boot liners to dry them out and place them directly into the bottom of your sleeping bag. This does 4 things that make it well worth the effort: a) Preheats your sleeping bag.. b)Keeps your toes toasty c) Saves you the hassle of melting snow for breakfast! d) Drys out your liners to keep you warm all day!

Save the Toes!

Tony

those are some great ideas! thanks for the tip! i hate having cold feet!
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