clothing what to pack?
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04-02-2013, 10:03 PM #1
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clothing what to pack?
Just wondering what you guys pack for clothing for July hunts in blinds(hides). I checked average temps, range from low 30's to 70 deg. How fast does it warm up while hunting. Do you get to blind before daylight? I won't have a lot of room to pack will be using bow case as my suite case and what ever I can stuff in my carry on backpack. I'm from wisconsin and use to cold weather but I dress for it. With limited room what would you recommend? They do laundry daily. Things I was thinking under armor cold gear, fleece lined jeans, regular jeans, and several tops for layering two pair of shorts, light weight hiking boots and arctic shield boot covers. Thanks Abster
04-02-2013, 10:13 PM #2
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04-02-2013, 11:44 PM #3
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04-03-2013, 01:10 AM #4
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When I went to hunt in Northern Cape in July 2011, the temps dropped down to 17 Fahrenheit in the early mornings and some days the ice on some shallow ponds, didn't melt before lunch.
One day it was also a rather strong and cold wind.
I was not prepared for that since the agent I used told me that it would not get colder than mid 40's...
04-03-2013, 11:52 AM #5
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The coldest you are likely to get is while driving to the stand/blind in the rear of the Bakkie first thing in the AM.
Fingerless Wool gloves or light leather for windy rides. Light Toque of some sort.
That windbreaker (quiet) is important. One shirt underneath was plenty when it was cold, for me.
Light thermals you can take off, not lined pants.
Dark Colors for the blind. Shirts.
If you walk at all it will warm up really fast. Be ready to drop layers.
Typically, you do not have to be out in the dark to prepare like you were chasing big Whitetails.
The only time I wore wool socks and long underwear was in an UNHEATED sleeping accommodation. Other than that, never needed. Sock liners and light hiking boots were warm enough.
Now all this is moot if you live in Wisconsin and never leave the house all winter.Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
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04-03-2013, 03:19 PM #6
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Once the sun is up and if you are out of the wind you can get down to shirt and trousers. Take 3 sets plus casual/travel clothes.
Before dawn expect very cold weather. If you have thick over pants, a thick jacket, balaclava and gloves you will be fine as these won't need washing on the trip and you won't need to wear them for very long.Time spent in Reconnaisance is never wasted.
04-03-2013, 05:10 PM #7
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Always and I mean always bring a towel. If you have a towel the universe is your oyster!
I used to encourage clients to bring a pair of insulated camo - bow hunt tree stand type - coveralls so that they could layer this over a pair of regular shorts and shirt. If you're doing Leopard and have to walk to the blind, you can get very hot and sweaty on the way in and need to cool off before getting suited up for sundown!
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