posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 01:17 AM
I bowhunt. Deer & Elk are done, but rabbit & squirrel go through February/March.
I shoot a recurve (afraid the homemade self bow will crack in the cold--had that happen while stalking whitetail in a snowstorm in TX). I use a
finger tab; so I wear fingerless gloves with a mitten that folds over the fingers to hunt.
I found these re-useable hand warmers at a preparedness expo. A tough plastic bag like a miniature IV bag, filled with a colored liquid and a curved
"dime". You pinch the coin inside the bag, and cristals begin spreading through the bag and giving off heat. You boil them later to make them liquid
again. I put one in each pocket. The bow hand is inside its mitten. I keep an arrow nocked on the string, with the arrow hand's fingers in the
pocket, holding the warmer. Works for about 30 minutes, which is as long as I squirrel hunt.
The recycle hand warmers are the bomb. We Used baked potatoes in our pockets as children; but they are just too hot to start with, then get too cold.
And we'd always eat them too soon anyway.