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11-18-2011, 12:33 PM
hi guys i wanted to ask what you guys were outdoors while camping shooting when its cold weather? in fraizer park it gets down to 15 degrees and i was not prepaired last year... any help is appreciated!

11-18-2011, 12:36 PM
I work outside all year long. Mountain Hardwear is my go to stuff.

11-18-2011, 12:55 PM
looks like nice stuff thx for your help anyone else have any recomendations?

11-18-2011, 1:26 PM
Thermal underwear, knit hat, gloves, and layer the chest area. Most people neglect the head area and you loose a lot of heat having it exposed. I always dress in layers when going into colder areas. Moisture wicking t-shirt, flannel shirt, sweat jacket, then cold weather parka. If you're too warm you can remove something!

Also don't forget good heavy socks!

11-18-2011, 1:34 PM
I work outside quite a bit, many times overnight and find the carhartt coveralls and jacket work well, the only problem I have is if your boots get wet, now i have waterproof boots. The other item if its raining is goretex works well try finding the German surplus stuff for cheap.

11-18-2011, 1:39 PM
layer up anything but cotton... Carhart coveralls...

11-18-2011, 1:54 PM
In a pinch, you can layer newspaper on your chest area & zip up your jacket. It's an old cyclist trick.

I use REI winter clothing almost exclusively. Great warranty & quality.

11-18-2011, 2:03 PM
Get some wool layers underneath, they stay warm even when wet. And if it's rainy/wet outside, you can get a goretek jacket or outer wear, protect your head, you lose up to 60% of your heat through there. Scarf/shemag for your neck and some gloves.

11-18-2011, 4:31 PM
thx for everyones help! anyone have a jacket that they recomend?

11-18-2011, 9:20 PM
try looking up carhartt they have a liner guide I live and work in the high desert and can stay warm through a 24 period outdoors as for gore tex try these http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/german-mil-gore-tex-jacket-fleck-camo.aspx?a=140667 the recommendation against cotton is valid as it doesn't dry well you may try reading more on a hiking forum

11-18-2011, 9:42 PM
Browning (the gun guys) have a fantastic selection of outdoor clothing---go to their website and have them send you a catalog.

11-18-2011, 9:43 PM
You lose most of your heat through your head and feet. Cover these areas. Even a cheap beanie is better than nothing.

I've always worn layers and swear by it, traps heat in really well and if the temperature rises you can adjust better by removing layers. Or if your top layer gets soaking wet or ripped you aren't completely SOL.

I'd suggest wearing hiking socks. I like to use Smart-Wool which is a blend of wool and polyester so it doesn't itch. Keeps blisters away too during hiking and I use mine in hot weather too. Kinda expensive though but worth it especially if you're walking good distances or hiking.

Keep your feet dry. I can't stress this enough. Anything on you that gets wet will get cold. Get water-resistant boots or at least bring plastic bags to put between layers of socks, if nothing else, but don't leave them on all day like that.

Don't forget about gloves either. I don't have a good recommendation, but maybe consider cold-weather work gloves designed for contractors if you're planning on using your hands a lot.

Remember the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared... so prepare for colder, wetter, and more windy weather than you expect and there shouldn't be very many surprises.

11-19-2011, 2:08 AM
I wear a lot of layers rather than few large ones. I had no idea about cold and had to learn the hard way. For temperatures that low I wore a base silky, underwear, base honey comb, shirt and pants, fleece, soft shell tops and bottoms.
The small layers make it easy to regulate your body heat. Large layers cause larger shifts in temperature that can cause harm.

11-19-2011, 4:20 AM
thx for everyones help! anyone have a jacket that they recomend?

Patagonia Fleece.

11-19-2011, 7:10 AM
Spent 9 years doing photography in cold weather. Coldest was -29f in a sleeping bag and tent.

Layers are the key. Good quality fleece for layer 1 (over t-shirt), thinsulate for layer 2 and if its really cold layer 3 would be goretex triple layer xcr. Good warm thinsulated boots keep the feet warm. Goretex gloves keep the hands warm. A goretex shell hat keeps the head warm.

7f camping

11-19-2011, 7:12 AM

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11-19-2011, 8:55 AM
Wearguard has some good stuff

11-19-2011, 9:19 AM

That looks like a blast!


11-19-2011, 9:29 AM
underarmour baselayer 2.0 or 3.0, are excellent thermals

11-19-2011, 11:53 AM
Problemchild - those pictures are amazing, any tips for a new guy on how to get started shooting landscape/wildlife?

11-19-2011, 2:08 PM
Awesome pics Problemchild! Loved the xmas lights and the truck tent. I have done the exact same thing myself down in Baja in the middle of winter. No snow but COLD!

* My 2 cents is SOCKS. Good Wool ones. Right now I am loving merino wool socks and would consider thin (ner) merino wool ones under the thicker knee high hunting ones.

11-19-2011, 2:41 PM
Problemchild - those pictures are amazing, any tips for a new guy on how to get started shooting landscape/wildlife?

Where to start?

Great equipment
Great locations
Great weather

11-19-2011, 4:44 PM
Does that Coyote have a tracking color on?

11-19-2011, 9:39 PM
thx for all the advice cant wait to start buying everything

11-19-2011, 9:53 PM
You would be surprised how good some walmart thermals, jeans, longsleeve tshirt, windbreaker, wool socks, decent gloves, and snow coveralls can do in the cold. Not break the bank either. Such a setup would get you to -15. The most important thing is to not sweat! Sweat is a killer in cold weather.

11-19-2011, 10:27 PM
Thermal (silk/polypropylene/wool) long underwear...tops & bottoms...make a huge difference in perceived cold. After that, layers (as others have said) make it easy to regulate your temperature as your activity and/or the weather changes.