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Old 09-11-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Getting Ready For Winter

Thinking about going kinda sorta for the G. Fred Asbell look this season.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:04 PM   #2
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C'mon Rick - don't you know you will never kill anything unless you are wearing a scent lock suit in this year's newest 5 dimensional camo pattern?
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:21 PM   #3
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C'mon Rick - don't you know you will never kill anything unless you are wearing a scent lock suit in this year's newest 5 dimensional camo pattern?
I know, right.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:28 PM   #4
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Try as I might, I just can't make myself look ugly.



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Old 09-11-2017, 09:51 PM   #5
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Snappy, at least you're dressed good!


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Old 09-11-2017, 10:32 PM   #6
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You have your fancy hex suit under that?


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Old 09-11-2017, 10:33 PM   #7
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LOL, not today. I bout melted just to take the pictures, but if I wear it to hunt in come cold weather, you can bet the HECS will be one of the under layers.

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Old 09-11-2017, 11:22 PM   #8
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I'm hoping we get a decent winter this year to kill some bugs. I have some wool that I can never use bc it's so hot the last few years


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Old 09-12-2017, 06:40 AM   #9
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I have two pair of wool military pants made at the end of WWII. They are quiet and warm on a cold morning. I need to find a good wool jacket.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:51 AM   #10
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I like it!! I've never really worn wool, but I'm thinking about getting a wool jacket to wear to Colorado next year.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #11
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I hunt in wool every year. Nice plaid, it would work great up here.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:21 AM   #12
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Wool is nice but honestly today's synthetic materials give you better heat retention with thinner layers. Wool still has the advantage of retaining heat better when wet but then it's heavy as well. I haven't found boots or gloves that will keep my feet and hands warm when I hunt in below freezing temps though.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:04 PM   #13
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To be honest, I probably won't wear this much for hunting (if any at all).

To nice a coat to get bloody, and dirty.
Probably wear it more for dress, than anything.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:19 PM   #14
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I agree. There is something about the wool plaid shirts and costs that look and feel good. But the dry clean to get blood out is no fun and creates scent issues.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:37 PM   #15
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Now... if only it were green plaid

I wonder how much truth there is to the deer see "blue" thing. I feel like I've read into that in the past, but I really don't remember if it was hogwash or not. Needless to say, I've never been a "has to be camo" kinda guy, but I do keep it all earth tones. That wool jacket in green or brown would be hard for me to pass up.

Speaking of wool... I am starting to wear out my green smart wool base layer shirt. I love that thing. It probably appears on most of my LDPs in some form or fashion unless it is just too hot. It doesn't get to hot, and if it does, it really doesn't smell. I honestly can tell the difference in odor between a sweaty polyester shirt, a cotton shirt, and a wool shirt with the first being the worst and the last being the best. Synthetics are nice and all, but they hold odor no matter how good they are. I can re-use a wool shirt for a couple days and not be concerned about producing more odor than usual.

Like the look Rick and good luck... hopefully it will be cool enough to be able to put it to good use.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:44 PM   #16
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Nice timeless look! Particularly like the hat!

Print that pic in black and white, and it could be 60 years ago.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:10 PM   #17
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Wool is very quite on the draw. New materials are lighter and can be warmer but they always seem to have some type of waterproof material inside that's noisey. I just take off my wool before I get bloody and put in pack because I get too dang hot otherwise. As far as scent I hunt the wind or don't hunt so I don't have a lot of issues.


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Old 09-12-2017, 02:20 PM   #18
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Nice timeless look! Particularly like the hat!

Print that pic in black and white, and it could be 60 years ago.
Ellis, believe it or not - that hat will soon be 97 years old. It was my Granddad's. He bought it new in 1921.

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Old 09-12-2017, 02:26 PM   #19
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Ellis, believe it or not - that hat will soon be 97 years old. It was my Granddad's. He bought it new in 1921.

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Knew that looked authentic. Funny thing is that I first typed that pic could be 100 years old, then edited to 60, thinking of the bow. As in many things, should probably stick with our first instinct without over-analyzing.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:35 PM   #20
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Man that's great I wish I had something of my grandpas to take on hunts with me. As it is I feel like he's there when the sun comes up most days on the stand


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Old 09-12-2017, 02:39 PM   #21
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Man that's great I wish I had something of my grandpas to take on hunts with me. As it is I feel like he's there when the sun comes up most days on the stand


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I also have his .22 rifle, that he bought the same time he bought the hat.

Both right after he returned home from France & WWI.

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