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    I gots cold feet!

    So.. I searched around and couldn't find any thread addressing this. Maybe there is one deep in the annals of the site, but I couldn't find it. I just got back today from a backpacking/ bouldering trip. It was probably about 25 deg last night. I had a horrible problem while in my HH. My feet were so incredibly cold, I didn't want to move. From what I gather the problem may be my pad (HH radiant bubble pad) , but I just wanted to see if anyone had suggestions. Thanks!
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    Could be that your feet came off of the pad. Were you wearing loose socks? Tight socks? Warm cap? Were your feet dirty or wet when you laid down? Did you have clean sleeping socks?

    You could also try carrying a small sit pad to slide inside of your TQ/SB foot box. This would prevent your feet from coming off the pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Cold be that your feet came off of the pad. Were you wearing loose socks? Tight socks? Warm cap? Were your feet dirty or wet when you laid down? Did you have clean sleeping socks?

    You could also try carrying a small sit pad to slide inside of your TQ/SB foot box. This would prevent your feet from coming off the pad.
    All of that. If that does not work, consider vapor barrier socks under loose wool socks. also with a very thin liner cock against the skin.
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    Thanks I will try all of that. I had thick merino wool hunting socks on dry clean feet that I use only for sleeping as I hike in hurraches. My sleeping bag probably isnt rated for much lower than 35, but I used it before when I used to use a Target burlap hammock and everything was fine. Hopefully yall's suggestions will clear up this problem.
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    You could awlys buy/DiY some nice warm down booties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhndlke View Post
    Thanks I will try all of that. I had thick merino wool hunting socks on dry clean feet that I use only for sleeping as I hike in hurraches. My sleeping bag probably isnt rated for much lower than 35, but I used it before when I used to use a Target burlap hammock and everything was fine. Hopefully yall's suggestions will clear up this problem.
    Nalgene bottle of hot water in a sock to prevent scolding in your footbox, problem solved. Alternatively a zippo handwarmer or a single use one in the same place.

    Btw, the Zippo handwarmers are nice to throw in your boots while you sleep too, just block the opening with a sock or something, and hey presto, warmish boots in the morning, worth it's weight in gold.

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    Re: I gots cold feet!

    My trick has been to zip my jacket around the foot end of my hammock... Shig shows it in one of his videos, or maybe it was Fronkey... Either way it adds a few degrees down there as I always have cold feet when I sleep...

    Also hot hands makes some things specifically shaped to fit your feet... Might not be a bad idea to keep a pair per night in your pack just in case...

    Edit; I also change into clean wool socks for sleeping only...
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    There are several ways I've learned to keep your feet warm. It first starts with wearing the right footwear. If your in snow often, I'd consider a pair of pack boots.
    Felt liners help as well.
    Down booties for at camp.
    Those hand/foot warmers work for immediate relief.
    The best way I've found is vapor barrier socks. The biggest reason for cold feet, is that during the day as you exert energy, your feet sweat, dampening your socks and boots. Now when you stop for the evening, your socks and boots will start to freeze. Vapor barrier socks, keep all moisture in, keeping your socks and boots completely dry, therefore, keeping the warmth without freezing.
    http://warmlite.com/vapor-barrier-clothing
    http://www.rbhdesigns.com/category/170/footwear.htm

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    +1 on all the above, I've use them all. Jacket/gilet over the foot end and booties is probably the easiest and most effective though.

    I'll add that eating the right foods and keeping hydrated properly will also make a big difference to your bodies ability to keep warm. If I wake up cold, (rare) I eat some high Cocoa chocolate and take on some fluids.

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    I just saw that you said your feet were cold in the hammock. That could be solved by shoving your extra clothing down in the footbox of your quilt, surrounding your feet. As would work if you have a bag and filled it with leaves...

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