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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I also use a pair of rubber coated gloves for digging in the snow. Just your fleet farm variety ($10) and they work great. They don't keep you very warm, but they are completely waterproof. These can be crammed into the field jacket pockets or easily into the backpack with the trenching tool.

I also have a peet boot dryer for my boots at the end of the day to slowly dry the boots without wrecking them. So nice to put them on warm the next morning.

Another tool is a small 6" fan (Wally world for $5). I put this on low and let it blow air into my gloves to dry them from the inside out also.

I also have a pair of gaiters to keep the majority of snow off the pant legs which helps to keep the pants dry and me warmer. Another $10 investment at fleet farm.
 
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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

I own several pairs like this. Rag wool and fleece. Working many years in Diary & Frozen Food Depts has really taken it's toll on my hands. So a pair of these. with a pair of polypropylene glove liners and I do pretty good. Add a couple of hand warmers and life is good. My grandfather had an old pair of leather choppers that he wore all the time in the winter, weather it it was hunting or ice fishing. And they were big, but not too big. Had wool liners and he wore jersey work gloves with them. One fluid motion he could tuck his shooting hand in his arm pit to pull the mitt off and raise his gun to fire. Sometime while ice fishing he would do run a piece of sting through his coat, the old kindergartner style. He never lost them but it also kept them from getting wet. And remember, you want big or lose fitting gloves the layer of air acts as insulator. My grandfather was a WI State Forester for 30 plus years. Never owned a pair of blue jeans. In the winter it was wool, wool, wool. Even wet, wool will retain heat.

And that's why I like my Garmin 62st. It has buttons! Pretty easy to use with gloves on! Cool
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:


If this helps, use 'touchscreen gloves' such as these:

http://home.dailysteals.com/?utm_source=DailySteals.com+-+Deal+of+the+Day&utm_campaign=5a75ef5e62-1_14_13_Monday_5_deals1_13_2013&utm_medium=email


I was trying to figure out how this aromatherapy neck wrap was going to help me with a touch screen...The reason it's called the "daily deal" is that it changes daily. Shocked Laughing
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

See, they sold out cuz they're just so perfect! Cool

More like this, or the more economical knit versions..........Image Smile
 
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RSplash40
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

These are similar to what I have:

Mittens

I just pull them off to use the gps/phone. Once its set put them back on and go.

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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Question: For these 'chopper mitts', do you buy them sized per spec, or go up one size for extra room? E.g. If the size chart comes out as Large, do you get a Large, or XL....so you have the option to use an internal glove, and perhaps an additional polypro or other 'stay dry' liner? Thx Question
 
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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Question: For these 'chopper mitts', do you buy them sized per spec, or go up one size for extra room? E.g. If the size chart comes out as Large, do you get a Large, or XL....so you have the option to use an internal glove, and perhaps an additional polypro or other 'stay dry' liner? Thx Question

I myself go one to two sizes bigger. That way you can put in a wool or fleece mitten insert and also wear a thin glove.
 
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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Do this and with a pair of glove liners and in real cold conditions, some hand warmers, and life is good! Very Happy
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

Wow! Talk about "fat fingers".... Shocked Shocked Shocked Wink

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RSplash40
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey! I resemble that remark SL! hhehe

HP2 - I have hands that probably fall in the bigjim size category of freakin huge. So I take what fits. The ones I have came with some type of fuzzy liner and thats all I have.

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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Many Thanks! Smile Smile
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

RSplash40 wrote:
Hey! I resemble that remark SL!

My comment was in reference to a phrase that HCH has used for himself when he makes typos, especially on coordinates. I was referring to the amount of material on one's hands if wearing those gloves/mitts, and how it would interfere with accurate typing and coord entering, not the size of anyone's hands.

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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Question: For these 'chopper mitts', do you buy them sized per spec, or go up one size for extra room? E.g. If the size chart comes out as Large, do you get a Large, or XL....so you have the option to use an internal glove, and perhaps an additional polypro or other 'stay dry' liner? Thx Question


I just get the frickin' huge ones

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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:
RSplash40 wrote:
Hey! I resemble that remark SL!

My comment was in reference to a phrase that HCH has used for himself when he makes typos, especially on coordinates. I was referring to the amount of material on one's hands if wearing those gloves/mitts, and how it would interfere with accurate typing and coord entering, not the size of anyone's hands.


See, that's where your wrong, again.
A- I don't use my choppers when I type.
B- I don't have to enter coords into my GPS. I know how to download them.
C- My gps has buttons, so it all thumbs when navigating on my gps.
D- I use the choppers when - A deer hunting, B-Ice Fishing, C- Plowing Snow.
E- I usually use gloves and or fingerless gloves when geocaching or using my gps in the winter.
 
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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

I turn the car vents to blow on my hands while driving and pop them into mittens, all nice and toasty.

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