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Staying Warmer Longer

Updated: Feb 8, 2020

Don't let Old Man Winter get you down!. Winter seasons are a great time to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. You just need a few things to keep you warmer while out there.

Upon winter's arrival every year, a lot of folks hunker down and prepare for hibernation. But for others the winter is seen as an amazing time to enjoy the outdoors and not run from it. I have spent many winters outdoors. Whether trekking through snow covered trails on a day hike, sitting around deer camp drinking hot beverages, or gathering firewood for a weekend of cooking over a fire pit, there are plenty of things to do outdoors in the winter. There is only two things you need to remember. Stay warm and dry. Both are equally important. I have listed below some important winter essentials for working or playing in the cold. It is better to have it, but not have to use it than need it and not have it all.



We highly recommend these boots. They deliver warmth, tackle wet weather, hike like pros and transition seamlessly from city sidewalks to snowy trails in winter. Columbia products are engineered using the best technologies and highest quality materials, providing you with innovative products that are functional yet stylish and a great value. This Bugaboot provides 200 grams of insulation and thermal-reflective lining to retain warmth in sub-zero conditions. Materials: Upper: Leather / Nylon Midsole: Techlite™ EVA Outsole: Michelin® Rubber. These boots come in men and women's sizes and a variety of colors to choose from. List Price:$145.00 Price:$113.34 & FREE Shipping. Details.



Integrated carbon heating system allows the temperature rating to be improved by up to 30 degrees in seconds. With 3 different heat settings, users can dial in exactly the level of warmth they want, staying cozy in their tent, around the campfire, or just lounging on the couch. Patented Du-Pant Sorona Insulation with Rip-stop 20D Nylon shell make it durable and warm enough on its own.

Measures 80 inches by 54 inches when laid out flat, providing plenty of coverage for just about anyone who wants to wrap up in it; Compressing into a stuff sack that measures 8 inches by 16 inches and weighs 4.5 pounds with battery. And get this for a bonus! The multi-purpose 15000mAh power bank battery can jump start your vehicle 20 times! With dual smarter USB ports you can quickly charge your mobile devices. This blanket can do more than just keep you toasty. AC adapter and DC charger included. Price:$179.99 & FREE Shipping. Get Yours Here Today




Filled with 3.3 lbs goose down and made of 400T polyester weather resistant rip-stop, this bag rivals the big brand bags for half the cost. Expanded chest area provides room to move. A draft collar, snag-free velcro, drawstring, horizontal baffles work together to minimize heat loss. The sleeping bag is opened via two-way zipper and is possible for the feet to breathe. WARMER FEET: The wide footbox provides more space and comfort for your feet. We know warm feet are critical for a good night’s sleep so the part of the feet is designed as a foot box and give you warmer feet without extra weight! WATERPROOF & WINDPROOF: 400T polyester with a water resistant coating (just outer cover) protects against windy and wet weather; the sleeping bag is built to resist damage from stones, branches and other natural elements and you’ll sleep warm and cozy! Price:$139.99 Learn More About This Amazing New Bag Here.



Three-layer bonded construction sandwiches a waterproof-breathable membrane (Showers Pass Proprietary Artex Membrane) between a wear resistant knit exterior and a moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial Merino-Wool lining. WATERPROOF - The Artex Membrane is an ultra-thin PTFE Waterproof Breathable Membrane whose molecular structure allows the membrane to stretch while the pores of the membrane do not. This provides a reliable level of waterproof and breathable protection, so your feet don’t overheat during athletic activities. Suitable for cycling, running, hiking, golfing, fishing, kayaking, rafting, snow sports, and other outdoor activities.

GUARANTEE Our waterproof membrane is seamless and is formed in the shape of 3-D foot not a flat plywood foot shape. This offers a better fit and feel with no seam-like ridge on the socks. After the three layers of the sock are bonded together, each sock is pressure tested to ensure it has no leaks. A wide toe box and padded toe and heel provide excellent cushioning and durability. Price:$45.00 & FREE Shipping & FREE Returns. Order Yours Today




It is very important to dress in layers while enjoying the outdoors during the colder months. You need to be able to to shed layers as well as add layers throughout your cold air adventures. One of the most versatile fleece pullovers Arc’teryx has ever designed, the Delta LT provides effective warmth with little weight. Quick drying, air permeable Polartec® Classic 100 micro velour small grid and articulated construction focused on ergonomic freedom and performance comfort make the Delta LT extremely versatile. The Delta LT layers easily under a hardshell, but as a standalone adds light insulation for higher output in cool conditions. A low profile, high collar seals in warmth. Updated pattern gives a longer and slightly more relaxed fit.

Like all good technical fabrics, this has a broad temperature comfort range, making it my go-to for any outdoor activities, year-round. Yes, it is pricey, but worth every cent. Price:$108.95 Order Yours Here and save!



As most outdoorsman, I usually just bring a lighter or two with me to get a fire going, but for safety's sake I always bring an alternate way to create spark in the winter. Bad things happen sometimes. Your lighters could get wet or worse, run out of butane. If this happens you may be up sh@t creek with out a back up plan to make fire. This could lead to a very cold night. But no need to worry, right? You are smarter than your average bear.

Timeless as fire. This is our best selling ferro rod for a reason. Our Sånft-korr ferrocerium consistently outperforms the leading fire starters. Now available in 3 different sizes; Trad 5/16", Pro 3/8", and Fatty 1/2". Molten spark showers at 5,500o F (3,000o C) to ignite a fire in any weather (even when wet), at any altitude.

Includes fire rod, 6-function multi-tool scraper, and mil-spec 550 paracord lanyard. These Ferro rods can be fully submerged, brought back above the surface, dried off and work immediately. This kind of reliability is what you need when you're out on any type of adventure...Be it sunny and 95º, or rainy and 30º. The simpler, the better. The Lumen gets the job done, in the sexiest way possible. At only 2.1oz and 4.5 inches in length, there’s absolutely no excuse. The perfect companion for the weight-conscious backpacker, or hardcore survivalist. Price:$18.00 ORDER YOURS HERE.



Born for outdoors and designed to protect your skin and keep you concealed. Very soft, give you the confidence you will be warm on the coldest days Be ready to fall in love with this beanie. Layer for the coldest days that's crafted of new fleece technology to provide moisture management. The natural flex-stretch technology adjusts to your head and the soft fleece lining provides comfort. They come in over 40 knitted styles and colors! Price:$12.75- PICK YOUR COLOR HERE.




To Harvest firewood or to build DIY wooden structures like the wind deflector above you are going to need to have a good cutting tool. There are two main choices for cutting wood the old fashioned way (hand power). The Saw or the Axe. A folding hand saw is lighter but requires more energy to use. Also the axe can be easily resharpened unlike the teeth on a saw. The axe is what I personally choose while in the wilderness. Besides The axe is more like a multi-tool. You can use it for driving pins and stakes, dig with it or defend yourself with it if you ever needed to.

At Estwing we have a passion for making the finest American-made outdoor tools. For over 90 years we have been making tools for the outdoorsman. You can see that passion in each tool, from the beautiful genuine leather grips to our hand polished blades, these tools are made to last. The world famous Sportsman's Axes are the choice of outdoorsmen everywhere.

Outdoor Tools Built to Last

Estwing has a long tradition of making quality striking tools for the outdoors. Estwing Axes made in the 1940’s have been passed down through generations and can still be found in use today. Forged in One Piece. Tempered for Strength. Lacquered Leather Grip. Forged Using the Finest Tool Grade Steel. Hand Sharpened and Polished. Proudly Made in the USA. List Price:$44.99. Price:$34.97 Get Yours Here Today!




Toasty warmth for frigid climes. This faux-down men’s jacket seals out arctic temps with 150g of synthetic insulation and sheds water with an Omni-Shield shell fabric, while the Frost Fighter’s traditional down-style baffling lends a timeless, versatile style. Drawcord adjustable hem delivers a snug fit. Shell: 100% nylon Omni-Shield™ Shadow Ripstop Lining: 100% polyester taffeta Insulation: 100% polyester synthetic down. One of the best jackets on the market fpr a great price!



Brew up enough of your favorite coffee for the entire camp when you pack the Coleman 9 Cup Coffee Percolator. The lightweight, durable percolator includes the base, tube, basket and basket lid—all the equipment you need. Two handles, one on top and another on the side, make pouring safe and easy. When you’re all done, the pot wipes down quickly. List Price:$13.29. Price:$11.79 Get Brewing Today.Order yours Here.



This is about the most technically-advanced cold-weather work glove you can find at a reasonable price. It’s durable, and the textured palm provides excellent grip, especially on slippery surfaces like frozen lumber. Other winning features: a hook-and-loop closure flap at the wrist, padding to dampen impacts on your knuckles (which feels harsher in cold weather, unfortunately), quick-drying Thinsulate insulation (an extremely fine synthetic polyethylene-polypropylene fiber), and embossed finger tips for improved dexterity. I’ve used these gloves for truly nasty outdoor work, and like the fact that you can throw them right in the washing machine. They come out not only cleaner, which helps improve grip, but the washing-drying action helps to refresh the insulation’s warmth-trapping loft.

Rain, sleet or snow. When the temperature drops, reach for the Winter Impact Pro. Comfortable micro-fleece lines the entire glove and C40 3M Thinsulate traps warm air to help regulate your body temperature in the bitter cold. A Hipora waterproof liner keeps your hands dry and provides critical wind-resistance in rough weather. The Winter Impact Pro's rugged outer features Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR) pinch-point fingertip protection and an Armortex knuckle guard to reduce impact injuries. Abrasion-resistant Armortex reinforces the fingertips and conceals EVA palm padding to reduce hand fatigue while you work. Stay connected to your touchscreen devices while you work outside, with AX Double Connect on your index finger and thumb. Price:$28.50 GET YOUR PAIR WITH 2-DAY SHIPPING. DETAILS HERE



For a minimal pack size and maximum performance, our NeoAir XLite offers the gold standard in lightweight backpacking comfort. The unrivaled Triangular Core Matrix offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any air sleeping pad construction. The construction gives the 2.5 inch (6.4 cm) thick pad superior stability, boasting the most inches of weld for maximum camp comfort. The compact pad boasts a 4.2 value, allowing users to camp comfortably year-round. Available in several sizes, including a roomy regular wide, the XLite features the high-performance WingLock valve, allowing the pad to inflate three times faster thanks to a larger opening and one-way inflation. Like all Therm-a-Rest pads, the NeoAir XLite is made in market to ensure quality and minimize environmental impact. The pad includes a breath-saving pump sack, compact stuff sack and field repair kit.

Ultra-Packable! Low-bulk materials make the XLite mattress as packable as a water bottle. Patent-pending, reflective ThermaCapture™ technology traps radiant heat while Triangular Core Matrix™ construction minimizes convective heat loss–all without the bulk, weight or durability issues of down and synthetic fills. A little pricey, but worth its weight in gold. List Price:$169.95. Get Yours For $126.93 & FREE Shipping .ORDER HERE TO GET SAVINGS!


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