A Hot Tip For Cold Feet

There is a “hammock hang” planned for out in Western Massachusetts in a couple of weekends, and making sure that people come with proper footwear is a great concern for the responsible, and experienced, old-timers. Frostbitten tootsies equal hospital visits. And the E.R. is a less than optimal way to have your weekend turn out… the whining is also pretty annoying. You just can’t count on keeping your feet warm by holding them out toward a fire.

So, I just cherry-picked a great tip from my friends SkyPainter and Nighthauk over on HammockForums.

It is the simple genius of cutting a couple of pieces of Reflectix insulation to the shape of the liners for your pakboots like the Sorels, Kamiks, Bogs or LL Bean Ducks, and placing them underneath the felts. These will help reflect both the warmth back upward to your feet, and the cold back toward the ground… Thanks guys!

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1451102038.744847 [photo from Nighthauk]


Some of the Audubon Field Guide Apps are on sale today…


At least for the iPhoneAnd iPad versions:

Audubon Birds and Butterflies – A Field Guide to North American Birds and Butterflies

Audubon Birds Pro 

Audubon Insects and Spiders – A Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders 

Audubon Reptiles and Amphibians – A Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians

I have, and use, several of these Audubon Field Guides on my devices. I find them both accurate and easy-to-use. Include all of the usual things you would expect on description, range, but they also include things like birdsongs.

The “Birds and Butterflies” costs $1.99, but the others are going for only $.99… that is only 20% of their usual price.