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I know about layers. I'm thinking of having a Merino wool base layer but after that I'm kind of lost. What should I have as a second layer? I have my shell layer already too. What kind of socks?

I have a good pair of boots with Gortex that will keep me warm. Thanks.
 

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I know about layers. I'm thinking of having a Merino wool base layer but after that I'm kind of lost. What should I have as a second layer? I have my shell layer already too. What kind of socks?

I have a good pair of boots with Gortex that will keep me warm. Thanks.
Darned Tough full cushion boot socks. Pricey but worth it. Lifetime warrantee. Socks should fill up the voids in your boots without making the fit tight. The rest depends on the temperature.
 

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Functional...but atwacts cwazy wabbits.
 

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I own Scentblocker guide gear (it's waterproof) very happy with the quality of the clothing.
Does the scent stuff work who knows but the clothing is sterdy and has lasted me 7 year with no issue. Then I also own big fluffy walmart gear and it's lasted too. You will never stop buying gear till you find what works for you.
Good luck this year.
 

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Hunting in October is still going to be fairly warm in NYS. imo
If you're going bow hunting- you want a snug fit jacket/ top that doesn't get in the way when you draw.
If you're going small game- a lite hunting jacket/vest will do.

(It also depends physique...I know know someone that only wears a hunting shirt for hunting because he has his own insulation
. Everyone is different, you're going to have to see what works for you.)

In October, I use a base layer, good quality sweat shirt or hoodie and carry a lite jacket or vest.
My heavy hunting coat doesn't come out until rifle season.
 

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I have more hunting "outfits" then my wife has shoes... am I the only one that feels wearing two different camo patterns at the same time is tacky?
 

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I've bow hunted upstate when it was tank top warm and the skeeters were so thick you couldn't think of anything but getting out of there.
On the other hand I've been upstate in Oct. and the mornings were just above freezing with soaking wet dew covering everything and it hitting low 60's by 12.
The point is be prepared for every kind of weather you can think of and you'll be ok because that's upstate in October
 

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Layers, as you know are the key. Temps can vary from 20's-70. You have to be prepared and be flexible. Assuming normal October weather, I usually have a thermax base layer. I also have a merino one for when it gets colder. Both are a zip top so you can cool down if you get too warm. Then for a middle layer, I have a 100% wool sweater. But they are something you don't find too much around, so a fleece shirt should suffice. Then depending on the temps, I have seperate light pants and outer jacket, or a 1 piece thinsulate coverall. Then I have medium weight wool blend socks for moderate weather, and 90% wool(can't find those anymore either) for really cold weather. Oh, and don'y forget some type of fleece hat too.
Depending on how far I have to walk, I try to keep most of the clothes in my backpack, and finish dressing when I get to my stand. Ive worn my one piece outfit in temps up to 50's. The secret is to take off all the other inner layers, and just put on a thermax type of t-shirt. That's why you have to be prepared with some heavy, and light clothes in your backpack. I do this so I can stay out all day without coming back during lunchtime.
 

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Thanks Bob! I'm just worried for the exact reason. The temperature varies so much. I'll be making it to my tree stand around 4:30 and it's probably very cold but come first light, I feel the temperature would increase. My top I have covered with a fleece over a thermal base layer. I have a thermal base layer pants but I think I need a heavier pair of pants and then I should be set. I think the pair of pants I have would be just too light. I'm really looking forward to hunting this year as it's my first year doing it.

Also all my stuff is treated with Permethrin. My cover stuff is all elimitick http://gamehide.com/product-category/elimitick/
 
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