No Thank You

Did you order your new GORE-TEX gear from Cabela’s?  Boy I hope so, because you could probably use it about now – even just to run to the grocery store.  Being warm is NEVER a bad thing.

I promise I’m not going to be that person who complains endlessly all winter about how miserably cold it is out.  How do I know?  Because I’ve decided its not going to happen.  Simple as that.  I say No Thank You.  At least I’m well mannered about my both-feet-in-warm-wool-socks-firmly-planted-on-the-ground stance on the subject.

Travis just rolls his eyes as I put on not one, not two, but three pairs of gloves/mittens for my run.  I don’t know what I’ll do when its like -20 degrees out.  That can’t happen again right?  Surely one year of polar vortex’s is enough to last the next 10 years at least.

I know there are some of you out there who have already spent some cold days on the water capitalizing on the glory that can come from fall fishing.  And I applaud you, I do!  But I want to know your secrets.  How do you do it?  How do you stay warm?  Is it your insulated bibs?  Do you bring a bottomless thermos of hot coffee?  Does your boat have heated seats (that’s brilliant and if its not already a thing – it should be).  Or do you have a hat like this guy?


What kind of gloves to you wear?  (I am always searching for gloves that will actually keep my hands warm.)  And for the hunters as well, I wish you the best of luck as you head out in frigid temperatures before the sun is up with smiles on your faces.

The unknown is part of the appeal for these foolish acts of outdoor adventure.  You never know what you are going to catch on the end of your reel.  Or what you will see in those crosshairs.  That cold windy morning next weekend could be THE day. YOUR day.  I get it, and that’s why I triple up on my running gloves.  Because not getting out the door can be just as torturous.  So good luck to each and everyone one of us.  And please, get on board with my No Thank You campaign for this winter.  It just might work!

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