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Gloves

Postby aunt betty » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:21 am

This is a tough one.
For a guy to wear gloves while calling is BAD JOO-JOO.
I refuse to wear gloves and call. If I wear gloves I end up ripping them off, throwing them on the boat floor, and they get soaked.
I heat my blind with a propane heater and as some of you may know...that tears your hands up bad.
I'm toying with the idea of wearing surgical gloves while hunting so I can call right and keep my hands from cracking.
That heater cracks my hands up bad.

If you do it right...duck hunting hurts and you tear up lots of stuff. Spend half the day fixing things and drying them out.
Hands is one of the things I tend to not take good enough care of.
Gloves are fer p*ssies.
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Re: Gloves

Postby goldfish » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:42 am

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Re: Gloves

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:03 pm

I used to be an authority on crack creams (yes, there's a joke there) from Zim's to Boudreaux's Butt Paste (and another), but have since learned that preventing cracking beats pee out of treating it. Any good hand cream, from Intensive Care to Bag Balm, does wonders if used early and often BEFORE cracks start, as does keeping hands dry and from wind burning when handling decoys or wet birds and driving the boat. I've found nothing better, or handier, than cotton lined utility gloves like these for those chores:
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That thin lining does a surprisingly good job of keeping cold from transferring through the rubber, but cheap Army surplus wool liners worn underneath makes a combo about as warm as anything out there. The cuff notches were cut to make slipping them on super quick and easy, so there won't be temptation to skip doing so when accepting wet birds from the dog on frigid mornings. And they're cheap and compact enough to keep pairs handy most anywhere you're apt to want them.
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Re: Gloves

Postby mudpack » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:06 pm

I wear warm gloves. Yes, a glove will change the quality of sound from a call, but not enough to affect the birds. IMHO.
Sure beats splits around your fingertips.....
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Re: Gloves

Postby snapshotmd » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:10 am

I just put my hands in my pockets.

Just before I leave the house, I put on some hand lotion. When I get to my blind, I start up the handwarmers and put them in my pockets/Avery handmuff. I setup/teardown with decoy gloves.

We use a heater, but it's more for the dog than anything else. I don't use the heater to warm my hands.
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Re: Gloves

Postby aunt betty » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:14 am

I been thinking about this and the obvious solution is to start being like a 4-year-old and tie my gloves to my coat like my mom used to do. :biggrin:
Of course then the "tangled glove in sling of shotgun" excuse will come out of my mouth.

I think I'll try the surgical glove thing first. It's the propane heater that tears up the hands. Heated blind is nice but you pay the price with cracked paws. :wink:
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Re: Gloves

Postby snapshotmd » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:27 am

aunt betty wrote:I think I'll try the surgical glove thing first. It's the propane heater that tears up the hands. Heated blind is nice but you pay the price with cracked paws. :wink:


and put some lotion on your hands before you put on your rubbers. :wink: But serious, with lotion inside your surgical gloves, your hands will never crack.
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Re: Gloves

Postby Guzman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:08 am

Get at the cracks ASAP with super glue to keep them together.

This is going to sound crazy but go get a manicure during the season. They file off all the dead skin that causes your hands to get stiff and crack. They trim the cuticals and lotion your hands up good. I know it sounds stupid by I always say a real man gets manis because he works so hard with his hands.
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Re: Gloves

Postby fowledevolution » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:04 pm

Guzman wrote:I know it sounds stupid by I always say a real man gets manis because he works so hard with his hands.


Havent thought about it that way...
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Re: Gloves

Postby aunt betty » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:04 pm

Guzman wrote:Get at the cracks ASAP with super glue to keep them together.

This is going to sound crazy but go get a manicure during the season. They file off all the dead skin that causes your hands to get stiff and crack. They trim the cuticals and lotion your hands up good. I know it sounds stupid by I always say a real man gets manis because he works so hard with his hands.
OK, now where would one get a manicure in Manila, Arkansas? You kiddin' me?
I just can't be seen with my truck parked in front of Kari's Quick Curl and Manicure... :yes:
The super-glue thing works pretty well.
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Re: Gloves

Postby rebelp74 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:20 pm

AB, Kinda suprised that your hands weren't well lotioned after being in that tent for a month!
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Re: Gloves

Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:55 pm

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Re: Gloves

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:34 am

Notice how he only shows ONE hand lol. Gold bond medicated lotion works really well.
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Re: Gloves

Postby t_baker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:36 am

I do alot of auto body work, my hands are always dry and cracking from all the chemicals. I have found corn huskers lotion to be the best. Plus the smell makes my wife want me.
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Re: Gloves

Postby Gulfcoast » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:04 pm

t_baker wrote:I have found corn huskers lotion to be the best.


Me, too. And its cheap and available at any Wally World.
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Re: Gloves

Postby archerykid13 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:46 pm

I use corn husker's lotion and then another type of lotion that I can't remember the name of. I think it might be "Working Man's" lotion or something like that. They work great, my hands look just like yours AB!!
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