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Offline EYOYO

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Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« on: Sep 24, 2021, 01:39 AM »
Hey everyone,

Should be a stupid question! Will u use a blanket in your ice shanty to keep warm?

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 24, 2021, 04:07 AM »
Between the thermal properties of the modern float suit, propane heaters, etc., I think the issue for many folks is being too hot while in their shanties.

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 24, 2021, 05:44 AM »
Not for me but I always bring one for the dog...

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 24, 2021, 05:54 AM »
Between the thermal properties of the modern float suit, propane heaters, etc., I think the issue for many folks is being too hot while in their shanties.

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2021, 07:36 AM »

I just use my propane buddy heater, gets pretty comfortable in the pop up shanty that I usually can fish in a sweatshirt.

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2021, 07:45 AM »
Other than my hands, the rest of me stays extremely comfortable inside my hut. I run my heater periodically to keep the inside temps at a reasonable level. Half the time I'm out, I find myself just using my hut for the seat and never flip it up.
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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 24, 2021, 09:36 AM »
 Between improved suits , thermal huts , and heaters, a blanket isn’t necessary
 

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 24, 2021, 11:58 AM »
I have an emergency blanket in the truck in case I ever take the drink but otherwise as stated above!
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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 24, 2021, 12:02 PM »
I carry a moving blanket for the ceiling of my suitcase shacks helps with the moisture build up keeps it from dripping
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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #9 on: Sep 24, 2021, 12:36 PM »
Nope
I keep my door open on my portables and run my sunflower heater and am fine.
Sometimes I even remove my coat.
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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 24, 2021, 12:40 PM »
No blanket.thats the last thing i would drag out.i dont wear a coat out icefishing very much.

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #11 on: Sep 24, 2021, 10:56 PM »
Thanks all :)

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #12 on: Sep 25, 2021, 03:43 AM »
Special water proof blanket, cuz I like to remove the sweaty boots and let my feet breathe out a little.
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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #13 on: Sep 26, 2021, 01:00 AM »
Special water proof blanket, cuz I like to remove the sweaty boots and let my feet breathe out a little.

But then idk, it creates a mood around the special blanket.
I refer to this regular flannel blanket https://www.amazon.com/Lynnlov-Decorative-Lightweight-Blankets-Microfiber/dp/B097MT68DM

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #14 on: Sep 26, 2021, 03:40 AM »


           I stay pretty warm with just a sweat shirt and my floatable bibs. Only on windy days I might put on a coat.

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #15 on: Sep 26, 2021, 04:52 PM »
When I camp on the ice I take my Sleeping bag I stole from the Army when I got out. Works awesome. Turns out you have a smaller tax return when the government figures out they are missing equipment…

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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #16 on: Sep 26, 2021, 07:44 PM »
I used to bring a quilt for my father in law when he came along but the temps are perfect in the angel choir so I don't have to anymore. Worked great for him.
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Re: Will you use a blanket in your ice shanty?
« Reply #17 on: Sep 27, 2021, 08:22 AM »
Instead of a blanket I would just throw on another pair of long johns or or another layer of some kind under my bibs or coat.
The main reason I wouldn't use a blanket because I know it would get wet and would be a pain in the butt to dry every time. It might just be the bottom edge but I can just see it getting in the ice hole or on the wet ice and picking up water and wicking it up.
That and it might end up stinky after getting bait dropped on it food dropped on it fish slime on it etc.
Most blankets are a bit big and a little bit of a pain to wash and dry.
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