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Cold Weather Hiking

Posted by Ice
Evening all, I’m from upstate New York and winter is coming!!  Just got an ostomy bag a week ago and was wondering if anyone has hiked in cold weather with their bag. I mean cold, like 30 degrees below zero!  Worried it may freeze?

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Comments:
Oct 24, 2022 7:19 PM
Smilealot : Nope, it has never froze, even thou h h I was so cold and could hardly set up camp.
Oct 24, 2022 7:42 PM
Ice : Awesome! Sounds like you went multiple days but I would only be out for 7-9 hours for a day trip.
Oct 24, 2022 7:53 PM
Bees : An ostomy bag shouldn't freeze as it's held close to the body. If it does freeze, you've got bigger problems.
Oct 24, 2022 9:05 PM
xnine : Other body parts will freeze first
Oct 24, 2022 9:18 PM
Bees : To prevent other body parts from freezing, take a partner. I'll let you figure it out.
Oct 25, 2022 12:21 AM
AlexT : Bag won't freeze. I was out duck hunting last winter with wind hills well below zero. The only issue I had was my chest waders froze so I couldn't lower them to empty my bag. Glad nobody was around to watch my dumbass fight that. ???????????
Oct 25, 2022 3:44 AM
HenryM : Never had a problem hiking at high altitudes in Utah winters.
Oct 25, 2022 8:25 AM
ron in mich : Hi all here i N. Mich. we get a lot of snow so out come the snoshoes and when your walking with them on you get quite sweaty so no chance of the bag freezing up.
Oct 25, 2022 9:52 AM
Ice : Thanks, you are correct. I snowshoe also and it uses a-lot of energy. I've stripped down to a t-shirt because I was sweating so much even though the temps were well below freezing.
Oct 31, 2022 2:16 AM
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Oct 31, 2022 9:26 AM
JamesArnod :
Nov 18, 2022 3:05 AM
rusty1058 : I would ask the same about getting in a hot tub , does the adhesive melt ???
Nov 18, 2022 6:23 AM
xnine : No, lots of people on here do it. If it is tight on land it will be tight in the hot tub. Just follow the rules.
Nov 18, 2022 10:13 AM
HenryM : There are rules in a hot tub??
Nov 18, 2022 10:29 AM
xnine : Isn't it only 10 minutes at a time. No diving. No food.