We’ve all experienced this common wintertime annoyance: it’s cold outside, so when you jump into your car you immediately turn on the heat. The sudden hot air inside the car competes with the cold air outside and clashes with your cold windshield. Before you know it, your windshield is taken over by a thick fog. The same thing can happen in a hunting blind. We’ve got some tips on how you can keep your Stump blind free of fog and clear for your next big buck.
Use a Fan
Windows fog when the air outside is colder than the air inside. Our blinds are heavily insulated for your comfort, to keep the temperature inside the blind regulated, so the air inside your Stump blind will certainly be warmer than the air outside during the winter months, especially if you run a heater inside the blind. The concentration of warm air, like putting your face close to the window and exhaling warm air against the cold window, can cause fogging. Using a small, portable fan inside of the blind will help keep the air circulating so the warm air isn’t concentrated in one area.
Keep it Ventilated
You can use our Vent Kit to help encourage air flow in the blind. The vents will help circulate fresh air inside the blind and allow the air inside the blind to filter out. To keep the amount of scent leaving the blind to a minimum, you can use our Carbon Filters as well. The filters fit into the vent system of your Stump blind and come in packs of two. Our Whitetail Properties Pro Hunter series of blinds come with the carbon filters and the towel already included. This balance of insulation and ventilation will help prevent the windows of the Stump blind from fogging up.
Wipe Down the Windows
If the windows still end up fogging up, you can help dissipate it by wiping the windows down with a microfiber cloth like the Banks Outdoors Blind Towel. The towel is ultra-absorbent, quick-drying, and can be used either wet or dry on the windows of your Stump blind. It comes with a carabiner so that you can clip it off to anything in your Stump blind, like our Storage Shelf. Some hunters say that wiping the window down with shaving cream will help defog. If you use this method, you can rinse the shaving cream off the towel and hang it up inside the blind knowing it will dry quickly and be ready for another round of defogging soon.
Our goal at Banks Outdoors is to help make your hunting experience as comfortable as possible so that you can keep putting wild game on your table deep into the winter months, no matter what the thermostat says. The insulated walls will help keep your scent inside the blind and using the built-in vents will help keep natural air circulating. With the combination of insulation and ventilation, you can stay warm and comfortable without fogging up the windows. If they do fog up, you can combat it with our towel and get right back to scoping out the next deer.
How do you prevent the windows of your blind from getting foggy? Have you found that shaving cream works? Let us know in the comments below!