Hunting in a blind offers a ton of benefits, we all know that. This is why we buy them and this is why we use them. But what are you going to do when, inevitably, your blind windows start to fog up? How to keep hunting blind windows from fogging?
You will encounter this problem mostly when hunting in near or below-freezing temperatures. That’s basically when fogging in the windows occurs when one side of your window is exposed to the cold outside while the other one is exposed to the warmth coming either from you or a heater in the blind. Your blind will protect you in an array of situations: it will conceal your movements inside (especially if you have a blackened interior, you can see a few options here), it will contain the vast majority of your scent (especially if the wind is blowing) and it will keep you safe from the elements. But all of this will be for nothing if you can’t see outside.
Coating the window blinds
Use an anti-fog spray to coat your windows before the hunt. Shine Armor Anti Fog Hero is a great product you can do that with. Just apply it to your blind window before you start the hunt and you should be all set.
Let dry air in
Cracking open a door or window from time to time will reduce the amount of humidity inside the blind. Just the heat that your body produces will be enough to make cold windows fog up. It might be helpful to leave a small crack in the window as you enter the blind, to let the humidity and temperature of your body to stabilize. Once your body temperature and humidity normalize, the windows will get fogged a lot harder.
A note, though, be sure to crack the window or door, not fully open it, as it might let out in one go a lot of the smell that is being concealed inside.
Wipe off the humidity
You can keep a sponge or a microfiber cloth inside the blind and simply wipe off the excess humidity that will build up on the window. Just be sure to squeeze the water outside of the blind, otherwise, you will be replenishing the amount of humidity inside the blind.
Use moisture absorbent packets
This one might be a bit unconventional, but it can work. These packets will absorb the humidity and some of the smell inside the blind. They have a pretty long life span, so you can use them more than once. Just hang a couple of them near the windows and you should see a considerable reduction in fogging.
I hope that all these tips will help you have a more enjoyable experience next time you go out hunting. You will be able to concentrate more on what counts, looking after game. Happy hunting!