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#1 martinisweetie7

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:47 AM

Hello Everyone! :bye:

I was wondering if anyone has tried re-usable hand warmers. I have found some that require boiling once or twice a day. I have also seen some that are battery operated and re-chargeable. Has anyone tried these? I'm considering it since the disposable ones tend to get expensive.

Thanks for the input!

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#2 enjoytheride

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:08 PM

I have never tried them so I can't help you with information. It would be good to hear though if anyone has as it would save money.
The best I can say about the chemical ones is that I bought a huge box not too long ago- it didn't seem that expensive in bulk.

Not a real solution for you I know.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:07 AM

Yes I've tried some of the ones you boil to recharge; hubby got me one for holiday. That first one, I followed the directions: " wrap in cloth & boil 10 minutes". The package came unsealed. So we replaced it. Now we boil them for only 5 minutes & that works good to recharge.

Seems like the heat doesn't last as long after they're recharged though. But they still work good when we go places in the truck & my hands get cold, they warm my hands up good. I live in Michigan & it's cold here now!!!

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:16 AM

I have tried both of those. The rechargeable ones are rubbish, and expensive!

However, the fuel filled ones made by a well known lighter company for hunters etc are unbeatable. They stay warm all day and can be refilled over and over again.

I cannot reccomend them highly enough.

#5 debonair susie

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:16 PM

Great information...thank you, Vanessa!

I'm sure those of us in the states could pick those up at store that sell hunting/sporting supplies.

However, I live in the "dark ages" and have never looked into such things for myself, for SOME unknown reason!
I tend to "hibernate" in winter, only going out when I must!

At any rate, your thread was very thought-provoking for me and hopefully others, who may want to purchase hand warmers,
martinisweetie!
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hi,

I have hand warmers that you heat in the microwave and they're brilliant. I have tried the ones that you boil but they do not seem to last very long.

Lynn.

#7 martinisweetie7

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:32 AM

Thanks for the input everyone! I have looked at all of those options, and all the input has helped me in my decision!!

Warm hands, here I come!!! B) B) B)

~ J

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:45 AM

I forgot to say.

I got my fuel filled handwarmers by post through the internet.

#9 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:00 AM

In the past I've used both the fuel filled (it's a sort of gasoline/petrol/benzine fuel) type and the kind that uses charcoal sticks that you light and place inside. They really do get hot and stay hot a long time. A note of caution though: they aren't for those of use who use O2 and they are also hazardous around some synthetic fabrics. :excl:

I want to be warm, but I don't want to set myself alight. :P
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#10 SaraM

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:01 PM

You can make re-usable hand warmers really easily. Take old socks (no holes!), put a scoop of uncooked rice in each, and tie or sew it off. Heat them for about 30 seconds. They stay warm for HOURS!