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Corn Bags for Staying Warm

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#1 bowbec


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:02 PM

Hey Everyone,

Have you every tried corn bags to stay warm? These are home made (of course they also sell online) cloth bags about 22 x 9 inches filled with about 4 pounds of clean feed corn.
I received one as a gift last year and this year I made them and gave for gifts.

Anyway, you put this bag in the microwave for 3 minutes and it stays warm for an hour or more. I lay it in my lap while I am at the computer and also take it to bed with me. It is great! Better than a heating pad cause you don't have to worry about turning it off!

Stay Warm!
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:44 PM

Hi Becky,

Yes, these are wonderful, aren't they? We have an instruction page for Heatsocks on the main site. They are also good for keeping foods warm, especially bread and buns. I make mine with rice, I haven't tried corn yet. Thanks for the idea!
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

I've always wanted to make some of these, but never did. Now, I have no reason....thanks to Becky and Shelley! :rolleyes:

Not only do I have several freinds who would find these very useful, but also family members...myself included!

Thanks, Ladies!
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:26 PM

My daughter got me a pair of these for the feet and they are wonderful! I was having a terrible raynauds attack and put it in the microwave and then on my feet and it warmed my entire body. I wish I had something like that for my hands too.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:34 PM

You can buy warming mittens also. My son ordered me a pair but I haven't received them yet.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:02 AM

I have rice bags that I use. they work good too.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:49 AM

I love those rice bags too! The scented ones are my favorite.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:20 AM

I also love those hot corn bags. I've been making them for years, ever since someone gave me one for holiday one year. I usually make mine about 8 x 8 inches and I have several of them. I take them everywhere I go and also sleep with them.

I have made them with rice, corn and wheat and I suppose any grain or bean would work. My favorite is deer corn.

Mary in Texas