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Hand Warmers

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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!

 

~ J :thank-you:

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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I forgot to say.

 

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

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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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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!

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