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#1 Bill 76 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:02 PM

After reading Lyall's tip about an ice pack I thought I would pass on a tip for a cheap do it your self heat pad that Ma showed me.


Take an old sock (no holes in it) I used heavy cotton one,fill it with rice and tie it shut and your done.

To use it just pop it in the mircowave--time varies by size--I start with 10 seconds then check it and give it 10 more until it's the temp I want.Don't over do it or it might burn.Once you get the time figured out it's a snap to use and it will never wear out.


A lot of you may have heard of this.But for those of you that haven't,give it a try.      Bill

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:23 PM

My mom had a similar thing, I think it was oats or oat husks or something like that.
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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:53 PM

if you make a bigger one you can set on it while out moving snow and keep your bottom warm

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 10:06 PM

corn works to

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 11:31 PM

corn works to



I guess if you leave it in to long you have microwave popcorn....... :D

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 01:27 AM

We've used wheat, but most any grain or fine sand,( bird gravel) will work just as well.

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:49 AM

My wife has a bag with rice and some herbs in it and does the same thing.  We have used it for years.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:26 AM

For Boyscouts, we fill a good canteen with very warm water and wrap a towel around it. Put it in your sleeping bag and it keeps you warm for hours. The old fashioned water bottles did work. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 06, 2014 - 05:40 PM

We have a commercial neck wrap thing that goes in Micro. Heat for 2 minutes and gets pretty warm and lasts quite awhile. I think it has some sort of Husks from some foreign plant or such. Made in China of course and part of way to overcome us gradually! Ha! It has two big handles on it, one on each end, that makes it easy to pull down around neck and hang-on to and get taught.  I put up my shirt collar or use a towel to start, it can get a little too toasty at first few minutes on bare skin.