Homemade hand warmers
These are basically beanbags, filled with rice. I stick them in the microwave for about 30 seconds before I leave, and put them in my mittens, on top of my fingers.
- Keeps fingers toasty
- Reusable (might have to replace rice periodically, don't know yet)
- Only lasts about 15 minutes
- Very damp heat
- Only useable with mittens
A few years ago someone told us about making footwarmers by microwaving socks filled with rice, so we just adapted the idea. I thought I should share this in case anyone else wants to try it, or has any comments on having done something similar. I like that it doesn't use chemicals and that it is reusable. Maybe different material would produce a dryer heat. These are just terricloth from an old bathrobe I had just torn up into rags.
Did you experiment with different sizes and different heating times? How long did you heat them for us
cooking impaired people?
Maybe if you put them in a sandwich bag the heat would not be so damp?
The hospital has different bags that can go in boiling water and also be microwaved for a portable
heating pad. I wonder what is in them? We had one that was like a neck pillow.
I bet you could put a couple extra hand warmers in a vacuum insulated food jar if you need another
pair during a trip.