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.
Dog is my co-pilot
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.