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February 03, 2005

Cool hand and body warmers

Yesterday afternoon hubby and wandered around the Home Show a bit. The only things we bought he had actually seen, and a acquired a couple, earlier in the week...but I wanted more.

What he had found were these very cool reusable, always a good word in my book, instant hand warmers called Quantum Heat Packs. They are pouches of food grade, don't eat it please, sodium acetate gel that when activated turn into a crystalline solid and produce a lot of heat. A similar product I found online said it could reach 130 degrees F. All I know is these things are wonderfully warm.

So we went back and bought me a set of hand warmers, one for use at the desk in the study and one for my book bag. My hands are often very cold this time of year. Makes typing difficult sometimes.

We also got a medium wrap and a large wrap. I used the medium one on my knee last night, to much walking on concrete yesterday. It did a great job loosening everything up.

To recharge them after they are used you drop them in boiling water, let them "cook" for 10 minutes on medium, then allow them to stay in the pan while the water cools. Couldn't be easier.

So if you see me in the library or at a conference holding a small bright blue pouch in my hands, you will now know that, a) my hands are really cold, and b) I am warming them up with a Quantum Heat Packs.

Posted by prolurkr at February 3, 2005 09:29 AM

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