Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Hand foot warmers
Re: Hand foot warmers
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:23:52 -0500
Anyone ever try the small chemical hand/foot warmers to keep a sleeping
bag warmer on a winter campout? I had heard to just toss one in the foot
of the bag to help keep things a little warmer.
I have tried to use this type of hand warmer on a very cold winter camporee
(high of -5) to keep my boots from freezing up. No luck with this
experiment. Either they were old or it was so cold that they wouldn't work.
What I use is a lexan Nalgen brand bottle filled with hot water in a wool
sock placed in the bottom of my bag. This gives me something to wrap my feet
around and get them toasty when I first get into bed and I have a warm
beverage to drink during the night or morning when I get thirsty.
If you fill the bottle with soup you have a nice breakfast.
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