Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Hand foot warmers
Re: Hand foot warmers
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:34:40 -0500
Donna et al,
These warmers are from Grabber Mycoal Co, Ltd. They are available from
many sources: mail order from the likes of Campmor, Cabellas, Bass Pro
and more; from retailers like Walmart, K-mart, Sports Athority, Target,
and other sporting goods type stores. They are very popular with
hunters, campers and wintertime activities like sledding, skaring, & ice
They are an offshoot of space program research, I believe, and have been
around for almost 10 years now in this commercial version. They come in=20
plastic sealed packaging and are activated by exposure to air (oxygen).
They maintain an average temperature of 135=B0=B120=B0 over the rated tim=
period (depending on size). They come in three sizes: "toe warmers" (6=B1
hrs.) - fit inside your boot/shoe, "hand warmers" (8=B1 hrs.), and large
"sleeping bag" warmers (20=B1 hrs.). I first saw these on a trip back to
my parents home in NE Ohio and got them for my kids when they went out
sledding and skating in the wintertime. They are inexpensive, reliable,
convenient, and quite nice to have if the temperature dips. One caution:
use with a pouch or gloved hand. They can get a little too warm for long
exposure to bare skin. Campmor sells a very useful felt pouch for the
large size which is perfect to put it in and slip into your sleeping bag
on a cold nite. Although I haven't experienced this, I can imagine that
as Jim Moss says, they will stop working if they get wet because they
rely on air to create the catylist for the chmical reaction to creat
For the record, I have no connection or financial interest in this
company or product. Just sharing my experience with a geat product.
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Donna Tuttle wrote:
> Can you tell me where to get these? I live in a small rural area.