An old idea to keep your hands warm

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 19:19
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There was an earlier forum about a safe way to keep warm in a tent on a cold day and someone mentioned a metho heater. It reminded me of the pocket warmer my uncle gave me years ago. No idea how old it is. It is a flask that you fill with metho. You place the lid / wick on the flask, light it, put on the wick cover, place it in the bag and put it in your pocket. Never been game to put it in my pocket but I have held it in my hands and it works a treat. Used it a few ties ( in Canberra ) and had to knock back a lot of requests to borrow it. To be honest, I had my doubts I would get it back. It is about the same length and width f a computer mouse.

I just thought I'd share it. Don't know if anyone else has seen one. An ingenious old invention I intend to keep handy while travelling in winter.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 19:54

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 19:54
Thats wonderful - probably a dozen laws against it these days though Coldee.

The modern way is those chemical 1 shot heat pads , they come in different sizes and are quite cheap.

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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 15:23

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 15:23
I'm sure that's right Robin. Nanny state rules. I've just learned from a neighbour who has just installed solar at home that due to new regulations, the water temp limit is 50 degrees c. "just in case we scald ourselves". Amazing how we've managed to avoid it the past 60 years.

Nice little gadget though.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 16:18

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 16:18
Can still buy 'em Zippo brand

zippo hand warmer
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 19:58

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 19:58
Gday
I find that putting my hands between my darlings thighs does the same thing ....and I don't lend .....
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 20:51

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 20:51
I tried that with mt wife but next day I couldn't see out of my left eye for the swelling!
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 20:58

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 20:58
Gday Ian.
You have to practice the" bob and weave" a bit more old son .

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Follow Up By: pepper2 - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 09:20

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 09:20
i tried that and got frostbite...lol
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Reply By: moamajohn - Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 20:58

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 20:58
I am 63 and when I went to Tech school in Brunswick in the 60s I always had one of these in my .
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Reply By: Garry S3 - Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 21:17

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 21:17
my worst experience was this trip I had up the snowy mountain.

Any car that is not a 4wd need to put a snow chain on. Being my first time doing it, it took me quite a bit of time and it gets worse as you stay out there longer. My hands just freeze. Lucky I had another friend with me who was slightly better. I hope there's some idea that can help me out there. planning to go up soon
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Reply By: SDG - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 15:04

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 15:04
Have a look on the net.
Overseas, and possibly here somewhere, you can get battery operated heated socks, gloves, jackets, etc
Ebay has a fair few. Many motorcycle rides use them in the UK. Have looked at getting some a few times, when riding over Kosiosko in winter.
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