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Anyone Still Using

Is anyone still using those Jon-E-Warmers like we did years ago.I still have one but have not used it in a while.

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I have switched years ago to the shake and bake Hot hand warmers. I open and shake and put one in each coat pocket before I leave my house and my pockets are warm when I get to my stand, and if my hands get cold I stick them in my pockets. There was a post earlier bout the Johnny warmers and some were still using them. I prefer using the need that don't need fuel, no leaking no smell and they work. I carry about 6 in my backpack, normally I only use two in a days hunting, on an exceptionally cold day 4. I get them by the case. My dad used to use the charcoal sticks hand warmers and the Johnny Warmers and he was always fiddling with relighting the charcoal sticks or refiling the Johnny warmers.

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Have a couple. Haven't used one in ages. Other than flintlock season, I'm generally not out there when handwarmers are necessary.

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I have one and used it last year some time but can't remember exactly why I used it. It may have been while I was using the snow blower or hunting, just not sure when.

I'll tell you what works is those Therma-care heat packs you wear on your lower back. You put one of them on and I guarantee you will not be cold while sitting in a deer stand. Now your hands might get cold though thats the only problem with them. but if your kidneys are warm, your whole body is. They work.
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Never understood the need for a handwarmer.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 09:37 PM
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I'll tell you what works is those Therma-care heat packs you wear on your lower back. You put one of them on and I guarantee you will not be cold while sitting in a deer stand. Now your hands might get cold though thats the only problem with them. but if your kidneys are warm, your whole body is. They work.
I know a guy that swears by those. I usually balk at trying something new if I'm getting along fine the way I am, so I can't personally vouch.
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Never understood the need for a handwarmer.
People use them to keep their hands warm, prevent their hands from getting cold, or get their hands warm once they've gotten cold. But other than that, I don't understand the need for them either.
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People use them to keep their hands warm, prevent their hands from getting cold, or get their hands warm once they've gotten cold. But other than that, I don't understand the need for them either.
You just explained why people need them. If your hands don't get cold then I guess they're not for you. All I know is, when you do need one to warm your hands, they are good to have. Yes they stink and can be a pain to get lit, but if you know how to do it ,they work well and last a good while on a small amount of fuel.

Oh I remember now when I used mine last. It was during trout season. We had a pretty cold first few days and I took it to keep my finger tips from getting cold because I use fingerless gloves fishing in the cold.
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The last time I used mine was Wednesday morning. It was nineteen below zero.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 10:16 PM
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You just explained why people need them.
The term "hand warmers" itself explains why people need them. Sorry you didn't catch the joke, I thought it was obvious.
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