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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone still using Jon e handwarmers?

With the frigid weather, even south, is anyone using the old jon e handwarmers.
I had a old unused one, for years, that I heated up today and used on my rehab hike. Worked good for an over 35 year old hand warmer.
Worked great in the weather with low teen wind chill.

I saw Outers-of gun cleaning-must have bought out the company and is offering the handwarmer and parts for sale.

It sure bought back a lot of PA memories when the hunts were frigid.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 12:22 PM
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Re: Anyone still using Jon e handwarmers?

I worked for a sporting goods store in the mid 80's and we sold tons of the Jon E Handwarmers. I havnt seen any around in a long time. Its hard to beat the chemical hand warmers available today. They are cheap, small, and dont smell.

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Re: Anyone still using Jon e handwarmers?

I have a Jon E Handwarmer, never use it just sits in my closet. I use the once and done little packages.

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Re: Anyone still using Jon e handwarmers?

They are still around and I have seen them at yard sales and auctions and they still bring a few bucks even used.

I used then and they were alot better then the solid fuel sticks. You lit a Jon-e and unless you ran out of fluid or completely starved it for air they stayed lit.
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Re: Anyone still using Jon e handwarmers?

I haven't used it for years but I used to a lot before the chemical packs got so common. The chem packs are soooo much more user friendly. I love the ones that have adhesive on them. I stick them to the inside of my 1st layer.
The Jon-e heaters were always very difficult for me to get lit. I also had two bad experiences that admittedly were due to my own stupidity. I put one in a sleeping bag with me once. I woke up to the back of my right bicep being branded. I had a brand of those little holes for over 2 years. Another time in high school, I took one to a Friday nigth football game. I didn't really need it since I was properly dressed so I let a buddy use it. Well... I must have filled it too full and he held it upside down. It somehow burst into flames 10 seconds before a cop walked by us. I got it put out but we nearly got thrown out. Man if that would happen today a person would probably be in handcuffs for a while.

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