The Hand Warmers
The hand Warmers
Well out walking, a regular way of exercising for me, in less than 30 degree weather, I also started comparing an old way to a newer way. Of course, if it works I usually cling to old ways. And I mean cling. But hand warmers, if different, was covered by both.
But the other day, I was really comparing the old way of hand heater and the newer ways. Seems newer means less dangerous and still works.
Broke out the old jon e hand warmer. Still have a jon e fluid can. It is old enough because it had the lighting directions before the internet. Worked wonderfully as usual. Been using it for more than 30 year, if in an irregular way.
The new way was those new paks you wave in the air to get them started. Did their job, although my partner clung to the old jon e hand warmer. That fuel throws a lot of heat.
I'm now running a length test and seeing how long the newer hand warmers really run. Laughingly, I found the newer ones work better on the fingers when you are wearing hunter's mittens. Used the latter for years. A shot takes a second; cold hands and cold fingers could last all day.
I'm in my third day of testing. But for emergency purposes the newer heating paks go into the hunting day pack, er emergency bag. It make a good addition. Good for frigid hunting; good at home if the power goes out at home in cold weather. And I won't make a choice. Will keep both. Two will be better than one. I'll let them fight out who the backup is.
Besides I have some DIY wicks that are working great on the jon e hand warmer.