Thursday, February 15, 2007

DIY warming pads for mittens

While scouring The Internets for more useful carfree tips, we stumbled across a local hiking blog. We're are quickly learning that the most inovative carfree tricks, tips, and hacks are not labeled as such. Hiking tips are easily converted to town & city pedestrian use, so look for more links to simplehiker in the future.

Simplehiker points to a instructables post dead link on how to make microwavable rice heating pads.

However, the project seems pretty straight-forward: make a pouch, fill it with rice, put it in the microwave, then slide them into your mittens. We assume they can be reheated over and over. Without further guidence, we suggest testing the heat of the pad before sticking your hand in a hot mitten. This will work much better with a roomy pair of mittens than with gloves. Oh, and they are using dry rice, not cooked!

We stand by our theory that all you need to stay warm is a good pair of mittens and a Michigan beer. But this is a good DIY for those who haven't found the right mittens yet.

3 comments:

Nicole said...
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pluiecoureur said...

yes - they are multi-reheatable! i have a rice pouch 'heating pad' i use for sore muscles. works great, but it only stays warm for a few minutes. i'm assuming a smaller pouch nestled inside mittens may stay warmer longer ...

Pavel said...

Theres a great hand warmers on www.heliosheater.net, and you can find them in defferent location's in Michigan. The pads come in different shapes and sizes for all body parts, and all are reusable and eco-friendly.