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Author Topic: Fuel-based hand warmers?  (Read 327 times)

Offline staywarmguy

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Fuel-based hand warmers?
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:30:41 AM »
I'm looking for the best option for hand warmers and wonder if anyone has experience with the fuel-based hand warmers like Zippos? Or are the throw-away kind better?
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Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 10:02:24 AM »
I've used the Jon-E-Warmers.  They work good but when the fuel runs out you are stuck until you can refill it and there is a noticeable scent (more so if you accidentally spill some of the fuel on it while refilling  DOH).   I just didn't like dealing with the fuel.  On the positive side mine got extremely hot.

I tend to use the throw away warmers now because they are pretty warn if they are fresh and if they fade out I can just open another and keep hunting.
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Offline GOLEE

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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 02:04:55 PM »
I have a couple of zippos I retired several years ago, and now I just buy the Hot Hands at wal mart for about $6.00 for a pack of 8.
 I keep them in my hunting pack, and use them with a good pair of gloves.. They also make them for the feet, that are real nice on a cold day to put in your boots.  they work really well and have no odor.
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 02:55:45 PM »
I like the disposable ones you buy at Wal-Mart. They get pretty warm and stay that way for most of the day. I don't like anything that gives even the slightest scent.
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 04:37:28 PM »
I have my original Jon-e warmer that I bought when I was a senior in high school.  Still in its red flannel bag, with the yellow drawstrings.  When I started hunting, I used it a few times, but it got so it was more troublesome to use it, than to worry about cold hands.  I still have a partial can of fuel on my shelf.
I got a pack of the disposable handwarmers a while back, and have used them very infrequently. 
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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 05:14:02 PM »
I like the Zippo too!
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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 07:26:36 PM »
the fuel based are very smelly. I wouldn't use them hunting at all. I use the chemical warmers. I buy in bulk at the end of the season. they last a few years. make sure you look at the expiration date
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Re: Fuel-based hand warmers?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 08:59:37 AM »
My wife got me a set of hand warmers you have to put in water and bring to a boil before every use. I cant remember the brand name. They worked good but is was a pain to before every hunt. I prefer the throw away ones.
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