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#1 Male OFFLINE   thefirstndsecond

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Posted 11/26/13 - 12:46 AM

I have a couple of the old time fuel hand warmers that my father used years ago.

Do any of you still use them? They would smell I believe because they use solid or liquid fuel.

Are they warmer thank hot hands?

I am betting no one uses them any more.

#2 Male OFFLINE   BowhunterNJ

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Posted 11/26/13 - 01:16 AM

I remember seeing those and hearing the same thing you are saying, that they have an odor to them due to the fuel.
I agree, with the advent of the Hot Hands type warmers, people probably use those in favor of the fuel based ones…at least for hunting.

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Posted 11/26/13 - 01:39 AM

There were both fuel based and fuels sticks. They would get pretty hot and if you were not careful you would have a fire to deal with.

Hot hands used to be a lot warmer than what they are now, but will never compete with the old fuel warmers.


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#4 Male OFFLINE   Hatchet

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Posted 11/26/13 - 06:06 AM

I actually still have my pops old ones which are atleast 47 yrs old . The ones I have take the same fuel as Ronson lighters . The do smell n have almost burnt up one of my hunt'n coats. With the way they make gloves nowadays n the hot hands there's really no need for them. They still make them, my sister n law gave me a set last year for x-mas.
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#5 Male OFFLINE   sam3

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Posted 11/26/13 - 06:44 AM

My father in law used his all the time while hunting in PA back in the 70's. They came in handy back then.

I wouldn't hesitate to use the old style while ice fishing though.


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#6 Male OFFLINE   thefirstndsecond

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Posted 11/26/13 - 08:46 AM

I have three of the old ones that look new. I also have the cloth pouches. Maybe i'll use them when working outside when it is cold.



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Posted 11/26/13 - 09:03 AM

I used them "back in the day" as it were.  The liquid fuel models worked best, but both were hot when lit.  The solid fuel stick models sometimes were a PITA to keep going.  These days, we wear such better clothing that only on the coldest of days will I use a chemical hand or toe warmer.  By layering with moisture wicking layers and wearing an outer layer that blocks the wind, you should stay comfy all day long.  Gone are the days of cotton long johns underneath and a heavy wool layer on top.       


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Posted 11/26/13 - 10:35 AM

with the advent of the Hot Hands type warmers, people probably use those in favor of the fuel based ones

 

 

 Those need fresh air so they tend to cool off when they are in your gloves.. They still help alot though... :cupcoffee:


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Posted 11/26/13 - 08:03 PM

I use this and chemical warmers if it's REALLY cold.

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But I still have the old style fuel stick warmer, just think it's easier this way.


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Posted 11/26/13 - 08:19 PM

I remember using them.....they sure got hot

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Posted 11/26/13 - 11:07 PM

I use this and chemical warmers if it's REALLY cold.

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But I still have the old style fuel stick warmer, just think it's easier this way.

I use the same set up and keep a plastic zip lock bag to reuse the chemical warmers later. Great for a couple hour hunt. Just make sure there are no holes in the bag and you can use them until the heat is finally out.



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Posted 11/27/13 - 03:16 AM

_X7,

  Sometimes I won't even wear gloves, the mitt keeps my hands toasty and if I see a deer I want to shoot then I can suffer for the few minutes it takes to kill it.


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Posted 12/26/13 - 07:33 PM

They bring back lots of memories for me...
My Dad would swear by them, he started me out with two way back when.
I still can remember them warming up on the dash of the truck before we headed out for the hunt.
They kept us pretty warm and comfortable.
We also use to bring a small Coleman stove and make hot chocolate mid morning and plan the balance of the day.
Some things you never forget...This was forty years ago...
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Posted 12/26/13 - 08:08 PM

_X7,

  Sometimes I won't even wear gloves, the mitt keeps my hands toasty and if I see a deer I want to shoot then I can suffer for the few minutes it takes to kill it.

 

 

_X7,

  Sometimes I won't even wear gloves, the mitt keeps my hands toasty and if I see a deer I want to shoot then I can suffer for the few minutes it takes to kill it.

 

 

I very rarely if ever will put gloves on while hunting although I have good pair with me. I keep handwarmers in my pockets so my hands stay warm and free and ready to shoot. I wore no gloves when it was 8 degrees and -5 wind chill this year.  My gloves are for dragging deer....

 

 

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Posted 12/26/13 - 08:32 PM

Diabetes and a hand injury years ago is painful around 32 degrees. Call me what you want.....I wear the gloves inside the muff with the warmers in them.



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Posted 12/26/13 - 08:37 PM

Diabetes and a hand injury years ago is painful around 32 degrees. Call me what you want.....I wear the gloves inside the muff with the warmers in them.

 

Wasn't making fun of you Mike!!!!!

 

 

Was only breaking my buddy louies rocks.....


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Posted 12/26/13 - 08:39 PM

Can't Find my dads one but I got this at a yard sale !

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Posted 12/26/13 - 08:43 PM

"Thefirstndsecond is a WUSS! "
Does he hunt with Goose Pond ? Just say'n
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