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Hand warmers 5093

No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Hand warmers
« on: November 24, 2007, 01:15:42 AM »
I've been looking to get a nice hand warmer and the brand name Jon E looks like the standard one.  I've never held or used one, but it looks like an old gadget that I'd like :D

How long do these things last with one filling of fluid?  How long do the burners last before needing to be replaced?  Where are the current Jon E warmers made?

I know Zippo makes one also...are those any good? 

As you can tell I don't know much about these :twak:




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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,448 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 03:16:29 PM »
I wish I could help you, but I never use them.  They certainly look handy enough- maybe we should get a few of them and do a hand warmer shootout?   :D

Def

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 03:30:16 PM »
I've never really seen one.

They look dangerous!!! But they obviously aren't.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,448 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 03:33:30 PM »
They can't be in this day and age of lawsuits!

Def

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007, 03:35:34 PM »
They can't be in this day and age of lawsuits!

Def

Very true.  The thought of something burning in a pouch though  :-\


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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007, 11:14:43 PM »
They never get that hot though :)

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Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 02:31:02 AM »
I used to have one of those Zippos about 20 years ago. It never would stay lit for me though.  :(


I switched to the little chemical/disposable handwarmers packs. (For cold weather deer hunting)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 12:22:26 PM »
I used to have one of those Zippos about 20 years ago. It never would stay lit for me though.  :(


I switched to the little chemical/disposable handwarmers packs. (For cold weather deer hunting)

I've gotten some of those chemical ones for my gf, she luvs em but that zippo is sweet!

No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 07:27:57 PM »
I finally got one of the old Jon E warmers on ebay for $10 change shipped...it arrived today and it works great :mail: :o

Judging by the old busted up box, it's from the late 50's early 60's.  amazingly enough the actual warmer looks brand new.  I put a little lighter fluid in it, lit it, blew it out, and now after about 45 minutes it's so hot I need to deprive it of some air to cool it down. 

This is going to be nice on those upcoming snowy, biting cold mornings when I first sit in my car after scraping and shoveling 8)

It's amazing to see what the world was like even 50 years ago...there was no disposable hand warmers, no disposable lighters...you had to actually take care of something and keep it working instead of throwing it away :twak:

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 07:30:27 PM »
I think the world was a better place for it too, I don't agree with the whole disposable society thing :)

I hope the hand warmer works out for you mate, I might need one here soon, it the tempreture gets any lower :D

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Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2007, 05:02:00 AM »
After testing substitutes, I've determined that nature's own handwarmers are the best: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/handwarmers.jpg

Sadly, they are not always available when needed.  :(

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2007, 11:25:26 AM »
After testing substitutes, I've determined that nature's own handwarmers are the best: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/handwarmers.jpg

Sadly, they are not always available when needed.  :(
Have you got a link to the shop that sells them ??? ;) :D

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2007, 01:30:06 PM »
After testing substitutes, I've determined that nature's own handwarmers are the best: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/handwarmers.jpg

Sadly, they are not always available when needed.  :(

I second that.

Can get you in a lot of trouble though. :D

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2007, 03:45:59 PM »
After testing substitutes, I've determined that nature's own handwarmers are the best: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/handwarmers.jpg

Sadly, they are not always available when needed.  :(

I second that.

Can get you in a lot of trouble though. :D
Only if they belong to someone else, voice of experience again  :D

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Full Member Posts: 215
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2007, 05:53:16 PM »
Be carefull regarding how much fluid you put in your handwarmer. These things are like Zippo lighters. They will leak fluid and the fluid will give you a paifull chemical burn! :P

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2007, 06:29:46 PM »
Be carefull regarding how much fluid you put in your handwarmer. These things are like Zippo lighters. They will leak fluid and the fluid will give you a paifull chemical burn! :P
Good advice mate :cheers:

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,213
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2007, 01:17:23 AM »
Be carefull regarding how much fluid you put in your handwarmer. These things are like Zippo lighters. They will leak fluid and the fluid will give you a paifull chemical burn! :P

I'll second that advice! I was never completely comfortable with the one I had as a teenager.  :-\

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No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2007, 03:58:04 AM »
I've filled mine twice so far and can guess faily well how much the inner filling is soaked, so no problems yet.  This thing is great...I kept it in the front pocket of my French F2 coat today and it helped a lot.


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Hero Member Posts: 769
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2007, 03:26:57 AM »
 :drool:
After testing substitutes, I've determined that nature's own handwarmers are the best: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/handwarmers.jpg

Sadly, they are not always available when needed.  :(

If these are what we're using in Def's hand warmer shootout, I'm in!  :drool:

Calvin

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Newbie Posts: 9
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2007, 08:03:22 AM »
This is something else, from Sanyo Japan :

http://www.aving.net/usa/news/default.asp?mode=read&c_num=65438&C_Code=01&SP_Num=0

You can buy it from here :

http://cgi.ebay.com/SANYO-ENELOOP-KAIRO-Japanese-kairo-from-JAPAN_W0QQitemZ160191354133QQihZ006QQcategoryZ79852QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

But it needs step down power converter because it has 100V input (Japan).

However, it is very nice concept and design.

I just wondering, why there is no similiar product like this in U.S. or Europe!
Newbie Posts: 9
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2007, 08:16:25 AM »
Well, I was wrong :) Similiar product exist in Walmart :

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5245122

It uses 4x AA battery !
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,213
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2007, 04:59:00 PM »
Seems like a built-in rechargable battery would be ideal for those :)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Hero Member Posts: 769
Re: Hand warmers
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2007, 09:04:34 PM »
Not a gadget, but one of these with a fuel/battery hand warmer might be a nice combo. This one won't ever run out of fuel either!

http://www.duluthtrading.com/search/searchresults/75086.aspx?feature=Product_4&kw=hand+warmer

Calvin







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