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    Using A Hot Water Bottle To Stay Warm

    I just got back from doing some hikes at The Buffalo National River. The first night got down to 20* and the second night was about 24*. I had my 5oz Climashield XP Top and Under Quilts, as well as my windshield heat reflector. I believe that Jeff has talked about boiling water and pouring it into a Nalgene to use as a hot water bottle. I decided to try this the second night and WOW, THIS WORKS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I usually have a problem getting my toes to warm up, but not with this. It instantly warmed up my quilts and was still warm 8 hours later that morning. I do not care if I have to carry another fuel canister just to have to do this, this is awesome, and I'm sure that you could extend the range of a bag/quilt by doing this. Just thought I would post this for all yall that are thinking of ways to stay warm, this is very easy and takes no time to do at all. I hope it helps yall out.

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    This comes up from time to time, and is a great tip. Let's sticky it.
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    I love this trick and have been using it for years (even back in the ground dweller days and in a few real cold apartments I lived in.)

    I found another use for this trick a few weeks ago when we got an 8 week old puppy. The first few nights we put a Nalgene with hot water in a sock in the pups crate at night. Between the warmth of the Nalgene and the ticking of a clock we stuck in the sock, he slept through the night like he was still with his mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGrav View Post
    I found another use for this trick a few weeks ago when we got an 8 week old puppy. The first few nights we put a Nalgene with hot water in a sock in the pups crate at night. Between the warmth of the Nalgene and the ticking of a clock we stuck in the sock, he slept through the night like he was still with his mom.
    That's cool!

    This is a wonderful trick and works splendidly. I have used it several times for those nights when you just can't get warm for whatever reason. Placed right against the Femoral Artery and you can feel the warmth through your body almost immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Placed right against the Femoral Artery and you can feel the warmth through your body almost immediately.
    That is exactly where I placed it at first, and it is almost instantaneous. I cannot believe I never tried this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    That is exactly where I placed it at first, and it is almost instantaneous. I cannot believe I never tried this before.

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    ====> I have used the chemical Hand (smaller) and Toe (larger) warmer packs usually put inside of gloves and boots agains the Femoral Arteries in the groin area, and they also work miracles! Warm all the circulating blood. Not as cheap as some hot water in the Nalgene, though!

    Putting some hot water into an empty Camelback bag is also good - covers more area, and is moldable to wherever you want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    That's cool!

    This is a wonderful trick and works splendidly. I have used it several times for those nights when you just can't get warm for whatever reason. Placed right against the Femoral Artery and you can feel the warmth through your body almost immediately.
    Where is your femoral artrery, I figure somewhere near your femur but how do you find it

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    Re: Using A Hot Water Bottle To Stay Warm

    Quote Originally Posted by floridaman View Post
    Where is your femoral artrery, I figure somewhere near your femur but how do you find it
    Just stick the bottle between your thighs up high in the groin area. Thats the optimal place. The femoral artery runs up the inner thigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by floridaman View Post
    Where is your femoral artrery, I figure somewhere near your femur but how do you find it
    The idea isn't to 'find it'. The idea is to heat the area surrounding it. As Gary_R pointed out, it is more central to our core. The blood pulsing through your carotid is on its way to the brain, while the femoral is pushing out to a more wide area...= greater benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGrav View Post
    I love this trick and have been using it for years (even back in the ground dweller days and in a few real cold apartments I lived in.)

    I found another use for this trick a few weeks ago when we got an 8 week old puppy. The first few nights we put a Nalgene with hot water in a sock in the pups crate at night. Between the warmth of the Nalgene and the ticking of a clock we stuck in the sock, he slept through the night like he was still with his mom.


    What a great idea!!!! I'm going to try it for my pup on my next trip!

    Thank you

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