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    You can always pop a warm nalgene in your boots in the morning before getting up, as well. I hate cold boots.

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    on the Zippo Hand Warmer ... be careful

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    I've used both the water bottle and the zippo hand warmers quite a bit. The zippos work, but I prefer the hot water bottle. The hand warmers will put off a fume that builds up over the night. I would always wake up with a headache and nasty taste from breathing it all night. I also had one case where 'something weird' happened. Not sure if it was gas leaking a bit or what, but it got crazy hot and actually burned me - have the scar to prove it. I still like the hand warmer, but the weight of the warmer and gas and it's inconsistency problems aren't worth using for backpacking.
    Definitely want to be careful (i.e., imo avoid) sleeping with a Zippo Hand Warmer, for both of the reasons you mention -- possible fumes and the fact that, no matter how safe the temp may feel before you go to sleep, the flow of oxygen to the burner can increase as you shift around and expose more of it. The increase in oxygen flow to the burner makes it get hotter.

    I'm going to add your cautionary tale to my in-depth review (it really is, if I say so myself) of the Zippo Hand Warmer at http://outdoorgearandtravel.com/?p=2904

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    A hot water bottle drys socks too

    I confess I did not read through all 12 pages, so someone has probably already mentioned it...

    I recently was trying to figure out a way to dry socks that had gotten soaked in the rain. It was too cold to let my feet do the drying. So I put boiling water in my water bottles and then put them in the socks. It did not take long for the socks to mostly dry, to the point that my feet could finish the job in my quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk View Post
    I confess I did not read through all 12 pages, so someone has probably already mentioned it...

    I recently was trying to figure out a way to dry socks that had gotten soaked in the rain. It was too cold to let my feet do the drying. So I put boiling water in my water bottles and then put them in the socks. It did not take long for the socks to mostly dry, to the point that my feet could finish the job in my quilt.
    Make that 39 pages....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk View Post
    I confess I did not read through all 12 pages, so someone has probably already mentioned it...

    I recently was trying to figure out a way to dry socks that had gotten soaked in the rain. It was too cold to let my feet do the drying. So I put boiling water in my water bottles and then put them in the socks. It did not take long for the socks to mostly dry, to the point that my feet could finish the job in my quilt.
    Good idea. I wouldn't have thought of that.
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    Just picked-up two 16 oz Nalgenes to use exclusively for warming in the hammock/bag/under quilt. We'll see how they work. I was okay down to about 22* at the New Jersey Hang last year without them, but it is expected to get down to 12* or so for the NEHHA in two weeks. News at 11:00. Well, after the hang!

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    Also a great way to heat up your boots in the morning. That's why I got the 16 oz bottles. They also fit easily into boots.

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    That was a long thread 39 pages...how far can it go?

    I will now be using my Nalgene Stainless by Guyot Designs because I have DCFS (darn cold feet syndrone).

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    Hmmm, I only have 8 pages, but I have 50 post per page.

    Great info, I bought 3 of the nalgene canteens, two for this use, 32oz and 48oz. Still haven't tried it, but think I'll have the chance shortly......RR
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wanna Bs View Post
    Tried this method at my first group hang. I guess I didn't get the top on tight enough. nuff said.
    Make sure that you are using Nalgene brand bottles, and not the knock-offs. Most people get a bottle, and just refer to it as a nalgene, when it is just a generic bottle......RR
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