Emergency PreparednessFrugal Hand Warmer for Cold Weather Days Project | The Homestead Survival

Frugal Hand Warmer for Cold Weather Days Project | The Homestead Survival

A Frugal Hand Warmer for Cold Weather Days Project is a MUST KNOW SKILL for anyone who has homesteading chores during Winter, who loves to camping, hunting, wild food foraging ….any activity outdoors in cold weather.

Sometimes during these cold winter months you need a little help to stay warm. This is especially true if you are spending long periods of time standing or sitting outside, without moving around much to help you stay warm.

Frugal Hand Warmer for Cold Weather Days Project - The Homestead Survival

For the harsh reality of winter, having hand warmers with you inside you gloves is a big boost to get through those freezing days. Homesteading chores in cold weather can be so cold and every little hack to make it warmer is a blessing.

Many people will go straight to the store and buy one, but you can make them at home easily. It uses some of the same stuff and is effective too, but be advised that touching it with your bare hands is dangerous. The natural solution made could give a burning sensation; it may produce hydrochloric acid, but some found that there was nothing wrong. Fumes can also come out, so don’t inhale them.

Get the four key things to a natural hand warmer:

two Ziploc bags…… one big and one small

calcium chloride ice melting pellets (Click Here to View on Amazon) 



First, put the chloride pellets into the larger bag until it is 1.5 inches filled. Be careful not to put too many in it. With the smaller Ziploc, fill it with water half full and press out any air inside. Seal the water bag and put it in the larger bag, press the air out of there, and you are finished. Simply, squeeze the water bag until it breaks and let the water mix with the chloride pellets for a chemical reaction that warms your hands.

A chemical reaction that releases energy in the form of light or heat. In this case, we have harnessed the heat of this reaction to help us stay warm on those bitterly cold winter days!

Gloves are never enough, especially if you live in the North and Midwest dealing with those very ice storms that makes below zero before the wind chill. And, if you need to save every dollar on hand warmers, this DIY project can save a lot.

Click here to read another take on the same project “HOW TO MAKE DIY HAND WARMERS”:




Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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