It is hard to believe that here it is November 14 and we are already deep into 20 degree weather with a windchill of 14 degrees. That would be abnormally cold for Atlanta even in the middle of January much less in November.
Getting out of bed and bundling up for a walk is hard when when it is cold and windy. Yet I know my day will be better if I start it with a walk. I learned long ago that for me walking is a sure way to chase away the blues.
I am always looking for things that will make me more comfortable on my cold morning walks.
In the summer that means wick away clothing but in the winter it means HotHands. One of the things that makes me very uncomfortable and grumpy is cold hands. Fortunately HotHands has come to the rescue. I learned about HotHands years ago when I would ski in the northeast and it was so cold I felt like my fingers would fall off. I would just slip a packet of HotHands in each glove and “Voila” warm hands.
I order them by the box full and use them for walking, tennis, tailgating, football games, working in the yard and even sitting in the house watching TV. I even keep a couple in the car in case I ever get stuck somewhere.
I used to buy individual packets from sporting goods stores but once I learned that they last from one year to the next I started buying them by the box full from Amazon.
HotHands generally work for around 10 hours though I have had some that lasted longer. If I have some left over from one year I keep them for the next and they still work.
You simply open the package, shake or knead the little white bag a few times and then stick the bag in your glove or pocket. It takes 10 to 20 minutes for each packet to reach their optimal temperature. Another benefit is that they are odorless. Do not open the little white packet. When the little white packet starts losing its heat just through it in the trash.