And it is cold where I live. I cannot stand to be cold. I hate it. Cold weather makes my bones hurt. Literally.
So, when Mister gets that little pouty look on his face and asks to ride his bike outside in the cold, it is Hubs that gets to go on duty.
Recently, when Hubs and the kidlets were outdoors so that the kids could ride their bikes, it was cold enough that they need gloves and such. I ran out to grab a couple of pictures of them, and standing there with my camera in hand, I would have dearly loved some hand warmers! You know the kind? The ones that are designed for skiers, but work great for anyone who works or plays out in the cold. By the time I got inside, my fingers were beet red! And when Mister came in, despite the fact that he had gloves on, his were purplish red, too.
My Dad used to use the the hand and foot warmers for hunting, which is how I learned about them. When we were younger, Sis and I would get Dad hunting gear for his birthday. We always got him doe pee (in a bottle) and hand/foot warmers. He and my brother still use them if hunting on a particularly cold day.
Anyway, when I lived in Chicago, I was petrified that I would get stranded and freeze to death, so I kept an emergency kit in my vehicle with several sets of hand/foot warmers in it. I have long since used them all (I would tuck them into my gloves when I was planning on being outside for any length of time), and was reminded by my beet red hands that I need to get some more. Just like holding a cup of hot cocoa between your hands, minus the caffeine from the chocolate. Hmmm. The hand and foot warmers are air activated, so once you open them they start warming up. The hand warmers stay warm for about ten hours, and the foot warmers for about five hours. The foot warmers are best for walking or moving continuously and shouldn’t really be used if you are going to be inactive for a long period of time.
What do you do to keep your hands warm in frigid weather?