HotSnapZ have been used from North Pole, Alaska and to the Antarctica. Now we can say that HotSnapZ have been to the edge of space and back!
Larry Palmer and his Fifth grade students at Bourne Middle School recently launched a science project to the edge of space, reaching 100,000 ft. To prevent their cameras and other equipment from freezing during the journey, HotSnapZ were used to provide portable heat for the long journey.
See two of our Green 3″ x 5″ hand warmers being used for the trip in the picture to the left and thanks to the the whole team for including the HotSnapZ Logo ! Great Job!
Be sure to check out the CBS Boston coverage and videos concerning the project here:
(Video is worth the wait. Short commercial plays first)
We would like to share a recent HotSnapZ review we came across. This review was done by DB of FloridaHillbilly.com and discusses his personal use of HotSnapZ for Florida SCUBA diving and hunting in West Virginia.
The complete DB FloridaHillbilly.com review can be viewed here. DB does a great job of describing how HotSnapZ pocket hand warmers ward off hypothermia during long dives and what is the best way to store HotSnapZ for long-term storage from one season the next. Thanks DB!
Francine Milford, LMT, owns and operates the Reiki Center of Venice, in Venice Florida. With over 30 years of experience, Francine has for the past 10 years used this experience to develop training videos and classes for a variety of therapies.
Francine has recently transitioned to the use of HotSnapZ as a new heated therapy replacing the use of hot stones. The videos posted here have Francine discussing the wonderful benefits she has seen in using HotSnapZ for her therapy practice.
Francine has now offering CE video training courses using HotSnapZ. We hope to be offering her training videos for sale at HotSnapZ.com very soon. In the meantime, the training videos may be purchased at Francine’s website listed at the end of this article.
Francine Milford, LMT is a national and state licensed massage therapist, personal trainer and Reiki Master. She has been in the health field for more than 30 year Francine and the Reiki Center of Venice received professional status from the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) for herself and for the Aromatherapy courses are offered. Francine is a member of the advisory board on alternative medicine at Everglades University in Sarasota.
HotSnapZ Pocket hand warmers are now being used in the AcuSpear Lionfish Sting First Aid Kit!!
According to the Florida Poison Information Center in Miami, stings from lionfish can be serious, and should not be taken lightly. Any broken spines should be removed, if possible, and the affected area exposed to heat (100-114 degrees F. or 38-46 degrees C.) for 15-20 minutes. Lionfish venom contains proteins that are denatured by heat, thus preventing them from spreading in the bloodstream.
Lionfish Sting First Aid Kit
The AcuSpear Lionfish Sting First Aid Kit contains four reusable, instant hand warmers, a 4-inch wide Ace compression wrap bandage, tweezers, alcohol prep swabs, and Band-Aids.
HotSnapZ are now being carried by the Homer Bookstore in Homer Alaska! With the short days of Winter now upon us, we are glad that HotSnapZ brings a bit of warmth to all of our friends in the great state of Alaska!
The Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Alaska, 2009 review says, “The Homer Bookstore, sells new books to what’s obviously a more intellectually demanding market than most. The selection is phenomenal.”
Unlike disposable hand warmers which rely on oxygen to generate heat, HotSnapZ hand warmers work in wet conditions. The reaction inside HotSnapZ pouches is sealed and do not rely in exposure to dry air in order to work. This makes resusable heat pads a bit more versatile.
Perfect for SCUBA diving and wind surfing this great article from Australia discusses how HotSnapZ reusable pocket and hand warmers bring warmth and comfort to the wet and cold conditions sometime encountered in wind surfing.
“Today’s session was the coldest windsurf session ever for both of us, but we stayed nice & warm and had fun. Ok, I did get a bit cold at the start, but once I figured out that the beginning of January is not a great time for being in the water under the sail (at least here in the Northeast), and after I used the hand warmers, things got a lot better. We sailed cautiously because of this was a new spot for us, and because of the cold; and then, we had to cut the session short because Nina had an important appointment in the afternoon. But nevertheless, this was a great day of sailing.”
For all of you who might be interested in trying re-usable hand warmers, here’s a bit more information. They cost $20 for 3 pairs, and can be re-used many times. They contain a over-saturated solution of sodium acetate and a little metal plate. When you bend the metal plate, the sodium acetate starts to crystallize, and the bag gets really warm. It stays warm for about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size (we used the 4-inch red round bags). They can be re-used after putting them in boiling water for 10 minutes, which dissolved the crystals again. This process can be repeated hundreds of times if you are careful enough. And if the bags should burst, not really a problem – the stuff in them is food grade (not that I suggest that you eat it!).
It’s always great when a customer shares their positive experience about HotSnapZ customer service and product support. Read about Miss Ash’s recent story about her encounter with the Hand Warmer Dude!
Posted at PerilouslyPrecocious.com
And ooooh boy, let me tell ya’ll, I effing LOVE my Hotsnapz. They heat up to 110 degrees (43.3 C) and on cold nights up in the hills, we would snap them, throw them into the sleeping bag with me, and I’d stay warm all night. Just had to boil them in the morning, and they’d be good again for the next night.
We had been using these for the last two summers. Unfortunately, early this summer, we forgot to re-boil the Hotsnapz, and when I tried boiling them again, they would NOT go completely back into their ready state. Which annoyed the hell outta me because I’m a chemist by nature (not just a salesperson), and I understood the reaction. Was my water boiling at too low a temperature or what?
I emailed the dude at Hotsnapz, and he totally had my sitch nailed.
“Did you leave them in the solid state for a long period of time?”
Me: [bashful] “Maybe just a little.”
And you know what he did? He mailed me new ones! FOR FREE!
How stinking awesome is that?!
I remember these sorts of things– the customer service that too few companies will go to in order to make a customer for life– and I can tell you that A) I’ll always be a fan of Hotsnapz, and B) I’m never leaving my trash disposal company ever.
We are excited to announce our latest and greatest HotSnapZ product. Our new HotSnapZ Heat wrap will put heat exactly where it is needed. This belt will fit waists from 12″ to 51″ and the easy velcro fastener makes it a snap to also use it on most any part of the body.
(Belt + HotSnapZ reusable heat pack)
Length : 52 inches
Height: 5.25″ Belt Flaps, 8.625″ Mid-section
Easy Velcro belt attachments on both pouch and belt flap.
Heat Pack Pocket: 11″ x 8.25″ – Velcro enclosure, one side
Emroidered with HotSnapZ.com logo. Allowing customers to find insructions and product support.
Fit waists up to 51 inches. Larger waists can be accomodated by use of two belts.
Multi-purpose, can be used as heat wrap for all body extremities.