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If you’re out of instant hand warmers but need something toasty to tuck in your coat pockets, make your own. All you need are ziplock bags, water, and ice-melt pellets (calcium carbonate). Fill a snack-size bag with one-half cup of ice-melt pellets and add one-half cup of water. Seal tightly, then place the ziplock into another bag for additional spill prevention. The chemical reaction of the calcium carbonate and water will produce heat for up to two hours.
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