Message Number: YG3281 | New FHL Archives Search
From: katharine
Date: 2001-05-05 22:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: heat source after surgery

Mary wrote:
<Sorry to be ignorant but please can you explain
what a rice bag is and how
you made it? I'm not familiar with the term here
in the UK.<

You can just take a regular man's tube sock and
fill it with rice. Tie a knot in the end. Heat
in the microwave for a couple of minutes. It will
stay warm for hours. I keep these in my car and
my office so I will be ready for wildlife baby
pick-ups at any time.

If you want to get fancy, you can actually sew a
pouch for the rice. I have found that, after a
while, the rice gets buggy so I prefer something
where I can dump and start over. I have started
putting a bay leaf in the rice to help repel bugs.