posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by Thermo Klein
I don't know anything off hand, but i suppose you mean if were caught in the cold and needed to warm them versus actually looking for an alternative.
I would not rely on "moss."
You would need to find a group of natural products that, once combined, create an exothermic reaction. Sadly, i do not know such a thing, but i'm
sure compounds exist, it's just finding the and the "recipe."
The handwarmers you buy are generally made of mostly natural ingredients, are activated by air, and produce heat through their chemical reaction.
I've been in freezing weather for 10-11 hours w/o hand warmers (and with little activity), and even though i had gloves, i could not keep them warm
at the end of that time. Eventually, the blood moves from the hands/feet and eventually the surface of the body. So, i stocked up on the hand (and
feet) warmers and always keep them in my backpack. Once you're stuck in the cold (and/or rain) and miserable once, you learn.
If i didn't have gloves, i would use my body heat, stick them in my pants or under my arms, but that will only last so long, until your core starts
to drop,then you're in trouble.
But finding a combination of plants to produce heat, that are local to the area, would be very cool.