Test: Olydon Feet Warmer Pad

I HAVE ALWAYS MIGRATED to warmer places during the winter, so heating options haven’t been much of a concern before. Just turn on the stove for a few minutes to take the chill off.  But since this year I’ve committed to stay at a place that’s at about 6,000 feet, and...

Test: No-Brand Electric Heated Vest

ONE CHILLY DAY an ad for an electric heated vest came up on my Facebook feed. I knew such a thing existed but had never experienced one. Since I’ve been writing articles about ways to keep warm I figured I’d order one to test. The seller was one of those companies...

Test: ThermoGear Rechargeable Hand Warmer

IN MY CONTINUING QUEST for ways to keep warm I was reminded of the existence of hand warmers. My hands are always cold, even in hot weather. So yeah! Hand warmers! Gimme a couple of those! Thanks to modern technology, hand warmers have progressed from the fuel burning...

Test: Heating with an UCO Gear Candlelier

THE CRISCO CANDLE HEATER I TESTED EARLIER was a completely amateur contraption. But what result would I get with a professionally designed and manufactured candle-based heater? To find out I bought the UCO Gear Candlelier Candle Lantern. UCO Gear’s promotional...

Review and Test: The Crisco Candle Heater

For liability’s sake, I have to say not to try this or anything like it.  A FEW YEARS AGO, heaters made from clay pots and tea candles were a big thing on the Internet. They promised cheap, clean heat without pressurized gas, electricity, or burning wood. Perfect for...