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 Post subject: Ice Pack Recipe
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:55 am 
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Fuzzy slamming his toe and needing an ice pack reminded me to share a handy ice pack recipe. It's been around awhile but in case you do not have it here it is. Pour one cup rubbing alcohol and two cups water into a one-quart, ziplock bag (double for gallon size). Squeeze air out and freeze. It works well because the ice pack never freezes solid so it remains pliable. Some people add blue food coloring but I do not in case of a leak.


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 Post subject: Re: Ice Pack Recipe
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:46 pm 
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thanks! What a great idea.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Thanks as well, I tend to live with these critters... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Ice Pack Recipe
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:16 pm 
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Oh. I'll remember that for when I'm traveling.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Pack Recipe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:20 am 
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Why the blue food coloring?


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 Post subject: Re: Ice Pack Recipe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:49 am 
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So you don't mistake it for other random bags of half-frozen water in your freezer.

I think it's just a visual reminder not to eat it, but if you are putting it in a ziploc, you can just label it with a sharpie. I assume it would be more of an issue if you had young kids who can't read. "Don't eat the blue stuff." is the sort of simple instruction that stands a chance of sinking in.


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 Post subject: Re: Ice Pack Recipe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:53 am 
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Linda - I guess blue food coloring helps some people differentiate it from other things in the freezer, especially when it comes to the kids looking for an ice pack.

After double ziplock-ing my ice pack I also gave it an extra seal using the foodsaver.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:26 pm 
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Ivy, thanks for the tip.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:08 pm 
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With the blue food coloring, they might just think it's an Otter Pop.

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