DIY Cold Pack
- Take a large Ziploc bag
- Add 3 cups water to 1 cup of rubbing alcohol
- Depending on what size bag you’re using, you’ll need to figure out the proper conversion rate, but we can help by recommending that you start with a quart-size Ziploc bag. These are the bags that you stow your liquids in when you fly
- 1 quart = 32oz
- 1 cup = 8oz
- Therefore, there are 4 cups in a quart
- So, to fill a quart-size bag, you’ll need 3 cups of water, and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol.
- Close the bag while being careful to force the extra air out
- Put the first bag into a second Ziploc bag and seal the same way
- Throw it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Relax. Enjoy a cocktail, go for a run, read a book. Do what you need to do. Because in a couple hours…
- BOOM! You have your own reusable ice pack! Using this method, the pack will not turn into an uncomfortable block of ice. And you have saved yourself a few dollars. Life is a good!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anthony Harrell spent three years with the Ukonom Hotshots. His adventures in fire inspired him to pursue a career in Physical Therapy, and he recently graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) / San Francisco State University.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Julie, and their dogs. He has been a contributor to Hotshot Fitness since 2016.
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