Here are a few different options for having ice packs and bags on hand for first aid as well as frugal ideas for keeping your lunchbags and camping coolers nice and chilled.

Here are a few different options for having ice packs and bags on hand for first aid as well as frugal ideas for keeping your lunchbags and camping coolers nice and chilled.

DIY Ice Packs with simple ingredients you probably already have.  These stay soft, so they easily mold around a painful knee or other aches and pains.

DIY Ice Packs with simple ingredients you probably already have. These stay soft, so they easily mold around a painful knee or other aches and pains.

Home Made Gel Ice Packs - This is awesome! My back got sunburned so I got one of those huge ziploc bags they have for storing toys and made a huge version of this and laid on top of it.

Home Made Gel Ice Packs - This is awesome! My back got sunburned so I got one of those huge ziploc bags they have for storing toys and made a huge version of this and laid on top of it.

Start any rehabilitation program for your body with rest, until the pain and swelling are reduced. Ice three times a day for 20 minutes with an ice pack you can make at home.

Start any rehabilitation program for your body with rest, until the pain and swelling are reduced. Ice three times a day for 20 minutes with an ice pack you can make at home.

Homemade Ice Packs-freezes very cold and fast but not hard so it will conform to the hurting body part.

Homemade Ice Packs-freezes very cold and fast but not hard so it will conform to the hurting body part.

DIY Gel Ice Packs -Recommended by physical therapists for therapy and sports injuries. Easy and inexpensive to make with ingredients you have at home.

DIY Gel Ice Packs

DIY Gel Ice Packs -Recommended by physical therapists for therapy and sports injuries. Easy and inexpensive to make with ingredients you have at home.

Pain Relief Ice Pack with Strap for Hot & Cold Therapy - Reusable Gel Pack for Injuries | Best as Heat Wrap or Cold Pack for Back, Waist, Shoulder, Neck, Ankle, Calves and Hip (Large pack: 14" X 6"). For product info go to:  https://all4hiking.com/products/pain-relief-ice-pack-with-strap-for-hot-cold-therapy-reusable-gel-pack-for-injuries-best-as-heat-wrap-or-cold-pack-for-back-waist-shoulder-neck-ankle-calves-and-hip-large-pack-14-x/

Pain Relief Ice Pack with Strap for Hot & Cold Therapy - Reusable Gel Pack for Injuries | Best as Heat Wrap or Cold Pack for Back, Waist, Shoulder, Neck, Ankle, Calves and Hip (Large pack: 14" X 6"). For product info go to: https://all4hiking.com/products/pain-relief-ice-pack-with-strap-for-hot-cold-therapy-reusable-gel-pack-for-injuries-best-as-heat-wrap-or-cold-pack-for-back-waist-shoulder-neck-ankle-calves-and-hip-large-pack-14-x/

DIY Ice Pack - for soreness and injuries! Amazing! (I like the little slipcover!)

DIY Ice Pack - for soreness and injuries! Amazing! (I like the little slipcover!)

Let’s face it.  It’s confusing as to when to apply a heat pad or when you should get out the ice pack.  Thankfully, the good folks at the Cleveland Clinic have created this handy dandy chart to help figure out what’s best for each situation. As an example, it suggests to use ice for

This Chart Shows You When To Use Ice Or Heat For Your Pain

Let’s face it. It’s confusing as to when to apply a heat pad or when you should get out the ice pack. Thankfully, the good folks at the Cleveland Clinic have created this handy dandy chart to help figure out what’s best for each situation. As an example, it suggests to use ice for

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