Frequently asked Questions

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Are HeaterMeals suitable for children?
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The meals are suitable but children should only activate the Heating cycle of HeaterMeals under adult supervision.

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Can HeaterMeals be used anywhere?
A
Yes, but not on aricraft and always make sure that there is plenty of ventilation

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How long should I leave my HeaterMeals meal self heating up for?
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Once you have closed the bag you should leave the meal for 10 minutes unless you have left your meal in cold conditions
(eg. below freezing in the back of your car) when you should leave the meal heating for 15minutes.

 

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Can HeaterMeals be used in Aircraft?
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No, Aircraft cabins are a sealed environment and adequate ventilation is required.

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How long will the heat last?
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The heater will generate heat for approximately 35 to 40 minutes depending on the ambient temperature. It can be used as a body warmer in cold conditions.

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Is the chemical reaction safe?
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Yes! The only caution is to avoid spilling the hot water that is inside the heater sleeve or holding the heater sleeve immediately after activation because both are very hot. An activated heater produces heat and steam.

 

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Are there any toxic elements to the heater or heater sleeve?
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Provided the product is used as directed and disposed of thoughtfully, there is no toxic risk.

 

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Is this technology being used elsewhere?
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Yes. The technology was first introduced during DESERT STORM (1992) to heat the US military meals known as MREs. In 1998, 28 million heater sleeves were used by the US military. Since 1997, the military (MoD) in the United Kingdom began purchasing heaters and in early 1998, the Canadian military purchased a quantity for trial purposes.





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