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From: bren
Date: 09-12-2003, 09:16 AM (1 of 4)
I have some neck bags I made to fill with rice for heating pads...I'm wondering what else I could fill them with? I'm concerned the rice might cause bugs!!!


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User: bren
Member since: 11-30-2002
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From: dmoses
Date: 09-12-2003, 10:35 AM (2 of 4)
Hi Bren,

I think if you microwave it right away(maybe twice, for good measure:wink:), it would probably kill anything that may be in there.

I read recently that feed corn(for deer) is a good alternative to rice, since rice tends to go rancid after a while. Also, avoid anything that may have oils in it(e.g. certain seeds like flax) as they can be a fire hazard.
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From: stitchmd
Date: 09-12-2003, 03:59 PM (3 of 4)
I think if you put the rice in the freezer for a few days it would kill any eggs waiting to hatch. I freeze my flour and take it out if I need room for something else. It never gets bugs even if it just stays in its paper bag for months.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
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From: Mother in Law
Date: 09-12-2003, 11:35 PM (4 of 4)
What about beans Bren. Martha bakes them all the time over and over to keep a pie crust from bubbling up when baking one empty. They might work.

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