Giving Thanks

As we fall into November, those of us in the US. begin to think about the Thanksgiving holiday. As this is the holiday to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the years hard work, ask what we are thankful for.

I am thankful for chicken broth and Jello, let me explain, one of my favorite writers Robert Fulgham wrote the best meal he ever had was chicken broth and saltine crackers after having the Hong Kong Flu. He said the warm salty water tasted heavenly as it provided desperately needed nourishment. What I like most about the story is his ability be completely self aware while not feel good and finding beauty and gratitude in what is truly an awful situation.

 I know this from experience; I was hospitalized for 5 day with food poisoning (that’s why I had to add the Jello). I hope to always remember the thankfulness I experienced when I had jello as my first solid food in days. So give thanks to all those chicken broth and jello moments that make us who we are.

 As we here at ThermApparel think about the harvest of the year and prepare for winter we are thankful to all of you, and most of all to those of you who were generous enough to share you stories of all the great things that you have accomplished in your UnderCool.   

 

Thank you!   


There's fear and then there's FEAR.

Most of us think of October as the scariest month but we know for people living with heat sensitivity October can be one of the best times of year. Wouldn’t it be funny to celebrate Halloween in July? Now that’s scary!... at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the fall we enjoy a little fright with the haunted hayrides and haunted houses, but most people don’t know what true fear is. When you have a real concern for your safety combined with experience and add a little uncertainty this equals true fear.

I would like to commend all of you out there that overcome this challenge and let you know we are honored that we can help. It’s always great to hear stories of people not letting their fears stop them. For some people they put themselves in danger just to feel the accomplishment, think adrenaline sports like the X Games. What is your definition of FEAR and Accomplishment?

I’m not sure how this happened but it needs to be a part of the conversation, October is depression awareness month. Depression can be caused by isolation, inactivity, chronic pain and numerous other stresses.

This is a great chance to to get a twofer, so let’s conquer the scariest person in our lives (ourselves). Yes, one my least favorite words is coming…exercise. By using your UnderCool you can exercise without being as tired and recover faster. Now for the twofer, exercise has been shown in studies to be as effective as medication with depression. It has also been shown to lessen or slow the progression of some chronic disorders like MS. With a healthier happy body the daily things get easier which equals more participation which equals happier. happier = healthier / healthier = happier so lets start an upward spiral and it all starts with what others don’t understand, conquering real fear.




Stay safe out there!

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stay safe.
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Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle with avengence, and some of ThermApparel’s family and friends live within its path. We hope everyone is safe and sound.

Usually once a month we post a blog about other uses for our UnderCool Cooling Vest and the Cooling Packs. With Michael heading for shore we couldn’t help but think of Rhonda’s email to us last fall in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

 "I live in Fort Myers FL and I was without power for 5 days and our community was flooded after the hurricane. The temperature was in the mid to high 90’s with high humidity. Not only was I not able to leave my home because of the flooding, I had no power, therefore, no A/C and no refrigerator or freezer for those 5 days.

 Because your cooling packs are made from the special phase change material, they did not require a freezer. I have two sets of cooling packs and was able to recharge the cooling packs by placing them with the bags of ice and the frozen water bottles I prepared. I had other water-based cooling packs that were in the freezer that had all melted. I don’t know what I would have done without your PCM cooling packs!!!"

The freezing temperature of our packs is extremely helpful in these dangerous situations. They will stay frozen at higher temperatures making them still usable for some time after ice packs melt. No power for your refrigerator of freezer? As long as the fridge/freezer is cooler than room temperature the packs will still recharge back to their solid “state” and be ready to go. Remember the packs can be “charged/frozen” the fastest by putting them in ice water for 15-20 minutes. Please take this opportunity to plan ahead for the next few days.

Most of all be safe. Our thoughts are with you.

Stay safe out there!

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With Hurricane Florence headed for the Carolina’s, and some of ThermApparel’s family and friends living within its path we want to remind everyone to stay safe and listen to your local emergency officials.

Usually once a month we post a blog about other uses for our UnderCool Cooling Vest and the Cooling Packs. With Florence heading for shore we couldn’t help but think of Rhonda’s email to us last fall in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

 "I live in Fort Myers FL and I was without power for 5 days and our community was flooded after the hurricane. The temperature was in the mid to high 90’s with high humidity. Not only was I not able to leave my home because of the flooding, I had no power, therefore, no A/C and no refrigerator or freezer for those 5 days.

 Because your cooling packs are made from the special phase change material, they did not require a freezer. I have two sets of cooling packs and was able to recharge the cooling packs by placing them with the bags of ice and the frozen water bottles I prepared. I had other water-based cooling packs that were in the freezer that had all melted. I don’t know what I would have done without your PCM cooling packs!!!"

 The freezing temperature of our packs is extremely helpful in these dangerous situations. They will stay frozen at higher temperatures making them still usable for some time after ice packs melt. No power for your refrigerator of freezer? As long as the fridge/freezer is cooler than room temperature the packs will still recharge back to their solid “state” and be ready to go. Remember the packs can be “charged/frozen” the fastest by putting them in ice water for 15-20 minutes. Please take this opportunity to plan ahead for the next few days.

Most of all be safe. Our thoughts are with you.