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Old 12-03-2010, 09:29 PM
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I'm currently putting together a vehicle emergency kit and since I have a young child, was wondering if I could include baby wipes with it and not be concerned if they're going to freeze or not. About what temperature will they freeze at? Do they contain some chemical that gives them a lower freezing point, such as alcohol?

I've only been a dad for about a year and a half now, so I'm still rather inexperienced with these kinda things.

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PS: I've made a list of the items I've included in the kit here: http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...09#post2137209
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They freeze.
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They freeze.
Everything has a freezing point. I was wondering when they freeze.

Google didn't tell me, but then I don't have much time to spend looking right now. I just figured I would ask those who are more knowledgeable in that area.

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put some in the freezer and check it in a week and find out if its not a block of ice then id say there pretty safe to keep in the car

and if they do freeze you can alwayse add alcohol to it in iraq we evaporated em and added motor oil to be able to clean our weps quick and apply a nice even coat of oil
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OK, my guess is that they freeze at the same temperature as water, unless they have propylene glycol, and here is how much it takes to reduce freezing point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propyle...col#Properties
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You would think since they have alcohol in them they wouldn't freeze quickly.

Story.....Had a pouch of them in the glove box of my car last winter and they froze solid overnight here in Tennessee.
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Way to many variables to give you an answer. Some have heavy content of alchy, some have less, and some have none.
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Yes they do, but not until around 20F i have found.

I also have some of the small packets of bio-degradable camp wipes from walmart, those freeze around 32 and there is very low alcohol content.

The more alcohol the lower the freezing point.

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Even if they didn't freeze, would you want an ice cold wipe on your butt? Especially super-chilled alcohol? Bring the wipes in your "carry-on" if you can.
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Even if they didn't freeze, would you want an ice cold wipe on your butt? Especially super-chilled alcohol? Bring the wipes in your "carry-on" if you can.
it would deffinetly wake you up
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Even if they didn't freeze, would you want an ice cold wipe on your butt? Especially super-chilled alcohol? Bring the wipes in your "carry-on" if you can.
LOL, you have a point.

Thanks for all the comments. I wonder which brand has the lowest freezing point... although it would probably be pretty harsh 'cause of the high alcohol content. Doesn't seem like there's an easy answer to this. I guess having them as a carry-on only would be best in this case... and the roll of toilet paper will have to suffice if we don't have any that we can use. Heh, poor kid!

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LOL, you have a point.

Thanks for all the comments. I wonder which brand has the lowest freezing point... although it would probably be pretty harsh 'cause of the high alcohol content. Doesn't seem like there's an easy answer to this. I guess having them as a carry-on only would be best in this case... and the roll of toilet paper will have to suffice if we don't have any that we can use. Heh, poor kid!

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you could alwayse have the littler travel pack ones and put em in a coat pocket to keep them warmer
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They will freeze, but should easy to thaw!
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They freeze solid like a brick but thaw out ok to use ....... I spend the day shaking hands and touching doorknobs and other flu spreaders ....... I use a baby wipe before touching anything in the car and especially my face ....... reduced my winter colds to almost nil ....... more important issue now than ever before !!!!!!!!
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not sure if they freeze at same temp as water but they def get frosty,,,remember trying to use one during a field exercise in like feb,,it was all iced up and alot harder to use!
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yeah, they freeze up. I was going to put some in my car but its winter now and know they will need to be unthawed to use.
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it would deffinetly wake you up
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diaper wipes do handi-wipes or wet ones have alcohol and don't freeze.
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It would probably will since it has liquid elements on it. But if you remove them from the freezer, it will just quickly melt and go back to its original texture.
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As, has been mentioned, they will freeze. What you could do is wrap them individually. Then before you know you will need to use them, put a couple in your pocket to warm them up. This will take more effort to prep, but thawing out a couple will be much faster than trying to thaw the whole packet of them.

You could also make your own wipes, and wrap them individually (Plastic wrap should do) and put a bunch of them into a ziplock type baggie. You could also get some of those mini ziplock type bags from the craft section of the dollar store and put one in each. This would prevent the water evaporating. Then take out what you need and warm them up.

Here's a recipe for making your own:
http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=130977
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