Here is a simple recipe for an effective and inexpensive ice pack. Mix three parts water with one part rubbing alcohol. Put the solution in a plastic bag and double it after squeezing all the air out. After several hours in the freezer, you will have a reusable and pliable cold pack that can be shaped to fit any part of the body.
—Catherine Rose, ANP, MSN, Clear Lake, Minn. (109-26)