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A Better Ice Pack

No more damp kitchen towels or leaky plastic bags.

The actual use of an ice pack can be more uncomfortable than whatever ailment led you to it in the first place. The much-needed relief lasts a fleeting moment, and then there’s the damp rag, the dripping water, and the swampy mess you inevitably leave behind.  

In the video above, The Shortcut offers its favorite alternative to the usual ice pack, which can be made with materials already in your kitchen, along with a short stint in the freezer. It’s all relief, no aftermath.