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#211550 - 11/18/10 09:49 PM Re: Do Yourself a Favor--Survival Blanket Test. [Re: sotto]
ILBob Offline
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I have one in my day pack, but I consider it more of a very thin and small tarp than a blanket. As a way to block wind and rain it has some utility. But it really has no utiliy as a blanket that I can see.

For as thin as they are, the couple I have opened up were pretty tough, but pretty noisy too.
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#211555 - 11/19/10 01:01 AM Re: Do Yourself a Favor--Survival Blanket Test. [Re: ILBob]
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Originally Posted By: ILBob
I have one in my day pack, but I consider it more of a very thin and small tarp than a blanket. As a way to block wind and rain it has some utility. But it really has no utiliy as a blanket that I can see.

For as thin as they are, the couple I have opened up were pretty tough, but pretty noisy too.


Ah, Glasshoppa, you have struck upon the very essence of my initial post: to encourage everyone to see just how much of a "blanket" their "survival blanket" really is.

Personally, I have to say I became "warm" very quickly as soon as I attempted to wrap up in my cheap sample even tho it didn't cover worth shinola, and tore easily. I was very impressed at how much even this crappy example seemed to reflect back my own body heat.

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