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#295835 - 04/24/20 02:42 PM Emergency use of a 'space blanket'
pforeman Offline

Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Iowa
I ran across this article and had no idea that the "space" blanket could be so useful. I guess having them in my kit all this time was really a good idea!

Paul -
Survival Blankets in Wilderness Emergencies

#295836 - 04/24/20 03:46 PM Re: Emergency use of a 'space blanket' [Re: pforeman]
LCranston Offline

Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 201
Loc: Nebraska
Wow, that was very cool, thank you.

I have the SOS brand in my camping kit, and the larger SOS model in each of my winter coats. DEFINITELY like the alternate use!

I wonder what the tensile strength would be if you twisted it like rope?

#295837 - 04/24/20 05:21 PM Re: Emergency use of a 'space blanket' [Re: LCranston]
hikermor Online   content
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7640
Loc: southern Cal
Indeed, survival blankets are versatile, useful, light weight items. I have mostly used mine as components in improvised shelters or coverings for immobilized victims.

I would most likely use a survival blanket as padding for a one inch or wider nylon sling, which has much higher tensile strength.
Geezer in Chief

#295865 - 04/29/20 04:15 PM Re: Emergency use of a 'space blanket' [Re: pforeman]
DavidEnoch Offline

Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 74
Loc: Texas
I carry "sleeping bag" versions of the space blanket. They are still the thin cheap Mylar. I figure that getting completely enveloped in one is better than trying to hold it around you. It can also be used like a trash can liner as a poncho.

David Enoch

#295867 - 04/29/20 06:58 PM Re: Emergency use of a 'space blanket' [Re: DavidEnoch]
Tjin Offline

Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1812
A para quote; it's easier to cut it, then to tape it. The blanket that is.


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