If you are in a northern climate, your life may depend on staying warm. The cheap emergency blankets tear so easily! And I knew there was heavier Mylar material out there because I’ve seen them in nice heavy food storage bags—4 mil I believe.
I recently purchased two heavy duty Mylar blankets.
Anyway, these blankets are definitely worth the money! Very hard to tear (Actually, I couldn’t, but maybe a man could; they stretch.).
Definitely reusable! Definitely the best deal on the web that I could find, considering the free shipping.
Five stars from Bev! And I will be ordering more!
Great, I’ve been looking for a light weight emergency blanket! You are correct, all of the ones I’ve had tore if you breathed heavily. But 51″ – ummm, not sure that would give a lot of extra wrap-around for certain parts of my mature female figure. You reckon I could sew or tape two together like a sleeping bag?
I am sure you could sew a couple together – good idea!
Thanks – Rourke
Two other problems if they’re anything like the worthless thin blankets:
1. they’re probably still very noisy so you’re not going to get much sleep.
2. I would be shocked to see someone fold one up again properly. :)
I have had good luck with the emergency bivys from Adventure Medical. They make several different ones. I’m currently using this one. I mean, I have actually used it! It’s like a sleeping bag so your feet and legs are all enclosed. Much warmer I think than just the blanket. It’s also $30 as versus $3. A generous size, you can put it over your head to keep out of the rain and snow. An investment, but it holds up well enough for multiple uses. Comes in a little bag so there’s no re-folding – just stuff it into the bag. Yes, it’s still noisy. http://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Medical-Kits-Survive-Outdoors/dp/B0075ZS096/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1355504901&sr=8-3&keywords=emergency+bivy+sack
A local friend makes what she calls “redneck sleeping bags” out of fleece throws/blankets. I traded a couple dinners for a few of them :) Ought to work with the mylar blankets, as well.
Take 2 blankets, lay them together (and pin – I think wide masking tape might be a better idea with mylar? ) Stitch them together down 1 “long” side, across 1 “short” side, and 1/3-1/2 way up the other “long” side. That’s it.
A worthwhile experiment for just 6 bucks :)
Thanks for the info –