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      Space Emergency Blanket

      This is the original emergency blanket, made of materials first developed for NASA.
      • $3.95

      Item # 407104

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      • In situations where warmth is critical, blanket retains 80% of a person's radiated body heat
      • Fits easily in a glove compartment or first-aid kit

      Made in USA.

      Space Emergency Blanket

      Specification Description
      Best use Backpacking
      Dimensions 56 x 84 inches
      Weight 3 ounces

      Space Emergency Blanket

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      Rated 2out of5
      by fromtime consuming and difficult to unfold After carrying it in my first aid kit for years, finally used it at City of Berkeley Camp in the Sierra's last August when the weather dipped. We were in a tent cabin. It took a long time to unfold. It did improve the insulation of my sleeping bag. If I had been hiking, caught in a sudden rain shower, with the wind blowing, I would have been drenched by the time I got it unfolded, and perhaps hypothermic. I will replace it with the bulkier all weather blanket.
      Date published: 2011-03-13
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromLife safer My friend and I recently attempted to summit Whitney in a day. Everything was going really well until we encountered a relentless 35mph wind. None of my clothes were windproof and after an hour of pushing on I was close to hypothermia and my friend deployed this blanket while we hid behind a big rock. Instantly I felt better because it blocks the wind and kept our heat within the blanket. This blanket is HUGE. It just kept unrolling. Thanks to this blanket I was perfectly fine after an hour and the sun started to come up. Yes it's hard to repack afterwards but it's worth the trouble for something so small and effective. I am buying one for everyone this holiday season!
      Date published: 2013-09-28
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromDoes its job Partner & I got caught by darkness at 13,000'. This blanket turned what would have been a night of epic misery into a merely unpleasant one. I'll be always carrying one from now on.
      Date published: 2013-09-12
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromEssential Mountaineering tool This is an Essential Mountaineering tool. Period. If you are smart you will buy one of these and away keep it on you, no matter if your going for a day hike in the local mountains or if you are dog-sledding in the Labrador frontier. Simple to use, but hard to repack, the only con is that it may get too warm for you, you will notice condensation building up on the inside of the blanket. Don't use it as your only source of sleep wear but keep one as a backup. It also doubles as an emergency signal if your stranded.
      Date published: 2007-10-01
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromOk but limited use I compete in dog sports and we use shade cloth very often. I an forever getting the "emergency" and "all-weather" blankets confused, but I finally have it down. This one is flimsy and the layers stick together and reuse is certainly possible, but maddening. If you want a more versatile product, get the "all-weather" version. The reviews of that product also contain comments about this one. That said. This product will save you life so carrying one for emergencies is a good idea.
      Date published: 2010-02-11
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromSmall, light & worked in emergency! Have carried one of these for years but boy was I glad that I had it when I needed it. Let me tell you, it is well worth the tiny bit of space and weight when you need it. We were stranded between two rivers when backpacking due to a flash flood. The temperature plunged from 60 to 30 degrees for day time temps. We had to wait for rescue for several days due to the rising swift water. We were wet due to driving rain and trying to cross the river. These space blankets kept us warm. They aren't comfortable but they do what they are supposed to. Even the dog climbed underneath. We now carry one for each person and each dog. I highly recommend you add it to your pack, put one in your car and one in your emergency home kit. The only reason it's 4 star instead of 5 is that it's not reusable...but I'll keep buying them and hope I don't need them. If I do I know they work.
      Date published: 2007-10-28
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromA warm bed during winter power outages Excellent product for use at home during power outages. Place the emergency blanket on the bed between regular blanket and bedspread. Body heat comes back to provide a cozy, warm night's sleep. With careful handling, the emergency blanket can be used over and over.
      Date published: 2008-12-15
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromDoes what it needs to Carried one in my bag for years, had a friend fall in the river last year. The water was in the 40s and the air was in the 50s. He got his wet clothes off, wrapped up in the blanket and it worked. It will never fold up right again, but I think these are made for a one time emergency use.
      Date published: 2014-05-09

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