UST Brands Survival Blanket 2.0, Orange/Reflective

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UST Brands Survival Blanket 2.0, Orange/Reflective

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Survival Blanket 2.0, Orange/Reflective

About This Item

  • Ideal for carrying in a day pack
  • Windproof and waterproof
  • Lightweight but durable
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    good

    I actually use this for my floor bedding. I use it as a moisture-proof sheet, placing it under my floor bedding so that I would not feel cold and humid at night. It works well. :D

    Could be perfect, but...

    This survival blanket could be perfect, but... I'll get to that. Blanket is a great size and shape for all your standard camping uses (survival blanket, thermal wrap for sleeping, etc). Has some structure, not a wimpy, slouching blanket that does no stay where you place it. If you have ever struggled with waking to reset and reset again something that moves more than you do, you understand. great feature. Reflective side seems like it will last more than just a few campouts. Colored side is an orange that is highly visible for emergencies or spotting camp from far off, but color is not obnoxious. Warmth is provided by your body heat, as reflective side does its job giving you back the heat you lose. Do not look for miracles here, just a little extra when you most need it. Example I'll share is a winter scout campout where temps dropped under 20 degrees, sleet, freezing rain, snow then ice everywhere (tent, rainfly, boots, pack). That is everywhere but me, thanks to setting up a Burrito - wrapping myself on a self-inflating pad, this blanket under and over (ala rolled in a "burrito") , 40 degree bag and blanket over feet, hole at top for breathing). Easy out and back when nature calls, too. Not bad, not toasty. But ok for two nights, given conditions of ice and cold. Same campout I used same blanket to reflect sun within tent, and space was noticeably warmer when I re-entered that night. Decent winter tool. This summer we went crystal mining in Arkansas. Temps mid 90's and high humidity camping near Lake Quachita). Used blanket the first night as a tent floor (reflective side down kept ground heat away, colored side up provides floor protection from cot feet). We used a very good tent with a large vestibule for shoes and gear, and never wear shoes in tent to keep out outdoor bits and save our floor. All appeared well as we went to sleep. After trips in and out to begin our day, my son and I noticed our socks had both turned 'yellow', sort of like heavy, heavy pollen. Upon closer examination, was not pollen - it was the orange color on blanket bleeding on to socks. Would not was off at camp, and remains discoloring expensive hiking socks to this day. So blanket orange side NOT colorfast, so be forewarned when you use this product. Think ahead before placing under your fly to reflect sun rays, picnic-ing with this as ground cover, or letting your toddler use as a play blanket. That said, I like this product and would recommend it. But use your noggin and try sealing first. No need to destroy camp clothes, gear and the skin color of your children. Word to the wise.

    UST Survival Blanket 2.0

    First I don't generally gve 5 stars for anything but this at least gets 4.5 stars plus the price in store is under $12. It is light weight, blaze orange on 1 side, metallic on the other. It's fitted with garments and reinforced all around. Relatively light and about a 16th of an inch thick (a quarter or 2, coins). It's much larger then the competitors at a fraction of the cost (width, at least 2 people wide laying flat). I used it under my family's sleeping bags which helped for clean up but I only felt it during the afternoon while taking a nap. I could definitely feel the reflected heat from the sun on that cold day. I would guess the night would be nominal heat reflection since the air is cooler and the gound absorbs any heat in contact with it. I think its best to really know what a "space blanket" is used for and how they really work as well as its limitations. As for I, we will be using this blanket and another for many more trips and a spare in the vehicle in case of emergencys.

    Made a DIY underquilt with it

    I like this for the price and for my purpose. Last year I went hammock camping in August, expecting lows at night to be in the 50s. Instead we got driving rain, high winds and 40s. keeping warm in the wind in a hammock can be challenging on a good night, I had the gear to manage what we expected, but not what we had! So I took a simple fleece blanket I had with me and jury-rigged an under-quilt with it using rope and some shock cord and it served to get me through the trip with some middle of the night adjusting when a gap opened up under me and I got cold. An under-quilt is essentially a barrier to keep the wind from drawing heat off the bottom of a hammock. Since insulation is compacted under your weight, and hammocks are thin, the bottom is where you lose most of your heat. I bought this blanket and snapped 5 grommets along both ends and 2 grommets each side. Then I threaded some paracord through the grommets with a barrel lock for adjusting. Total cost was less than $20 and it fits well, packs small and will be used if we see low temps licke that again.
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