Wool blanket for survival/camping

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Coyote Ridge, Oct 23, 2019.


  1. Coyote Ridge

    Coyote Ridge Monkey

    Great survival/camping blanket.

     
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  2. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    I got 4 some time ago on sale.
     
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  3. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I have a few companies I buy from, depending on what I am wanting to do with them.
     
  4. sdr

    sdr Monkey+

    I picked one up last year. People weren't kidding when they said it stinks. I hung mine outside for a few day before bringing it into the garage. Took about a month before the stench left. Its a pretty thin blanket but for the price its a good deal in my opinion
     
  5. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Made in China no doubt.

    Not that that's a big problem, but my wife bought some nice flannel po-jamma bottoms from China last year for me. Pretty comfortable and warm.

    Problem was, in a couple of weeks my legs were covered in ringworm. Took about two to three months of over-the counter fungicides to get rid of the damn stuff.

    Buyer beware.
     
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  6. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    I like the Harbor Freight moving blankets. They are really warm and more durable than the wool.
     
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  7. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    While I have no problem with Harbor Freight, etc, wool blankets and have some surplus army blankets, US WW2, Swiss, German, be careful and get Army blankets, not Camp blankets. Lot of thin wool blankets are designed for either summer camps or emergency shelter use, and were not meant to be a survival tool. While expensive a Faribault or Hudson Bay type heavy wool blanket can never be beat for warmth and length of use. A side note, nothing ever beats a smaller tightly woven blanket meant to be used as a robe, bed roll, etc. Pendleton used to make them, don't know if they still do as they now make fancy blankets at a fancy price, might have had to do that to stay in business. They were so tightly woven that once damp, they would repel most water and you would stay warm when wet. Not as heavy as a fluffy blanket, but they could not be beat under a poncho or a slicker.
     
  8. also wool keeps a lot (60% or more) heat retainability when wet vs other materials. I also like the moving blankets!
     
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  9. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    its very hard to find those tightly woven, almost water proof wool blankets. if you find em let me know where ;D
     
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  10. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Just got to thinking,
    If cooling trends continue, so far as survival issues are concerned , one might considder worst case scenarios.
    "Day After Tomorrow " level event.
     
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