In an emergency situation, space blankets can be a life saver. In my opinion, every survival bag should have one. They’re cheap, take up little room and they weigh next to nothing.
So what the heck is a Space Blanket?
Space Blankets are not like the blankets you use at home. Space Blankets are designed to be used during cold weather emergency situations. They work by reflecting your body’s heat to help keep you warm.
The Blankets are often made from thin sheet of aluminum coated Mylar that reflects around 80% of a persons radiated body heat.
They are also great for:
- Lining the roof of a shelter in order to make it waterproof or to reflect the sun.
- Reflecting the warmth of a fire into a shelter.
- Signaling for Help.