Why Emergency Blankets are a Camping Essential.
They’re about the size of a big handkerchief when folded and could safe a life.
Emergency Blankets (also known as first aid blankets or space blankets) are extremely lightweight and compact.
In First Aid terms they’re desiged to reduce the heat loss in a person’s body through shock or trauma.
But they’re also great to simply keep in your camping equipment.
If someone in your party feels the cold, this could be the difference between a great trip away and their most hated trip away. The need for warmth and the risk of hypothermia (when the body’s core temperature drops) can be very real – very quickly.
Sometimes it’s just nice to be pampered and feel secure. Giving someone an emergency blanket can calm them down in stressful situations.
I have one that permanently sits on top of my swag’s groundsheet and under the mattress. I find it keeps the mattress under me cosy and warm when camp in winter or at night in the Simpson.
You could also use them in rescue situations where to want emergency services or rescuers to find you. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to find a highly reflective silver blanket in the bush than say a yellow t-shirt.
At less than a handful of dollars, these blankets are something that you should find it hard to say no to.
I’d love to hear your stories on using an Emergency Blanket.
Keep safe and and buy one, two or more.