This post was last updated on July 16th, 2021 at 11:36 am
It is always important to be prepared for the unexpected. One easy way to do this is to keep a storage of emergency supplies and especially emergency survival blankets, in case of a natural disaster or other unexpected occurrences. Your goal in keeping these kinds of supplies is to keep yourself and your family safe in dangerous situations where the essentials you may need may be scarce or you are unable to get them.
While you may think that these kinds of things are geared towards the extreme preppers, they are still great to have around for your car or home.
The most common emergency survival blanket is made of Mylar for many reasons and it is always a good idea to keep a few handy. Fist the Mylar blanket is lightweight, this makes them easy to carry when out backpacking and they are small enough to store without taking up extreme amounts of space. There are other kinds of survival blankets, but the best ones you will want to purchase are going to be cheap, lightweight, and compact enough for storage.
Using an Emergency Survival Blanket
When you first use your emergency survival blanket, you will want to remove it from the packaging completely before unfolding it. You can then wrap this blanket around yourself to keep warm or you can use it to provide yourself with shelter if necessary. Once you have finished using your blanket, you will need to refold the blanket differently from how it came out of the packaging as the fold lines will become weak and tear easily. Proper care of your emergency blankets can keep them usable for a while before you will need a new one. It is also highly recommended that you carry enough for two per person at the least.
Having emergency survival blankets on hand is extremely important as you may need to keep warm or provide shelter to yourself and your family. They are very valuable in emergency situations and have a variety of uses that you may find handy. These blankets are designed to keep the heat in when wrapped completely around the body and can prevent hypothermia in various situations. If you live someplace where you get a lot of snow, it is highly recommended that you keep about a dozen Mylar emergency blankets in your vehicle and your car. If you live someplace where there is a possibility that you and your family may experience numerous natural disasters, you may also want to keep about a dozen or so of these on hand as well as various other supplies.
Emergency survival blankets cost next to nothing and they will take up almost no space in your backpack. It is a very cheap insurance policy just in case you ever end up wet and hypothermic in a bad situation. Just imagine how many less people would die of exposure if everyone carried these stashed in their car or hiking backpack.