Get home bags

How do you properly use a space blanket? I know for maybe an hour or 2 it’ll keep you warm, but then all the sweat you have it traps the moisture so now you’re losing heat because of the moisture. Just wanting to know.

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Everybody wants to talk about what you need.

Nobody wants to talk about how to use what you need.

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Let’s start with the space blanket:
Yes you are correct, a space blanket does not breath! But its primary use is for extreme conditions; do not perform physical activity to induce sweating while using blanket; water proof - keeping you dry from the elements; short term use; slow hypothermia! Reflective material…use to reflect heat back tword your body or reflect light back tword rescue planes; expedient signal mirror. Can be used under the right conditions as a solar oven, rain poncho, water bag/ container. Excellent non-permiable bandage dressing works for sucking chest wound. Hypothermia is a major killer for victims of severe trauma…space blanket can save lives!

Will that’s a start…hope this is helpful. Thanks

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Look it up on you tube, that’s what I do :slightly_smiling_face:
Take a new piece of gear out and use it, even if just in the back yard.

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@Clinton I do the same. :+1:

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…and buy a 4 pack or more of those blankets, 'cuz once you unfold one, there’s no going back :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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I purchase these blankets for my packs, much more durable and versatile. :+1:

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Not these. :-1:
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That’s what I meant. Thermal blanket.

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I was actually responding to mattm. :slightly_smiling_face:

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So not these?

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Those would be fine, different maker, different name, same thing and those have grommets if you have to make a shelter and the price is good. I paid $15.00. :+1:

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Okay I ended up taking 2 grocery bags and putting them in the bags to hold onto outside the bag.

My medical kit that I also attached has a small one. I’ve packed a garbage bag to lay on the ground if I end up having to lay down somewhere. Thinking of packing another one to use as a sleeping bag. Then laying myself in the 2 blankets.

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Sounds good, I’m glad you are preparing for you and your family. :+1:

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If you are looking for a good alternative to a space blanket check out SOL Escape Bivvies. I am looking at picking one up to keep in my truck. I have heard good things about them.

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I know this is a tough one but bare with me. If you read the instructions on the packages it will help you properly utilize the equipment that you have acquired. This goes for breaking in a new gun, water filtration systems, preparing an MRE, but like BRUCE26 said, try it out and use it before really having to need it. Just like training with your guns. Practice and train. Be safe!

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Yep, thats great. I always modify my get home for the time of the year

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I always keep a army blanket rolled up in trunk for cool times of year and winter. Also keep my army sleeping bag strapped up in water tight bag. Thats for a hold in place notion though

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Okay so an update on my Get home bag. I have a lighter, a whistle, and typical ordinary pocket knife that’s also serrated.

On the next part, I have a phone charger, some spare batteries, a flashlight, paracord, and a small compact emergency blanket.

On the larger compartment,
I have day time flares, night time flares, currently my flare gun is broken so none of the flares or the flare gun is in this compartment until I get it fixed. I have a multi-tool binoculars magnifying glass, compass and signaling mirror, Dude Wipes, and a small pocket size first aid kit.

I just tried rationed food and omg YUCK!!!
I’m sticking with beef jerky.

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I would change the jerky each week! Keepin’ it fresh! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: :joy:

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Heck yeah, Sounds like you are on point. We are pretty close. Saw an item or two on your list I will add. Flare gun is one. I have a few light sticks in both my bags. I had two bags, Summer and a Winter. I use to work 25 to a 100 Miles from home. So if stuff went down i would have had a bit of a Hump to get home. I am retired now so I constantly up grade my bags. Ans still change them out at season change :us:

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