An Emergency Space Blanket (also known as a Mylar blanket, Emergency Blanket or First Aid Blanket) is an especially low-weight, low-bulk blanket made of heat-reflective thin plastic sheeting.
Developed in 1964 by Nasa they reduce the heat loss in a person’s body, which would otherwise occur due to thermal radiation, water evaporation, or convection. Their compact size and low weight makes them ideal when space or weight are at a premium.
They should always be included in survival and first aid kits and are a handy addition to camping equipment.
As they are 100% waterproof they may also be used to build an emergency shelter to protect one from the rain and snow.
The metallic surface also flashes in the sun and the Emergency Space Blanket can thus act as a distress beacon for searchers and as a method of signalling over long distances.
Flat: 130cm x 210cm
Folded: 12cm x 7cm
Emergency blankets can be a valuable tool for survival during an emergency situation. They are lightweight, compact, and easy to carry, making them an essential item for any emergency preparedness kit or Bug-out-bag. Having an emergency blanket can provide crucial protection from the elements and help keep you warm during an emergency situation. It’s also a good idea to have other essential supplies, such as food, water, and first aid supplies, as part of your emergency preparedness kit.