S.O.L. Sport Utility Blanket- Adventure Medical - $19
Measures 5’ x 7’. Single layer woven material reflects 95% of body heat. Windproof and waterproof. Ultralight 11.3 oz and compact. 6 grommets. Use as shelter, ground tarp, picnic blanket, rescue lifter, and much more. Packaged in resealable storage pouch. Made in USA. Some emergency shelters are just that - meant to be used once or twice when needed and then never again. The Survive Outdoors Longer® Sport Utility Blanket™ is a different type of shelter - one that can be used as an emergency blanket one day and then as a picnic blanket the next. Use it to haul heavy loads, as a ground tarp underneath a tent, rigged as a shelter, or to cover your gear in foul weather - the Sport Utility Blanket™ will be up to the task. Even with many times the strength of similar multi-use blankets and tarps, plus a scorching 95% heat reflectivity rating, the Sport Utility Blanket™ still weighs in at a feathery 11.3 oz.
Elmer Fitzwillie Notes; I have carried one of these for many years and used it for picnics, rain shelter, ground cloth, etc. Once however on a Search and Rescue Misson on the Pacific Crest Trail in October I decided late at night to just spend the night on the trail rather than backtrack 2 hours to camp and back in the morning. There was a light dusting of snow, but I used a sleeping pad underneath and wrapped up like a taco in the Sports blanket. With the clothes I had on and sticking my feet into my backpack I made it through the night without issue. I was not hot but I was not freezing either.