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Outdoor Essentials: Thermal Blanket

A thermal blanket is one of the most important items you can have in your survival kit. Retaining body heat is crucial in emergency situations where there is a sudden drop in body temperature. Falling into a lake, being caught outdoors during a snowstorm and traumatic shock are some scenarios where being wrapped in a blanket is a life-saving measure.

Thermal blankets aren't just for outdoor enthusiasts and survivalists, commuters and long-hall drivers alike can benefit from having a blanket ready in the trunk of the car, or as part of a survival kit. Not only will it provide warmth if you find yourself stranded while temperatures are dropping, it can also provide comfort and a sense of security as you wait for help to arrive. Blankets can calm the senses and provide that reassuring feeling that everything will be okay.

So what makes a good thermal blanket? Aside from effectively insulating you from the cold, a good thermal blanket should be highly durable and able to stand up to the elements. The BSP-221 Survival PACK comes with a thermal blanket from Coghlan's. It's layered and reinforced, waterproof and windproof and has corners with reinforced grommets and stitched edges. It's also lightweight and compact, leaving you space in your survival kit for other important items. This blanket can also be used as a tarp to insulate goods or as a ground cover and even as a make-shift shelter.

Being used as a quick first-step response to a potentially dangerous situation makes a thermal blanket one of the most versatile items to have at the ready.


Reinforced and layered.
Water and windproof
Aluminized polyethylene construction
Strong and compact
Helps retain body heat.
Corners have reinforced grommets and stitched edges.
Size: 50” x 79” (1.3 m x 2 m).
Weight: 12 oz. (340 g)


Can a thermal blanket help reduce heat loss?
Yes. Thermal blankets are specifically designed to keep the extremities warm and protected from rapidly dropping temperatures.

Can a thermal blanket help with conditions such as frostbite?
A thermal blanket can be used as a first line of defense against conditions where frostbite may become an issue. It can help stave off the dangers associated with low or freezing temperatures until proper medical support can be provided.

Are thermal blankets all-purpose?
Yes, thermal blankets can be used by anyone, anywhere.

Can thermal blankets be multi-purpose?
Yes, a thermal blanket can be used as a make-shift shelter, keeping rain and snow out of a specific area. A thermal blanket can also be used as a tarp to cover goods.