Our Minimalist Tin is made with 26 feet of paracord and comes with an 11 in 1 multi-tool and an emergency blanket. (get yours here)
Today we will cover the multiple uses of the Emergency Blanket.
The small package contains a big blanket that is light but strong and can be used in plenty of ways in an emergency situation.
Here are a few reasons to buy and carry this emergency space-age technology:
The obvious – wrapping in it for warmth.
Stringing up as a signal device – not too tight – so it creates movement in the wind and increases your chance of being seen.
Place it on the ground as a signal device and fold in different patterns to communicate a message.
Melt snow by placing small amounts on space blanket in the sun and funnel into a container.
Small rain shelter: looping a paracord slip knot over a pebble inside the corners of the blanket to tie off.
Use as material to write a note or directions using charcoal from your fire.
Twist for extra rope material.
Twist and loop it through pants, and tie to make a belt.
Tie off ends to create air space for an improvised flotation device.
Cut off small pieces as part of lure to catch fish (they like shiny materials).
Create a sling.
Use as a tourniquet.
Use as a compression bandage.
Use as a strip to tie splints for broken or sprained bones.
Use as cushion material for improvised splints.
Improvise a scarf.
Wrap around head to create a hood.
Use as a water carrying device.
Use as a fire reflector to maximize heat toward your direction.
Use to reflect sun onto tinder to build a fire.
Use to reflect the sun to heat water.
Use to reflect the sun for a make-shift signal mirror.
Build a mini hammock.
Stuff with leaves to create insulation for use as a pillow or sleeping bag or ground cover.
Line feet inside boots to keep socks dry.
Build an outdoor refrigerator by wrapping food inside as a ball, tying off, then placing in a creek. (Weigh down the end of bag with rock to prevent from floating away.)
Cut into strips and tie to trees for marking a trail.
Cut into 3-inch squares wrap stones to create a weight that’s easy to tie off for fishing.
Use to reset a broken arm (when solo) by tying one end to a tree then placing your wrist in other end with slip knot and using body weight to reset the bone.
Spread it over a large rock or ground as a makeshift tablecloth.
Use to make a food/bear cache by wrapping food in the blanket, tying with rope, tossing rope over a high branch, hoisting up, then tying off the other end.
Create a funnel by tying 4 sides and placing a container under to collect rain water. Place a rock at bottom to keep a steady stream
Please comment with any ideas you may have!
Be safe out there.