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space blanket

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(Mountaineering) a plastic insulating body wrapping coated on one or both sides with aluminium foil which reflects back most of the body heat lost by radiation: carried by climbers, mountaineers, etc, for use in cases of exposure or exhaustion
[C20: material originally developed as part of the US space programme]
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That means carrying a basic survival kit: fire starters, small candle, plastic bag of dryer lint, flashlight, emergency blanket such as a Space Blanket, whistle, couple bottles of water, and a water purifier if you're going deep into the woods.
Your "Open Country" column ("What to Use, What to Lose") says when backpack hunting not to take a space blanket to save weight.
Carry a space blanket (like you see at marathons) with you if you're exercising or undertaking any activity outdoors, especially if you are off the beaten track.
The kit, which comes in in a military style messenger bag, includes the show's logo, six Datrex packs of emergency water that will stay fresh for five years, a Datrex emergency food ration that stays fresh for five years, a first aid kit, an LED flashlight that lasts for 400 hours, a survival whistle, a glow stick, a poncho, a space blanket, a medical procedure mask, a body warmer and 25 waterproof matches.
Border Patrol citing poor conditions in Arizona holding facilities show men jammed together under a space blanket trying to stay warm and a woman using a concrete floor strewn with trash to change a baby's diaper, according to AP.
I decided to shed gear and go as light as possible, so I handed Joel my pack containing my supplies (headlamp, space blanket, food, etc.
After the race, with a space blanket wrapped around his shoulders, Mestler seemed at a loss for why his energy faded down the stretch.
frazzled and desperate, I gathered a pile of branches and, with shaking fingers, got a fire going and tied a light Space Blanket overhead to shed the rain and reflect heat from the fire.
Looy first began to develop the idea for the Land Shark after reading the account of a military pilot whose plane went down during Operation Desert Storm with only a generic space blanket for survival.
Cunningham took the space blanket, given to keep them warm after the race, from around her husband's shoulders and placed it around the woman to comfort her.
The kits consist of a lightweight space blanket and warming device that heat ups when opened to the air.
Until September 22, it's offering up to 70% off selected Space Blanket insulation, so there's no excuse for not lagging your loft ready for winter.