Blizzard Three-Layer Survival Blanket
- 450.00 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
Extra-large Blanket for reducing shock and guarding against the risk of hypothermia in all weather conditions.
Easy to use re-sealable self-adhesive closure along full length.
Reinforced edges for maximum strength.
Made from three-layer Reflexcell™.
Ideal for First Aid, Mountain Rescue and Military Trauma Care.
Small pack - can be easily stored in any emergency pack or vehicle indefinitely.
The Blizzard Survival Blanket is the new standard in thermal protection for casualties. This extra-large blanket wraps around a casualty and seals with a self-adhesive closure. It can easily be re-opened for examination of the casualty or medical intervention. It provides the total warmth and weather protection associated with our Reflexcell™ material, reducing shock and guarding against the risk of hypothermia in all conditions.
The blanket contains 50% more material than the Blizzard Survival Bag, enabling it to protect all, including those wearing thick clothing, life jackets etc. The self-adhesive closure works in cold and wet conditions and can be opened and re-sealed many times.
It is often impractical to maneuver an injured person in a sleeping bag, so some form of wrap around insulation must be used instead. The Blizzard Survival Blanket is first opened, then the casualty placed on top of it. The blanket can then be wrapped around and re-sealed using the self-adhesive closure provided, to give full thermal and weather protection.
By carefully sealing the blanket to form a tube it can be used as a sleeping bag for one or two persons (particularly useful for re-warming chilled casualties). Carry a small roll of duct tape to help “sculpt” the blanket into any desired shape, reinforce holes, mend slight damage etc. The blanket can also be sealed around an ambulant casualty, giving them a high degree of protection, yet allowing them to walk. Arm holes can be cut if necessary.
The Blizzard Survival Blanket is recommended as the first choice for keeping casualties warm by the 2007 Prehospital Trauma Life Support Military Version Sixth Edition (PHTLS Military Version 6E), produced by the globally respected National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
PHTLS says medics’ initial response to trauma cases should be: “After any immediate life-threatening issues are addressed, wet clothes should be replaced with dry clothes, if possible, and the casualty should be wrapped in a Blizzard Survival Blanket.”
The Blizzard Brand, incorporating Reflexcell™ material, has become the new standard wherever thermal performance in a lightweight compact package is essential.
Size (vacuum packed): 20 cm x 11 cm x 4.5 cm.
Weight: 450 grams.
Size (unpacked): 2.35m x 2.4m (when fully stretched).
Warmth: 7.5 Togs – equal to a medium weight regular sleeping bag.
Weather protection: fully waterproof and windproof.
Storage: blankets may be stored indefinitely, and are not affected by temperature or moisture, either during storage or in use.
Re-usability: blankets can be re-used many times without loss of performance.
PLEASE NOTE: due to the nature of the materials there may be some slight variation on the size and weight of both the packed and un-packed products. All photography is for illustration only and may not be a true representation of the product.