These might look like cheap bits of plastics, but they can warm you as if you are sitting in front of a heater. These emergency blankets are compact and a must-pack gear for all the outdoor overnight adventures. Where a simple hoodie or sleeping bag will not help you, these will.
They come coated with a reflective material, which once hung on the tree can act as a signaling device. They provide insulation, shelter and heat insulation.
Check out this list of 10 best emergency blankets in the list below!
10. Coleman Emergency Blanket ($5.00)
Made from polyester, this is Coleman’s emergency blanket is constructed to reflect heat back in your body to keep you warm. It is compactly folded into a small package to take minimum area in the emergency gear bag. When the unit is unfolded, it measures 53 x 82.5 in. This versatile blanket will provide shade against the sun, works as a solar reflector; as an emergency signal, etc.
“These are compact and fit right in my glove box. I love that I have them and hope I won’t have to use them but are glad they are there. I also bought some packets of water for my car. I choose them over the larger containers, so I won’t have to treat the water. Better to be prepared than not. Please stock up on your emergency kit for your car and forget about it :)” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Lifeline Emergency Blanket ($17.34)
Made from high-quality microfibre, this first aid travel blanket opens up to a 48-inch x 58-inch sheet size. It comes folded and snapped for easy storage and measures 2.5 inches high. It has a fleece interior with a water resistant strong polyester backing which keeps you warm and dry. The strap allows for easy carrying. Has numerous uses like an emergency blanket, rain poncho, pillow for sleeping, seat cushion or stadium blanket and seat or carpet protector, etc.
“I live in Alaska and wanted something in my car in case I break down. We never WANT to breakdown, but it happens. Since the winters get so cold a blanket is sometimes needed. I like this because it folds and zips up. I like the fleece side. It fits in the rear compartment perfectly, so it’s out of the way. I also love that we can use it for picnics in the summer. I would recommend taking the packaging of before putting in your car. You may not have scissors when you need them and since it’s all zipped up it stays neatly in place.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Liberty Mountains Emergency Blanket ($20.86)
Warmer than wool and made from multi-ply laminations, this is Liberty Mountains emergency blanket. It is made waterproof, windproof and works incredibly well at reflecting light. A great help if you ever get caught in outdoors overnight camping or rain. Super handy in treating shock and hyperthermia.
“I used these to make some bunk end covers for my camper. Just made some folds along an edge, added some grommets, and threaded it with a good rope. Very pleased with the result! The camper stays much cooler in the summer because the foil reflects sunlight. It also helps keep the camper darker in the mornings. We also don’t get the interior condensation dripping back down on us in the cold nights because the little air space between this blanket and our existing camper cover keeps the inside surface warmer! Plus, this DIY version of bunk covers cost a fraction of what actual bunk end covers cost!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Survive Outdoors Longer Emergency Blanket ($4.99)
Made from vacuum metalized polyethene heat sheets, this emergency blanket by “Survive Outdoors Longer” will come to your aid in the worst of rain, storms and snow. The unit is made such that it reflects 90% of your body heat to help you stay warm. It can also be used as a ground cloth, gear cover, first aid blanket, etc. This pack includes a 60-inch by a 96-inch emergency blanket that weighs only 3.2 ounces. Easy as a peasy to carry! Incredibly compact and offers supreme quality.
“Light weight, a strong product for those times when staying warm and shelter are your top priorities. With names like Grylls, Canterbury and Lundin recommending a product it’s hard to dispute. So I bought the two pack and “field tested” one. The larger size lets me use it without having to hunker down too much. I am 6′ 3″ and husky. Everyone should have one of these in their vehicle or their backpack.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Kangaroo Emergency Blanket ($8.95)
This is a pack of 10, thermal blankets measuring 54 inches x 84 inches when opened. These blankets retain 90% of the body heat inside using the reflective material that does the work. Offers great assistance during emergency breakdowns, sudden rain and snowstorms. Small and lightweight, these are perfect for preventing hypothermia. You can also use these as ground clothes, sun shelter, reflector, poncho and signaling device.
Note: They aren’t very reusable.
“This is a great deal for a useful survival item. If you are ever in an emergency, whether this is a car accident or natural disaster, and end up stranded without power for some time, one of the biggest problems can be staying warm. This mylar surface reflects infrared radiation from the sun, trapping it as useful heat. Even if the sun is not out, it will help to contain the warmth within your body, so you don’t lose that precious energy to your surroundings. It’s great that these are nicely folded up into their individual zip-top bags. Folded up like that they don’t look enormous, but when you unfold it, wow, it’s huge! One of the blankets took up the majority of the carpet space in our family room (much to the surprise of my cat, who was not quite sure about the noise of the crinkling mylar as it unfolded!). If you look carefully, you can see one of the folded blankets in its bag in the middle of the unfolded one! When I wrap it around my shoulders and chest, I almost immediately can feel increased warmth!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. PrimaCare Medical Emergency Blanket ($9.29)
This is a pack of 12, 52″ x 84″ compact and small emergency blankets. Ultra-durable and made from mylar insulation material, these blankets keep you warm by keeping most of the body heat. They are made water and weather proof and can deflect heat from the sun (sun-shelter). Prevents post accident shock by retaining the patient’s body heat. Keep these emergency Mylar blankets in your auto, boat, motorcycle, first aid kit and emergency kit – just in case.
“For the cost (<$30) of three packages of these aluminized mylar blankets, my daughter lined the drapes of every window in her eleven room house, including the ones that cover large glass doors. The result: a very distinct improvement in comfort on freezing nights. The annoying temperature fluctuations typical of a hot-air heating system are no longer bothersome, and one can sit by a window without feeling as if body heat was being sucked into the sub-zero night. Buy a package or two – you’ll find uses for them, I guarantee it.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. MCR Medical Supply Emergency Blanket ($13.95)
These are extra-large and ultra-compact 87″ by 59″ emergency blanket and come machine folded. They retain the body heat by reflecting the body warmth. The blankets are metalized plastic sheets, which can help prevent or treat hypothermia, act as a windbreaker, and can be worn as an emergency waterproof wrap. Also, their reflective property makes them easily seen from a distance, so use your blanket as an emergency signaling device. Since they reflect up to 90% of radiated body heat, they are also widely utilized in non-emergency situations as body wraps to keep athletes warm after a marathon or other sports activity.
“Bigger than others. No power in our cold winters means trouble. These are our security blankets. Literally. I bought the ten packs to share with our kids and to put one in each of our cars.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Ready America Emergency Blanket ($2.19)
Ultra-thin thermal blanket and can be effectively utilized for body heat retention in emergency situations. Preserves 90 percent of your body heat. Folds and stores easily. Measures 54 by 84 inches and weighs 0.6 ounces. This lightweight, compact blanket retains 90% of your body heat and can double as a rain poncho or shelter.
2. Grabber Outdoor Emergency Blanket ($19.16)
This is an all-weather blanket by Grabber which can be utilized to prevent hypothermia; used in ground cover and emergency situations etc. It has grommets on all corners and measures 5′ x 7′. The robust lamination of the fiber and aluminum plastic reflects back up to 80% of body heat and will keep you comfortably warm. These are reusable and will make excellent sun protection in the desert. Light in weight and will work great for signaling too.
“These are a must have in my opinion for winter tarp camping. One on the hard ground side up and one under the tarp metallic side down. Build your fire next to the shelter and add a firewall and you’ll be cooking warm in your very own oven.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Mylar Emergency Blanket ($6.30)
The best-seller in emergency blankets, Mylar’s are made from durable insulation. These retain and reflect 90% of body heat. They are made waterproof and weatherproof. Each quilt measures 54 inches x 84 inches. Disposable rescue blanket keeps in body heat and preserves body temperature. Small enough to fit in most first aid kits.
“I purchased this product (Emergency Mylar Thermal Blanket Pack of 10) to put some in my wife’s car, my car, and an emergency kit. I have never used one of these before, and I thought that they would just be an “okay if I have to” use. The boy was I wrong! I took one out at night (45 degrees F) to test it. It kept me delightfully warm, not hot, but a comfortable warm. I did not feel like I was wrapped in plastic wrap which I thought I would feel. I also tried to push my feet through it (holding on with my hands and with two feet pushing as hard as I could), and all it did was stretch a little but nothing serious. However once it is punched (with a knife on purpose on my part), it will continue ripping fairly quickly. Overall this is an excellent, very light weight, low price to not freeze in a crumby situation.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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