Space Blanket (Thermal)

Space Blanket (Thermal)

$5.0

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Description

Space blankets are included in many emergency, first aid, and survival kits because they are usually waterproof and windproof. That, along with their low weight and ability to pack into a small space, has made them very popular among outdoor enthusiasts and emergency workers. They are so versatile, every one of our Scouts Personal first aid kits includes one of these blankets.

As a first aid item, the blankets are used to prevent/counter hypothermia. A threefold action facilitates this:

  • The airtight foil reduces convection
  • Heat loss caused by evaporation of perspiration is reduced
  • To a limited extent, the reflective surface inhibits losses caused by thermal radiation

In a hot environment, they can be used to provide shade or provide protection against radiated heat. But in this scenario using them to wrap a person would be counterproductive because body heat would get trapped by the airtight foil. This effect would exceed any benefit gained from heat reflection to the outside.

 


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Estimated Delivery times, for the following metropolitan areas, are:

Brisbane        2 business days
Sydney          3-4 business days
Melbourne    3-4 business days
Adelaide       5-6 business days
Perth             5-6 business days
Hobart          5-6 business days

 

Size:            130cm x 210cm
Material:     PET with an aluminium reflective layer

Space blankets are used to reduce heat loss from a person’s body, but as they are constructed of PET Film, they can be used for other applications for which this material is useful, such as:

  • Solar Oven
  • Signal Mirror
  • Heat Tent/Reflector
  • Ground Cover
  • Outdoor Fridge
  • Clothes Drying
  • Tarp (Rain or Shade)
  • Pillow
  • Reflective Trail Markers
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