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Winter Warmth

Winter Warmth

Well, it looks like winter is in full throttle, with no plans of stopping soon.

I guess I should’ve paid more attention to Punxsutawney Phil’s weather forecast, because I was just about to stow away my winter paraphernalia.

But it appears that most of us still need our coats, scarves, and thermal wear.

And Mylar. We should all take stock in a little Mylar.

No, I’m not suggesting a helium balloon party (but that sounds pretty awesome.) Rather, it turns out that Mylar – the thin, reflective plastic sheeting used to make space blankets – could be a literal life saver in a winter emergency.

Compact and lightweight, Mylar blankets make a great staple for any emergency kit. You can keep them stowed in your house, your bug-out bag, your purse, your…wallet? (Okay, that last one might be a stretch. But if you try it, let me know if it fits.)

Since they’re made with an impermeable polyester film, the blankets are natural insulators. You can wrap one around yourself when the temperature starts plummeting, and you’ll find it retains a high percentage of your body heat. One detracting factor is that, since the blankets are so lightweight, they tend to be flimsy, so the best way to work with the blanket is to layer it under your jacket or coat.

You can order them individually or in bulk packs for as little as 86 cents apiece on Amazon. With that low of a price, there’s no reason you shouldn’t own one. Unless you live on the equator. Or in Florida, apparently:

 

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But if you’re on the run from the living dead while stumbling through a nuclear winter, I’d say the investment is well worth it.

You’ll also probably look like a human burrito when wrapped in the foil-like blanket, so make sure you keep a safe distance from any cannibalistic predators.

 

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