Reviewed by Allison T from Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, January 28, 2011
Some of the reviewers who have been disappointed in this blanket appear not to be particularly familiar with army blankets, moth balls, or maybe even wool. I, however, was specifically looking for an army blanket to replace one of the threadbare World War II ones that had belonged to my father. So, this is like a U.S. army blanket only in a color more pleasing than olive drab. As expected, it had an overpowering smell of moth balls. I machine washed it in cold water, (What army sends their blankets out to the cleaners?) and hung it to dry on a stepladder in the basement. With forced hot air heat, the whole house reeked of mothballs for several days. In fact, I could smell that blanket from the front steps. The odor has now dissipated. I'll wash it one more time, and it will be ready for use. Yes, as another reviewer mentioned, it's kind of utilitarian, but that's exactly what I wanted. If what you're looking for is an army blanket and realize that stuff packed in mothballs has to air for a while, you will be pleased with this.