Important but not a lifesaver on its own

Verified Buyer Reviewed by BaltiMoose from Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
These are great to carry in your day pack or for backpacking trips "just in case" as they weigh only .4 oz. However, they are not by themselves a lifesaver. While they reflect some heat and shed water they do not insulate and therefore would not prevent heat loss over time, especially on the snow or cold or frozen ground. By all means, you can carry these, but they are no substitute for common sense and worst possible scenario clothing (or at least a lightweight bivvy) but rather a good supplement to your existing protection from the elements.
  • Best Uses: Emergency Preparedness, Keep In The Trunk, Outdoor Activities
  • Describe Yourself: Backpacking Enthusiast, CPR Trained, Dayhiker
  • Primary use: Personal
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Effective, Lightweight
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