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Author: MIke Rayner
Posted: Fri 22nd Nov 2013, 9:54
Joined: 1983
Thanks John. I'll ask Santa for a new one
Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Thu 21st Nov 2013, 22:32
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Nick Kaye told me that when he took out his 10 year old space blanket it fell apart like confetti.
Author: MIke Rayner
Posted: Thu 21st Nov 2013, 16:26
Joined: 1983
How long do the space blanket type bags last? Like Amorel, I've never wanted to open up the packet, but I've been carrying the current one for about ten years now. I suspect if I do have an emergency it will come out of the bag in strips.
Author: Matthew Hand
Posted: Wed 20th Nov 2013, 17:46
Joined: 2001
Local Group: Mid Wales
Author: Armorel Young
Posted: Wed 20th Nov 2013, 11:16
Joined: 1999
Local Group: Sherwood
I haven't opened the package, as I suspect I would never be able to get it folded up so neatly again, so I'm afraid I can't comment on how robust it is.

As with all equipment, there is always a balance to be struck between weight and potential benefit. To my mind most challenge walks are relatively low risk (because of the number of other people around and the proximity of checkpoints), so I would happily take a lightweight bag such as this on a challenge walk when I might opt for something more substantial if walking alone in wild places.
Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Wed 20th Nov 2013, 7:33
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Armorel, thanks for that information. Hmmm? It looks very flimsy. Is it just metal foil or somethink more substantial?

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Author: Armorel Young
Posted: Tue 19th Nov 2013, 19:21
Joined: 1999
Local Group: Sherwood
Certainly, John - I found it on Amazon here:-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00331Q90S/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Tue 19th Nov 2013, 10:20
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Armorel, thanks for that information. Could you provide a link to whatever supplier you bought it from as I haven't been able to find that exact bag. There are a lot of bags out there on the internet but few give details of size or weight. Thanks John
Author: Armorel Young
Posted: Tue 29th Oct 2013, 9:28
Joined: 1999
Local Group: Sherwood

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