Important Equipment in the Emergency Kit – Emergency Blanket
Keep our body warm is important during the emergency. Many people who evacuate in an hurry will need to travel in light, as the result, it is not advisable to take many clothes with you. One good option is to prepare the emergency blanket in your emergency kit.
The emergency kit is normally produce with Aluminium Foil. It can either in silver or golden color. Some manufacturer claimed it was developed by NASA for the space exploration. The emergency blanket is very light and compact. It can be fit in the pocket easily. The working theory is it reflective surface will help to reflect the infra red light emitted from our body back, as the result, the temperature inside the blanket will be warmer.
On top of keeping the user warm, the emergency blanket can be used as rain coat, emergency flashing mirror for signalling SOS distress signal etc. It is a multifunctional equipment in the emergency kit.
The emergency blanket can come with many type, size and quality. Some thinner emergency blanket can only be used once, and not reusable. It also come with different size where you can cover only the upper body, or a bigger size that can cover whole body.
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