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I purchased these to make emergency kits for my families cars. They are not expensive and could save their life if they break down.
My brother used a few to line a dog house he made. He turned them so the heat from his dog would stay in the dog house. My mom used one as a sun shade in a garage window. She turned them around so the heat would reflect back out the window. You can still see outside but people can not see in. Great little gifts for people and have many uses.
A warning (in response to a post I received). Please make sure there is nothing between the blanket and the glass of the window if you are going to use them as a sunshade and/or for privacy. These little guys reflect a lot of heat and anything between them and the glass could be damaged.
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Initial post: Mar 18, 2012 3:50:20 PM PDT
A sun shade! That is genius! I have a hot apartment because it faces west, but don't want to completely block the windows with heavy curtains. I will try this in my windows. Thanks for the idea!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 7:48:31 PM PDT
No problem. I hope it works for you. :)
Posted on Aug 8, 2012 9:39:50 AM PDT
Great idea, as a window covering! I ordered yesterday and they came today! How's that for quick service? I now have one up on my patio door, it makes the indoor area dark but you can't beat it for daytime privacy and cooling! I added magnets to the opposite bottom corners to help hold it in place. These are also wonderfully transparent, but only one-way, can see out during the day while no one can see in! Needless to say, I'm very happy with this inexpensive Mylar blanket, all of them...
Posted on Mar 27, 2013 4:58:25 PM PDT
Lost Ear Studio says:
Be careful about using these blanket to cover your window. I did this once on a window that had blinds right on the window and sunk in the wall. So I just taped the blanket over the whole 'hole' where the window and blind was in. I did this as a way to try to conserve the heat during the Colorado freezing weather (was broke so couldn't afford to keep the heat running much). I went to my minimum wage work and by the time I came back, it MELTED the blinds. I had to apologize to the landlord for the damage and offered to cover the replacement cost (luckily she was pretty understanding and didn't charge me).
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 11:46:23 AM PDT
I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. I wouldn't advise to have anything between the blanket and glass of the window. I can see where it could melt the blinds because the blanket does reflect a lot of heat out. If you had blinds between the blanket and glass then I can see a pocket of heat forming there.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 11:48:27 AM PDT
Great idea using magnets to hold it in place!
Posted on Apr 24, 2013 2:28:22 AM PDT
Man you people are all so freaking smart! Window shades, dog houses, magnets etc.
Posted on Jul 7, 2013 8:19:11 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
I bet you could use these to make a solar cooker, too. You are supposed to line the outside box with a 'reflective material'. Hmmmm. What a bargain!
Posted on Nov 19, 2013 8:47:48 PM PST
I use those Blankets for my Detox Wrap (I know very girly thing) works wonderful as they keep body heat and as well I use few of them in my Car (one in ER kit and some inside car for easy access) .......however I would like to ASK how do you ATTACH them to the WINDOW ???? I live in high-rise & very windy building where I do NOT have access to the outside window as window is floor-to-ceiling large and open only small percentage.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 9:14:09 AM PST
I just made Mylar curtains for my bay window, cut to the opening height plus3 or 4 inches, used a line of double sided tape and threaded them over the curtain rod. My window gets sun all day and that reflects on the TV to the point you can't watch a program. My Mylar are more expensive party store table covers but they did the job. I could have just folded the sheet in half and made the tape seal for a double later to block the sun. I will try to include a user photo with the survival blanket
If I didn't have an empty curtain rod to use, I would get a spring loaded shower curtain rod.