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Quiverr QCMY10 Mylar Emergency Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2012
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On the package it says that these blankets will reflect back 90% of body heat, challenge accepted. The west side of my apartment faces a large open blacktop parking lot that reflects a lot of heat straight into my windows, raising the temp in my apartment quickly in the afternoon. So I thought, "why not I have ten of them to play with?". With the blinds closed, trapped between the Mylar taped to the wall around the window, and the widows themselves. It reflected and trapped enough heat to melt the blinds! The temperature reached above 140 F (that is a far as the thermometer goes that I used) and made a huge difference in the room temperature. Now I know that is not the intended use of these but I would say that it is a dramatic test, non the less. I do not think they are reusable as the package says they are, as I was putting them up the aluminum started flaking off. Once you get a nic in them, they tear quite easily, but I have put these in all the emergency kits and the car, and yes I have ordered the thermal reflective window coating for the West facing windows. For the price, you simply cannot pass these up! Get them, you will find a use for them and they do reflect heat quite well!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2011
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Wrap the blanket around you loosely to create air pockets. The heat from your body radiates off the blanket keeping air warm. Having a blanket on top is a plus.

I will be keeping these in my car and Go Bag. These are great to have if you are in an emergency shelter. Also, I have a dog and often fear having to sleep in my car with him as you cannot bring them into a shelter.

I will keep a couple in my home for extra cold nights. I have read from others that using this with a blanket on top does keep you warmer. I will sleep more soundly being warm and hearing crinkly noises than cold and silence.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2011
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I've used these emergency blankets in between my windows and blinds to reflect the sun and heat in the summer months -- they make a difference. I know from experience hiking /backpacking the mylar will flake off over time, but for the price of these blankets they will pay for themselves in savings on the electric bill. The 10 pack is a deal!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2011
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Typical mylar blanket. Best buy these in bulk because their uses are unlimited. As for being a blanket, others have described their limits of mylar better than I can. I've used them as window reflectors to keep the sun from baking flooring to making a solar reflector still in the desert. I don't recommend them as a replacement for a blanket. I keep 5 of these per bail-out bag along with a roll of Gorilla Tape. Strongly recommend these if you understand how mylar works.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2011
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These arrived extremely fast and are very inexpensive. I paid over $10 for just two of these a few days ago at an Army / Navy store here in NYC.
If you are looking at this item, you likely know the myriad of potential uses for it.
Good to keep a few in the car, and they are so small that theres no reason not have one in your purse, briefcase, knapsack, etc.
The #1 way to die in an unexpected, short term 'emergency' is from body temperature fluctuation... And it only a matter of a few degrees either way.
Be safe!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2011
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I used this product as additional support for my lake front property. My house has VERY large windows (4 X 7) front windows (thermal glass etc) and in the summer the entire house gets extremely hot from the heat gain. In the winter, those same large windows are a source of heat loss. Hence, while the windows provide a breath-taking view of lake,.. those same windows provide the greatest source of heat gain and heat lose, depending on the time of the year (winter and summer), To provide the best of both worlds, I used these mylar blanks to provide a great reflective surface to radiate all that direct sunlight and heat gain in the summer back outside the house. I also used bubble wrap on the windows for the heat loss in the winter. As I just completed doing this, I have no data on overall energy efficiency or savings for total energy costs (heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2012
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On giving a 10-pack to the neighbor (I ordered 3), we brainstormed and came up with all sorts of uses for putting these blankets to, such as: keeping 1-2 in the car in case one is stranded and has to shelter down in the cold. Covering plants loosely this winter (securing base with duct tape). Cutting them up for smaller projects and securing them together into baggies using the Foodsaver (to hermetically seal collectibles, prescription drugs, food, etc., by sealing three sides, inserting object, and vacuum sealing the top). Attaching two or more together with duct tape to create larger blankets, sleeping bags, construct tents. Use if ever a window gets broken in the house or car (to cover it, securing it with heavy-duty-rated 3M duct tape).

You could probably even give one to kids to create school projects where they cut a blanket into shapes to create art work.

I may use a blanket as insulation this winter by cutting it up to fit the sides and back of my lovebirds' cage, for added warmth, mounting with duct tape. A 10-pack or two of these could be duct taped together to create a giant car, boat, or pool cover. Of course, it's nice to know if a storm knocks out the power and/or gas, I can place one between my bed sheet and blanket for added warmth. In an emergency, its primary intent, one could distribute to family and wrap it around oneself and loved ones, or wrap an injured person in it. One could even use heavy duty duct tape to create an internal window covering during winter in colder rooms, to prevent heat from bleeding through a single-pane window. Fortunately, I have multi pane glass, but single pane glass is an energy killer when temperatures drop below zero.

I went and ordered 3 more 10-packs and the price had gone up from $7.25 to $8.62 in just two weeks, but with free super-saver shipping it still seems worth it (as each blanket in a 10-pack is still under a dollar). I also purchased two mylar sleeping bags for my emergency earthquake preparedness kit, but will store a 10-pack of these with heavy-duty grade 3M duct tape and scissors as well. (I purchased a medium-sized transparent plastic box that clamps down and is waterproof to store emergency supplies, and keep it in the hall closet.)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2012
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Put 10 in my son's pack and 10 in my pack along with some para cord, also from Amazon. We may never need them but one day while out hunting or hiking if something goes terribly wrong, it's enough to build a tent like shelter and stay warm and drier than not having them. These survival things are insurance if you venture out in the woods. I've been very lucky but why tempt fate? I have been watching "I shouldn't be alive" and some of those people would have been a lot better off with basic survival gear. I have fire starting materials, a SS cup to boil water, these blankets, para cord, first aid materials, etc. It's not very much weight all together, just a few pounds. But it's there if something happens.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2012
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I suppose these are ok (I haven't used them) however, I only received 9 of the 10 and they aren't in a 'pack' they are just thrown into a box individually.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2011
These thermal blankets are a must. Whether you are going camping, or preparing an emergency kit for your vehicle over winter, these blankets are a great addition to your supply. If your vehicle were to break down during winter, these blankets will keep you and/or your family warm while waiting for help. They are compact so you can store them easily, yet have the piece of mind that you and your family will be able to stay warm should the unexpected happen. This product is a great price for something that could potentially save your or a loved one's life. These are sturdy blankets that are a great investment for anyone.
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