A backpacking trip in northern British Columbia is something in the works for me and my husband. We love to hike and are pre-planning to see what exactly we need and how much we can get in our packs without weighing us down too much. Since we will be in-the-middle-of-nowhere I figured an emergency blanket should be a vital part of our packs.
My son recently had a superheroes themed birthday party with life-sized superhero mylar balloons. I couldn't bring myself to throw away that much material and found the perfect use for it. Turns out mylar is very easy to work with and makes for a great homemade emergency blanket! An emergency blanket helps regulate body temperature to prevent/counter hypothermia.
Fashionable too I might add. As I am shivering to death at least I will be in style!! I'm kidding.....really!
Step 1: Have a Party - Then Wait
Have a party with many small mylar balloons or a few HUGE mylar balloons! Or, save them up over time.
Wait for them to deflate or until your kids don't remember that you have new members of your household. I have to say in the middle of the night having these things lurking around the living room is kind of freaky!
Anyway, it's a good idea to get permission from your kids before cutting up their balloons!! Save yourself a tantrum!