Chip Bag Emergency Reflective Blanket

Introduction: Chip Bag Emergency Reflective Blanket

About: Robert started prepping 15 years ago in anticipation of the perceived Y2K crisis. Starting out small with just enough resources to get him and his family through a week of supply disruptions, this quickly tu...

If you are in an emergency and don't have a reflective or Mylar emergency blanket. Then make your own. How to recycle you old chip bags into an emergency reflective blanket.

All you need is:
chip bags (6-9)
Dish soap to clean chip bags
Scissors
Duct Tape

The rest is quite self explanatory. Make your own and enjoy.
More chip bag recycling ideas coming soon!

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    6 Discussions

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    johnnypanic13

    I like this idea. I'm putting together a couple little survival packs (car, home, general winter, zombie apocalypse) and I wanted an emergency blanket for each. But that's just a little too much money to spend on those projects (and I can't choose between the zombie apocalypse kit and the general winter kit).

    Has anyone tried and tested one of these? Are they as effective as the ones you get at the store? And does the duct tape make them significantly harder to pack up? (my zurvival kit has gotta be nice and small so i can still run!)

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    SurvivalCentral
    SurvivalCentral

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the comment. It is a little hard to pack into a tight little package. But iy is good in a pinch and if you have enough bags you can use as a shelter. Video to follow.

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    Bigdog927
    Bigdog927

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is an innovative idea however using this blanket out west is a more a hazard to your health than not having a blanket at all. I think I would rather be cold for one night before getting ripped apart by a bear. This is however a useful tool in those parts of the country that are bearless so to say.

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    big al 1048
    big al 1048

    9 years ago on Introduction

    -hi !, today is jan 7th, with the mid-term elections just over, the sides of the road are litter'd w/ ''vote for me signs - - check it out many of these signs are mylar bags
    slipped over a bent wire frame, cleaning these things up is a environmentally
    friendly, politically correct thing to do !!!

    Have fun Big Al

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    Isurvival
    Isurvival

    9 years ago on Introduction

    best idea-i wanted an emergency blanket, but i didn't want to spend 10 dollar on one... But this is a grate idea! keep thinking of other useful stuff!

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    SurvivalCentral
    SurvivalCentral

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the comment Isurvival. I am going to have a more projests like this in the future. Just have to find time to do them. I also have other survival tips and Ideas at my blog www.SurvivalCentral.net. Cheers Robert