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Survival Poncho

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, effective emergency blanket/poncho. I've been a big fan of SOL/AMK Heatsheet blankets for some time now. Much more durable and useable than the chintzy ones you so often see labeled as emergency blankets. I've got to test the Heatsheets out a couple of times and with a little work was able to refold them and reuse them. The SOL Survival Poncho is made of the exact same proven material. Obviously at this light weight (2.7 oz) it isn't bombproof, but plenty durable for its intended purposes—a… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great Grab n` Go survival kit for backpacking or hiking trips. The SOL Origin is just the right amount of equipment if you find yourself in bad way. The compass, knife, and fire strike are a "must have" in any survival scenario. The whistle and flash signal mirror may just be the difference between being rescued or not. The LED light,  cordage and fishing kit are great extras, along with the 62 point survival instructions, and the ability to add items like water tablets and and a water… Full review

Emergency Bivvy

rated 5 of 5 stars Caught out in the mountains two nights ago and used my bivvy for four hours until daylight. Kept me dry and comfortable, even though laid out on a rock!! (Surrounded by boggy ground.)Problem now to repack!!? Full review

Escape Bivvy

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A mylar blanket does a better job of reflecting heat. I've tested this bivy in temps from the 40s down into the teens. Every time I ended up colder than when I didn't use it at all. Instead of reflecting heat back to me, the Escape Bivvy seemed to conduct heat away from my body like a heat sink. I contacted customer service and their idea was that the bivy was compressing the insulation in my mummy bag. That sounded like a good theory since it doesn't offer much room with a sleeping bag inside. Full review

Heatsheets Emergency Blanket

rated 3 of 5 stars Best when new. I used this once to keep my butt dry while I sat on a riverbank while my son played in the water. It is not a very good thermal barrier, being so thin heat conducts to the ground right through it. The aluminum coating might reflect radiant heat and as a tarp it certainly will keep you dry and out of the breeze. That said when I went to use it a second time all of the aluminum reflective material had come off. It still will make a light ground cloth or an emergency tarp, but its claim… Full review

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SOL (Survive Outside Longer) is Adventure Medical Kits' survival line of products, including whistles, knives, lights, tinder and mirrors.   

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