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After considering food and water, what other items should one have on hand in case of an emergency or disaster situation? Depending on where you are and what type of emergency or disaster situation you are most likely to encounter, there are a number of different survival items and tools that can prove invaluable to your survival. This short is going to focus on one of the most essential survival items that applies to most if not all environments and situations. Future articles will break down additional items that pertain to common and specific environments and situations.
Let me introduce the good old space blanket. Why does almost every survival kit or bug out bag have one of these? Because along with dehydration, exposure is something you need to prepare for above all else. Living in our climate controlled world it is easy to forget just how brutal the elements can be to the human body. Be it heat or chill, when one is exposed to an extreme for a long duration of time without shelter or protection, bad things happen. Having a good space blanket can literally mean the difference between life and death. Not only can it provide shade against the heat, it can keep you warm in the cold and block wind and rain.
Did you know that space blankets were developed by NASA in 1964 for the US Space Program?