- Package with 1 pc. aluminum carpet
- The aluminum blanket is waterproof and keeps you warm
- Practical to have lying around in the car or with you on the excursion
- Reflects 90% of body heat
Are you looking for an aluminum blanket that will keep you warm if there is a chance of severe cooling (hypothermia)? This brilliant aluminum blanket from First-8 reflects 90% of body heat and is waterproof.
It can keep you warm in even the coldest situations – perfect as a back-up on the hike or as security in the car.
Alu carpet of good quality at Denmark's best price
– The carpet can keep you warm in emergency situations
– Reflects 90% of body heat
– Water and windproof
– Compact and lightweight
– CE approved
– 140 x 210 cm
This small and light foil blanket can be the difference between life and death in emergency situations where someone in the group has become severely chilled (hypothermia).
It is important to wrap the hypothermic patient in the blanket, so that he or she is better protected against wind and weather. In addition, the blanket reflects the person's body heat, so that person has a greater chance of retaining the heat.
Facts about hypothermia and the use of aluminum blankets
- Hypothermia means low body temperature
- Symptoms are tremors, cold/pale skin, pain, slurred speech, impaired consciousness, slower pulse and breathing, unconsciousness and lifelessness
- Hypothermia is treated with heating
- In serious cases, you must be admitted to hospital for treatment
Directly translated, hypothermia means low temperature. In this connection, a low core temperature in the body is meant. Core temperature is the internal temperature of the body. A core temperature below 35°C is defined as hypothermia. Hypothermia is further divided according to severity:
- Degree 1: 32-35°C
- Grade 2: 26-32°C
- Degree 3: Below 26°C
Why do you get hypothermia?
In most situations, the body manages to maintain normal body temperature by itself. But if you are exposed to significant cold, or cool, damp environments for a long period of time, the body's control mechanisms can lose the ability to maintain body temperature. When the body loses more heat than it can generate, hypothermia occurs. Wet or damp clothing increases the risk of hypothermia, e.g. if you fall into cold water.
Most often you hear about hypothermia in connection with accidents or injuries in cold environments. It can be by drowning, near-drowning or people who get lost in nature. In addition to the cold, humidity and wind will also increase the cooling rate. But cooling can also take place indoors. It can, for example, be when an elderly person falls over at home and lies on the floor for many hours, possibly days.