I tried to use an emergency blanket in the teens with no good results. i bought it at wal-mart and the foil was peeling at the edges. So I am ASSUMING it was b/c its a cheapo one.
My question is what if I use a thin sleeping pad CCF and glue an emergency blanket to it in rectangles. As to not have a LOT of it. Would this help or do I need to just use the whole thing? I saw Blackies pad and the way it folds up and thought about glueing the Reflective stuff to the rectangles the folding makes.
Do you think that using my sleeping bag on the outside as a kind of "pea pod" (as I have seen done before) and using an emergency blanket or pad cutomzed with the reflective mat., will be warm enough into the teens?
I guess my main concern is the effectiveness of the emergency blanket stuff all together. I also saw an Emergency bivy" at Backcountry.com. It was 15 bucks and looked like it was worth a try.
I really dont want to fool with an underquilt and already have a 20 degree marmot mummy bag...Id like to use what I have.
Its just an idea. I was hoping maybe someone here tried thr reflective stuff.
Im reading Ed Speers book (thanks to Blackie for the book!) and saw he suggested trying a windsheild reflective visor as a sleeping pad but, mentioned it wasn't a long term solution unless you bought multiples. Thats why I was thinking glueing the emer. bl. to the rectangles will help maybe? I dunno...