Best Military Wool Blankets? Your Favorites?

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Best Military Wool Blankets? Your Favorites?

Post by crunchie » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:49 am

Ration eaters from around the globe give your opinion:

What is your favorite military wool blanket? :mrgreen:
Are there some blankets better than others? Warm and useful or too thin and useless?
Hairy and scratchy blankets to keep you alert?
Soft blankets for a peaceful night?

I have noticed over the years in the civilian market wool blankets disappearing from stores over the years...fleece blankets and polyester blankets seem to be the trend...just throw in the washer and dryer and use.

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Re: Best Military Wool Blankets? Your Favorites?

Post by ak70g2 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:21 am

Old soviet/russian/east european scratchy OD wool blanket. 3 white stripes at ends. Heavy as a dead dog. But WARM. :mrgreen:
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Post by housil » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:50 am

I have a couple of wool blankets:

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I had never use them outside, but we use the German Army one´s even today in civil protection and they are still in use with the German Army as regular blankets for their beds.

I´m not a big fan of any fleece clothing as I bet they don´t stand the next 50 years like the 1965 blanket I have, also they cause static charge and whenever I touch something I get an nasty electric shock :evil:

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Post by Name_not_found » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:57 am

Us has a couple versions all work well, Italian ones are nice too, havent tried too many others.

They are the most cost effective way to get a wool blanket i have found.

I like the heavier ones for sleeping under the stars, but nothing wrong with a fleece liner on colder nights.

That German one housil posted looks nice
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Re: Best Military Wool Blankets? Your Favorites?

Post by norge » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:58 am

i have a bunch of us navy hospital blankets,white with black lettering with us navy
from the 1960s and they dont feel like wool,very soft warm but heavy.

il try to fix some pictures of them later on if wanted?

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Post by housil » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:54 am

norge wrote: il try to fix some pictures of them later on if wanted?
1 picture says more than 1000 words :wink:

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Re: Best Military Wool Blankets? Your Favorites?

Post by Bypah » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:23 pm

I have one of the U.S. Navy beige ones. Is kind of small but very warm.
I have seen them being sold for $115 a piece. :shock:
Mine I paid $2 bucks @ Goodwill. :mrgreen:
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Post by dirtbag » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:29 pm

I slept under them for ten years, US Navy grey.
The only thing (ok, thingS) wrong with them is they are very scratchy (no top sheet), and if you are enlisted, they were old and thin.
In the winter, the air conditioner worked very well, and when it got hot, the A/C didn't work at all... :evil:
If you were an officer, you had nice thick new blankets (two, and a top sheet...) and your heat and A/C worked well. :roll:

I have no idea what is issued these days.
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Re: Best Military Wool Blankets? Your Favorites?

Post by Bobby » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:00 pm

I have a blue USAF wool blanket..They were made in the 50s I think. It is scratchy and as for warmth it's ok.

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Post by noderaser » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:21 pm

All I had at Lackland were various shades of gray. Couldn't tell you how warm they were, because I was there in the summer and never needed more than the sheet. Thickness was luck of the draw from the laundry, and with them being laundered a couple of times a month I'm sure they thin out pretty quick. Since then, the only kind I've seen have been the green variety but never actually in use, mostly as emergency fire blankets and the like. The few times I've been issued any kind of bedding were either actual sheets & blankets (think hotel/hospital) or a sleeping bag.

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