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WARM AND COMPACT, VERSA AND VERSA LUXE BLANKETS SERVE MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS

There are many things we consider commonplace in our lives today that are actually outgrowths of government programs. Mylar sheeting used as a lightweight way to reflect heat is a byproduct of the space program when NASA started on its three-phased journey to the moon in the 1960s. The commercial equivalent is something we all know about, the space blanket. Your ability to navigate with your smartphone would not be possible if the U.S. military had not developed the Global Positioning System (GPS) in the 1970s.

Another military innovation that many of us know at least something about is the poncho liner. Poncho liners, or woobies as they are affectionately called, were developed in the 1960s during the war in Vietnam. They were a simple and cost-effective way, when combined with the issued nylon poncho, to give our troops a way to stay warm and dry when they couldn’t use their issue sleeping bag or tent.

The poncho liner, shown here in woodland camouflage, was developed during the war in Vietnam and remains an essential piece of kit for troops in the field.
One of the earliest commercial products that came from government funding of the space program was the space blanket, which was based on the reflective Mylar film used to help regulate body heat in the suits astronauts wore.
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American Survival Guide October 2019, REAL-WORLD Rehearsal, Bark River Knives + Winter Travel, BattleBox Leads the Way, And More....