Is a Life Bivy Better Than an Emergency Blanket?

Jun 29, 2022
Jun 29, 2022

Is a Life Bivy Better Than an Emergency Blanket?

Here's why you need a life bivy emergency sleeping bag, and why we sent 200 of them to Ukraine.

The past few years have taught us all a valuable lesson: pandemics, natural disasters, and emergency situations can unexpectedly impact anyone

In the chaotic modern world, it's a good idea to be prepared. 

This also applies to just about any outdoor adventure. Bringing a small emergency kit on your next hunting or camping trip just might save your life.

Luckily, building an emergency kit can be a fun, rewarding process. It's all about finding a balance between the right survival tools and mobility. Selecting lightweight but effective emergency preparedness items for your kit will keep you safe and ready without weighing you down.

What you actually put in your survival kit depends largely on your own specific needs, but there are a few essentials most people include. Basic medical supplies, a water filtration system, paracord, and a multi-tool are popular, but there is nothing more essential than a mylar emergency blanket.

They’re incredibly light, intuitive, and can keep you alive when temperatures drop. But, they could be even better. 

Enter the Go Time Gear Life Bivy; the natural evolution of a fundamental piece of survival equipment. 

This tiny survival sleeping bag weighs only 4.1 ounces and is made from extra-thick, puncture-resistant polyethylene material to hold up even in extreme conditions.

It even comes packed in a convenient stuff-sack for easy transport, but that's not where the usefulness ends. The sack's drawstring is a 550lb nylon paracord. In a pinch, you'll have access to twenty feet of paracord so you can start fires, repair your gear, or even go fishing.

The stuff sack also has an ultra-loud survival whistle built right in. This tiny whistle blasts at 120 decibels, loud enough to alert rescuers up to a full mile away.

That's two emergency kit items you can cross off your list in addition to a sleeping bag.  

While a survival sleeping bag might not be as effective as a fully enclosed tent or emergency shelter, it unquestionably offers more complete protection than a simple emergency blanket.

Rather than huddling under a thin survival blanket, you'll be able to take shelter in an emergency sleeping bag that reflects 90% of your body heat. You'll be unquestionably warmer, and as any survival expert can tell you, even a few degrees can mean the difference between life and death in an outdoor emergency.

It’s just easier to stay warm and dry in a survival bivy when weather conditions turn bad.

That's what makes our emergency sleeping bag ideal for your hiking survival kit or disaster emergency kit.

That’s also why Go Time Gear and our customers worked together to send over 200 emergency bivvies to the humanitarian crises in Ukraine.

During the continuing refugee crises brought on by the war in Ukraine, concerned citizens from across the world pitched in to send emergency supplies to those in need.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, emergency ‘space’ blankets were one of the most highly requested refugee aid items.

Those displaced from their homes in a disaster or humanitarian crisis often face exposure to harsh elements as they attempt to reach safety. In such a situation, a life bivvy can make all the difference.

We’re proud of that contribution and the way our community came together during this humanitarian crisis. 

This essential piece of survival gear will reach those who need it most. Our thoughts are with those who are still facing unrest in Ukraine and all over the world. 

If you currently only have a basic emergency blanket in your kit, consider upgrading to one of our life bivys. That extra level of protection from the elements can make a huge difference.

Already have an emergency blanket? Keep it. Combine them for added warmth. You’ll rest easy knowing you’re fully prepared for anything.

Stay safe out there, friends.

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