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I need a fire blanket and was wondering if anyone uses alternatives that are a bit cheaper than what's available at NRS or Cascade. It also has to pass the scrutiny of the Grand Canyon gear police....AKA river ranger.

Thanks for any input...........................Gary
 

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Welding blanket. That's what my friends used on the GC last summer.
 

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I need a fire blanket and was wondering if anyone uses alternatives that are a bit cheaper than what's available at NRS or Cascade. It also has to pass the scrutiny of the Grand Canyon gear police....AKA river ranger.

Thanks for any input...........................Gary
We've been using a $30 welding blanket that lasts for about three 30-day Canyon trips, and passes the Ranger's inspection. This one has free shipping included:

Tillman Welding Blanket - Medium Duty Coated Fiberglass 590
 

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Do not buy this blanket I used to have it and every time you walk on it or fold it you can see little fiberglass particulates flying in The wind. Bad news. You can get other welding blankets just make sure it's not fiberglass. I've been through several welding blankets and finally bought a real fire blanket from DRE and its way better than any of the welding blankets.
 

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Most of all of them are fiberglass, aren't they? It's whether they are coated or not that dictates whether fiberglass is going to flake away. This website has good info, albeit high prices:

Welding Blankets
 

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I need a fire blanket and was wondering if anyone uses alternatives that are a bit cheaper than what's available at NRS or Cascade. It also has to pass the scrutiny of the Grand Canyon gear police....AKA river ranger.

Thanks for any input...........................Gary
Here's one made specifically as a fire blanket for $42 including shipping. I just ordered one as I'm tired of my welding blankets wearing out after a few trips. Curious to see if this one lasts.

6' x 6' Fire Blanket for Rafting Meets Grand Canyon NPS Requirements | eBay
 

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Canvas treated fire blankets meet nps requirements but will burn with extended contact from embers . So if you don't pick up every ember that falls on it it will burn through.
Never buy one of these cheap pos unless it is for a trip or two only.
Spend a few more bucks get fiberglass style which are also lighter
Especially when wet


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