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The life-saving space blanket has humble origins

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A mylar emergency blanket can come in handy on a trip in the woods or a trek to the moon. (Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay/) This story originally featured on Field & Stream . Like many sports people, I packed a space blanket for years before ever having to use it. When I finally did unwrap the crinkly Mylar sheet, it wasn’t to save my life but to make a clean job of ending an animal’s. An elk I’d shot...

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