Our pack is choosing to work on the Emergency Aid OAS, and we had some questions on the First Aid Kit requirement.
What is the purpose of the emergency blanket?
I can think of many reasons why an emergency blanket might be useful for a survival kit, but this is a first aid kit. What would be the expectations for a Cub to do with an emergency blanket in his kit?
Any thoughts or answers would be greatly appreciated!
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The emergency blanket can be useful for first aid for:
- treating shock or hypothermia by retaining the victim's body heat.
- treating heat exhaustion or stroke by reflecting sunlight.
- increasing site safety as a highly visible reflector