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the army issue ones are good go to a large instalations surpluss stores they will have sacks of them i have one from when i was inthe army keep it as a emergency blanket vac sealed in my trunk with a few other items
 

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Surplus store or online

A quick search on Amazon.com will turn up with several people selling wool blankets. All you have to do is weed through them. I've found several 70-80% wool military style blankets on amazon for about 25 or less.
 

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Get the Italian Wool Blanket

Like the title says. Don't short yourself by getting the USGI blankets. The Italian ones are 100% wool, and much thicker which also makes them heavier but it's worth it. When you buy them they come with a strong odor of moth balls. Make sure you let the blanket air out for 3 days in the sun. After that I would suggest taking it to the dry cleaners to get the rest of the smell out.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZWN325-1.html

This blanket is really toasty. I used it last deer season in 20 degree weather sitting in a deer blind. I had to take it off because I started sweating.
 

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Wool blankets are hard to get in box store. Everyhting made from crude oil plastics nowadays. I stocked up on some 90% wool 10% plastic throws. About as big as balnkets. Got em for $18 each. Was very happy. Bot 3 years ago and store shut down.

...you got it right...go for wool for warmth.
 

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I've been able to pick up a bunch of military surplus wool blankets really cheap from gun show dealers. I'd prefer the italian ones myself, but I can get 4 surplus ones for the price of one italian one and it doesn't get terribly cold here in winter anyway.
 

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I have a few italians aswell! Heavy but super warm! Iv seen people on youtube use one instead of sleepingbag! I brought mine on wintercamp! I also have one in the car incase of breakdown etc.

There are a few on Ebay for 25-30 dollars! I think they are worth the price! Only downside is that when you recive them. You can use them for atleast 6 weeks since they are sprayed with Camphor! I tried all kind of trix and chemichals. Only thing that worked was hanging them outside for a few weeks!
 

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wash them in the bath tub with shampoo and then cream rinse they are made of hair and it makes them smell nice. I just use my feet and walk all over them then drain and flush till water runs clear. something about sunlight kills bacteria and the shampoo removes body oil real well. The wool will even keep you warm when its wet, my sleeping bag won't do that
 

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thinking about stocking up on some military surplus wool blankets......after doing a google search looks likes there a lot of knock off's.....was wondering if you guys have a good source for them....or things to stay away from i saw them ranging from 30%-70% wool.....i also found these http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP145-1.html
That's the problem I've run into. I go to the local Army Surplus Store and none of their stuff is actually GI issue any more, it's Chinese knock-offs. The wool blankets are a blend. I want real 100% wool, like they used to make. Hard to find.
 

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wash them in the bath tub with shampoo and then cream rinse they are made of hair and it makes them smell nice. I just use my feet and walk all over them then drain and flush till water runs clear. something about sunlight kills bacteria and the shampoo removes body oil real well. The wool will even keep you warm when its wet, my sleeping bag won't do that
My knolledge about Camphor was none excisting. I washed it in my washing machine on a special Wool program! Its been a year. FINNALLY the smell starts to let go from my washing machine!

I left it for 3 days in a bucket of vinegar! That helped a bit! But eventually it was the wind that solved the issue!

As far as I understand, wool shouldnt be washed on more than MAX 30 Celcius!
 
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