Months ago, I ran across a post that concerned Hudson Bay blankets being converted to a warm practical jacket. My score today, as I was putting a water heater in, was noticing that the home owner was preparing for a fall tag sale ( also called garage sales else where) on the table was the largest and thickest wool blanket I've ever seen. This thing is heavy duty and hey, I even liked the color ( south western pattern) I love wool ,Plenty of GI blankets for my bed. I remember there was a link to a pattern for these but can't find it. Can someone help me. ( working off a cell phone, eyes go buggy). Tnx. Larry
Miles, thank you for the link. I went back to finish the job I was on and the homeowners gave me another duplicate blanket. She told me that they have been around for years. No one wanted them because they claim they are " itchy". Kinda odd, I can toss a wool blanket over me and be nothing but warm. These are the thickest wool blankets I've ever seen. I have the feeling that they were not made here. No tags. Just thick wool. Now I have enough to make a pair of pants some day. If I add a wind breaking top and bottom. Should be able to sleep outside in that gear, and wake up, Thanks once more. Larry
Check Major Surplus: https://www.majorsurplus.com/ I have ordered from them since the early 90s and have always been satisfied. They have great deal on wool blankets and great prices on quality machetes, as well.
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