A traditiional piece of gear that is going to quickly become one of your favorite pieces of camp gear. Perfect for rainwear, emergency shelters, and ground moisture barriers.
A gum blanket is a Civil War era piece of gear that was primarily used by soldiers to aid in shelter construction and as rain gear. It is comprised of heavy weight canvas that is rubberized on one side. The gum blanket can be used for a wide variety of applications for the outdoorsman. We, at the Appalachian Bushman School, have primarily used this blanket as a ground mat/moisture barrier when sleeping with a wool blanket. It is also ideal for use as an emergency lean to, ground mat under you hammock, rain gear, or kneeling mat.
We offer two styles of gum blankets, with and without a neck slit. Traditional gum blankets were made with a neck slit so soldiers could wear it as a poncho. (The neck slit does overlap so there is no need to be concerned about a gap when using it a ground cloth). We also sell the blanket without a neck slit for individuals not looking for it to be multipurpose rain gear.
The gum blankets are approximately 72" x 34"
PLEASE BE AWARE:
Our gum blankets are produced to original specs and are made to have traditional look to them. Due to this and the manufacturing process of the blankets it is important to understand that the blankets will have imperfections, minor discolorations, dye bleed through, and possibly stickiness to them (this diminishes over time). Due to this we do not accept returns on this item.