I’ve been following a blog post on how to remove the oil smell from new wool blankets and it got me interested in purchasing one or two for myself. It seems like everyone in the bushcraft world is using these blankets nowadays.
Last night, I looked around on Amazon.com for a good blanket and saw many of them in the $50 price range. I saw a few military blankets for $24.99 that I’m interested in and also some that cost well over $100. I don’t know who is buying blankets for over $100. I have read about people spending more than $400 for alpaca wool or something like that, which is just crazy. I’ll stick to my cheap blankets thank you very much.
I was watching a video on Youtube last night when the guy who made the video mentioned that he picked up a few wool blankets from Harbor Freight for about $10 each. The size is 60″ x 80″ and he said that while they weren’t the best blankets in the world, they were cheap and very good for the price.
I just took a look at Harbor Freight’s website and found the blankets in question. They’re 80% wool, so that’s comparable with the ones I found on Amazon for around $25. I just bought two of the ones from Harbor Freight.
My question is, what can I expect when I receive them? I’m slightly nervous because of the low cost, but then again, if they end up turning out okay, I will have just hit a home run. This is like the little wool blanket secret no one knows about.
Have you ever purchased a Harbor Freight wool blanket? If so, what did you think about it?