Wool blanket help... again

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  1. cpshelb17

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    I received a beautiful queen size wool blanket for Christmas today. I realized how large and bulky it is and was wondering if anyone carries a QUEEN SIZE wool blanket. If you do, I would appreciate any tips you have for carrying a piece of kit that large such as planning around the space it takes up in your pack.

    Merry Christmas,
    Conor

    Edit: Thanks guys for all of the answers but my focus is on the size of the blanket and the difficulty that comes with it.
     
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    Just got the Woolrich Allegheny wool blanket and I think it's a perfect fit for a one person kit. I fold it into thirds and roll it up, Stowed like a bedroll under my YNOT bushcraft pack. Pics to come
     
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    It depends on your pack. Here is one way for a traditional set up:



    You could also make a long thin roll and do an inverted U/horseshoe over the top of the pack and lash it down the sides (this may limit access to the main pocket though).
     
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    Inside the US Military Surplus Army Molle II Sleep Carrier Bag BackPack is a queen size wool blanket and an axe I gave to my son. Those blankets are bulky, but I really like them. Pound for pound and inch for inch, synthetics are the way to go, but wool makes me happy.
     
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    You could turn it into a mild weather bedroll/survival kit
    A liter of water, a (plastic) tub of peanuts, some protein bars
    some matches and water tablets and a knife, etc etc
    I don't know if a bedroll is the 100% most practical way to carry that gear
    an ergonomic 20L or 30L day pack may be more "efficient"
    But an old school wool bedroll sure is fun
     
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    I might give this a try with my Duluth pack :)
     
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    Rolled and under the lid of the pack.
    Could you specify on the actual measurements of your blanket, LxW?
    Some manufacturers differ in actual specs for same "size's"


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    The wife and I bit the bullet and bought ourselves an HBC 6 point for Christmas. Ridiculously expensive for a blanket but they are like crack to us Canadians. I cant imagine lugging that badboy around in the woods at that size but with it on the bed there is nothing better.
     
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