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6point blanket carry issue

Discussion in 'Carrying' started by mohawk, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. mohawk

    mohawk Member

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    Well after a long hunt and raiding the bank account o bought a Hudson Bay 6 point blanket. It's unbelieveably warm. But scratcher than I expected. I guess that's how frontier folk liked them.
    Issue I have is how do you carry it it is huge. I'd like to get some straps but they look small. How do you carry your about ?
     
  2. The Ratcatcher

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    I have to ask, why did you buy a six point HBC blanket? The usual size for a bedroll is 3 1/2 point, or for use alone, 4 point. As far as carrying your blanket is concerned, fold the blanket in three lengthwise, which will be about 30" wide, then roll it tightly with a length of 6mm rope with a loop on each end through the middle of the roll. Once you have tied the roll firmly with more rope or 1"cotton herringbone tape, you can attach a shoulder strap or tumpline to the protruding loops of rope in the centre of the roll. I have a bedroll consisting of two 3 1/2 point blankets and a 6' by 2' sheepskin rug in a canvas outer, which is 27" wide and 14" diameter when rolled, and this is the easiest way to carry it.

    Alan
     
  4. walkinghaggis

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    Where did you get it from? Been looking for a good wool blanket.


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