What is a Camp Blanket? Here’s a Short Primer…

Whether you lay them out in the back of your van, truck or station wagon, a cosy blanket is an essential campsite accessory (credit: Pendleton).

Origins of the camp blanket

Trade blankets: America and beyond

The classic striped designs of Pendleton’s National Park blankets are based on those of the traditional trade blankets that were coveted by Native American tribes (credit: Pendleton).
Pendleton’s famous National Park Blankets like the Zion, pictured above, are still made in the USA, woven from premium heavyweight wool (credit: Pendleton).

Army blankets: from wool to the woobie

Voited’s multifunctional Cloud Touch pillow blankets are a modern iteration of the US military ‘woobie’ (credit: Voited).

Packing for a picnic

Matador’s ultra-packable pocket blankets work whether you’re spending the days at the beach, in the park or getting lost in the woods (credit: Matador).

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Freelance outdoors writer and editor, Head of Content at wildbounds.com. Hiker, hillwalker, wild camper and long-distance backpacker. Based in Snowdonia, Wales.

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Freelance outdoors writer and editor, Head of Content at wildbounds.com. Hiker, hillwalker, wild camper and long-distance backpacker. Based in Snowdonia, Wales.

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