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I'm not real fond of the East German NVA blankets. The West German BUND blankets are superior.

Out of the ones on your link I'd try the heavier and longer Czech blankets or the Italian, which are a bit wider. Both are listed as 2 pounds heavier than the East German... hopefully there's a good reason.

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Thanks Kar. You make a strong argument. I decided to order a few of the 100% German blankets to have on hand. You guys always cost me money.


Best I've come across. Where did you find them in stock?


http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?products_id=2374

Marked Bundes-Eigentum, nice & heavy, big enough for a queen size bed.
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i like moving pads. my van always has 1 in it, frickin heat trap. they wash up on the driveway with a pressure washer, or just hang it over a fence and spray with a hose if dirty. so heavy one will break a washing machine. not very expensive as ive never really paid for them. mabey $10 each at a moving supply. every home should have a few. google newhaven moving supply, they start @ $166 a dozen.
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Originally Posted By hk45shooter:
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Thanks Kar. You make a strong argument. I decided to order a few of the 100% German blankets to have on hand. You guys always cost me money.


Best I've come across. Where did you find them in stock?


http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?products_id=2374

Marked Bundes-Eigentum, nice & heavy, big enough for a queen size bed.


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can you wash them in a washing machine?
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can you wash them in a washing machine?

We did. Just a little bit of soap, and cold water. Hang to dry. Got rid of the mothball smell.
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Originally Posted By kar98k:
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I'm not real fond of the East German NVA blankets. The West German BUND blankets are superior.

Out of the ones on your link I'd try the heavier and longer Czech blankets or the Italian, which are a bit wider. Both are listed as 2 pounds heavier than the East German... hopefully there's a good reason.



The W. German (German) is far superior to the E. German (NVA) blanket. Not even in the same ballpark. The NVA blankets aren't terrible but the Bundeswehr blanket is incredible.
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Posted: 11/5/2010 7:07:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By ISED8U:
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Thanks Kar. You make a strong argument. I decided to order a few of the 100% German blankets to have on hand. You guys always cost me money.


Best I've come across. Where did you find them in stock?


The link posted above, though they may not be the German blankets everyone here holds in such high regards. They're labeled German and 100% wool. They do seem lighter than some of the other blankets. I'm anxious to get them, but have nothing else to compare them to since they're my first wool blankets.
http://www.turkeyfootllc.com/blankets.html


Those are E. German, not bad but you are right, not the one "held in such high regards."
You can get the E. German ones here, too
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Originally Posted By SIPCAT-C

The W. German (German) is far superior to the E. German (NVA) blanket. Not even in the same ballpark. The NVA blankets aren't terrible but the Bundeswehr blanket is incredible.

Is this the best surplus wool blanket?

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I bought several of the British wool blankets several years ago .

A very nice Cream color . More natural ? Decent size and not to itchy .

I let them soak in cold water w lots of fabric softener then air dry .

Last year I used one as a comforter
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Originally Posted By quick1911:

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The W. German (German) is far superior to the E. German (NVA) blanket. Not even in the same ballpark. The NVA blankets aren't terrible but the Bundeswehr blanket is incredible.

Is this the best surplus wool blanket?



I got mine last year from Sportsman's Guide when they had them at $24.99.
Those are the best I have in my collection (lol, yes I have a military wool blanket collection).
I hear that the Swedish officer's blanket is just as good, if not better.

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Originally Posted By Ranman223:
I bought several of the British wool blankets several years ago .

A very nice Cream color . More natural ? Decent size and not to itchy .

I let them soak in cold water w lots of fabric softener then air dry .

Last year I used one as a comforter


I'm interested in one of those as well. The white/cream colored one?
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Originally Posted By quick1911:

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The W. German (German) is far superior to the E. German (NVA) blanket. Not even in the same ballpark. The NVA blankets aren't terrible but the Bundeswehr blanket is incredible.

Is this the best surplus wool blanket?



They are great.....I have several of them but in a bigger size......have one on my bed all year......They are Great.......the sweedis officer ones are a little better . Both are great blankets.....way better than USGI
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Well I picked up a few W. German blankets too. I suppose I will have to keep the E German and W German blankets separated by a huge concrete wall.
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Well I picked up a few W. German blankets too. I suppose I will have to keep the E German and W German blankets separated by a huge concrete wall.


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i like moving pads. my van always has 1 in it, frickin heat trap. they wash up on the driveway with a pressure washer, or just hang it over a fence and spray with a hose if dirty. so heavy one will break a washing machine. not very expensive as ive never really paid for them. mabey $10 each at a moving supply. every home should have a few. google newhaven moving supply, they start @ $166 a dozen.


Can you tell use more? have you yourself used one on a cold night? This is not flame or me trying to be a smarta$$!
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Originally Posted By kar98k:
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I'm not real fond of the East German NVA blankets. The West German BUND blankets are superior.

Out of the ones on your link I'd try the heavier and longer Czech blankets or the Italian, which are a bit wider. Both are listed as 2 pounds heavier than the East German... hopefully there's a good reason.



The Czech blanket I got from Sportsman's Guide last year is on par quality-wise with the bundeswehr blanket, it is just not as wide. It fully covers a single mattress but not a queen sized mattress like the Bundeswehr.
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Posted: 11/7/2010 11:59:19 AM EST
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Attenzione;
Swiss-Link Italian Wool Army Blanket @ Sierra trading. NOT the premium from couple years ago,just army.
color: brown/cream stripe #3039F-01 ... back ordered for another week but let me put in an order for one.
$20.96 after an email coupon with no shipping for me,I've got one of their cards.
Think a decent deal,I'll know when/if it shows up.73x65 %100wool Italy
Anybody have one of these?
Actually looks like Italian @ turkeyfoot link.So eh,ok deal.

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I got my 4 E. German blankets in today (marked NVA). I think I get it now. These are really good blankets. I machine washed them on "hand wash" in cold water with dye and odor free detergent and added a little bit of fabric softener to help out the moth ball odor/been in storage odor. I've hung them up inside to dry. The machine wash did frey the blankets just a little. They are nice heavy blankets and I can imagine 1000 places I could use them.

Now I can't wait to get my W. German blankets in. Those will probably end up on our beds this winter.
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Originally Posted By ISED8U:
I got my 4 E. German blankets in today (marked NVA). I think I get it now. These are really good blankets. I machine washed them on "hand wash" in cold water with dye and odor free detergent and added a little bit of fabric softener to help out the moth ball odor/been in storage odor. I've hung them up inside to dry. The machine wash did frey the blankets just a little. They are nice heavy blankets and I can imagine 1000 places I could use them.

Now I can't wait to get my W. German blankets in. Those will probably end up on our beds this winter.


Good work. Did all of your E. German blankets have the same markings? I've seen a few with clear "NVA" markings and a few with the correct black bands, but no actual NVA marking.
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Originally Posted By SIPCAT-C:
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I got my 4 E. German blankets in today (marked NVA). I think I get it now. These are really good blankets. I machine washed them on "hand wash" in cold water with dye and odor free detergent and added a little bit of fabric softener to help out the moth ball odor/been in storage odor. I've hung them up inside to dry. The machine wash did frey the blankets just a little. They are nice heavy blankets and I can imagine 1000 places I could use them.

Now I can't wait to get my W. German blankets in. Those will probably end up on our beds this winter.


Good work. Did all of your E. German blankets have the same markings? I've seen a few with clear "NVA" markings and a few with the correct black bands, but no actual NVA marking.


Yessir all marked the same. Small black stripe on one end and a large black stripe through the middle marked NVA. I'm quite pleased.

I plan on hanging them over the fence for a day or two to air out when the weather permits. Even after a washing they still have a little moth ball odor to them. I don't mind it so much but the wife's giving me the evil eye.
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Well I picked up a few W. German blankets too. I suppose I will have to keep the E German and W German blankets separated by a huge concrete wall.


And be alert, because a certain percentage of the yarns of the E German blanket tend to migrate over, under or through the wall to get to the W German one.

This then decreases the efficiency of the remaining yarns in the E German blanket. Next thing you know, that one is threadbare and not very warm anymore.
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i like moving pads. my van always has 1 in it, frickin heat trap. they wash up on the driveway with a pressure washer, or just hang it over a fence and spray with a hose if dirty. so heavy one will break a washing machine. not very expensive as ive never really paid for them. mabey $10 each at a moving supply. every home should have a few. google newhaven moving supply, they start @ $166 a dozen.


Can you tell use more? have you yourself used one on a cold night? This is not flame or me trying to be a smarta$$!


I've only used moving blankets for moving, but it appears to me they are probably filled with bulk cotton stuffing.

In another time and place, I slept in a very cold unheated room (mid-upper thirties) with only a bed cover filled with raw cotton. It was a bit heavy, but not too thick, and somewhat similar to a moving blanket.

I was afraid I was going to freeze - instead I was absolutely warm and comfy the entire night.

I woke up very impressed with that cover.
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Well I picked up a few W. German blankets too. I suppose I will have to keep the E German and W German blankets separated by a huge concrete wall.


And be alert, because a certain percentage of the yarns of the E German blanket tend to migrate over, under or through the wall to get to the W German one.

This then decreases the efficiency of the remaining yarns in the E German blanket. Next thing you know, that one is threadbare and not very warm anymore.


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It's been a few years, but, I need to check the Sundance catalog, and see if they are still selling Swiss blankets for $398 each.

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