FIRE RETARDANT HYPOTHERMIA PACK
1. Fire Retardant & Washable - Polar Fleece Sleeping Bag
2. Emergency Space Blanket
Up to 21% of street sleeping Aussies have suffered cold / wet weather illnesses (hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot)*.
As a homeless charity we saw the need to help the homeless by developing suitable bedding - to be distributed to homeless people via our 800 homeless agency partners across Australia.
Our Hypothermia Pack is a survival kit for homeless people that need warmth to save their life and stop illness. It has been nominated for a 2022 Edison Award.
Hypothermia can occur at any time of the year - often people may not have adequate clothing / bedding when on the street in summer when there is a sudden weather change.
Fire Retardant Polar Fleece Sleeping Bag
A super warm and comfortable sleeping bag that can also be zipped flat as a blanket.
Emergency Space Blanket
A Hypothermia Blanket that can quickly bring up core body temperature to stop hypothermia.
How does it compare to other donated bedding?
Sadly, when the public drops off bedding to homeless agencies they do not realise that what they are giving is often not appropriate for outdoor use - this results in bedding quickly discarded and wasted.
Imagine trying to keep a white doona or duvet clean from dirt on the streets? It's undignified and is:
- Not easy to keep clean
- If they get wet they take days to dry (impossible on the street).
- Wet blankets & bedding does not protect from hypothermia or frostbite.
- Quickly discarded (due to all of the above) which can create further problems with local city councils.
Backpack Bed + Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag
Combining our Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag with a Backpack Bed emergency bed provides warmth to -4 degrees celsius (EN 13537 independent lab test).
HELP a homeless person with a sleeping bag Hypothermia Pack
$35 / Hypothermia pack / homeless person
(sleeping bag inc shipping, tracking & insurance)
$350 = shipped 10 units / box - Australia wide to our homeless Partner Agencies