The most common cause of injury and death precipitated by a tornado is blunt force trauma, usually to the head and neck. Many government institutions have established recommended procedures that are intended to reduce injuries and/or death. One of these suggests positioning oneself under a heavy table, and covering yourself with sleeping bags, wool blankets, or bed mattresses. Many tornado guidelines also recommend protecting your head with a helmet or with anything available, including your hands. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated February 13, 2014; http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/during.asp)
Bodyguard blanket was scientifically developed to provide a previously unavailable measure of protection when a tornado/storm shelter is unavailable for use. Bodyguard blanket has been tested and approved by university specialists to reduce significant impact to critical areas of the body caused by flying and falling debris. Bodyguard blanket is able to resist penetration from small flying debris moving in excess of 200mph; achieved by material properties that can withstand even the strongest rotating tornadic winds.
The manufacture of Bodyguard blanket asserts that whenever shelters are not available Bodyguard blanket should be accessible, and used in order to reduce injuries and the possibility of death(s) caused by tornadoes and powerful storms.
Bodyguard blanket can provide protection when used properly in many settings. These include, home, highway (cars and trucks), workplace, shopping center, amusement park, sporting event or any other location where people reside. Because of its thin, lightweight design, Bodyguard blanket can be easily stored in a closet, under the bed, or in a car, truck or RV.