The shemagh, also known as a keffiyeh, is a wrap-around head covering that is essential for protecting eyes, nose, mouth and neck from sun, wind and sand. This simple piece of cloth is so practical that the US Special Forces, Australian, British, Irish and Thai all issue a Shemagh to their troops.
Some of the many uses for Shemaghs:
- PROTECTION - Essential for protecting eyes, nose, mouth and neck from sun, wind and sand.
- ILLNESS - Use to protect yourself and others from sneezing and coughing.
- CONCEALMENT - Use to conceal your face or weapon.
- TOWEL - Small, lightweight, fast drying, thick enough get the job done.
- WARMTH - Wrap it around your neck as a scarf to keep warm.
- BAG - Put gear or food in the middle and tie corners together.
- EMERGENCY BANDAGE - Help stop bleeding & protect the wound. Can also be used as a tourniquet.
- ARM SLING - Temporary immobilization.
- ROPE - Long enough to be rolled up to tie things together.
- WATER FILTER - Fold multiple times & filter debris out of water before boiling.
- KEEPING COOL - Soak in cold water and wrap around your neck.
- BLANKET - For covering your upper or lower body.