World Famous® Shemagh Head Wraps
4 Colour variations
Stock #: 310313
This simple piece of cloth is so practical that Australian, British, Irish, Thai, and even US Special Forces all issue the Shemagh to their troops!
- 100% cotton construction
- Stylish embroidered geometric pattern
- Shemagh head wraps can be used year round
- Provides sun, wind, dust, snow, hot and cold protection
- Colour variations: Red, Desert, Olive, White,
- 43 inches x 43 inches
- Brand new product in manufacturer's packaging!
- Earthquake. You can tie it around your face and nose for protection against debris, or you can cradle your kid inside it, to protect them from sharp objects. Cover your head with the shemagh during the earthquake, and you can even reduce the level of anxiety you may experience.
- Fire. If there’s a fire, you should use something like a wet cloth to protect your airways and face from all the dust and heat. A shemagh is very appropriate for this purpose because it’s bigger. That way, wrapping it around your head, neck, shoulders and upper arms can protect a bigger part of your body.
- Shelter. The shemagh isn’t only a tactical scarf. Placing it under your sleeping bag can provide extra protection, giving you a sound sleep. Of course, it’s not as good regarding insulation as a sleeping pad, but it’s still better than nothing.
- Sun protection. Spending too much time in the open sun can get you sunburns, dehydration or even worse, meningitis. The simple use of a light colored, lightweight keffiyeh tied around your head and shoulders will give you awesome sun protection.
- Dust protection. A trip in the desert has its perils, such as lots of sand and dust. Even at home, a dust storm can be as bad as a regular storm, and you need something to protect you from inhaling all sorts of debris. Otherwise, the lack of appropriate cover may render you unconscious.
- Snow protection. Snow storms are not fun either, because the snowflakes feel awful on your face, especially if it’s freezing outside. Snow can also blur your vision and make you experience high levels of anxiety, which is why wearing a shemagh can help you both physically and mentally.
- Cold protection. Sometimes not snowing can be worse than snowing, because that’s when temperatures drop to frosting levels. Even if it’s pretty sunny outside, you will still experience the biting effect of freezing cold, so having a shemagh handy can ease that sensation. But even if you go on a regular backyard camping trip and you forget your sweater at home, you can still reap all the benefits of a warm keffiyeh.
- Warm weather protection. A lighter weight shemagh, made from a whiter shade of cotton can help you deal with the effects of warm weather, by reflecting the sunrays away from you, and by covering your skin. Even if it may seem counterintuitive – after all, we tend to undress in warmer weather – covering up can actually be more beneficial.
- Wind protection. Wind can really get to your bones and make you shiver, so just wrap a shemagh around your head and back to prevent getting a nasty cold.
- Towel. Forgot your towels at home when camping? No problem, the shemagh can play that part too. Besides, rain can hit anytime even in the parking lot of your workplace, so having a shemagh handy ensures you don’t have to stay in wet clothes all day.
- Tablecloth. Dirty camping tables? Some campers aren’t very concerned about what they leave behind, which is why you may need to cover your camping table with something before eating.
- Potholder. The handles of your pots and pans can give you burns if you don’t have something to wrap them in, so why not a keffiyeh? You can even use it in your office kitchen if a co-worker has misplaced the actual potholder.
- Wash cloth. Again, this is a good use for camping, if you need something to wash your dishes with, so as not to carry them dirty back home.
- Makeshift curtain. Traveling for a longer time period and sleeping in your car? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new apartment and haven’t had the time to decorate it just yet. Improvise a curtain from your shemagh to make sure you’re guarded from indiscreet glances.
- Water filter. If you’ve forgot your water filter at home or simply don’t have a purification system, you can easily filter the water you need when you’re out camping by using your keffiyeh.
- Water collector. Tie the keffiyeh’s corners on some sticks you can find nearby and then put a rock in the center, a bottle underneath the rock and if it rains the water will drip straight into the bottle.
- Impromptu pillow. Stuff your shemagh with grass, dry leaves or even shirts and you’ll have something comfortable to place your head on, without carrying an extra-pillow in your backpack.
- Blanket. If you don’t have a sleeping bag, you might still need something to protect you from the cold during the night, which is another use of a shemagh. This time, one which weighs more and has a bigger size can be more appropriate when it comes to being a blanket.
- Traveling bag. If something happened to your backpack or if you simply need a sturdy addition, tying together the corners of your keffiyeh can become a good improvised traveling bag.
- Bandage. If you’ve hurt yourself you can cut the shemagh in smaller pieces which you can use as bandages to cover your wound.
- Tourniquet. If you need something to stop your bleeding in case it doesn’t cease on its own, cut a piece of your shemagh and tie it above your wound to stop the blood flow from irrigating your cut.
- Sling. A dislocated limb, a sprain or luxation need to be treated accordingly and that means placing the affected limb in a sling, which you can readily improvise by using your keffiyeh.
- Splint tie. If you have a fractured limb, you need to immobilize it with a splint, so that the bones don’t move too much inside the wound. So after you’ve made a splint, you can easily tie it with the keffiyeh, making sure everything stays still until you get medical help.
- Knee pad. A fall from your bike can make for a painful, bruised and skinned knee, but the pain can be reduced after you wrap your knee with something. A scarf works well in these cases, but so does your multi-functional shemagh.
- Baby wrap. Need to use something to cradle your baby in? The shemagh can serve that purpose too, because it’s generally large and sturdy enough.
- Kid-sized hammock. If you’re outdoors camping and want to make a cute cradle for your toddler to enjoy some rest in, tie your shemagh around two trees and let him swing peacefully to sleep.
- Trail marker. If you’ve gotten lost or if you want to show the way to other members of your group who are a bit behind, you can use your shemagh – or cut pieces from it for that matter – to indicate the way. You can even use it as a flag in cases when you want to signal something.
- Fire starter. Cut pieces from your shemagh can serve as valuable means of lighting more than one fire in dire situations like when you only have one match left. As such, cut small cloth pieces from your shemagh, place them in a tin can and burn them until they become charred. At this point, you can place them on top of a bundle of straws to make a flame and start a fire.
- Weapon. Sometimes you can be attacked when you’re alone in the wilderness, so making a flail from your shemagh by tying a rock inside one of its corners can be a good means of protection. Otherwise, you can use it as a Shepherd’s sling and even hunt small critters from a distance, to make sure you don’t go to bed on an empty stomach.
- Fashion statement. Last but not least you can make a fashion statement and show your support for Palestine by wearing a black, red or white colored shemagh. Otherwise, just use it as a scarf and you’re still bound to get a lot of appreciative looks, since it’s a pretty quaint piece of garment.