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This is a great way to create your own emergency sewing kit, but without it being packed into a tiny little space, such as the usual tiny emergency sewing kit to see. While this isn’t necessarily the kit you want for your bug out bag, this is a great way of having sewing supplies in a convenient and organized fashion for your by the location. Simply...
Question: What items should I try and have extras of for trading. It is kind of a tough call, because ideally you will want to keep everything you have, but even the best preppers will end up running low on something important.  In a survival situation, there will always be supplies you can trade in an emergency if there is something you absolutely...
As the weather is just starting to change enough that I noticed my neighbor has stopped putting her laundry on a clothesline, it made me think about how I would dry laundry in a SHTF situation.  I have clothespins but don’t have a proper laundry line, so I will be adding that to my survivalist prep list. I know many people plan to “make...
If you think you have your sewing needs set for SHTF situation with your $2 sewing kit, think again.  They can be a lifesaver in your hotel room when you suddenly realize you need to hem a part of your pants or shirt.  But for anything significant?  Think again. These kits usually have about 30′ of thread – great for a hem or two, but...
Most of us have a nice supply of emergency candles stocked up for emergencies where power could be out for hours, days or even longer.  But if an emergency happened at 3am that plunged your house into darkness during a new moon, would you be able to quickly locate not just your candles, but candle holders? I personally prefer to use votive or tea lights...
Water will be one of the most precious resources in a TEOTWAWKI situation.  But most of us don’t have nearly enough water to survive on for a year, if needed.  While some might think they can depend on water from other resources, such as rain water or lakes and rivers, the reality is that it could be contaminated not to mention extreme competition. ...
Tarps, also known by their full name tarpaulin, are large heavy duty pieces of plastic, often made with polypropylene but also can be made with canvas and other plastic materials.  They have grommets along the edges so you can run string, rope or attach bungee cords without damaging the integrity of the tarp.  But while people generally think...
This is something I wouldn’t have thought of, living in a pretty new home, but lead paint can cause major health issues and even lead poisoning when there is an emergency.  Many types of natural disasters can damage paint, meaning you could be breathing in those particles.  This is especially true if you need to take refuge in a small room...