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07/16/2018 / By Zoey Sky
Even the most basic survival skills, like sewing, will be incredibly useful when SHTF. If disaster strikes, do you know how to repair damaged clothing or gear? (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com.)
By having the right materials on hand, or if you know how to improvise, you will have the means to repair or even make new clothing.
Every sewing kit requires some needles, but there are different types of needles for various tasks. Standard needles/”sharps” are often included in cheap sewing kits and they’re suitable for quick repairs. However, these needles may be necessary when you’re sewing dense fabric or heavy materials.
Accessories, or “notions,” are small tools that come in handy when you’re sewing. Not everything in this list should be in your bug-out bag (BOB), so try some of them to figure out what you’re going to need.
While you can buy ready-made sewing kits, it’s better to prepare your own kit, especially since you can choose to include sturdier materials that you know you’re going to use.
Work “outwards” instead of “inwards,” or gather your equipment and materials, then decide on a case for the items. Here are some items that you may need in your sewing kit:
Keep these tips in mind when you’re prepping for a survival scenario. Remember that a sewing kit can help you keep your clothes and gear in working condition when SHTF.
Different materials and seams need different stitches. Take note that shorter stitches make a stronger seam, but longer stitches are faster to sew.
The running stitch is the most basic stitch. This stitch is suitable for light materials and seams that don’t bear too much strain since it isn’t a particularly strong stitch.
Learn more about basic sewing techniques that you might need to know when SHTF at Gear.news.
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