Category Archives: Clothing

Ponchos are an Excellent Multi Use Piece of Equipment

Today everyone is pretty familiar with a poncho.  You have seen them in the movies from the Clint Eastwood westerns to the WW2 movies.

There are two main types of ponchos that we commonly encounter.  One is made from wool …

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The best footwear, shoes and boots for TEOTWAWKI

 

I have wanted to write an article on boots and shoes for some time now, but I see and hear so many different opinions that I have not been sure of exactly what to say.  After thinking about it …

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Making Gloves with Fingers from Socks

 

The other day I was talking to my Mother-in-Law and we were going through some boxes, she found a project she started years ago before her stroke. Now that she can’t do a lot of the things she used …

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Washing Clothes by hand

 

Washing clothes the old-fashioned way without a washing machine takes lots of time and effort. It can be very hard on your hands, but there are a few things that you can do to make it easier on yourself.…

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Shoe Goo Useful for Repairing Tennis Shoes, Boots and Rain Gear.

Shoe Goo is one of those products that like duct tape have a multitude of uses.  It can be used to glue separated shoe components together or as filler on worn tennis shoe soles.  It is a good sealer for …

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Hypothermia, How to Dress to Avoid It

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Many years ago, I spent a winter at a military base near Chicago.  The wind from the Great Lakes made the place miserable, often the wind chill was below zero.  Every morning we had to get up and march to …

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Don’t Forget About the Babies

While I am on the subject of childbirth, I decided to rerun an article my daughter Jen wrote a couple of years ago.  As she mentions in the article she has five children and always has the necessary supplies on …

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Save Money by Using Leftovers

One thing about being a prepper is to utilize everything that is available.  Using leftover saves money, you can then use for other purposes.

We just recently had a family birthday dinner for two family members and I always try …

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The Wonderful Wonder Oven/box

My wife has been using a Wonder Oven or box for quite a few years with great success.  She uses them for cooking and transporting foods.  When we go on a camping trip or picnic she will bring something to …

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Emergency Shoe or Boot Repair

Now I know almost nothing about shoe or boot repair, it is a skill I should learn more about. However I do know a couple of things that might help you in an emergency.

If you damage your shoes while …

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