Category Archives: Clothing

An Epic Boot Failure

This morning my wife and I decided to go for a four-mile hike.  Now this is a trail that we hike on regularly and normally have no problems.  Lately my wife has been complaining about her ankles and so she … Continue reading






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Footwraps as Improvised Socks or Foot Wear

Socks are something that we take for granted.  It is so easy to run down to the store and purchase a cheap pair.  That has not always be the case.  I can remember my Grandmother knitting or darning socks in … Continue reading






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Merino Wool Makes for Great Socks

For years, I have heard about Merino wool socks, but they have been one of those things that I haven’t got around to stocking up in any quantity.  Well this year a friend sent me several pairs of Merino wool socks … Continue reading






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Preppers Should Store Clothes for Long-term

If the economy and world conditions continue to head downhill at their current rate, one of these days we will be glad  that we store clothes in our preps.  If you have children you want to plan ahead to allow … Continue reading






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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 … Continue reading






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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 … Continue reading






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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 … Continue reading






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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. … Continue reading






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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 … Continue reading






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Hypothermia, How to Dress to Avoid It

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 … Continue reading






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