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11 Professions That Will Make You a Millionaire In a Post-SHTF World

When I look at today’s young people, majoring in things like video game design and gender studies, I have to shake my head. Many expensive degrees today almost guarantee a life spent as a Starbucks barista. As well, in a post-SHTF world, those degrees will be worse than useless. The years spent in classes such as “Games and Culture”, “Gender and Representation of Asian Women” and “The Invention of French Theory”…oh, my. Those hours could have been so much better spent studying things that are real, meaningful, and have true significance in the world around us, as well as having practical applications that might be of some actual help.…

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Sewing, a Necessary Skill for All Preppers

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A basic sewing kit

Just recently, my granddaughter was getting all excited about learning how to sew.  Her dad’s mother gave her an old sewing machine and she was trying to learn how to thread it and how to put the bobbin in right.  She finally asked me to help her; the only problem was that the machine was so old there was no way of setting the tension right to sew.  She was so disappointed.  I was disappointed for her because I wanted to teach her.  Learning how to sew a button or put a hem up on a pair of pants or dress is an important prep.…

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Treadle Sewing machines

treadle sewing machinesMy friend and ex-mother-in-law is getting up in years and lives where it’s cold and snowy. Since a fall and back trouble she has been thinking of reducing her house hold items and moving to a smaller place. Needless to say I have a car load of material, batting, thread and even some furniture.

I arrived down the hill with my load of goodies and wondering where am I going to store all of this material. Of course my husband right away says we will finish putting up more shelves up for you in the sewing area. He’s so thoughtful.

Anyways with this inherited car load of material am planning on making some wonder ovens for some friends and church bags, so as I am getting started I am looking at my sewing machine and going wow, what if I didn’t have electricity?…

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Zipper Repair Kits and Misc. Sewing Tips

needlesThere is an assortment of zipper repair kits.  I never thought of repairing them before, but it makes sense.  Instead of having to rip out the old one, which you may or may not have a replacement for, you can save time and money by replacing what is wrong with it.  I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to replace zippers in coats and jackets, even in jeans.

These are some of the types of kits, I found on the internet:

Zipper kit for; outdoor gear like tents, backpacks and tents
Zipper kit for: clothing
Zipper kit for; tab replacement
Ezy zipper Glide; helps with sticky zippers

I haven’t tried any of these yet, but I intend to in the near future. …

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Sewing and Clothing Repair

As a rule we take things for granted. We wear clothes everyday (a good thing for some of us), when we need new ones we go and buy them. But if you were in a situation where there where no stores, what would you do? I always claim little fairies come while the family sleeps and takes care of us. Well, that is not the case, so we have to think of the things we will need in an emergency. Life is full of uncertainties, so let’s get with the program.

Have you thought of sewing items and material to make or repair clothes?…

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