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Why You Need to have a Shammy in Your Preps and Car Kits

shammyChamois leather commonly known as a “Shammy” is a type of porous leather that has almost no abrasive properties, and can be used as a absorbent drying material for almost any surface.

Now I am talking about a real shammy made of chamois leather not one of the new synthetic imitation.  The shammy has several uses, it can be used to collect water or collect dew in a survival situation.  Just wipe the wet areas and squeeze the water out into a container.  It also can make a good towel, because of the amount of liquid it will absorb.  But probably the best use of a shammy is to filter fuels.…

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How can a shammy help you in a survival situation?

Get a real shammy made of chamois leather not one of the new synthetic imitations.  First, a shammy can be used to collect water or dew off plants in a survival situation.  But probably the best use of a shammy is to filter gasoline.  It is a good expedient fuel/water separator.

It has been used by pilots and boaters for many years to filter water out of gasoline.  When a shammy is soaked with clean gasoline, it will not allow water to pass through its surface fibers.  Take a large funnel and drape the shammy inside it to form a bowl. …

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