Survival Item – Sewing Kit
Nothing screams rough and tough survivalist guy like carrying a good old fashion manly sewing kit!
Alright, so that may be pushing it a little far.
In reality most people would probably laugh at the thought of a grown man carrying a sewing kit for survival. But who cares! Just because most people wouldn’t think of packing one, doesn’t mean you should overlook its importance.
In my opinion, having a sewing kit is an essential part of being prepared and has many uses out in the wilderness.
You Survival Sewing Kit:
To start with your kit should be able to:
- repair clothing
- fix a ripped tent or tarp
- mend backpacks and sleeping bags
- and in an emergency should be able to stitch up a wound.
A survival sewing kit is usually pretty small and often contains items that might not be in an ordinary run of the mill kit. For instance, instead of regular sewing thread, I like to pack dental floss or fishing line in my kit. The reason I do this, is because of its ability to used for more than just sewing.
Fishing line is a lot stronger than thread, and is a far better option when putting together a survival sewing kit.
Here are a couple of things that you may want to add to your survival sewing kit:
- Various Size Needles
- Thimble to push needles through heavy tarps or animal hides
- Self cutting Grommets for tarps and tents
- Duct Tape
- Thick rubber, plastic and canvas patches
- Small scissors
- Fishing line or floss