Survival Item – Sewing Kit

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rough tough survivalist guyNothing 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:

  1. Buttons
  2. Various Size Needles
  3. Thimble to push needles through heavy tarps or animal hides
  4. Self cutting Grommets for tarps and tents
  5. Duct Tape
  6. Thick rubber, plastic and canvas patches
  7. Small scissors
  8. Fishing line or floss

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  1. Randy Hahn says:

    Fishing line is an excellent idea, never thought of that, it will be in my sewing kit from now on. A great alternative to fishing line, is NYLON thread. it is does not rott in wet weather and has much better strength than cotton thread. My wife intorduced me to the Nylon thread, when she was repairing some of my Army combat trousers. But the fishing line is definitley going in my sewing kit in my Bug out Bag.

  2. Mark B says:

    I do some sewing as a hobby and I found I can put a nice length of monofilament onto a sewing machine bobbin that fits in a sewing kit quite nicely. Plus the small spool makes using the line for actually fishing with a handline a bit more manageable.
    Nice site very good information, well presented. Thanks.

  3. Mark B says:

    Forgot to say…Use the sewing machine to spin the line onto the bobbin.

  4. Paul says:

    Kevlar thread is Real strong and comes in different colors, that’s an item worth having in any kit

  5. bdog1 says:

    All good stuff! I’m adding a needle to my fishing kit!

  6. Bea says:

    A great way to make a sewing kit is to use a TALL used medicine bottle. Room enough to put buttons in the bottom, bobbins of thread(different sorts), needles, fold-up sissors, thimble, etc. Exactly holds a LOT.

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