When it comes to survival, nothing is more essential then being able to clothe yourself.
This may sound obvious but since so few people sew anymore learning a DIY clothing skill that only fifty years ago was a basic may come as a surprise to anyone considering learning some baseline survival skills. Beyond the basics of sewing by hand or machine, there is also the knowledge of fabric, the relationship of materials (you wouldn’t use a smooth fine silk thread to repair a torn wool coat for instance), and how to work with such traditional materials as animal skins.
In a survival situation where housing may not be as warm as our modern homes, wearing the right clothing in the right layers (silk next to the skin to wick out moisture) can be an important survival skill that may become overlooked. Knowing how to dry out wet clothing in an emergency situation could save someone’s life.
Dressing for extreme weather is not just what you wear but how you wear it, and knowing this can be the difference between life and death if you are out in the wilderness.
Learn some DIY clothing tricks from experts such as:
- The three-layer clothing system
- How to wrap a traditional turban
- Quick dry sock techniques
- Wind chill survival
- How to make Native American shoulder bags
You can learn everything from the basics such as in our winter clothing survival guide or how to wrap a turban ( a must in any desert environment) to the instructions on making pouches and dresses as the native tribes of North America have for centuries. Dressing for the environment you are in is a vital part of any survival plan and knowing how to do it will make a big impact in anyone’s life even if they are not in an emergency situation or living off the grid in the wilderness.
If you want to know more about the basics of survivalist clothing, DIY clothing or even how to make really good costumes, this is the place to go.
From a brief history of turbans, to a discussion of different techniques for wrapping, to step by step instructions and photographs, this guide is extremely useful for the person who would like to learn how to wrap a turban properly.
How To Dress In Winter Survival Clothing is a comprehensible guide that clearly outlines the most important factors of effective winter clothing. It covers regulating your body temperature, a three layer system of clothes, proper materials, and survival techniques when the most effective gear is not close at hand.
How To Make Emergency Quick Dry Socks is a necessary emergency guide for anyone planning to go out in winter conditions. If you happen to have the misfortune of falling into water in freezing temperatures, this guide will take you through the process of getting your socks dry quickly and keeping hypothermia at bay.
This short, useful guide uses tips from the Eskimos to show you how to make your own windproof winter clothing that will help you to survive even an unexpected snowstorm. Learn what temperatures are most deadly, how to layer your clothing, and the tools you need to create a barrier from dangerous wind-chill.
Ojibway and Cree Arts and Crafts: A Guide to Tribal Clothing covers the basic clothing and bags that would be most useful to a survivalist. Reading more about these items will enhance your ability to survive in harsh conditions.
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Wool: The Survival Fiber renders benefits of using wool as for clothing purposes, guide to getting started and ways to spin wool. Any survivalist should be able to manufacture and produce their own clothing and this article serves the purpose of educating you on this.