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Old 02-16-2012, 12:45 AM
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So i was out side earlier and was thinking how some things i have are great for my everyday activities and I was thinking you know coveralls are something most folks don't think about but have a whole bunch of uses


they go on real easy and can go over your day clothing and protect them or add an extra layer of insulation if its cold
as well as being typically made out of thicker fabrics will help prevent wear and tear on clothing items you may not be able to easily replace and may be more delicate.

another thing I think is over looked is patches or a extra bolt of fabric so you can mend clothing that gets frayed and worn

theres a brand very simiar to carhart at the tractor supply here that is like 1/2 the price of carhart stuff and real good
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Plasti-steel type products

solar chargers and panels

epoxy resigns and glues
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solar chargers and panels

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I just got a smokin' deal on a portable, folding 200-watt solar panel. I'm going to use it to recharge some deep-cycle batteries for my disaster communications system. They were listed on Ebay for $519, but I offered $450 and was able to snag one. I'm pretty stoked...this was a big hole in my preps, and it's finally filled.

These clip on ballcap LED lights are pretty handy too...they'll make a good barter item.


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Patches, fasteners, replacement buttons and elastic along with fabric , patterns, gramets, zippers and Velcro have been covered many times.
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So i was out side earlier and was thinking how some things i have are great for my everyday activities and I was thinking you know coveralls are something most folks don't think about but have a whole bunch of uses


they go on real easy and can go over your day clothing and protect them or add an extra layer of insulation if its cold
as well as being typically made out of thicker fabrics will help prevent wear and tear on clothing items you may not be able to easily replace and may be more delicate.

another thing I think is over looked is patches or a extra bolt of fabric so you can mend clothing that gets frayed and worn

theres a brand very simiar to carhart at the tractor supply here that is like 1/2 the price of carhart stuff and real good
I came to prefer those Shmidts. They outlasted my Carharts when I was working the oilfield in WY and were easier to get into with the zippered front.

My only problem with buying them as preps is that I may not ever use them before the 'battle of the bulge'. But you make a good point, I might ought to stock up on a few more pairs of Wranglers at the very least.
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I just got a smokin' deal on a portable, folding 200-watt solar panel. I'm going to use it to recharge some deep-cycle batteries for my disaster communications system. They were listed on Ebay for $519, but I offered $450 and was able to snag one. I'm pretty stoked...this was a big hole in my preps, and it's finally filled.
Hey, please let us know how this works out!
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Zip Ties, multiple size's. Repairs, hold items in place, emergency restraint. If you are into that sort of thing
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My tractor supply in northern KY has both carhart and shmidts on sale right now, winter Clearence. I do have a pair of the insulated carhart bibs and love them. I keep them in my truck toolbox during the winter months.
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Mink Oil for boots or some type of leather conditioner
Extend the life of those 200$ boots
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Extend the life of those 200$ boots
I use mink oil to break in my boots as well as to maintain them
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Since I'm pretty new here, I dont know if these have been discussed yet, but I recently bought one of these and with only a little online searching, got a smokin' deal on the larger Ecofan. (There are 2 sizes and very few other manufacturers)

Ecofans are a fan that goes on top of a woodstove or pellet stove and is powered by creating it's own electricity, from the heat of the stove. I got mine after the most recent power outage to circulate more hot air (since the electric blower didnt work).

I really like mine. For the larger version, they retail at about $159.00. I surfed the Web and found mine for $119.

This link goes to the larger version, this one is $129.

http://www.hardwaresales.com/caframo...ve-ecofan.html

(Caframo was the previous brand name but it's the same product as Ecofan)

Have other people used these? I was thinking of posting about them.
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We call those "overalls" around here, daily wear for some folk.
Grandpa wore them for work.
Now "coveralls" are nice for mech work and insulated ones are great for snow time.
But, coveralls are a PITA to get on/off in a hurry.
Back in the 80s (?), an urban coveralls was the rage for older guys. I've still got one.
WW2 had them in pacific use, GIs would just have bare butt hanging out due to dysentery.



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Good trouser pants are definitely a must, I'm a wrangler man myself. A sewing kit is go, I save the thread from horse feed bags. Blankets and wool socks, soap, extra razors. All the things make life a little more comfortable and "normal" will be worth their weight in gold
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Tyvek house wrap - a must in emergency home repairs
Bondo and extra activator - you can fix anything with Bondo
Tampons - many uses: firestarters, wound treatment, etc.
JB Weld - like bondo, but temperature resistant
Bailing wire - great for fixing and making things (also coat hangers)
Sewing kit - A big one (just saw this one above)
Ammonium nitrate and diesel (and cannon fuse) - for removing stumps
WD40
Duct tape - no explanation needed
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I wear coveralls every day in the winter to protect clothing on ranch. Too hot in the summer but mud, hay, dogs, shuck 'em off and head to town, clean. Mine are from Walls, zip up entire front and legs have zippers. Also has pockets but also an 'opening' at same place as pocket so I can clip holster to my jeans ( more stable that clipping to coveralls) or be able to access my jeans pockets. 2 zippered chest pockets also.
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Got to think of the little things, like your favorite BBQ sauce or Rub/seasonings to make all the little Critters, Birds and random game taste Finger licking good.
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picked up a small sewing kit last night to keep with my travel gear.

Already had been stocking up on sewing needles and such to have on hand - for the wife to use.......

I am also picking up small clear plastic storage bins for ease of finding stuff when sorting items........

the other item I have been stocking is fasteners -- sheet rock screws, nails, outdoor screws, and metal hangers

I have also been slowly building up stocks of lumber 2x's, 4x's, and 6x6's... next will be plywood (3/4 inch) and wood preservative treatments, and the brushes used to apply it...!!...... everything I place in the ground gets a treatment of basement waterproofing (learned the hardway what happens when you don't) and on the ground gets copious coatings of some sort of water-proofing (Thompsons)
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I always where “Insulated Coveralls” When working out in the cold on the tractor. I use Carheart, but I have looked everywhere even on line and can’t seem to find non-insulated coveralls…hears the kicker WITH zip-up legs.

It’s easy to get them that way in insulated coveralls but all the non-insulated only have one zipper in the front. The zippered legs obviously make it much easier to take them on/off while wearing your boots. Please let me know if anyone knows where I can get them.

I did used to see some surplus flight coveralls from time to time in sportsman guide, but that’s been a few years ago and they were pretty expensive believe it or not.

Thanks in advance!

Shawn
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Tyvek house wrap - a must in emergency home repairs
Bondo and extra activator - you can fix anything with Bondo
Tampons - many uses: firestarters, wound treatment, etc.
JB Weld - like bondo, but temperature resistant
Bailing wire - great for fixing and making things (also coat hangers)
Sewing kit - A big one (just saw this one above)
Ammonium nitrate and diesel (and cannon fuse) - for removing stumps
WD40
Duct tape - no explanation needed
Wow...you might get a visit from an alphabet agency before you even get to your car with that stuff in your cart.
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