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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I friend of mine is just starting out with preps. She's not really a tool hands on person, but likes to sew and do knitting etc. What she has is a "barter-able" skill. Having socks and hats is a valuable things, as well as having clothes made/repaired etc. You guys give this area of...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Even if you’re not off-grid? I do, and I’m not off-grid, and I don’t plan on ever leaving the grid. But, if the grid ever leaves me, I want to be able to still sew. Hi, I’m new here on the board and I do mending and repair sewing for the public using treadles. I have a photo album here at...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So I've got 8 rabbit furs that I've scraped free of fat and meat and let dry stiff. I'm planning on working them into soft hide material (fur on). I would love some advice on the best way to tan them from this stage. Was thinking of dry scraping them with a dull edge to get down to a base...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i recently came up with an easy way to carry sewing needles and thread with me and all you need is a bic round stic ink pen. whay i did was i pulled the inkwell out of the pen housing and taped the end of sewing thread onto the inkwell, then placed the pen tip into a drill and spun as much...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Found this site thought some of you might be interested. They have patterns, hardware, and fabric that's hard to find in the stores. http://www.rockywoods.com/Patterns
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I wasn't sure where to post this, but this seemed like the right forum or room... This is the kind of topic you might not think of until you find yourself in the situation, unless you've been there/done that. When I was a wildland firefighter, we often spent many consecutive days humping hills...
  7. Ladies Section
    I'm a rookie at sewing and was looking for some easy things to start with when I found this link for making baby pants from an adult t-shirt: http://www.rookiemoms.com/make-some-easy-kids-pants/ Anybody else have links to share? Thanks!
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Anyone a master tailor and makes your own gear? I am novice threadhead and have done a few altercations to packs in the past but I am looking to chat with a few people who know the in's and out's of making a pack/bag/pouch from scratch. Feel free to discuss fabrics, thread types, and machines!
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Leather Thimble Materials: - a strip of leather (top grain is best) Approx 3 1/2" x 1" and about 1/16" thick - Nylon thread or sinew Instructions: Note: It is made to fit around your middle finger, the middle section of the finger (This is why the 3 1/2" is approximate, size to fit your own...
  10. General Discussion
    Since joining this forum I've run across some incredibly talented ladies, and I'm sure there are many more of you that I have not had the pleasure of meeting up with yet. So to that end I thought I'd post a "Talented Ladies" thread where we could share the things we enjoy creating. As someone...
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