18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY, HISTORICAL TREKKING, AND LONG TERM SURVIVAL.
Very cool!Where are the pictures from?Also, do you find yourself regularly using your sewing kit, or has it been more of a just-in-case thing?
Sorry Jenny, my bad! I had forgotten to post the links! I have gone back & added the links. Thank you for the reminder!I did tear a weskit one time & had to repair it. The time when it was most useful though was when I accidently put a hole in my oilcloth! It was an old one, & rather ripe from the lindseed oil. I was able to sew the tear & seal it with beeswax.Without the sewing kit I could have used the awl & thread made from cording bark, & I could have sealed it with tree sap if I could find some, but the sewing kit makes it easier.Longer term I would need to repair & make moccasins, but I carry a spare pair with me. An alternative to carrying spare moccasins is to carry a pair of leather inner soles. If you get a hole in the sole, just slip the inner sole inside. It will get you through until you can make a repair.
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