- 1 The gift that keeps on giving all year.
- 2 You don’t have to be handy to fix things.
- 3 Carrying it All.
You Can’t Sew Without It!
Survival is all about planning, and sometimes the best plans are the ones you can make on the fly. That’s why it’s important to have a survival DIY gear repair kit on hand in case of an emergency. You never know when your clothes might tear or your pack may get punctured from a large rock; it pays to be prepared for anything!
This post will cover what items should absolutely be included in any survival DIY gear repair kit, as well as some tips for keeping them organized. Let me show you how easy this can be!
The gift that keeps on giving all year.
1. Who or what do you know that’s experienced a natural disaster?
2. What are some of the unforeseen scenarios you have encountered while repairing something using your survival DIY gear?
You don’t have to be handy to fix things.
3. What are some of the things in your survival DIY gear repair kit that come with multi-purpose use (can be used to fix more than one thing)?
Where Strength Meets Style
4. How has being a prepper changed your lifestyle?
5. Which items in the survival DIY gear repair kit do you use most often and why?
Use it to glue things.
Many of us have an extensive list of gear that we depend on when out in the backcountry. This is where our time and energy are spent, acquiring different pieces to be used for various occasions or scenarios. Often times this equipment goes unused because it’s stowed away until a rainy day arrives. But what if something happens while you’re gone? Maybe your favorite pair of hiking boots go missing! You can’t imagine leaving home without them but now they’ve been ruined by some unfortunate event at camp–or maybe even just sitting too close to the fire all night long due to not being able do anything about it due to bad weather conditions around you…Whatever has happened, there could come a time where these items become irreplaceable,
A gear repair kit should contain the essentials for repairing any damage to your equipment. Repair kits can be either premade or customized by you, depending on whether it is being carried in a pack or vehicle and what kind of tools are available at hand. The following list contains 12 items that every good survivalist needs:
Carrying it All.
One of the most useful items you’ll ever carry is duct tape. It can be used to repair an entire wardrobe, or even create a tool such as straps!
Duct tape is a must-have item for any pack, but it can take up space. A better option to save on precious room in the backpack would be wrapping duct tape around a small piece of metal and secure with two pieces of cardboard so they don’t unravel. This way you have more control over how much duct tape goes into your bag as well!
Paracord Yarns are made from military-grade paracord for a durable, long lasting, and fashionable accessory.
Gorilla Tape is a strong and reliable repair tape. For just a few bucks, you can purchase an abundance of universal glue that is versatile enough to be applied in any location for repairs on various materials. This type of crazy or instant glue works best when it’s being used specifically for repairing things where the use of Gorilla Tape isn’t feasible because such as its versatility with variety types and locations so using this will result in efficient work without complications!
If clothing and gear rip or tear, you’re going to need some high-quality thread. Sewing Thread can be expensive though so we recommend stocking up on the variety pack of needles with a couple spools at home.
I recommend a set of needles that range in size for any sewing job. If you will be fixing fabrics, then it is best to have small and larger sized needle sets on hand as these are the most likely materials needed for your project. Paracord yarns also work well because they are extraordinarily strong and make repairs requiring strength easier to tackle.
I’m always on the lookout for new and creative ways to use my yarn scraps. After all, I don’t want them going unused! Recently I found an old sewing thread roll from a thrift store — this has worked very well as storage for organizing and keeping these helpful pieces of string together when needed.
We Put the “Do” in Do-It-Yourself
Paracord Lacing Needle: Paracord with a Hole. If you do not have time to cut any material, this tool will be your best friend because it is easy to use and saves on fabric scissors or large shears which are sometimes difficult for travel purposes. Glue Stick: This portable glue can make all the difference when repairing torn clothing like jeans without having an additional sewing kit around in addition to clothes pins that hold delicate fabrics together while they dry out from being wet after washing them at home; ideal “just-in-case” gift item!
The glue gun is a quick and easy way to use the adhesive. All you need for this method are fire or a lighter, heated tip of the glue stick, which after it cools can be applied on any type of repair area with strong bond but not as strong like instant glues such as gorilla’s; perfect when repairing gear because no matter how long I’m gone from civilization there will always be something that needs fixing!
Here are some of the miscellaneous items that I carry with me when out on a hike. Buttons, shackles, and plastic clasps have all come in handy for one reason or another over the years, so it’s good to always be prepared.
It’s time to stop being a baby.
Preparing for the worst is always a good idea. With this in mind, having spare keys can be helpful and they come with some unexpected uses! You’ll never know when you might need to use them as makeshift zipper pulls or cordage loops until it’s too late. Choose wisely which items are going into your kit by organizing everything beforehand so that once you’re ready to take off on an adventure all of your supplies will fit neatly inside one container- just make sure it’s durable enough before heading out!
Have you ever thought about repurposing old peanut containers or other plastic bottles into a makeshift toolbox? It’s not as easy as it sounds, but with the right materials and some time invested on your part, these simple items can be turned from trash to treasure.
I have found that packing a gear repair kit for the outdoors is not an easy task. There are so many types of materials and tools needed, which can make it hard to find what will work best fro you personally! However after some time thinking through my needs I was able to compile this list below:
-duct tape (for repairs)
The Gorilla of Glues