Although a play on words, A Canvass needle is more than likely to be replaced by a small modified sewing kit. What for you ask. Well lets look at some needs for a sewing kit.
- Clothing repair
- Cover repair. ( Tarp tent etc.)
- Medical use
- General item repair
Looking at this list I can see why it is the last Item on the 10 C’s Of survival list. It has limited use but would be handy to have. Simply being able to repair or modify your clothing would be the most obvious use. Having a number of different sized needles as well as suitable thread is a must. Using a standard sewing needle and thread to repair some heavier material than your average clothing is not going to work.
A good kit should have at least this
Some Utility Cord
Heavy Duty Straight Pins
Assorted Safety Pins
Heavy Duty Nylon Thread
Durable Waterproof Patch’s
Hopefully a kit that contains these Items will get you through a basic repair. remember all your emergency items are really based on a 72 hour survival situation. The 10 items in the list will certainly get you through.
Next up a look at my Emergency kit I have developed over the past couple of months. Although not really a separate kit. It is part of my camping kit. Simply integrated to make for easy access and all in one kit. Depending on your situation and survival scenario the emergency kit may be separate. Or there are multiple kits for a group situation. For me having my Back pack for camping integrated with my emergency kit items works for me.
Although we have basically covered the 10 C’s I will continue to add posts on my learning more. I am sure , In Fact I know Ill be changing the items, either to replace or improve the item.
Remember to regularly check your kit for wear and tear. Some items may need to be maintained regularly (Cutters) or replaced . (Expired food items, etc.)
Knowledge is a survival skill. Keep up to date.
The Novice Survivalist