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Disposable feminine pads may be convenient, but what would you do in the event of a survival situation or you simply can’t buy them?
Learning to make your own is not only an exercise in self-sufficiency, but it’s also frugal and far less wasteful than the disposable products.
Grace Garden and Homestead have a great, simple tutorial on making cloth feminine pads using mostly re-purposed cloth.
Old baby blankets and pieces of fleece work great. Waterproof material for the liner can be found at any fabric store or re-purposed if necessary.
The design is really simple, and you can get creative with the fabric or fasteners if you like.
I found the most helpful tip was to make them in a variety of absorbance levels. That way, you have your liners, your heavy day pads, and everything in between.
The sewing pattern is easy, and you can even print it out for easy and consistent fabric cutting.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.