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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.
Here is some excellent information on making cloth feminine pads using mostly re-purposed cloth. I have also included a couple of videos that I think will help you prepare for a feminine emergency!
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: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar