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Has anyone considered using dental floss as a long term thread substitute? It is strong, waterproof, and is used by eskimos in their mukluk construction on the North Slope of Alaska. If your needs are for outer gear or moccaisins this could help.

-- Ray Evans (, March 31, 1999


Hi I also use floss for stitches for my animals when the vet is not around.Our farm (very small)is 17 miles by dirt road to the nearest little town. It should work for people also WTSHTF,Daryll

-- Daryll (TWINCK@WFECA.NET), March 31, 1999.

Isn't dental floss more expensive than thread? Why don't you buy a 10-year supply of thread?

-- doomslayer (1@2.3), March 31, 1999.

Ever try to foss with thread?

-- Daryll (, March 31, 1999.

sorry that should be floss

-- Daryll (, March 31, 1999.

Yes, I think dental floss would be worth the expense for heavy duty repairs. Quilting thread is good for clothing repairs, much stronger than regular thread, tho a little more expensive. Might be a good time to check the sewing box.Some old thread is so weak it's not worth using and can be replaced cheaply now and maybe not later.

-- Sue (, March 31, 1999.

Anyone know where to get dental floss in bulk?

-- Debbie (, March 31, 1999.

Gonna go to Montana and raise me a dental floss farm or two or words to that effect as i recall

"floss it baby...ooh"

-- zappafan (Frank@dwee.zil), March 31, 1999.

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