For the true Doomers,have you bought bolts of durable fabric,such as canvas,denim,or hemp? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Ya never know,we might be making our children's clothes....

-- zoobie (, August 19, 1999


Remember, you soften buckskin by rubbing it with the animal's brain (with gloves). On the other hand, a bolt of denim ain't a bad idea.

-- Spidey (in@jam.commie), August 19, 1999.

Bolts of cloth- that's for the optimists. The rest of us are looking for cotton seed (probably not a viable crop in Wis) and experimenting growing and processing flax, while my spouse and friends are spinning and weaving after we shear the sheep, etc.

You do have sheep, don't you?

-- Jim (, August 19, 1999.

You guys are only worried about Y2K? What kind of doomers are you? I live on the East Coast and expect to be washed out to see with the tsunamis from the meteors or floods from the melting polar caps. (If they aren't melting, why is there now an enormous ice floe off the coast of South America.) Other than that, I'm frankly expecting to wear rags eventually. Is that so wrong?

-- Mara Wayne (, August 19, 1999.

BWAHAHAHA!!I'm glad I checked this post first.crack me up.

-- zoobie (, August 20, 1999.

Well I'm certainly gonna have hemp seeds! Any hints on how to get from plants to thread?

-- biker (biker@copperhead.road), August 20, 1999.

We have boxes of cloth stored, along with a quantity of thread and notions. We might still have a bit of yarn left, too.

-- Mad Monk (, August 20, 1999.

Anyone think of patterns? Some of us can make medeival style clothing (ala the Society for Creative Anachronism) without patterns...

-- Mad Monk (, August 20, 1999.

Jeanne,I believe you need a spinning wheel

-- zoobie (, August 21, 1999.

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