Preppers don’t commonly associate womens’ beauty items with prepping. However, this ignorance may be preventing them from bettering their situation when SHTF.
One of the most versatile “beauty items” is pantyhose. And, as it turns out, it’s good for way more than just covering a woman’s legs.
Survival preparedness is all about using every resource to its fullest extent possible. That’s why it’s important to recognize how…
This Women’s Beauty Item Has 7 Surprising Survival Uses
Keep Away The Stings & Bites
As it turns out, pantyhose is great for preventing bug bites. It also even prevents jellyfish stings, and stops leeches from latching onto the skin.
Dry The Produce
If you’ve freshly washed veggies, you can help them dry faster by letting them air out in the sunlight. Simply put the produce in the legs of a pair of pantyhose, and then tie the top around a tree branch. This multipurpose use will not only help them dry – it’ll also keep bugs out, and keep dirt off your food.
Plus, if any bears come sniffing around, you’re likely better off hanging the food in the air versus leaving it on the ground for them to devour.
Most people have accidentally given their plants too much water…and seen them die because of it. Eliminate this risk by putting a layer of pantyhose at the bottom of a planter. This will help drain out excess water, keeping the inside dirt moist.
Keep Dust Out Of The Air
You can prevent dust from circulating throughout your home with the help of some pantyhose. Wrap the nylon stockings around the air filter in your house.
This method also works on cars to help prevent the motor from collecting ash and dust buildup.
Keep The Hair Up
If your hair is long enough to be in your face, it’s long enough to be held back with a hair-tie. But, if there’s none in sight, the leg of a pair of pantyhose will do. Put the hair in a ponytail and use the pantyhose to secure it in place.
You can also make a headband out of the nylon to help keep sweat from pouring into your eyes.
Surprisingly, pantyhose can make the process of fishing much easier. Simply find a large stick with branches that form a Y-shape. Then stretch the nylon across the width of the branches to form a net. Skim the net through the water – the water will go through the nylon, but the net will catch small fish, crawdads, and small bait to catch big fish.
Get Some Crabs
Take some fishing bait (artificial bait, worms, bugs, whatever) and place it into the toe of a pair of pantyhose. Go to where the water’s shallow, and dip the nylon toe into the water.
When a crab tries to get at the bait, its claws will get stuck in the pantyhose. This can make them much easier to catch.
Watch the video below for even more survival uses for pantyhose.