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As summer arrives in most areas Garage Sales are in abundance. I would like to pass along a suggestions to all of you. Clothing will be needed after the pole shift. For a couple of dollars at these garage sales you can purchase all kinds of clothes, especially children's clothes. I have no small children at home but have purchased a couple of plastic containers and when I go to one of these sales I always buy a couple of dollars worth of children's clothing and place them in these boxes. I also buy old bedding as these can be made into almost anything. I have a couple hundred spools of thread, needles, etc., and these also go into containers. When they are full I will simply seal them up and put them aside. In my area I have a "bargain" store where I can buy cakes of soap for $.10 each. Ten dollars worth (not all at once) bought 100 bars. What I hope to do with this stuff is to help survivors get cleaned up. A hot bath, clean clothes, and a smile can do wonders for attitude. If I can get a working worm casserole (that tastes good) to fill their stomachs the future may not look so dim.

Offered by Mary.

Keep an eye open for used but good condition tennis, running, and hiking shoes of all sizes. Hard to make after the pole shift but easy to find now. Hard to walk in a primitive environment without shoes. The fact that it is used will quickly be overlooked by the lucky one you hand this to. Occasionally you my run into a junk box at garage sales with a mixture of wire, nails, screws, house fixtures, or nuts-bolts all sizes. Think of what you would need to go through after the pole shift to make one simple wood screw. Gives one an idea of its true value after the pole shift. Usually these junk boxes have little value before the pole shift and can be picked up relatively cheap for a few bucks. After the pole shift one could sort by type and size. These items become quite useful for construction and repair. As an example some of the wire could be used to make a snare for a small animal or as a belt to hold up pants.

For those thinking about buying lots of sewing supplies, consider this. Clothing already made at $1-$2 per piece is a much better deal than lots of yarn or lots of spools of thread and lots of sewing equipment. We will simply not have the time to make cloth for some time after the pole shift. Invest in used clothing and have enough thread and sowing equipment to alter to fit or repair the used clothing you purchase. I learned this strategy the hard way. Second point - polyester, nylon, and silk are warmer, last longer, don’t absorb water (runs off the fiber), and will resist rot as compared to cotton. Tend to go for these type items in garage sales. Cotton will not dry out in near 100% humidity. Even polyester-cotton blends are better than straight cotton. Keep the cotton you have though, as it will be useful for some things. As an example - woman during menstrual cycle could use a cotton rag when their Kotex are all used up.

Offered by Mike.