Bandanas aren’t just for hip, young, fashionistas any more.
There are many uses for a bandana in your preparedness gear.
- Head covering to protect from sun
- Cooling rag – get it wet and wrap around head or neck
- Dust Mask – wrap around face to help protect from debris
- First Aid – use to pack a wound, wrap an ankle, splint a broken bone
- Water purification – use to filter particulates from water (though it will not filter parasites or poisons, only debris)
- Foraging – can use to hold food or use as a plate
- Signal – use to signal or as a trail marker
- Fire Starter- use pieces as tinder
There are even bandanas you can purchase that have survival information printed on them!
Survival information bandana
Assortment of military-style bandanas
I want to suggest the Bandanas by the Dozen packs from Amazon as they are inexpensive, but most the ones we bought were cheap, polyester and not real bandana material. You’d be better paying just a bit more for real cotton bandanas.
Here’s a great graphic to keep track of on what you can use it for:
Courtesy of: preparing For SHTF
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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.
She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.
Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).
Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.
Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.
Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.
She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.
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