How to hack it in the wilderness with Dessa
An apocalypse can come at any given moment. Do you keep it cool or run around screaming, not knowing what to do? Fear no more! Dessa is here to learn you some unusual hacks so you too, can hack it in the wilderness!

- From : Odessa Valyrion

Who cares about fashion in the apocalypse? Well some people do, we still want to look good and be noticed, right?

Well it turns out clothes can be used to survive! So today I will tell you about three nifty hacks you probably have never thought of!

1. Respirator Masks

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor bra on the ground
Ok ladies, you do have an advantage with this little hack. If there is dangerous dust or you just don't trust the air you  breath you can turn an old bra into into a respirator mask!

Urban disasters can launch all kinds of nasty particulate matter into the air you breathe. And every bra-bearing woman is wearing the answer.

But how do we fix it?  Simple! Remove your bra and cut it in half between the cups. Pierce a hole in the side of the cup where it was cut in half and thread the straps from that side through the opening. Fit the cup over your face tightly and tie off the strap. It turns out that each bra cup is a surprisingly good respirator mask, and most women are walking around with one for themselves and one as a spare.

2. Belting it up!
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor belt on ground
Need to restrain your hysterical victim of the wild, a runaway husband, a walker, or just bundle together some firewood? It you can spare the belt off of your pants, it makes a very sturdy tie strap. I’ve even lashed together temporary shelters with it, and then removed the belt in the morning when it was time to break camp. Just don’t use this hack if the belt is the only thing holding your pants up. Even in the wild no one wants to see your butt. (unless your name is Jason, your butt is fine)

3. Sharp as a knife

No no, don't put that belt back just yet! Just make sure it's leather, cause that;s what we need for the next hack. 

In the wild a good knife will keep you safe, help you prepare food and it's an easy tool to get shit done. A knife is the ultimate survival tool, but a dull knife isn’t almost useless and could actually be dangerous to use.

Leather belts can be used for stropping, a process which removes the microscopic burs on the edge of a knife or blade, turning your dull knife back to it's former glory.  Because if it's good enough for razor blades, it's good enough for your blade.

Don't have a leather belt? Jeans seem to work too. Just take them off first... which will be easier without that belt keeping them up.


So here we have this weeks hacks. Tune in next time for a couple more tricks to keep you alive!

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Odessa Valyrion

Odessa Valyrion It works David. All my hacks work

David Ackermann

David Ackermann The bra thing made me laugh, but it seems useful XD Ladies, I dare you to try it out :'D

Faolan Tierney

Faolan Tierney Oh this is another amazing article Dessa! Helpful for sure :D

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