Telling someone how to dress is like telling them how to eat; clothing is a very personal thing. Once you get past performance and serviceability, fashion always becomes an issue. If you’re looking to clothe yourself in garments that can withstand rough treatment and last a long time, like they might need to in a survival situation, fashion should not be at the top of your list.
However, unless you’re going to pack away the clothes you plan to wear for when that bad day comes, you’ll need to be wearing them in normal times, too. You might as well look good and be prepared. Here are some considerations along with some suggestions that might save you some heartache when it comes to wearing disaster-proof threads.
This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE TM Fall 2014 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.