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Hi Heidi! :) What a great video! You know, I would have a "survival" bin ALWAYS in the back of my van--my husband used to make fun of me until.....we needed it! He doesn't make fun of me anymore---now, he says "should I put this in 'the bin'?" It actually opened our eyes to just being prepared...so if you never have to use it---great! So funny, but I'm really glad that he's on board....we think of "what if" now...really great video. Thank you! Have a blessed day out there....:))))
YAY! I'm not the only one who carries a tape measure with her! I also carry 2 or 3 knives, a sewing kit, flashlight, and a small pair of folding scissors, paracord....you never know....Knee highs are also a good carry along. They can be used for temporary fan belts, or what have you. We live in the NE where it gets very cold in winter, so I keep wool blankets in a bin also, and we keep some water jugs as well for the radiator...we even needed water for some brakes that decided to get so hot they were smoking.
This reminds me, I was asked to do a video on that very thing, I need to get to it! haha! I got my knife from a local store and it is a fixed blade - that is the one I wear but I also have several folding knives that I always keep on hand.
"Leaving the house without a knife is like leaving without your britches" ~ my Papaw
I've taken that throughout my life.
Knives are one of my favorite things to gift. :) Yeah, I have weird friends who appreciate them. lol
Love the quote! Even though I was not taught this way as a child, I always had wanted a pocket knife to have with me at all times. Back then I really wanted the Swiss Army Knife, that was the original Leatherman! haha
Thanks. I have go bag and such in my truck but never really thought about the purse. Makes sense. I like you though have several knives around in case of need. But part of that came about because my husband is part Native American. I have learned many survival tips from him. I always carry parachute cord but it can be cumbersome. I like the lightweight cord that you have. I also have many pairs of old jeans and never thought about the many different size pockets and their usefulness in a bag. You have given me other things to think about. Looking forward to seeing your other bags. Peace and blessings.
When I was a kid my family went camping every summer. One year my dad couldn't get out of work as early as my mom wanted to leave so she packed my brother and I up in the car with a cooler of food, some lawn chairs, and our bathing suits and we headed to camp where dad was supposed to meet up with us later that night. When we got there mom realized that she didn't have anything to start a fire with. We searched the whole car (my dad was a smoker so we thought just maybe there would be a spare pack of matches in there somewhere). With no matches to be found, mom decided to try using the cigarette lighter (that used to be standard in every car) and an old cigar found in the glove box to light some dead leaves and bark. She was a little green around the gills for a while but It worked perfect.
Love your stories and your videos Heidi.
Love the ideas of more than one knife kinda like different ones, will add that to my purse, I am trying to prep it's a slow process due to money but I try 👍🏻 I always have my 9mm on me lol just never know anymore 😱 love the tape ideas too going to add that 😀
Love your purse and just reminds me I need to update and switch out some stuff that I carry with me. I keep a bag in my car, but I really should have a smaller bag that I keep with me. LOVEEE the idea with the electric tape on the lighter that's a great tip. Thanks for sharing.
Any mama that's had to pack a diaper bag or take a baby on a trip is a pepper! What was in the small tin that was ginger flavored? I've seen on Pintrest where folks have assembled an emergency sewing kit or first aid kit, using an Altoids tin or large prescription bottle. Your video worked. Now I'm mentally taking inventory of what's in my purse and car. I need to prep.
I did link to the ginger mints in the description box. They are all natural and organic. I like the tins better than the Altoid ones too. Seem a bit more sturdy to me for reusing for things like you said
I really enjoy the Rain Country videos. I learn something new every video so I thank you for that. Was that a quilt or a tablecloth under your purse? Did you make it? I really like it. I'm a quilter too. We carry a lot of the same things in our purse. I also keep a whistle on my key chain. Never know when you might need it. Peace and Blessings!
We are such kindred spirits. I am a knife girl too and always have been. I used watch my dad use his pocket knife for everything and I was fascinated. He kept it razor sharp and could perform surgery if necessary. We dare not show him we had a splinter in our finger. lol Do you keep that knife on your belt concealed when you go out? I would love to see a review on that knife. I like the Leatherman too. I bought the Surge years ago and that thing is so heavy you could use it for a boat anchor. I bought it to have with me on horse trail rides. It is not uncommon for a horse to step in old wire fencing and get tangled. You want to be able to cut him loose before he tears himself up. It is also good for electric wire fence mending. I am looking for a small leatherman with scissors. love the leatherman scissors. And I love that patchwork purse you made. I too like the purse inside the purse for the same reasons as you do. I love those little purses you made to carry different things too. So handy. And the cloth means it is all washable, which I really love. I will look for your video on that patchwork purse.
I open carry for a couple of reasons, partly because of the size, it is not very big but may be a bit over the limit to conceal carry one that size. I also open carry to get people used to seeing such things again and not freak out. I am sure you know what you mean. Most people around here are so used to seeing me with it, they think nothing of it any more.
I need to update my mom/grandma prepper kits. You are right about us already having a natural prepper mentality. I never thought of it that way, thank you! I have always had an emergancy road side kit and first aid kit in my car, just need to update it😊Thank you for the links too, so helpful! Love and prayers💛
Good system. And don't mind the detractors saying you did it wrong: preparedness is a very personal thing, and what works for them doesn't mean it'll work for you or me.
Good Video, Heidi. Looking forward to seeing the future ones.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.