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    How long do we wear out clothes in wilderness? I heard that your attire will be easily worn out in wilderness while survival. The clothes I mean are our daily apparel such as cotton T-shirt, silk skirts, silk dresses, cashmere jacket coat, shoes and so on. I saw some movies depicting people with shabby clothing after survival. However, some were not. Which one is more reasonable?


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    Movies are not necessarily a good source of information. They can however provoke some thought or questions (as they have done with you).

    It depends on a lot of factors. Surviving in a big city......oh, say like Taiwan would be much different that surviving in a tropical jungle or in the mountains. What specifically are you looking for?
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    I survived in Taiwan once. My clothes lasted about fives hours then we got into the hotel room... Oh, wait...never mind. I think I misunderstood the question. Yeah, what Crash said.

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    I'm afraid that I can't be of help. It's been ages since I wore a silk skirt and heels.

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    I've got a jump on everybody. I started wearing shabby clothing years ago!

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    Wait a minute. That wasn't you in Taiwan was it Max 'cause.....

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    No, if it involved silk and heels it wasn't me. I'm strictly into shabby.

    Shabby is slimming, or so I'm told. Maybe that was sliming, I don't know, it's so confusing.


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    You couldn't prove it by me. It started with a bottle of Kaoliang then Max showed up. They say what happens in Taiwan stays in Taiwan so that's all I'm sayin'.

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    Well I've never been to Taiwan.
    But I've been to Oklahoma.
    They tell me I was born there.
    But I really don't remember.
    In Oklahoma
    Not Taiwananoa
    What does it matter?
    What does it matter?

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    Yep, that's what we were singing. It must have been you.

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    this might be interesting - but i lived this - went to VIET NAM in 1970 - sent to the AMERICAL lived in the jungle 24/7 - in once a month for shower and new fatigues [ clothes ] with the heat and humidity my fatigues lasted 1 month or less

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    What kind of clothes are never worn out?

    Highlight here for answer -> UNDERwear!

    ETA: Can't match the background color, but I tried!
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    Underwear is four days. Frontwards, backwards, right side out and inside out. After that I'm either changing or going commando. Even the skunks are holding their nose at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLeePettimore View Post
    What kind of clothes are never worn out?

    Highlight here for answer -> UNDERwear!

    ETA: Can't match the background color, but I tried!
    I see what you did there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I see what you did there.
    It works easily when you have a white background.
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    Clothes never wear out on Naked and Afraid🤓
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    If it's truly a an emergency then you've got better things to worry about than you're clothes or yourself in terms of the cleanliness, so you do what it takes when you can as you can.













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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I'm afraid that I can't be of help. It's been ages since I wore a silk skirt and heels.
    Oh come on Max. tell the truth! Gotta be better than Rick in a Hong!
    If by what I have learned over the years, allow me to help one person to start to prepare. If all the mistakes I have made, let me give one person the wisdom that allows them to save their life or the life of a loved one in an emergency. Then I will truly know that all the work I have done will have been worth every minute.

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