Engaging in post-apocalyptic events like Live Action Role Play (LARP), Wasteland Weekend, or Detonation? You’ll need to play the part, or “prop” the part as it may be. Following are the crafting supplies you’ll need.
- 3″ Stencil-It Stencils – the same ones A-Poc used to write “A-Poc” on his M65 Field Jacket
- Number and Letter Punch Set – why paint “Bad Ass” when you can just hammer it in with a punch set?
- Industrial Multi-Purpose Cable Ties – you’ll inevitably need to cinch things together – bonus! Get them big enough and they can be used to bind the hands of your post-apocalyptic prisoners of war!
- TecUnite Metal Screws/Nail Rivets – screw it – literally – screw the bra to the leather to the spikes
- XACTO Basic Knife Set – you’ll use this and the various blades – a lot
- Glue Gun –
- Hole Saw Kit – you’ll want this for shredding the bejesus out of your clothes
- Assorted Grit Sandpaper – for scratching the bejesus out of your clothes, and metal, and plastic
- Shedding Blade – used to take loose hair from dogs and horses, you can use it to add scratches to fabric
Working with Fabric
- Sewing Kit – sewing sucks, but you’ll eventually have to do some kind of sewing – bonus – it doubles as a prepper product for mending mittens (or anything else)
- Tulip ColorShot Fabric Spray – the fastest way to make clothes darker, dirtier seeming
- Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Tape – because sewing sucks
- Tear Mender Instant Fabric and Leather Adhesives – works great, because sewing sucks
- Star Thread Cotton Quilting & Craft Thread – we recommend olive drab
Working with Leather
Leather rules supreme in the wasteland. Leather is strong; it was used as armor for many years. Mad Max rocked his leather jacket. All the bad boys, biker babes, everyone short of PETA supporters knows how nice it is to wrap yourself in cow flesh. Working with leather requires a particular set of tools, however. So here you go:
- Skilled Crafter Leather Hole Punch – this is an absolute necessity when working with leather
- Leather Rivets and Metal Studs – why sew leather when you can just rivet it?
- Tekton Scratch and Punch Awl – put a hole in it
Have all these tools and don’t know what to do with them? Get started with these sites: