Deuteronomy 24:13 “Return their cloak by sunset so that your neighbor may sleep in it. Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the LORD your God.”
Been a while since I wrote anything, things always seem to come up. Anyway something that ran across my mind. Sleeping in a survival or disaster situation. In Jesus’ day people wore a one long robe or cloak. It was big and loose and went from the neck to the ankles. Very modest. Covered everything, if you had to jump up and run wearing only this you would be fine as far as modesty was concerned. It would do little to protect you from serious elements though. During pioneer days someone came up with the similar idea of the union suit, a one piece long underwear that covered the entire body. It was warm and had easy openings that make good for jokes and embarrassing situations. It was meant to be worn for several days without removing. It was good for long harsh winters. As long as you can stand the smell. This style is actually making a come back in the form of pajama onesies. Zippered in the front and usually including a hood or even feet, they are not meant to be worn under the clothing during the day, but just as pajamas. They are warm and usually come in fun designs. Also if you have to evacuate to a hotel that you find questionable. This is great for that, if you have no choice but to stay there. This can protect you from any questionable substances that may have been left behind, if you know what I mean.
This is actually a really good idea if you have ever hear any of the stories of what people have encountered in hotel/motels. There are plenty of urban legends surrounding them such as bodies hidden in mattresses and secret peep holes and two way mirrors. However after a little research I have decided to go more in depth in another post. Too interesting to cover briefly.
Either of these are good if you are going to be sleeping away from home. Such as out camping in the wilderness, or have to evacuate to an unfamiliar location. Or in the event of a mass housing evacuation and you are goin got be shoulder to shoulder with people you don’t know. You don’t want to get caught in a compromising situation. In the event that you had to flee your home in a hurry with no time to get dressed, it could turn out bad if you were only wearing boxers or a nighty. This gets depicted in tv a lot. You end up outside you home, police or fire department swarm the place and you are only there standing in your skivvies. Embarrassing to say the least, If you had to survive this way you are out of luck. You have no protection from the elements, nothing to cover your arms or legs from harm or scratches. Nothing to keep in the warmth. This reminds me of a story our pastor told us at work. It wasn’t a survival situation exactly, it was a break in. A thief broke in to his house one night with him, his wife, and their young son home. He came running down the stairs in his boxers to fend off the guy. Luckily for him most thieves are chicken wusses. The guy fled without much confrontation, but he recounts how funny it must have been to see an overweight man in his underwear come flying down the stairs at you.
A good alternative is long johns. easier to remove than an union suit or a zippered pajamas. The pajamas have no easy access, so although warm and modest, if you have to sit on the potty, you pretty much have to remove the whole thing. Not convenient. You ladies who wear those one piece rompers that are basically shorts and top together will understand. A lighter and less winter wear alternative is lounge pants and a light t shirt. The best everyday option. Many people wear them now all day. They are comfortable and easy to move about.
For a more Christian aspect I would like to mention possible Christian themed ideas. They have several trunks and boxers that have Christian symbols and saying on them if you want Jesus’s name that close to your junk. I don’t recommend it. One possible idea is Mormon underwear. It comes in boxer briefs and undershirt set with religious symbols. Both male and female versions and adhere to biblical temple garments. Of course getting them is meant only for Mormons, but there are places that are beginning to make them available to the public.
There are some pajamas for children I would like to mention. The armor of God set. A set of pajamas that are tops bottoms, pillow and night cap. Only come in children’s sizes, but I think it is cool. It is based on the armor of God in Ephesians. They look very silky and come in either boys that has a nightcap that looks like a helmet or a girls that has a night cap that looks like a habit sort of thing that covers you hair. The pillow looks like a shield and both sets come with a Bible that is the sword of spirit.
I would recommend Lounge pants and an oversized Christian t shirt for three of the four months and something heavier for the winter month. Keep a set of clothes in you bug out bag or in the trunk of you car. A set for each family member.
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