A question comes up frequently with preppers – can you sterilize sewing thread if needed?
While some preppers keep a supply of sterilized thread already, you can sterilize thread by boiling it in water. Bring water to a boil, and then drop the thread into the water and allow it to boil for at least 10-15 minutes to sterilize it.
After it has finished sterilizing, don’t forget you need to remove it carefully with something sterilized or you can risk contaminating the sterilized thread.
Do note that you will need good quality thread, so if you are planning to storage thread with the possibility of needing to sterilize it, you can test it at home before storing it, to make sure the integrity of the thread isn’t damaged by the length of boiling needed.
You can also buy sterilized thread, but it is more expensive. You may want to have a small supply of the sterilized medical thread as well as regular sewing thread.