Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Preparedness Gift Guide

It's time for our annual "Preparedness Wish List" post!  Every year we post a gift guide of ideas for Christmas.  Whether you want to add some of these items to your own wish list, or add them to your "giving" list... here are some great options in many different price brackets.  Feel free to click on the links we have provided -- we searched high and low on Amazon to find some great deals on items with great reviews.

Not sure what to give to your kids this year?  Still need ideas for gifts for your parents/siblings/etc??  Here are some ideas of items that will help them get prepared.

Some items are listed under two price brackets because they may be different sizes or of a different quality. 

*Note: these prices listed below are based on quick online research. Shopping around or buying used will help you find the best deal on any of these items.

Under $20
this awesome food storage e-book :)
Small first aid kits (this is a pack of two... a great deal!)
Crank Flashlights (get ones for the whole family!)
Jumper cables
Fuel for your camp stoves or grills
water storage containers
spices and herbs
work gloves
seeds for the garden
bottles/jars for canning
$20 - 60
Dutch oven
Solar (or crank) powered radio (or solar radio/flashlight combo)
Wheat grinder (very small, hand cranked - useful if you lose electricity!)

Ready-made 72-hour kits (this one's a 4-person kit)
Wheat grinder (small - hand cranked or automatics)
Pressure cooker (small)
Dehydrator (large)
55-gallon drum for water storage

Rotating shelf systems (small)
Wheat grinder (small electric)
72-hour kit deluxe
Pressure cooker (large)

Rotating shelf systems (small to large)
 Electric wheat grinder (I hear this one is great!)
Pressure cooker (huge)
Good quality, large solar oven

Generators (for information on these, read a Popular Mechanics article here)
You could also just ask for some actual food storage - #10 cans of wheat, rice, beans, oats, powdered milk, etc.  Besides Amazon, there are many companies you can browse through as you make your wish list (or as you make your gift giving list). 
Any other gift ideas you can think of?? Share them with us!