Thursday, November 15, 2012

The gift of preparedness

It's time for our annual preparedness gift guide!

Not sure what to give your friends and loved ones for Christmas?  Well, you've come to the right place!  Each year we post a gift guide to give you some great ideas for gifts to give the people you love.  I'll admit, it may not be that fun to give or receive food storage or preparedness items for Christmas, but I truly can't think of anything more realistic to spend money on.  Plus, giving someone the gift of preparedness is really a thoughtful gift, if you ask me! 

Not sure what to ask for for Christmas?  Consider adding some of these items to your wish list!

*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.  Also, some products are listed under two price brackets because they may be different sizes or of a different quality. 

Under $20
our very own Safely Gathered In food storage e-book :)
Small first aid kits (this is a pack of two... a great deal!)
Crank Flashlights (get some for the whole family!)
Jumper cables
Fuel for camp stoves or grills
water storage containers
spices and herbs
Emergency Mylar thermal blankets
emergency preparedness books/guides (ideas here, here, here)
work gloves
seeds for the garden
bottles/jars for canning
batteries!!  Always helpful to have around.

Water purifiers (this SteriPen looks interesting!)
Water treatment tablets
good-quality sleeping bag
heavy duty jumper cables
Dutch oven
Solar (or crank) powered radio (or solar radio/flashlight combo)
Wheat grinder (very small, hand cranked - useful if you lose electricity!)
small rotating shelf system
food dehydrator
Water Bob (these seem really neat! Great idea for water storage in an emergency)

Ready-made 72-hour kits (this one's a 2-person kit)
Wheat grinder (small - hand cranked or automatics)
Pressure cooker (small)
Dehydrator (large)
55-gallon drum for water storage
72-hour emergency meal kit

Rotating shelf systems (small)
Wheat grinder (small electric)
Small gas-powered portable generator
72-hour kit deluxe (this is a 4-person kit)
Pressure cooker/canner (large)

Rotating shelf systems (small to large)
 Electric wheat grinder (I hear this one is great!)
Pressure cooker/canner (huge)
4,000 watt generator
Good quality, large solar oven

Anything you think we've missed?  What kinds of "preparedness" gifts would you like Santa to bring you this year?


Outdoor Survival said...

I got a crank flashlight one Christmas from my parents and it has been a great help when ever the electricity goes out. I highly recommend giving them as gifts.

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