It is that time of year again and the holidays are creeping in on us quickly so I am back at finding some really good gifts for any prepper that we love. This years article is going to be full of great products at the cheapest price I am able to find. Some of these things made last years list as well so I am re-adding the top sellers to this list. Please feel free to email me with anything you would like added to this list that you would like others to know about. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Note: I went for the less obvious choices verses things a lot of preppers, campers, hikers etc already have. Such as fire starters, compass etc..)
NUMBER ONE SELLER IDEA FROM LAST YEAR, MASON JAR OIL LAMPS!!!!!!
Mason Jar Oil Lamp Burners: Convert your Mason Jars into conventional oil lamps! These come in a pack of four and are lids that fit on mason jars to turn them into oil lamps for when the electricity is out and you need to see. For any canner these are a perfect gift because they always have jars. If the person you wish to give these to is or isn’t a prepper you can add some jars and a jug of lamp oil and your good to go for light when the power fails. Another idea: Last year I bought a case of 12 mason jars ($16.00), 12 of the Mason Jar Oil Lamp Lids ($60.00), and 12 Jugs of lamp oil ($96.00) and made 12 gift bags for 12 people and all for about $170.00 in supplies. You can’t beat that if you have multiple people to buy gifts for. You can of course omit the oil and your cost drops to $76.00 for 12 gifts for 12 people. (Note: These are not a good idea for those living in earth quake zones.)
Grizzly two-person sleeping bag: This bag is Amazing! I like them for several reasons. The obvious first is to cuddle with my husband when we camp. I have also had reviews that this bag is good for a larger person as well. People often buy a sleeping bags and think they are covered. Unless you sleep in it though you do not know if you will fit in it or are comfortable in it. The downside to a two person sleeping bag is only one person carries it. (That could be a plus for us ladies though right? )
Casio PR270-1: This incredible watch is perfect for the man or woman who wants a tough water resistance, solar power, low temperature resistant (-10c/14f), digital compass with bearing memory altimeter, barometer, thermometer; sunrise & sunset data.
Straight Razor: I am going to list two razors here and you can see the price difference yourself. After checking with several men I know who use the COl. Conk they say it is worth it to buy the more expensive one because that razor can last a life time and save you a lot of money yearly in replaceable blades from the store. We all know how expensive that can be. The first one I am listing is the entire shaving kit set and the more expensive of the two. It is a Col. Conk DOVO 506B.
Leather Man 830040 New Wave Multi-tool With Sheath: This tool has so many specs I can’t name them here, but you can read them all when you click the link. I do not know a man who does not love and respect Leather man tools.
Bad Lands Pack: I will always include a bag of some sort on any holiday list. There for a while I had the attitude of, ” Who doesn’t own a BOB already?” Fact is, many people don’t, so it will always be here.
Heirloom Seeds: For the gardener people out there, here is an heirloom, non GMO, high-protein seed pack set for $25.00. Any welcome addition to a preppers collection! This set features 10 varieties of seeds that are selected to generate high amounts of protein in a short growing season. You can harvest more seeds year after year to add to your storage collection and store them in he 8×8 Mylar zip seal bag that is included. Another option is this #10 can of 20 variety types of Non Hybrid, heirloom seeds to add to your storage pantry. This can offers a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Revive Series Solar Charger: This is one of my personal favorites. For an unbelievable price of $28.00 this little baby will recharge your e-book readers, Mp3 players,smart phones and other USB powered devices. A must have for any BOB or for use while camping or hiking if your addicted to your electronics. Another option for those who have a little more money to spend and prefer the solar panel chargers, here is an affordable Goal Zero Nomad product.
159 Piece First Responder First Aid Kit: I know, I know, we like to build our own first aid kit. However, I have to give this one its prop’s and if you scroll way down to the bottom on the product page, you will see why. The items in this bag (And might I add, an AWESOME bag) are not your typical store-bought first aid items. Here is one woman’s review: “I did some research on first aid kits to find one for my car. I originally thought I would have to build a kit on my own because I couldn’t find one that had everything you would need for a real emergency–until I found this. This kit has stuff for small injuries and for large emergencies. My husband is a certified EMT and uses this kit when he is off work. I bought it thinking it would be a great thing to have for my accident-prone children, but my husband soon took it because he liked it so much. We have used it for small “boo-boo’s” and for when my husband splashed gas into his eyes ~don’t ask. Thankfully, we haven’t used it for a big emergency, but it gives great comfort knowing that we are prepared if anything should happen.”
4 Gallon Water Counter top Filtration System: This system will filter 1000 gallons of water into premium alkaline mineral drinking water. The micro-ceramic filter contains millions of tiny pores that measure 0.2-0.5 micron in size, which removes up to 99% bacteria, trap harmful contaminates, parasites, and effectively reduces man-made chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and toxins. At $80.00 this system will pay for itself in 2 months. The ceramic filter life is 1,000 gallons or 1 year, 5-stage Filter is 500 gallons or 6 months.
Excalibur 2500 Food Dehydrator: This dehydrator is awesome! It has a built-in thermometer and fan along with a 5 year warranty. This one does run on the power grid, and is a little pricier at $170.00, but is the perfect gift for the loved one who loves to preserve food for food storage. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional that doesn’t use electricity, the Food Pantry Hanging Dehydrator made by Food Pantry is an alternative.
Katadyn Micro Pro Micro Water Filter: This filter is one of the bestselling micro filters on the market. It is perfect for camping and hiking. It is lightweight and small and you can filter water directly from a stream or river. This product will filter 200 gallons of water at an affordable cost.
Victorio VKP250 Food Strainer: I personally CAN many different types of berry jelly and jams and I HATE the seeds. Food Strainers work by quickly separating fruit from skin, seeds and stems. This is an awesome time saver for anyone who loves to CAN their own foods or preserve foods. It also makes great sauces, juices, purees, and jams without the painful peeling and coring that would normally take hours depending on what you’re canning.
There is also an awesome accessory kit to go with it if you so choose to give your loved one more products to work with.
Victorio VKP250 Food Strainer 4 Piece Accessory Kit: A great addition to the food strainer listed under number 9. This kit includes a berry screen, a pumpkin screen, a salsa screen, and a grape spiral.
Bella Rocket Blender- This nifty little gadget is great for those who dehydrate things like hot sauce or tomatoes. It turns your foods to powder in seconds so you can add them to your food storage.
Seychelle 28oz Flip Top Advanced Water Filtration Bottle with Spare Filter Hydration is always a big #1 for preppers, hikers and campers. Here is a reasonable affordable filtration bottle and extra filter to add to the bug out packs or camping gear.
For MORE Great gifts, check out this page here. It is a collection of things I have put together that people (including my family) have said are great products for being prepared.