I have to admit, I love this time of year. Not only because it is a perfect opportunity to score some prepping supplies for Christmas, or a great opportunity to get someone interested in preparedness, but the fact that we are able to celebrate holidays like these means everything is “so far so good”
While I’m not much for the stress and planning that leads up to the holidays it is a reminder of why we do what we do. The reason most of us prepare is to keep our family and loved ones safe, and while that in itself is a gift, sometimes people just need a gift or a thankyou that is meant only for them.
On a selfish note, any opportunity to stock up on a few extra supplies and not have to pay for it is a win win in my book, although it usually all come out of my bank account anyway…but that’s beside the point.
This is not a list of the typical prepping supplies like fire starters and flashlights. I tried to think about some unique gifts that preppers might not have, and even if they do, we preppers can never have too many of one item. 2 is 1 and 1 is none right?
SPP125 Prepper Gifts for Christmas
In the podcast (and video) Lisa talked about some DIY gift ideas for preppers and non preppers alike. In this article she wrote a while back “The Gift of Giving Preparedness” she has some great ideas.
I found these at ScotteVest.com and they have a wide variety of hoodies and jackets for men and women. The price can be a little high (between $70 and $300) but this is not your average jacket. They also sell some accessories that preppers like me would love.
I have done a review on Titan SurvivorCord in the past and this is a must have for any preppers bug out bag. Preppers love multi use items, and this 550 paracord includes fishing line, jute twine and copper wire. You can watch that video here.
These are not lifesaving survival tools, but they could be. One of the reasons I like these tactical pens so much is that it’s my pen! Pen’s easily get lost around the house because everyone uses them and rarely put them back where they got them, but I always know where my tactical pen is.
Hidden Gun Shelf
You have no doubt seen these here and there on the internet, I have even done a review on one of them here. These are great to have because the average person would have no idea what is hidden inside.
In the podcast we mentioned a friend of Survivalist Prepper that makes these and offers them for quite a bit cheaper than other online retailers. Here is his video and here is his Facebook page if you want more information.
BOB First Aid Kit
When you talk about unique gifts for preppers this is one of them. This 43 piece kit is perfect for cars, travel and bug out bags and comes in a waterproof pouch, and comes with a free Credit Card Knife. Have a look at the SHTFShop.com for more information on these.
This is also something we sell at the SHTFShop.com. I made this kit for myself because I hate having my pockets loaded down with everything I wanted to carry on a daily basis. People loved this so much that I decided to put them up for sale.
A shower might not be a top priority when the S hits the fan, but it will be eventually. Again, not a life saving tool, but sanitation is very important and no one wants to take a cold shower. A Solar Shower can also be used on other situations where warm water is needed.
Prepinstein Paracord Belt
Eric at Preppinstein Designs sent me one of these belts a while ago and I love it! This belt includes a survival kit on the tip of the belt and is made of around 100ft of 550 paracord and just twine. The tight weave makes the belt stiff and strong to hold your pants up regardless of how much stuff you cram in your pockets. Have a look here.
Solar USB Chargers
These are great gifts for preppers and non-preppers alike, I can’t keep these away from my daughter. These range in price from about $10 to about $50 so having a few of these around is not a bad idea. Even if your not getting cell service, you might have some important information stored on your phone or tablet.
I can’t say enough how convenient a good headlamp is. If you’re working on a car, performing first aid or doing anything that requires the use of both hands the last thing you want is to hold a flashlight in your mouth.
Folding Camp Stove
There are quite a few different designs available when it comes to portable camps stoves, and even some DIY ideas, this one is a Foldable Pocket Cooker for around $20. To me these are more of a survival convenience than a survival need, but I need (want) one anyway.
There is a lot of debate between the LifeStraw and the Sawyer Mini but my vote goes to the Sawyer because not only does it filter down to 0.1 microns, but it also filters 100,000 gallons of contaminated water compared to Lifestraws 264 gallons.
Rat- 5 Fixed Blade Knife
A while back I was looking for a high quality knife but I didn’t want to pay the $140 for an ESSE 4. What I found was the ESSE was formerly Rat Cutlery (Randall Adventure Training) and while these are manufactured by the Ontario Knife Company the design and materials are the same. This RAT-5 Runs about $70.
Berkey Sport or Go Berkey
A Go Berkey is a smaller version of the full sized Berkey and the kit also comes with a Berkey sport for around $150. The Berkey Sport runs about $20 by itself. The Berkey Sport is great for hiking, camping or bug out bags.
I got Lisa this water bath canning kit which (includes all the accessories) last year and she loves it. You will not be able to can foods that you would with a pressure canner, but it’s a great way to get someone started in canning.
Junk silver is great because it doesn’t cost as much as gold and is easily purchased online. Junk silver refers to pre-1965 circulated silver dimes, quarters, and half-dollars that are comprised of 90% silver and 10% copper.
This is an item that some preppers might not have in their first aid kit. These battle dressings have many different applications and you don’t need to be a surgeon to learn how to use them. This video explains how to use them.
This is still on my wish list because with everything else that I need to become prepared a night vision monocular has not made it to the top of my list…yet! The price for quality night vision binoculars or monocular can be a little expensive too.
Survival Seed Vault
Could you feed your family from your garden if you had to? This emergency survival seed vault was created to serve that very purpose. With a large selection, this seed bank contains 20 varieties of easy-to-grow heirloom Non-GMO vegetable seeds. All seeds are packaged in jumbo-sized triple-layered foil packets.
The Preppers Stocking Stuffers
Here are a few other gifts that and small and low cost that you can put in a preppers stocking.
Prepinstein Micro Fire Key Ring
Here is another item from Preppinstein Designs, but this only costs $10. This Micro Fire Key Ring is made with 550 paracord, fire cord, ferro rod, key ring and scraper. Not only can these be used for key rings, they can be used as zipper pulls on your bug out bag.
Wartech 8″ Tactical Folding Knife
For under $10 you can get a Wartech 8″ Tactical Folding Knife isn’t the best knife in the world, but for the price might be a good stocking stuffer for the kids or anyone learning about using a knife. This is not something that I would want to depend on, but you always want backups for your backups.
Battery Charge Checker
I am actually a little surprised at how many people don’t have one of these. With all the batteries we need to have, and how easily the old can get mixed with the new, these are a great way to figure out what is trash and what is not. This BT-16B battery checker is only a couple of dollars.
Survival Card Games
You have probably heard about Conflicted the card game, but there are quite a few “survival” card games out there. You have the Urban Survival card game, plant identification games and wilderness survival card games. I like the Urban Survival Cards because they are an actual deck of cards, meaning you can play poker and open the discussion of survival while you’re playing.
Unique Prepper Gifts for Christmas Video
What’s on Your List?
There are 23 Christmas or holiday gifts on this list, but I’ve barely scratched the surface of gifts you can give to preppers. What gifts have you given or gotten in the past? I always love more ideas!
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