Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics > Emergency Preparations

Giving the Gift of Prepping - Gifts

(1/18) > >>

Chemsoldier:
So, we have other threads that talk about similar things but since the holiday season is upon us (well, at least it is at Wal-Mart) I thought we could talk about gifts for the prepper or gifts for those we would like to be better prepared.



One that I think is a great gift is FRS/GMRS radios.  All the kids know is that they are walkie-talkies, but you can get the ones with the weather bands programmed in there.  Hidden prepper stuff in a fun format.*
*Note that one should comply with all FCC policies for the use of these devices.  Also give the gift or directions on how to use them legally.




Key-chain lights:  Squeezy lights are the heat and I keep handfulls of the things in a box to use as stocking stuffers.  I also like to put them on coats (mine and the kids')



Eat'N'Tool from CRKT:  Its just cool.

Alan Georges:
Great thread idea to re-light this time of year!

ThinkGeek always has some practical preparedness gift items, including the dread titanium spark:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=spork
I can always find something for the hard-to-buy-for in the run-up to Christmas there.

Kaito 321 AM/FM/SW receivers are always good gifts, and are only about $20.  They're easy to operate and make good starter/backup radios.  For the more tech-inclined and at a higher price point ($110 http://www.mtcradio.com/tecsun/ about $15 cheaper than Amazon), a Tecsun PL660 radio covers all bases.

The Midland 75-875 walkie-talkie is a complete runs-on-AA-batteries CB for only about $35.  Combine that and a homemade J-pole (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=46816.0 ) and a little bit of coax cable, and you can give a friend a very capable self-contained CB base station for under $50.

Berkey bottles are nice gifts for about $25.  The Berkey Guy includes them as bonuses on MSB orders, so if you're replacing filters or buying new gear, you can get an occasional one for free.

Chemsoldier:

--- Quote from: Alan Georges on October 26, 2014, 04:12:23 PM ---Great thread idea to re-light this time of year!

ThinkGeek always has some practical preparedness gift items, including the dread titanium spark:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=spork
I can always find something for the hard-to-buy-for in the run-up to Christmas there.


--- End quote ---
While looking at the spork on think geek...ForkChops!

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e86a/?srp=6

endurance:
Squeeze lights and other lights are always my gift of choice.  I like the FRS radio idea for those who I'd suspect would get some mileage out of it. 

Almost 20 years ago I bought my aunt and uncle in LA a 72 hour kit from Emergency Essentials.  A few years later when they had a significant earthquake that knocked out the power I called them to check in and they said they broke out the kit and were using the flashlight (one of those no-battery internal generator units) and listened to the radio.  Last year when I went out to see them I saw that on a cluttered coffee table the flashlight was still out.  I asked them about it and they said it was the one light they had that never ran out of batteries, so they always kept it around.  I'm sure the rest of the kit is expired and essentially worthless now, but it was good to see they got so many miles out of it with that one flashlight.

allofthemonkeys:
I grew up in a house that was almost completely ran on gas, so glow sticks were on hand for leaks.  Also, the little propane tanks are great.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version