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20 Perfect Prepper Gifts Just In Time For Christmas

What do you give the prepper who has it all? Or, what do you give the prepper who wants it all? You’d better decide as Christmas is only a few short weeks away.

Liz Long wrote up a terrific list of ideas for The Survival Mom. Please look at her Prepper’s Gift Wishlist. Here’s the gist of the list:

Perfect Prepper Gift List

Santa Claus with checklist, portrait, close-up

Photo by HuffPo UK.

Food and Water Items

1. Herbs for cooking and medical uses.

2. The LifeStraw Water Filter – sip and go in safety.

3. Mess kit for the prepper cooks.

4. Pie Iron Sandwich Cooker –perfect for camping, bugging out, or anytime.

5. Water Pasteurization Indicator – perfect for the BOB.

Basic Items

6. Dryer balls – as a permanent replacement for dryer sheets.

7. DIY Emergency kit. No-one can ever have enough gear. And this is the perfect gift to help anyone.

8. Flash drive – so versatile and inexpensive, give several.

9. Solar flashlight. These are great because they do not need batteries.

10. Crackle Finish Zippo Lighter. Zippos last and last. Ask any G.I.

11. Paracord belt or bracelet – 1,001 uses and counting.

12. Work gloves – perfect for preppers. These also make great gifts for the teens, a hint to do some chores.

Health and First Aid Items

13. Breathe Healthy Face Mask – not just for the ladies. (But the ladies will love it).

14. Essential Oils – for health and beauty!

15. QuikClot. This could save your life. Or, it could make shaving mistakes a little less embarrassing.

Camping and Outdoors Supplies

16. 2 Pack Edible Wilderness and Wilderness Survival Playing Cards – Compact and they will fight off boredom.

17. Fixed Blade and whetstone – Keep the knives clean and sharp.

18. Pocket knife and sheath – Any knife is a good knife. These are gifts that really make the cut.

19. Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Sleeping Pad. Any camper will vouch for these.

20. Wood splitting wedge – Split firewood faster and with more precision.

*Liz Long is an eclectic writer who lives in the exurbs (that’s what comes after the suburbs) with her husband, sons, and cats. Her life-long Scouting skills have been a help in becoming a prepper and she has been writing for The Survival Mom since 2010. You can learn more about her books, including the “Survival Skills for All Ages” series, at, or visit her blog at

Green gift box with red ribbon and bow

Photo by The Survival Mom (love you, Mom).

All of these recommended Items cost less than $20 or so. Make your list and check it twice. Then get out there and do your prepper Christmas shopping.

Given them what they want and what they can use. You might also want to consider these items for yourself.

Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at He is none too fond of government meddling.

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