Christmas is coming fast! We’ve done a little research to make gift buying just a little easier this year. Here are some of our recommendations for the preppers on your Christmas shopping list. Just click on the hyper-linked titles above each picture and you’ll whisk straight to Amazon!
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27 Gifts for the Prepper Who Has it All
Check these gifts out today! We added some nice little summaries and tried to include some reviews that come from actual, real world experiences. Get started:
It’s a pressure cooker for canning. And it’s a crock pot/steamer for slow cooking. Also it’s a modern space-saver, designed to make your holiday cooking much easier. Made of high grade aluminum, this gem features a 9.5 qt capacity. That’s big enough for a whole chicken. And it works with high and low acid foods!
It comes with 10 and 15 PSI settings and includes a digital display interface with a built-in timer. And, it’s only $113.99. Review average is 4.2 stars.
According to the product information and the customer reviews, it is usable even at high altitudes. A five-star reviewer says, “As a slow cooker this functions very well! As a pressure cooker, it seems to do very well too, though this is my first pressure cooker, so I am new to the process, but it sure can crank out a meal in no time!”
Gerber EAB Lite Pocket Knife [31-000345]
This sleek little beauty is a pocket knife, a utility knife, and a money clip – all in one! Amazingly the original price is only $7.86. And it comes with an average 4.6 star rating.
The knife accepts standard razor blades for quick and easy loading and work. And it features a safety lock. Then it has deep finger grooves for control and comfort. And the handle has a built-in clip which can act as a money clip. It’s a true all-in-one tool. And it’s compact; the total open length is only 5.1 inches.
Reviewers report using it for cutting drywall, opening boxes, cutting twine, and more. And they say the blade stays in place and loading is a snap. One owner simply puts it: “This Gerber EAB Lite is well worth the $$ I paid for it.”
This could be the perfect mini multi-tool. First it’s made of durable stainless steel. And it is available in a variety of colors. Then the compact size means it can go just about anywhere – even in a pocket. Last, it’s only 4.25 inches when open and less than 3 inches, closed. And there are ten tools in one!
Handle any job with the included: needle nose pliers, wire cutter, sharp blade, package opener, scissors, 2 screwdrivers, a bottle opener, tweezers, and a file! Everything is available through the butterfly design.
The tool retails for $16.74 (maybe less, on sale). And it has a 4.1 star rating. Impressed, one reviewer called it the “Perfect quality little pocket tool!”
Another reviewer quipped: “Don’t think you are going to save the world with this little guy. That being said it is definitely something cool to have with you all the time. I have one on my keychain and one in my tech EDC bag.”
This quality electric sharpener will keep your tools and blades sharper than they’ve ever been. And it features variable speed settings and adjustable precision. Conveniently the wide belts require no set up or calibration. Run sharp and fast!
The tool has a heavy duty motor and integrated cooling. Also it has multiple settings for power or for speed. Your cuttings tools will be as good as new again. And this unit is small enough to be portable. Take your workbench with you!
A 5-star review says: “I have used every knife sharpening method available. From cheap carbide sharpeners to Japanese waterstones to expensive fixed angle sharpeners. This unit from Work Sharp is has made all those obsolete. … [T]his is it!”
Sells for $129.95. And it has a 4.5 star average rating.
Anker Astro E7 26800mAh Ultra-High Capacity Compact Portable Charger for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More
$79.99 with a 4.5 star rating.
The Anker Advantage means light weight and power on demand. Happily recharge all of your devices with this incredible system. Over 10 million customers are happy so far. Join them.
The smart system knows your device on contact. That way it delivers the fastest possible charge at up to 3 amps per port (4 amps through three ports). And that’s a lot of juice from a 1-pound battery.
Recharge your: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6, or iPad Air. Best of all, there is quality throughout the battery, the circuitry, and the sleek cover. Remember, it includes a travel pouch and USB cable.
A 5-star reviewer raves: “I bought this for a thru-hike on the Colorado Trail. I am a bit of a gram geek, but this thing will give you at least 10 days worth of full from zero charges on an iPhone 5. I am in the process of killing my phone and charging it back from 0 so that I can leave feedback on the amount of times it will charge from 0. I will update in a couple of weeks once the Anker Astro E7 External battery dies. I use my iphone 5 for my GPS, music, maps, cell phone, guide book and camera as well, so I can justify the added weight of the external battery.”
Use it for everything and use it everywhere.
Bug-A-Salt Camofly 2.0 Insect Eradication Gun
by SKELL INC.
First off, I saw this one on TV! A shotgun for use against flys! If you’re thinking about a gift for Perrin, this is the one.
Anyway, the bug blaster is an excellent and fun way to get rid of pests. And it has a 4.5 star average; it is a bargain for $60.00. Order 2.
This model is a redesign that features ergonomic control and cool camo graphics. First you simply add salt. Then you pump up the air pressure. Then just blast those bugs away. It really is a shotgun for insect eradication.
The “gun” features great accuracy and it uses less salt than before. And a full load allows for up to 80 shots and does not require batteries. Gun grabbers and fly lovers will hate it. Everyone else can’t get enough.
They say: “THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!!” I believe them.
“There is nothing better than this. Sniping a fly from the rim of your beer bottle while simultaneously “dressing” said beer is a pleasure that must be experience by any man wishing to go to the grave knowing he’s lived a truly masculine experience. Vaporizing a cockroach’s head execution-style at close range is at once satisfying and horrifying. My wife and kids now fight over who gets to go after the pests, whereas it used to my solitary duty to flail with whatever was handy.”
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This item is a real life-saver. Since 2005 it has been used by several million thirsty customers. Without chemicals or heat it removes up to 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites. Easily it exceeds the EPA standards.
Filter up to 1000 liters of water with one straw. This is perfect for camping, hunting, fishing, or for any emergency. Comes with a nearly 5-star rating and retails for under $20!
“In the past I always carried a General Ecology First Need XL water purifier and refilled nalgene bottles with it. Since getting a LifeStraw I most likely won’t be doing that any longer since the LifeStraw is smaller and lighter than the First Need XL. I recently took a LifeStraw out for a test on a backcountry hike in the Rocky Mountains. Every stream, lake, or other water source that I came across I stopped for a drink. I was drinking fresh snow melt and also from lakes that are home to beavers and other wildlife. There was no added taste to the water and I didn’t get sick during or after the trip.”
That’s a testament!
Benschop Blade – BB-X22 Folding Tactical Knife
This is a knife for every use. The blade is of super sharp stainless steel. It is built to last and last even with the toughest use. And it features a handy pocket clip.
It’s small enough for the pocket with a closed length of only 5 inches. The blade is 3.5 inches. It’s $40 (but I saw it for half off!) and it comes with a 5-star rating!
“The blade came very sharp and passed my litmus tests very well. (Tests are dropping it from an inch above a piece of cardboard to see how far the point penetrates, scraping it along a rough surface to see how much it clears, etc.) I’m very happy with the blade itself. It feels durable and cuts exceptionally. The handle is solid metal with metal grips. With wet hands I did not experience any problem with the knife slipping out of my hand. It feels very high quality and doesn’t look like a toy knife at all.”
This stove is a little powerhouse! And it is the “gear of the year” winner as picked by Backpacker magazine. In fact, it is a multiple award winner. Here’s why:
The patented design burns extremely well and produces less smoke. Best of all, the fuel is free. No need to buy oils, wicks, or gases. Just pick up some twigs and light it up! And the quality steel body is compact and light enough for traveling. Use it on the go.
It includes a pot with a 30 oz. capacity. It heats fast and cools off faster. It’s perfect. And you get a 4.5-star rating for less than $150.00!
“I typically use a piece of fuel tab to get everything going (just cause I have a million of them.) then add small branches to get boil. To produce effective heat it needs to be monitored and fueled just as a camp fire would, but obviously since burn area is smaller it goes quicker. Stove cools off quick enough, burns fuel completely with little left but white ash. If your an outdoors man or woman this thing is a time saver.”
J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight (5 Pack) The Original 300 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED 3 Mode Flashlight
by J5 Tactical
Here is another award winner! Yes, this is the official flashlight of Joe Gibbs Racing and the Carl Edwards Toyota team. It puts out super bright light at 300 Lumens. Shine it with confidence up to 600 feet. Two football fields of power.
It runs off a single regular AA battery or recharges. You decide. And it has high, low, and strobe settings. A single battery allows hours of use. The design is tough as nails and you get five of these gems!
A 5 star rating and a $150 value. However, you may find it much cheaper!
“These will stand right along next to those higher dollar lights at a fraction of the cost. At this price, you can throw one in your glove box, one in your coat pocket, one next to the doors of your house and one in your nightstand. These are excellent lights with a ton of output, they are rugged and actually use a battery that you can pick up in a gas station.”
Ever Ready Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch
by Ever Ready First Aid
It’s another lifesaver and for under $10. And this one has a great 5-star review rating – by over 1,000 customers.
The bandage comes vacuum-sealed and sanitary in a low-cube packaging. The self-application is quick and easy and effective. It is a real Israeli battle dressing. Time tested by their neighbors, the Isaelis know a thing or two about battle and the trauma that comes with it. And they know how to stop the bleeding. The 6 inch wide and 70 inch long strip features compression control.
It works: “I couldn’t stop the bleeding with direct pressure (I did slow it down). My wife was running around the basement looking for this bandage all the while the blood was pooling under my death grip I had on my ankle. She finally found it. That bandage stopped the bleeding within seconds. When I got to the hospital and they unwrapped that bandage I thought it was going to gush blood everywhere, nope. It took like 15 seconds.”
Sminiker Portable Survival Aircraft Aluminum Defender Tactical Pen with Glassbreaker, Writing, Self Defense (Black)
This is the heavy-duty yet lightweight tactical pen you’re looking for. It’s made of high quality aircraft aluminum. And it is safe, efficient, and it works. Use it to write or to break glass in emergency. Best for writers, it uses standard pen refills, blue or black.
Buy a few for the office, your car, and the bug out bag.
The pen sells for under $30 and comes with a 4.5-star rating.
The dog catcher says:
“I’m a DCO ( Dog Control Officer ) and I have bought some tactical pens in the past. This one kicks all of their asses hands down. Since I have received the pen I have carried it for work. When I approach a house it’s in hand, when I’m doing paperwork I used it to write and also used it instead of my baton to break a window to get a dog out of a hot car.
Result of the field test, window break is a 10, writing is a 10 and still has ink in it after doing over 150 documents, feeling of protection is a 10, design is a 10.
Highly highly highly recommend this product.”
5 in 1 Survival Fire Striker
Sometimes you don’t have a lighter when you need one. And rubbing sticks together is for the birds. So try the 5 in 1 starter instead!
It features a magnesium flint and an iron scraper. And it sparks easily to ignite most flammable materials. And you can use it 1,000 times – far more than a little BIC lighter.
Also included is a very useful emergency whistle and a compass. It’s a cool (er … hot) all-in-one.
5-star rating. $7.95! The lone reviewer says: “Perfect for any camper or survivalist.“
Survival Seed Vault Non-GMO Hardy Heirloom Seeds for Long-Term Emergency Storage – 20 Variety Pack in a Sturdy Can
by Patriot Seeds
Get your non-GMO garden on with this perfect seed pack. It features 100% heirloom seeds, all non-hybrids. And they come tightly sealed for long-term storage. Now, get growing with the following foods:
- Blue Lake Bush Beans;
- Bell Peppers;
- Romaine Lettuce;
- Red Beets;
- Sweet Peas;
- Sweet Corn;
- Radish; and
And it’s only $21.60 with a 4.5-star rating!
“All the seeds in this vault are are non-GMO heirloom seeds, which means I can harvest the seeds from this year’s garden and replant next year without buying more. The tin it comes in can be resealed, unlike another seed vault I bought that came in a crimp-sealed tin can. We opened the can to see what we got, and decided to try some of the seeds. We grew the beefsteak tomato, California Wonder bell pepper and the Blue Lake bush beans this year, and saved the other seeds in the vault for later. The seeds sprouted well – I don’t know the percentage that did or didn’t sprout, but *most* of the seeds sprouted. And the plants produced well all summer long. We enjoyed the tomatoes the best – it brought back memories of my childhood, when my father always planted beefsteak tomatoes.”
Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stoves with Piezo Ignition (Orange)
This could be the perfect backpacking stove. And it definitely is for the money. Made of durable aluminum and stainless steel, it withstands high temperatures and will last for years. And it comes with a 1-year warranty you probably won’t need.
The design is small, compact, and collapsible. Effortlessly carry it wherever you go. And you use it with regular butane or butane-propane canisters. Then the adjustable valve control allows for quick heating. Finally, it burns clean and allows you to “leave no trace”.
$29.99 with a 4.4-star rating.
“I just got this today. It seems reasonably well built for price point. I did experience the spray issue when screwing the stove onto a Primus canister and that knocks the stove down to 4.5 stars. The stove lit instantly via the piezo igniter. I was able to boil a liter of water in 3.5 minutes at around 5000 feet. I used the Primus Eta Pot (with heat exchanger fins) sold here on Amazon.”
Simply charge it in the sun for 7 hours and you get 12 hours of night lighting! And no batteries or outside power required. This little lantern is durable, waterproof, and it deflates and collapses. And that means easy storage and no worries.
It weighs a mere 4.4 oz – perfect for the BOB. And it’s perfect for camping, hiking, hunting, the patio, indoor and outdoor uses. Use it for any occasion.
The lamp features 10 bright LED lights and 3 different settings. Then there’s even an emergency flashing mode. For easy use, there’s a built-in charge indicator. So, get one for any lighting need.
Under $15. A 4.5-star average with nearly 1,000 happy reviews.
From a reviewer who conducted tests: “However, this guy really shines (pardon the pun) in a few areas. Portability being the most obvious. It can obviously be compacted much more, which makes it great for backpacks or in the car, if space is at a premium.The fact that it’s waterproof and buoyant are what prompted me to get it to keep in my boat.”
Another super folding blade option for any occasion.
Interestly, one reviewer overlook the “acid washed” look: “Man I live [SIC] this brand of knives. I have quite a few now. I am very pleased with the weight, feel and price of this knife it is my EDC now. The only thing is I’m not a huge fan of the acid wash look. There is nothing wrong with it I just don’t care for it. But that would not stop me from getting one again. Hopefully Cold Steel will have success with this model and bring out different blade finishes.”
$33.11 with a 4-star rating.
The little tanto was designed by custom knife maker Andrew Demko. It features a high satin 4116 stainless steel blade in a convenient folder design. And it comes equipped with a superb locking mechanism. For the money it is one tough, rugged little knife.
Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) 6120 Jettison Compact Folding Plain Edge Knife
by Columbia River Knife & Tool
Here’s one more great little knife idea. The razor-sharp blade locks securely out from the titanium handle. This allows for safe and easy cutting of whatever material you encounter.
And it’s only $27.27 with an average 4-star review.
Again, interestingly, an honest, mostly good review (with a recommendation) says:
“This can be a really sweet little knife with some style to it but it does have a few downsides to it. The good is it that is small, very lightweight but still very functional. It is about the same size as a Spyderco Squeak. The titanium frame is very cool as is the blade shape. Blade centering is perfect. No sharp edges on handle. The finger rest on top of blade is very useful. The flipping action is smooth and dependable with the proper hold and finger action on the flipper.
The downsides is that the blade needed some touch up sharpening.”
Not bad for $27. And all knives need a touch up from time to time.
Every boy (and many girls) loves a slingshot! And they’re great fun and utility for adults too. Campers and hikers certainly appreciate them. And Daisy is a trusted name for generations. This one is available for only $13.34 and has a 4.5-star rating.
It’s easy to use, like all such little devices. Just load a rock or ball bearing and you’re ready. And the made in China quality is high. Best of all, of course, it works:
“Works great and is very easy to use. I got my first rabbit with my first shot. I have not been nearly as lucky since but I expect it just takes a little practice. It fires steel balls at a great speed so watch this with the kids, someone could definitely get hurt. It is well constructed and should last a long time.”
The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster Paperback – May 17, 2014
by Tess Pennington (Author), Daisy Luther (Editor)
So, this is a must-read and a necessary addition to any preparedness library. You’ll find all 460 pages for just $21. And it received a 4.5-star review rating from the customers at Amazon.
From the beginning the book covers numerous disaster scenarios and tells you what to do to survive them. Also it covers surviving the aftermath. Survival expert Daisy Luther says, “Never with this much conviction have I recommended that a book must be purchased and read from cover-to-cover.”
That’s impressive. And a non-celebrity reviewer said:
“We never know when we may have to “get by.” We just had a very large earthquake here in the S.F bay area (Napa, CA). It knocked out power and water. Many people rushed to the store to buy water and, since they had no power and couldn’t cook, many families left their homes to find a place to eat. There were problems because many stores and restaurants were closed. The roads were damaged. The local news reported that the roads were jammed. The earthquake left some homes uninhabitable. The news reported that the people who were unable to return to their homes had no idea what to do. They evidently hadn’t given it much thought until the earthquake left them homeless. Flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes: bad things can happen to anyone. Tess Pennington’s book will help you be prepared.”
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System
by Sawyer Products
Here’s another great and portable water filtration system to consider.
The Sawyer mini filtration system is perfect for camping, hunting, bugging out, or any outdoor activity. And it weighs only two ounces. And it is the right size for the BOB. Also it comes complete with filters, bottles, and a quick straw.
Amazingly the incredible filter will delete virtually 100% of bacteria and protozoa from water. And the filter will last for up to 100,000 gallons. That’s outstanding.
Only $20 and a 4.5-star review rating. And it keeps on working:
“After 1 year: This filter is still working great after over a dozen backpacking trips using this filter and several hikes. It is truly very nice feeling to drink the water right out of the river or lake your camping next to vs carrying in bottled water. Have used the the syringe to clean it several times and does seem to keep the flow going fast enough. I use a filtered funnel to scoop water up and into my soda bottle before filtering to keep filter as particle free as possible. I tried to use a platypus bottle bag with this filter but it does not fit quite and leaks, 2 liter bottle works best for us. Still totally satisfied will buy another when it plugs up.”
goTenna Off-Grid Text & GPS
Now, this tiny emergency communicator ranks 4 stars and retails for $150.00.
And that’s a small price to pay for added peace of mind. You use it, with your cellphone, to transmit your exact location – even when there’s no cell service!
It comes in pairs and may be used to send private 1-1 messages. Also included are off-line navigation maps. A happy customer said:
“I’ve been a satisfied user of these excellent devices since early beta testing. I keep a pair in both cars in case we end up somewhere without cell service and in case of emergencies. Even in areas where there is cell coverage but only one or two bars, using a Gotenna instead will keep your phone from losing battery quickly because the low power bluetooth radios use a fraction of the power that the cellular antenna does.”
Perhaps these will make the perfect hunting or fishing arrowheads for any survivalist.
And the set is only $28.99. Buy it and be the first to review!
Included are three mean-looking arrowheads sure to grab any prey. It all fits neatly in a nylon case designed for sharp objects. And the whole assembly will easily fit in your BOB or backpack. Also included is some black paracord. Use it to reel in what your “spear”.
Well, I’m not sure I would trust this model in the event of a gar attack. However it is perfect for a prop, for cosplay (had to look that up) or for paintball games. And I imagine it works well for a light-duty respirator. The design provides face protection and has a built-in circulation system, powered by 2 AA batteries. And it even fits over glasses.
Best for eyeglass wearers, you can put on M04 mask without taking off your glasses.
And it’s a bargain for only $18.00. Additionally, the reviewers give it nearly 4-stars across the board.
They say it is great for games:
“I purchased this for a cosplay, not for using with air soft or any other sort of war game gun. the fan isn’t really for ventilation and you can’t really feel it, it’s for keeping the lenses from fogging up, however, as far as masks go, this one is pretty comfortable to wear. I wear glasses and it fits over them with no problems. all in all I’m very happy with this purchase.”
HQ ISSUE Outdoor Wood Stove
by HQ ISSUE
Cheaply keep all your outdoor spaces warm this winter with this incredible little stove. It rates 4.5 stars and check out the sales price! Normally it is still only $119.99.
First, you just add the wood. And then it does the rest. It’s made of tough galvanized steel and cast iron. Heat your coffee and cook with confidence. Best of all, this stove is portable. And at only 47 pounds, one person can easily move it about. The compact design means it doesn’t horde space.
Again, this is intended for outside heating. But it works out there. Says a five-star reviewer:
“This is one durable little stove — the thickness of the steel and the quality of the welds should guarantee that it will last me the rest of my life. I like the fact that the fitting for the stove pipe and the legs bolt securely in place and that the door is cast iron. The only downsides I see to this unit are that the door latch is a little looser than I’d like and the pipes needed to be deburred to make them fit properly. It takes a little bit of tweaking but, in the end, you can have one awesome little wood stove.”
VSSL Supplies – Essential Camping Gear for the Outdoors
by VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools
Here is a great all-in-one survival gear kit. And it’s a $100 value that garnered 4.5 stars.
Conveniently the compact tube is perfect for your bag. And it features: fishing gear, a fire starter, wire hand saw, water purification tablets, mirror, trail markers, first aid, razor blade, a beeswax candle, and a few other critical items. That’s just about everything you need – all in one convenient package.
Made of tough mil-spec aluminum, it is compact enough to go anywhere. And it also has a built-in dual mode flashlight (normal and emergency strobe). One reviewer said it all:
“Times are changing and with that comes the need to be prepared. I have a backpack filled with emergency essentials for each member in my family ready to go should the need arise. I like to keep the weight down as much as possible and as such am always looking for lightweight emergency tools and survival gear. This VSSL unit is perfect in that it includes so many essential tools in one compact tube.”
This is a cooking revolution. Now you can cook without electricity, gas, or other heat sources. The Wonderbag’s insulation keeps on cooking food that you bring to a boil. “No Fuss. No electricity required, so it’s worry-free.”
Just simmer food on the stove. Then put the entirety (pot and all) into the bag. And the insulation does the work while you rest. It’s perfect for parties and tailgating. Finally, for the conservationist in all of us, the Wonderbag saves water and prevents pollution.
And it can be yours for only $66. A 4.4-star review rating. And it works. Here’s a great testimonial review:
“I brought a pot of short grain rice to a boil, then simmered for 5 minutes to be sure that the rice was heated through. I opened up the Wonderbag, put a dish towel in the bottom (since the rice had boiled over a bit) and put the pot on top of the towel. Then I covered the pot with another towel, put the Wonderbag lid on the pot, and closed up the bag. I set the timer for an hour.
After an hour I opened the bag (and got a blast of steam) and checked the temperature of the rice. It was over 182°F, definitely hot enough to cook a grain. The rice was cooked perfectly.”
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*All photos used with the products were sourced from the sellers on Amazon. Please read all available materials when making your final decision. We tried to scout out some of the best gifts just for you. Freedom Prepper does not warranty any of these items nor vouch for their safe usage. Please read all manuals and safety information prior to use.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.