Do you ever wonder what to get for that readiness minded prepper? Maybe you're not a prepper, or perhaps you're shopping for the prepper who seems to have everything. If so, then this episode on prepper gift ideas is for you.
Whether it's a birthday, Christmas, or "just because" this prepper gift idea list is for you.
This list of prepper gift ideas is a collaboration of ideas from influencers across the preparedness community. Some are podcasters and bloggers. Others have preparedness focused Facebook groups with tens of thousands of members. Heck, we even have a well dystopian fiction author weighing in. Oh, and let's not forget the input from the Mind4Survival Facebook group!
You won't find a more collaborative listing of prepper gift ideas on the internet. So, if you're stumped on what to get or just want unique prepper gift ideas, this is where you want to come.
Have fun shopping!
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Todd's prepper gift ideas:
Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Fixed Blade Knife: This knife is under $40.00 on Amazon with a 4.5-star rating with over 1100 reviews. It is made of 1095 carbon steel and built to last.
Tapp Collections Premium Shemagh Head Neck Scarf: The shemagh is a great piece of kit, with a wide variety of uses. It has nearly a 5-star rating with over 2500 reviews, which with the low price tag of under $15.00 makes this a great gift! You can use it as a head cover and dust mask, sling, field expedient water filter, and on, and on, and on.
Solar Charger, FKANT 15000mAh Portable Dual USB Solar Battery Charger: 15,000mAh charger with over 500 great reviews, that can keep your electronics powered up and going when others are in the dark. Rugged design and compact size, shockproof and rain-splash. Easy to hold in hand and carry, it will be your first choice for outdoor activities.
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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara's prepper gift ideas:
- The Changing Earth Series: Get Sara's books HERE cheaper than Amazon.
- Tops Knives Tahoma Field Knife: The Tahoma Field Knife has over 100 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating. It is designed to provide anything the outdoor professional would need in a knife. The tip has a double edge, used as a backup blade in the event the main edge should become dull during an extended period of time without a means to sharpen.
- Alexapure Pro Stainless Steel Water Filtration System - 5,000 Gallon Capacity: Water is life. The Alexapure removes up to 99.9999% of 200+ water impurities, including lead, bacteria, viruses, cysts, chlorine, fluoride, TCP, and E. coli. Pour unfiltered water in, get sparkling clean drinking water out; Performance of filters may vary due to source water conditions, water turbidity, and seasonal water conditions.
Phil Rabalis and Andrew Bobo
Phil and Andrew are great guys who host the Matter of Facts podcast.
Phil's prepper gift ideas:
- Tourniquet: Both the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) and the Rapid Application Tourniquet are great pieces of life-saving kit. The odds that you'll need one might be low. But, if you need one and don't have it, the odds are high that you'll have a bad outcome. No self-respecting prepper should be without a tourniquet. At under $30 and with hundreds of reviews each, either one of these is worth their weight in gold when needed.
- Rescue Tape: Rescue Tape with its 900 reviews and a 4-star rating, is a self-fusing silicone repair product with infinite uses. First used by the U.S. Military and now seen at consumer and industrial trade shows across America, this is the most versatile and easy-to-use emergency repair product available. Incredible 950 psi tensile strength. Insulates 8, 000 volts per layer. Withstands 500F of heat and remains flexible to -85F (-60c). creates a permanent, airtight and watertight seal in seconds! resists fuels, oils, acids, solvents, salt water, road salt and UV rays.
- Mountain House 2 Day Emergency Food Supply: This is a great gift for preppers and non-preppers alike. Everyone can use a few days of emergency food just in case. Give this to someone and you're giving them life insurance they can eat. This package includes 15 total servings with approximately 2,100 calories per day and a 30-year taste guarantee.
Preppers Survive SHTF Facebook Group
Mike runs the non-political Preppers Survive SHTF Facebook group.
Prepper gift ideas based on Mike's suggestion:
- Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide, by Jim Cobb: Jim's book has over 400 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating, so it'll be well received by any lucky person. The Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide is a step-by-step, don't overlook anything workbook of DIY projects that prepare home and family for any life-threatening catastrophe. The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disasters will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by a pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises.
- American Survival Guide magazine: With American Survival Guide, you get hands-on advice to prepare for disasters and emergencies. Learn essential survival strategies like surviving an active shooter, developing mental tenacity, navigating without GPS, and lighting a fire anywhere, anytime. Be prepared always.
- Recoil magazine: RECOIL is a firearms lifestyle publication for the modern shooting enthusiast. Every issue features the latest guns, gear, accessories, technology, plus reviews and buyer’s guides. RECOIL’s gear coverage includes everything from watches and survival equipment to vehicles that appeal to the modern shooter’s lifestyle.
- Recoil OffGrid magazine: A large-scale disaster strikes while you’re at work. The roads are clogged, communications are down. Do you have a plan of action and know how to find your family in the chaos? Do you have what you need to make it back home safely? Disasters — whether man-made or natural — present a whole different set of challenges in urban environments. OFFGRID takes a fresh look at these and other emergency-related scenarios from the URBAN/CITY dweller’s point of view.
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Suzanne's prepper gift ideas:
- IPOW Car Safety Hammer and Seatbelt Cutter: When the doors are jammed and you have freed yourself from the seat belt. The window is the next challenge. Break free and shatter a side window or front window depending on where you sit and escape fast. Pointed steel head excellent for breaking windows and shattering glass in cars and vehicles alike. Exlight escape tool has a sharp razorblade seatbelt cutter which cuts off seatbelts webbing easily. With over 400 reviews and close to a 5-star rating, you can't go wrong with this gift.
- TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag: This nearly 5-star bivvy sack is made out of ultra-lightweight HeatEcho™ reflective polyester film, this survival blanket sleeping bag weighs just 4.8 ounces. It also compresses into a tiny stuff sack, so you can carry this sleeping bag with your survival kit everywhere you go without weighing yourself down. It's made for emergencies and incredibly durable.
- GoGirl Female Urination Device: Go Girl is a simple, sanitary device made from germ-resistant medical-grade silicone that allows women the benefit of going to the bathroom standing up. The easy-to-use device is reusable or disposable and the small storage tube fits easily in a purse or backpack. Go Go Girl is for active, traveling and germ-conscious women who don't have access to a sit-down toilet or who don't want to use unfit facilities. With over 1200 reviews and plenty of colors to choose from (including camo), you probably can't go wrong.
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John'sprepper gift ideas:
- Pink Curing Salt #1: Not to be confused with Pink Himalayan Salt, pink curing salt is a mixture of sodium chloride and (table salt) and sodium nitrite. If you’re looking to cure your own meats using pink curing salt, or Prague powder, our Pink Curing Salt 1 is gluten-free and batch tested for perfection. Pink curing salt is ultimately used to cure meat, meaning that it makes it so that the botulinum toxin cannot produce. Once known as sausage disease or sausage poisoning, botulism was derived from “botulus,” the Latin word for sausage. it’s important to remember that pink curing salt by itself is 100% toxic to humans. It should never be used as regular table salt and should not be sprinkled on food for flavoring.
- JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder: Whether you're brewing fine-ground espresso or coarse-ground french press, our grinder has a built-in adjustable grind selector with over 15 settings ensures you have 100% control over the coarseness of your grind. We also include quick start guides, grind charts, and how-to videos to help you use your grinder to it's fullest. Take it anywhere.
Pete is the founder of and key figure in several preparedness-minded Facebook groups including 21st Century Prepper.
Pete's prepper gift ideas:
SunJack 10000mAh Power Bank QC 3.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0: One of the smallest Quick Charge 10000mAh batteries available, with dimensions of only 3.98 x 2.48 x 0.87 inches. With nearly a 5-star rating, this is a great backup for your emergency power needs.
Nalgene Stainless Bottle: Nalgene's line of Stainless Steel bottles are ultra durable, will withstand temperature extremes, are BPA free, and won't transfer odor or taste to your beverages. Features: BPA free Stainless construction is lightweight and environmentally friendly Dishwasher safe Temperature range -211F to 275F
Fight Like a Man: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The SHTF Series Book 1), by L.L. Akers: This is a great way to pass the time and get some helpful prepping hints while having an enjoyable time.
Shoot Like a Girl: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The SHTF Series Book 2), by L.L. Akers: The second in The SHTF Series is bound to be another hit. Pick up your copy now so that you have something to do if the lights go out.
Dale and Lisa Goodwin
Make sure you check out Dale's Unique Prepper Gifts for Christmas and Holidays post. It will also give you some great ideas for prepper gift giving.
Don't forget to take a look at Dale's Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit too. It's a great piece of kit!
Dale and Lisa's prepper gift ideas:
TITAN SurvivorCord: TITAN SurvivorCord is a patented parachute cord that integrates 3 potentially life-saving survival strands into our popular high-performance MIL-SPEC 550 cord. Our paracord is made from 100% Nylon, is 5mm in diameter, and contains 21 individual strands, braided into seven seriously-strong 3-strand yarns. We've then integrated a single strand of waterproof waxed jute for starting fires, a 25-lb. mono-filament fishing line for catching food, and a 30 AWG wire that can be used for snares, conductive wire, and other emergency needs. SurvivorCord is the ultimate paracord replacement and is also known as Survival Cord.
Cold Steel Bowie Bushman 95BBUSK: For the money, the Bushman knives might be the strongest survival/outdoor knives in the world! Unlike most hollow handled survival knives, there is no joint or seam between the blades and handles that requires a mechanical fastener. Instead, the Bushman's blades and integral handles are each expertly cold forged out of a single piece of 2.5mm thick SK-5 high carbon steel. This 5-star gift would make anyone concerned with their readiness happy!
GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp: Super bright headlamp, waterproof, adjustable, handsfree, zoomable. Rechargeable 18650 parallel design, a battery also can work. Single button control switch. 3 switch modes: high output, Low output, and strobe. Great gift for friends/family to make tasks that much easier. This headlamp has over 2000 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating. You won't be disappointed.
15,000 Non-GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden: 32 varieties of all natural vegetable seeds: on-hybrid, non-GMO, heirloom. 100% Naturally Grown and open-pollinated seeds with high germination rate. Vegetable growing and seed harvesting guide included with seeds tested for maximum germination and yield. USA seeds stored in airtight, moisture-proof resealable bag for safer, long-term storage. Carefully selected seed and vegetable varieties to provide a well balanced healthy diet.
Don Abbott & Jenny Smith
Don and Jenny are awesome and active members of the Mind4Survival Facebook group.
Don and Jenny's prepper gift ideas:
The Snarky Gardener's Veggie Growing Guide, by Don Abbott: If you always wanted to grow your own vegetables, this is the book for you. If you are currently gardening, this book will make you better. The Snarky Gardener’s Veggie Growing Guide will lead you to success without talking down to you, and will allow you avoid the pitfalls of the uninitiated. We'll cover the easiest vegetables to grow, veggie plant families, using nature in the garden (permaculture), preparing against losses, edible weeds, and how the Snarky Gardener does it in real life. An easy and fun read that will get you started right away.
- Gatorade Perform 02 Thirst Quencher Powder Packs: Gatorade is designed to provide hydration and to replenish vital nutrients and energy. Powder Packs are sized for 20oz squeeze bottles or water bottles. These are great for getting calories and energy on the go.
Container Gardening For Dummies: This nearly 5-star rated book will help you to: choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs. Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen. Cultivate charming gardens in any climate. Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way.
The Friendly Swede Paracord Fire Starter Survival Necklace: By carrying your Paracord and Fire Starter around your neck you will never be at risk of losing them or forget to pack them with you in your bag before going out to explore the world. The necklace is made of 550 lb rated paracord, with a ferrocerium fire stick and washer in stainless steel. You can't go wrong with the great, 5-star'ish rated piece of readiness gear.
Brian's prepper gift ideas:
The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker: In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger-before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life, by Patrick Van Horne, Jason A. Riley and Shawn Coyne: This book is an excellent guide to decision making in any time-critical profession where safety and lives are on the line. It presents several strategic formulas for making decisions under pressure, which will instantly challenge you to improve the depth of your daily level of observation and awareness.
Always Prepared 125-Piece Roadside Assistance Auto Emergency Kit with Jumper Cables: Ultimate safety on the road: feel protected, secure and always prepared with this 125-piece premium vehicle emergency toolkit, knowing that you and your loved ones are finally roadside emergency-proof. A real all-in-one Solution: This premium 125-piece auto emergency kit comes in a small bag that fits anywhere in your trunk, backseat or spare tire compartment. It's small, well-organized, effective, and very useful in a variety of roadside emergency situations. With over 300 reviews, this is a must-have for any vehicle.
Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier: Tough, reliable, and easy to handle, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier is engineered to tackle jobs in just about every situation. Featuring a sleek butterfly design, durable stainless steel construction, and Gerber's patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system, this affordable multitool packs 12 convenient tools that will quickly prove indispensable.
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