Holiday Gift Guide for Preppers
When I buy these items for the Preppers on my list, I like to print out a copy of my blog posts, where I discuss them, and package them up with the item. That way they instantly see how this item can benefit them. I’ve listed the posts where applicable.
Prices are subject to change. It’s the holiday season, so items go up in price or go on sale.
We’re adding new items to this list frequently, throughout the holiday shopping season. Check back so you don’t miss the latest recommendations!
| Brutus the Bull Dog Self Defense Keychain (2 Pack) – Looks like a decoration but gives you the edge if the time comes to defend yourself or your family. Great stocking stuffers. Order early as these ship from Asia and can take a week or 2 to arrive.|
|Jones Stephens Four Way Key – Water is a high priority in most emergency situations; for something as simple as thirst, to decontamination, personal hygiene, or refilling a vehicle’s radiator. There are times that you need access to it, and it’s right there, but you can’t access it. One simple, inexpensive tool can change all that, the 4-way sillcock key.|
|Tops Knives 5 pack Dog Tag style Signal Mirrors – These dog tag style signal mirrors are a great gift. Add a dog tag bead chain and you have an EDC signal mirror, that goes with you everywhere! Made in the USA.|
|Mini Cree Led Adjustable Focus Flashlight – Up to 300 Lumen of awesome! Runs on a single AA battery!|
|Gerber Shard Keychain Tool – On-board tools include a small and medium flat driver; Philips head driver, wire stripper, pry bar, bottle opener, lanyard hole. Perfect size with the basics to carry anywhere, Lightweight and airline safe!|
|Paracord – Paracord is the Go-To cordage of Preppers everywhere. Surprise the preppers, who have been good boys and girls, all year with 100′ of paracord in their stocking!|
|Nite Ize Figure 9 Rope Tightener – No more knots! Eliminates the hassle of tying, adjusting and untying knots. Great for setting up tents and other outdoorsy camp tasks!|
|Trumark Folding Slingshot – Trumark Slingshots are made in the USA, using quality construction and materials, second to none!|
| Morakniv Companion – The Mora Companion Heavy Duty is a powerful tool for bushcrafters, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Suitable for batoning, the Companion Heavy Duty features a thick, 1/8-inch (3.2mm) carbon steel blade with a 27 Degree edge angle for high load capacity and maximum sharpness resistance. The Companion HD has an extra large ergonomic handle with a soft high-friction grip. The classic scandi grind combined with high quality carbon steel makes the knife easy to resharpen. Mora knives are made from high carbon steel achieve high hardness, sharpen easily and are exceptionally tough.|
| Cold Steel Bushman Knife – For the money, these 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. The resulting knives are expertly heat-treated and tempered to RC54 and, when subjected to our tests, have withstood over two tons of pressure on their blade/handle transition! Every Bushman blade has been carefully ground to an extra thin edge and then honed and buffed by hand until razor sharp. They are available in two blade styles (standard and the new Bowie point). Both feature continuously curved blades that are ideal for skinning and will pierce, cut, slash, slice and shear like you won’t believe. Both Bushman knives come complete with the new Secure-Ex sheath which features a Ferrocerium Fire Steel; strike it on the spine of the blade and start a roaring campfire in no time!|
|Exotac polySTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Fire Starter – Made from recyclable ABS plastic, the polySTRIKER XL fills the minimalist niche without sacrificing design or usability. The polySTRIKER XL line features the same innovative tungsten carbide striker design as the nanoSTRIKER. The tungsten carbide insert is built into an easy-to-use striking tool that snaps into the handle.|
|Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life – When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.|
|Suunto Clipper Compass – tiny, convenient, accurate|
|MPOWERD Luci Original Inflatable Solar Lantern|
|QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge – Quikclot is a chemically inert material that speeds coagulation of blood, resulting in a stable clot that stops bleeding. The quikclot zeolite beads are contained in a sterile, non-adherent mesh bag so that it can be easily applied by anyone and also easily and cleanly removed from the wound by professional medical providers. Quikclot is safe to use and is a low heat formula that will not burn the skin. Leave quikclot in place until more advanced medical help arrives. |
|X-cords Paracord Carabiner – Stainless steel Carabiner multi survival tool with smooth rolling pulley, to get your gear where you need it.|
|American Red Cross Hand Turbine AM/FM Weather Radio and LED Flashlight – The American Red Cross FRX1 is a rechargeable hand turbine AM, FM and weather radio, complete with LED flashlight and glow-in-the dark lining to easily find at night or during a power outage. There is also an option for AC power with the DC-input (mini-USB) and headphone output for individual listening. Save yourself in times of need with the FRX1.|
|Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System – The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System removes a minimum 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and surpasses EPA standards for water filters. It also removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne protozoan parasites and filters to an amazing 0.1 microns.|
|Berkey Sport Bottle Portable Water Purifier – Perfect for the frequent traveler or outdoorsman. Eliminates or Reduces up to 99.9% of:|
|LifeStraw – I’ve bought these for many of the preppers in my family and friends. The LifeStraw Removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and surpasses EPA standards for water filters. It also removes a minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns. Filters up to 264.172 gallons (1000 liters) of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. The LifeStraw comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies.|
|Book Diversion Safe – Hiding valuables and preparedness supplies in plain site.|
These are perfect for the preppers, secret agents, or friends on your list!
|Liquid Wrench Diversion Can Safe – Hiding valuables and preparedness supplies in plain site.|
These are perfect for the mechanics, handyman, preppers, secret agents, or friends on your list!
Inova Microlight Sts Flashlight aka:(The Nite Ize Micro Light STS)
|Energizer Weatheready 360 Degree LED Area Lantern|
Run times with three AA Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries: High Mode–29 hours, Low Mode–58 hours
| Pak-Lite 9V LED Flashlight – The Pak-Lite snaps on top of a 9v battery. The two white LED bulbs provide plenty of light to walk and run by at night. When you turn the switch off, the Glow-In-The-Dark plastic cap aids in locating it for the next 6+ hours. The Pak-Lite comes equipped with a 9v Standard Battery, which will give you 20+ hours of light. If you need a longer burn time, simply un-snap the Pak-Lite and snap it onto a Duracell Alkaline or an Ultralife Lithium 9v battery (extra batteries sold separately).|
| Texsport Camouflage Trail Tent – This compact tent from Texsport offers a comfortable night’s sleep for two campers. It features easy set-up and take-down. Ruggedly durable taffeta material has a water-resistant polyurethane coating and is flame retardant to C.P.A.I.-84 specifications. Its classic pup tent design is accented by a tub-style polyethylene floor constructed of water- and boot-proof ripstop material, and a zippered mesh rear window with storm flap for optimal airflow.|
|LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light – The new PackLite 16 is made out of a thick and durable TPU (PVC-free) material. The PackLite 16 provides up to 16 hours of LED light and can be easily recharged in the sun, ideal for recreational use outdoors or in the home as an extra light source. It has two extra-bright multi-chip LEDs that provide up to 45 lumens of light and a 32+ hour flashing mode. The PackLite 16 folds up into a compact, portable size that is easy to clip to your backpack to charge on-the-go or store in your emergency kit. The durable and weather-resistant TPU material (100% PVC-free) inflates to diffuse the LED light and create a lantern. The PackLite 16 will easily light up a 125 square feet space. Tuck it away in your first-aid kit or hook it on your backpack for your next adventure|
|Schrade Tactical Pen (Black) – This pen is designed to be a “hide in plain sight” personal defense item. It is noticeably heavier than a normal aluminum pen and the point is designed to puncture. The cap is a screw on type with a flat top to give somewhere for your thumb to sit and apply extra force. It could be used as a glass breaker, if needed. I have traveled extensively and personal safety has always been a concern. This pen fills that void where a handgun or a knife are not practical.|
|BaoFeng Dual-Band Ham Two-Way Radio – Awesome multi-purpose radio!|
|Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger – This high powered solar charger charges two Rechargeable Batteries of the same type and size (D, C, AA, AAA). This is the most versatile battery charger available on the market today.Its in-built meter shows you the following conditions: strength of the sun, strength of the current out-put from the solar panel, time required to fully charge the different types of batteries|
|Exotac nanoSTRIKER Ferrocerium Fire Starter – The nanoSTRIKER is a high quality, ultra-small and completely self-contained waterproof fire starter. Sacrificing neither form nor function, its unique all-in-one design puts all the tools you need to start a fire into one tiny package. To top it off, the rods are replaceable and the striker is ultra-sharp tungsten carbide. Ferrocerium fire starters work best with tinder materials that contain large surface areas: dry grasses, wood shavings, cotton balls, dry leaves, clothing lint, etc. Using a tinder material of your choosing, create a loose tinder bundle to catch the sparks from the ferro rod. Wrap the included lanyard around a few fingers to secure the striker handle. Holding the striking tool at an angle, use moderate pressure to quickly scrape the rod. The striker should be carving material off the ferrocerium rod.|
|Condor Recon Chest Rig (Tan) – The Condor Recon chest rig comes with three BUILT IN stacker Kangaroo-type mag pouch, will hold six M4 mag and six pistol mag. -Swivel Lockster – Swivel Push-Button release buckle. -Padded cross-back shoulder strap with webbing and D-ring. -Additional mesh pocket on the back. -Two open-top mag pouch. (one on each side)|
|Estwing E45A Campers Axe Metal Handle – For felling, trimming trees and or splitting wood, notching timbers, driving wooden or plastic stakes. Forged one-piece solid steel construction to eliminate loose heads Nylon vinyl deep cushion grips bonded to steel handle for comfort and durability. Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world’s most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike.|
|Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel with Hardwood Handle – A shovel that can be used as a shovel, a hatchet, or a weapon. The Special Forces Shovel is modeled after the original Soviet Spetznaz shovel. The Spetznaz soldiers made up the most elite unit in the Soviet Army (The U.S. equivalent would be our Green Berets).|
The Cold Steel Shovel has so many uses and this is the shovel that lives in my EDC automobile kits, in all my family vehicles! I bought a few of these, last year, for some of my special family members. Over the past year, I’ve seen these shovels in the vehicles, of everyone I gifted them too!
|Mr. Beams MB470 UltraBright LED Lantern|
|Casio Men’s Solar Sport Combination Watch – Another watch powered by light itself!|
|Instapark 10 Watt Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger – This solar charger has Dual USB Ports for iPhone, iPad & all other USB Compatible Devices. It also has handy loops for lashing it to trees or your backpack, while on the go!|
|Instapark 10W Mono-crystalline Solar Panel with 12V Solar Charge Controller – If you have a prepper who wants to get into solar, this is your starter kit. All you need to add is a 12v battery and an inverter and you have solar power!|
| Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe – The Trench Hawk may well be the perfect antidote to the raw terror of eyeball to eyeball combat in the confined spaces of a trench, bunker, alley or narrow hallway. All it takes is one stroke from either the vicious cutting edge or its brutal wedge shaped spike to end the fight! The handle of the Trench Hawk is highly resistant to shock and impact and will withstand abuse that would easily break even a tough hickory handle. The handle is easily and inexpensively replaced when it’s finally worn out or broken from repeated throwing (NOTE: any handle can, and will, break eventually).|
|Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit – The Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit is a go-anywhere, mobile solar power kit that keeps your handheld gear going strong. Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun with included Nomad 7 Solar Panel or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch. Use with most USB powered devices and all devices using AA/AAA batteries. The Guide 10 Plus is best used with your smaller USB power devices.|
|Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife – This is a rugged knife, designed for the challenges of outdoor activities. If I’m camping or hiking, this is the knife I have with me!|
|Voodoo Tactical Tactical Chest Rig (Army Digital)|
|Kelly Kettle Small Aluminum Trekker Cook Stove – The Kelly Kettle is a hollow wall volcano stove. Which means that all the water is inside the walls of the stove itself. It’s very efficient because all the heat goes up through the chimney and heats your water, very very quickly. If you’re looking to purify some water by boiling, this model can do 17 oz at a time, very quickly. There are larger models available.|
|Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Hammock – Parachute Nylon Single Hammock—The grandfather of hammocks! Weighs in at 1lb and provides the ultimate comfort in portable hammocks. At over 10 feet long and 5 feet wide our SH is the portable hammock you’ve been looking for. No other single parachute nylon hammock offers the same amount of bed space as Grand Trunk. Comes complete with everything you need to use and sets up in less than a minute. Holds up to 400 lbs, making the SH one of the biggest, softest and strongest hammocks we offer.|
|Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock – If you were to wander through the woods near my home, there would be a very good chance that you’d find this setup near my camp. I use this all year round. It’s perfect for “stealth camping” out in the wilds (if you use a natural color tarp or rainfly).|
| Carson MiniAura Digital Night Vision Monocular (NV-200) – Say goodbye to night vision devices with image intensifier tubes that burnout over time. The Mini Aura is a 100% digital night vision monocular that won’t ever burn out. It boasts a 19-degree angle of view and provides visibility up to 82 feet in total darkness. The Mini Aura is compact and lightweight and can fit in your pocket. It can be used in ambient light or total darkness.|
|Sentry Safe Quick Access Safe – Have quick, reliable access to firearms when it matters most. Equipped with compression gas strut that allows for quick single-handed, whisper-quiet entry, the SentrySafe Quick Action Pistol Safe empowers you to defend your homes and family during unfortunate circumstances.|
|StoveTec Deluxe 1 Door Stove (Wood & Biomass Fuel Options) – The StoveTec Deluxe 1 Door Rocket Stove burns wood or biomass. It is durable, easy to operate, safe to use, and long lasting. Stove includes the fuel shelf and upgraded adjustable pot skirt for boiling. These stoves are designed to be used for cooking outdoors.|
|Chef’s Banquet All-purpose Readiness Kit 1 Month Food Storage Supply (330 Servings) – A bucket of emergency foods. Great gift for your family members who may not prep. If they really don’t prep, you can keep it at your house, so when they show up after SHTF, you’ve got them covered 😉|
|Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Canvas Strap Watch – Its a watch powered by light itself!|
|Kelly Kettle Large Stainless Steel Base Camp Basic Kit – The Kelly Kettle is a hollow wall volcano stove. Tjos means that all the water is inside the walls of the stove itself. It’s very efficient because all the heat goes up through the chimney and heats your water, very very quickly. If you’re looking to purify some water by boiling, this base camp model can do 50.7 oz at a time, very quickly. This is one of the largest models available.|
|Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch – A women’s watch powered by light itself!|
|Seiko Men’s Adventure-Solar Classic Casual Watch – Its a watch powered by light itself!|
|Intex Excursion 5 Boat – Bridges are natural choke points. They are the perfect place for bad guys, to ambush families that are heading out of dodge! Help your preppers avoid these choke points in with a boat!|
|Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe – Get protection as unique as your fingerprint. The SentrySafe Quick Access Biometric Pistol Safe allows you to program a fingerprint in addition to your combination for quick, reliable entry. The whisper-quiet gas strut allows for quick, single-handed access to your firearm. So, when seconds count, you can quickly defend your home and family.|
| GunBox – Gun Storage Evolved|
| Snugpak Scorpion 3 Tactical Shelter (Olive) – The Scorpion 3’s stylish and sleek design helps the Scorpion 3 to fend off fierce winds and is built and designed for long term hard use. It’s 5000mm PU Coated Fly can handle large amounts of rain keeping you and your gear dry. The Scorpion 3 has lots of extras like internal mesh pockets, No-See-Um-Mesh, all seams are seam taped and much more. The Scorpion 3 is a Fly First pitch type tent.|
Still no luck? For the prepper who has everything, you can check to see if they need something from our Overlooked Bug Out Bag essentials post.
If you still haven’t found that perfect gift your favorite prepper (or outdoors loving friend), you may want to peruse our shop, the Geek Prepper Bazaar.
Holiday shopping for your Preppers can be fun and educational, read learn and shop. Happy Holidays, Friends!