Most people who no longer have fathers to celebrate Fathers’ Day with will tell you they’d give up a limb just to spend the upcoming holiday with their dads once more. Don’t wait until it’s too late to show your father or husband how much you love and appreciate them by giving them something that will help them overcome any emergency situation — survival gear gifts.
Let your father or husband know how much you care by constantly reminding them to hydrate. A person requires around two liters or roughly eight glasses of water each day. Unfortunately, many people fail to reach the recommended amount due to being too busy with work.
Give the men in your life the gift of staying healthy with a cool canteen like the ones military men use on the field. These survival gear gifts not only help keep fathers hydrated, but they also let them relive their childhood days when they used to play soldiers.
Lock Picking Kit
Lock picking kits are the perfect Father’s Day survival gear gifts for dads who always seem to lose their keys. A set of lock picking tools include different tips to open various kinds of locks. Some kits come with a practice lock. Your forgetful dad or husband will love this very thoughtful gift as long as they don’t leave it locked inside the car or house.
Turn your awesome man into a badass dad by giving him a badass knife for Father’s Day. Prepper dads will love survival gear gifts that serve more than one purpose. Choose a pocket knife with a serrated blade for sawing, a seatbelt cutter, a glass breaker, and other features aside from its stainless steel blade.
There’s this notion that men don’t like asking other people for directions. If your father or spouse is like this, then a compass would be one of the most logical survival gear gifts they can receive for Father’s Day. But don’t go for the regular compass. Give them a multi-function compass with a flashlight, whistle, flint, and other features meant to help them survive any situation.
First Aid Kit
Fathers take pride in being able to protect and provide for their families, especially their children. Make it easier for them to do so by giving them their very own first aid kit. An individual first aid kit (IFAK) is something they can bring with them every day so they can provide immediate treatment to simple medical emergencies on themselves, a loved one, or even a stranger.
You want your dad or husband to stay safe always every time they leave home for work or other activities. The worrying doubles or even triples when your man’s job puts his life on the line. Whether the fathers in your life are law enforcers, soldiers, or simple folks, a pair of bulletproof sunglasses will keep them from losing an eye. In hindsight, Thor should’ve worn these bulletproof glasses when he fought his evil half-sister Hela or when poor little Carl Grimes was accidentally shot in the eye.
If your dad is one of those people who like to talk about the good old days, he may have a blast getting old-school survival gear gifts for Fathers’ Day. One such gift is the HAM radio. For those unfamiliar with it, a HAM radio is a device people used for communication before smartphones became popular. A HAM or even a CB radio not only gives your father something to tinker with in his free time, but it can also be useful in a dystopian scenario where the communication grid is down.
Weapon Mounted Tactical Flashlight
If your husband or father is into firearms they would likely appreciate survival gear gifts that have something to do with guns and shooting. Those who already own firearms (through legal means, hopefully) will be delighted to receive a weapon-mounted tactical flashlight for their special day. This will come in handy when Daddy goes zombie hunting in the dark or has to fight off intruders at night.
Many men love reading. Many loved to pretend to be a spy when they were younger (or even until now). If your man is a combination of the two, the perfect Father’s Day gift for him is a survival guidebook written by a former spy. Such a book gives the celebrant something to read while learning a lot of spy survival skills and hacks.
As you may have noticed by now, most survival gear gifts on this list serve more than one purpose. The key to surviving is to make the most of what you have. Give your pops or spouse a better chance at survival with a multi-purpose pot. This high-tech pot can be used for cooking, boiling water, and charging your smartphone so you can keep scrolling for recipes.
Children look up to their fathers (and mothers) and often see them as some kind of superhero. Show your favorite superhero a little appreciation with survival gear gifts such as those listed here. If you have any suggestions for a superb Father’s Day gift, write them down in the comment section.
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