A few more weeks and we’ll be starting the 12 days of Christmas countdown. Remember that old nursery rhyme about golden rings, turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree? Well, some geniuses at the Bureau of Labor Statistic calculated how much all the 12 Days of Christmas gifts would cost today and they came up with a whopping $41,205.58. That true love should be worth every penny. If you haven’t figured out what to give your true love, here are 12 Christmas presents preppers would definitely appreciate.
12 Canned Goods
Let’s start this list with one of the most basic things every living person needs to survive – food. The purpose of prepping is to survive and continue to thrive after a disaster and similar horrific situations. Food might become scarce if stores, restaurants, and even farms are unable to operate.
There are two main ways to overcome this hurdle. One is to be self-sufficient by producing your own food. This is done by farming, raising animals, and other methods. The second one is to stock up on emergency food that should last for years.
Canned goods are popular among preppers because of their long shelf life. The canned chicken from Survival Cave Food, for example, lasts as long as 25 years. They offer a variety of ready-to-eat canned meat including chicken, pork, beef, and turkey. Each 28 oz can contain 2/3 white meat and 1/3 dark meat. The humanely processed meat in the hand-packed cans undergoes a slow cooking process to tenderize the meat.
For the 12th day of Christmas, give the gift of food security with a case of 12 canned goods from Survival Cave Food.
11-Piece Hurricane Survival Kit
If you’ve experienced a devastative hurricane like Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012, you know how horrifying it is. There’s little you can do to avert such a disaster other than to move to a place that’s less prone to hurricanes.
The next best thing is to prepare for a hurricane. The LifeShield 72 Hour Hurricane Survival Kit by Frog & CO contains 11 valuable items that’ll help you survive when a hurricane hits. The kit includes a QuadraPro Solar Power Bank with a built-in flashlight that you’ll need to charge your phone and stay in touch with family or call the authorities. The Glo Light Stick and large orange Help Flag is necessary for signaling for help.
The kit also comes with a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter and an Emergency Food Ration 3600 Calorie Food Bar to help sustain you for a few days if don’t have access to clean water and food. The P-38 Mini Can Opener will come in handy if you get your hands on some canned goods.
There’s also a Kaito KA208 Pocket Portable Radio to keep you updated, a PPE Go Kit with 5 3-ply face masks and 5 latex gloves, and a couple of emergency survival blankets. Finally, there’s the Adventure First Aid Kit, which contains a Scream Whistle, bandage materials, Moleskin, safety pins, a splinter picker, insect sting relief pads, and wound care supplies.
All these can be kept safe ad dry inside a 20-liter dry bag included in the kit. With so many survival gears packed in one small dry bag, this is definitely one of the best Christmas presents preppers will appreciate.
Preppers have bug out bags that contain the essentials needed to survive for a few days after evacuating their home. Without one, you’ll have a difficult time since you’re no longer in the comforts of your home.
One common problem when people have to evacuate their homes is finding a place to stay while waiting for things to go back to normal. If you’re in an evacuation center, there’s not much privacy unless you set up your own tent. A tent becomes even more important if you don’t have any choice but to stay outdoors.
The Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent is perhaps one of the better Christmas presents preppers will appreciate since it will provide them and their family shelter from the elements. The wide space (can fit 3 queen size air beds) helps make them feel more comfortable after experiencing such a stressful thing as evacuating your home. More importantly, everyone will stay dry and warm thanks to its patented WeatherTec system.
The huge cabin-like tent will also be useful when you go camping so that’s another good reason why it makes for a nice Christmas present.
9-In-1 Survival Gear Kit
The Sulkada 9-in-1 Survival Gear Kit comes with useful features that’d help you thrive in the outdoors. That’s a great thing to have when you’re forced to leave home and survive in the wild or if you just want to spend some time connecting with nature.
The survival tool can be used to catch fish with its 98-inch fishing line, hook, lead sinker, and descaler. It also comes with a knife, saw, fire starter, glass breaker, paracord, whistle, compass, and bottle opener.
The 7.6-inch survival tool is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum so it’s durable and hard enough to be used as a weapon for self-defense, particularly the part with the tungsten tip.
8 Face Shields
When it gets cold, you need to keep your face warm. When you’re out and exposed to the heat of the sun, you also need to protect your face. And when you’re enjoying a ride on your bike, you need to cover your face to avoid inhaling dust and swallowing insects.
The Alpha Defense Face Shield offers these kinds of protection while making you feel and look good. The tubular bandanas are made of polyester microfiber so they’re breathable and feel soft to the skin. It also wicks away moisture so it will dry fast when you sweat or when it rains.
The Alpha Defense Gear 8 Face Shield Pack is a good 8th day of Christmas present for preppers who like to spend time outdoors every now and then. They can use some of the tubular bandanas while out and keep the rest in their bug out bags.
7-In-1 Multi-tool Wrench
A multi-tool is a must-have for every prepper. No, scratch that. A multi-tool is a must-have for everyone not only preppers. There will be times when you have to fix something and your toolbox is back home and out of sight. Your trusty tool will take care of the problem.
The Dpnao Multi-tool Wrench comes with 7 different features that should help you with various tasks while you’re out camping or fishing, doing quick repairs at home or on your car, or keeping your family safe after an emergency.
The stainless steel multi-purpose tool functions as an adjustable wrench, knife, pliers, wire cutter, Philips screwdriver, and flat screwdriver. It also comes with a number of bits that can be attached to the Philips screwdriver.
The ergonomic handle is designed for both left-hand and right-hand users. The 5-inch folding tool has a removable pocket clip and comes in a durable nylon sheath with a belt hook. You can use any of the two to secure the multi-tool wrench on your belt, in your pocket, or in any place that’s easily accessible.
A gorgeous-looking 7-in-1 multi-tool is the perfect prepper gift on the 7th day of Christmas.
6 Survival Kits
A prepper gift that practically has everything you’ll need in an emergency is, well, the perfect Christmas present for the people you care about the most. You want your loved ones to always be safe so a bug out bag with 6 different survival kits is definitely a good thing to have.
The LifeShield All-In-One Bug Out Bag w/ 6 Survival Kits includes the Warmth & Outdoor Shelter Kit, Emergency Food & Water Kit, Mess Kit by Survival Frog, Emergency Light & Communications Kit, Disaster Survival Essentials Kit with Neck Knife, and the LifeShield Health and First Aid Kit. All 6 bundles are kept in a tan or black LifeShield Bug Out Pack.
The bug out bag contains food, water, and items that provide shelter and warmth, which basically covers the top three basic necessities to survive. It also has the tools to start a fire, cook meals, and boil water. The go bag also includes items for light, communication, signaling for help, defending yourself, treating medical emergencies, and other life-saving tasks.
For your 6th day of Christmas, give the gift of emergency preparedness with this fully equipped bug out bag.
5-In-1 Survival Whistle
Here’s one simple survival tool that can do the job of five. The 5-in-1 Survival Whistle by Frog & CO can be heard from a mile away. This is a great tool to have when you’re being threatened, lost in the woods, or in similar situations. It has a built-in compass and a signaling mirror, which will also come in handy when you’re lost or stranded and in need of rescue.
The flint fire starter will help you start a fire even in wet conditions while the nylon lanyard is perfect for tying, setting traps, and catching fish. The Survival Whistle also functions as a waterproof container so you can carry other small survival tools like waterproof matches and fishing hooks.
It may look like a simple whistle but it’s definitely something you’ll be glad to have during an emergency. That fact makes the 5-in-1 Survival Whistle a great holiday present for preppers you can give on the 5th day of Christmas.
4 Huge Bar of Soaps
Prepping is not just about stockpiling food and water or even guns and ammunition. You also need to store toiletries and cleaning materials. You still want to feel and smell clean after a disaster, right? That should help provide some sort of relief from all the stress and tension brought about by an emergency. Plus, hygiene is important to your health.
The Holiday 40 Bundle from Duke Cannon is a set of 4 Big Ass Holidays Soaps. It includes 1 Big American Bourbon Soap Holiday Edition, which has a woodsy scent, 1 Illegally Cut Pine Soap that smells like a fresh cut pine, 1 Frothy The Beer Man Soap with a sandalwood scent, and 1 Big Ass Lump of Coal Soap, with the combined scent of bergamot and black pepper. All these soap bars weigh 10 oz., which is thrice the size of traditional soaps.
These 4 Big Ass Duke Cannon soaps are the perfect prepper gift for the manly man that you can give on the 4th day of Christmas.
3 Months’ Worth of Emergency Food
A prepper can never get enough of food. Not that they’re gluttonous or something but receiving a 3-month food supply is something that will pretty much put a huge smile on their faces. The 3 Month Bundle #10 Cans by Nutrient Survival provides a total of 432 servings and 118,440 calories for 1 person. That’s about 90 days’ worth of food. With a 25-year shelf life, you could keep this supply in your pantry until the need to consume them arises.
Being the “most nutrient-dense survival food,” This 3-month supply will provide you with lots of vitamins, minerals, proteins, omega-3’s and fiber. The bundle includes some of Nutrient Survival’s more popular choices the Southwestern Medley, Triple Cheese Mac, Homestyle Scramble, Chocolate Grain Crunch, Powdered Vitamin Milk, and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
A 3-month food supply for the 3rd day of Christmas? That’s a holiday gift preppers will truly love.
Communication is vital to survival. In the event of an emergency, you should be able to contact your family or close friends as well as the authorities and emergency medical services. You can do all these things with a smartphone but they won’t work if you don’t have power or connection.
Also, smartphones after an EMT attack are as useful as a chocolate teapot. Your only way to communicate in such instance, aside from using carrier pigeons, is through two-way radios such as a Citizens’ Band (CB), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), or ham radio.
The BaoFeng Tech BF-F8HP Ham Radio not only allows you to communicate with family and call for police or medical assistance, but it also helps you gather life-saving information from fellow radio users. It allows you to monitor two channels at the same time to get the most information possible. You can also listen to the FM radio to lighten up the mood for a bit.
The FCC compliant radio’s “Voice Operated Transmit” function lets you use your voice via the mic and earpiece to make it perform particular tasks. That’s a good feature to have in case you have your hands full, so to say.
It comes with a lithium-ion battery pack, V-85 antenna, and a desk charger with wall wart. You also get an earpiece, mic, belt clip, wrist strap, and a user manual.
Give your true love the gift of communication with a pair of two-way radios on the 2nd day of Christmas.
1 Portable Solar Generator Set
Electricity, or the lack thereof, is a major potential problem each time a disaster hits. It’d be difficult to function without power. You’ll have to move around in the dark, spend days and nights without the AC and heater, snd you won’t be able to watch your favorite soap opera. When power is cut off, internet services will likely be down, as well. That means communication will be difficult.
GoSun’s Portable Powerplant featuring the SolarEnergy 1100 1100Wh Power Bank and 100W Solar Panel will at least provide you with enough power to charge your devices up to 1,200 watts. It has a built-in 450 lumen LED light to light up the place when the power goes out or if you’re spending the night outdoors.
The SolarEnergy 1100 is equipped with an MPPT controller that makes sure solar energy is gathered to the gadget’s full content while charging is automatically optimized. Its temperature control feature allows proper dissipation of heat to prevent possible issues. The outlets are also regulated and equipped with their Voltage Stabilizing Technology and Smart Battery Management System to further ensure safety.
The solar charger weighs just 25 lbs (11 kgs) and measures 12 inches long, which is portable enough to bring when you have to evacuate, go camping, or have a road trip. It’s also handy when you have to do some home repairs and don’t want to go back inside to recharge your power tools.
Give the gift of a reliable power source for the 1st day of Christmas with the GoSun SolarEnergy 1100.
It’s getting pretty exciting now that the holiday season is here. And what better way to make your true love feel special than to give them 12 Christmas presents preppers of all shapes and sizes will love. Check out more gift ideas for preppers and homesteaders over at Gentleman Pirate Club.