We already showed you ten things your homesteader mom might like for National Parents’ Day. Now, it’s the dads’ turn. If you haven’t seen our list homesteading gift ideas for mothers, you might want to check that out, too. Those things would also make for a great present for your father. For now, read on and you might find the perfect gift for your dad.
Elements Magnesium Fire Starter
Your pops probably does a lot of cooking on wood burning stoves or fire pits. Most homesteaders prefer not to use electric stoves or microwave ovens so fire is the way to go. That also means he’ll appreciate a brand new fire starter for National Parents’ Day. Fire starters are also bug out bag must-haves so you should really get your parents one each.
The Elements Magnesium Fire Starter is a multi-purpose survival tool that provides you with up to 15,000 strikes. It’s windproof and weather resistant so you can use it outdoors, especially for backyard barbecues or camping trips. The 3-in-1 tool also comes with a 150 decibel emergency whistle and a compass. Both are located on the fire starter’s handle.
GoSun Fusion Hybrid Solar Cooker
A solar coven is perhaps one of the most brilliant homesteading gift ideas you can think of for your father. Aside from cooking with fire, your parents can also enjoy a meal cooked to perfection by the sun.
The GoSun Fusion Hybrid Solar Cooker is the perfect gift for people who rather not use electricity or fuel. As long as the sun is brightly shining, they can cook meals and even bake breads. The Fusion can cook meals for 4 to 6 people or about 145 ounces of food. It’s a great thing to have when you have guests over though that may wait until the coronavirus pandemic is over.
The Fusion can cook pre-cooked meals like hot dogs in as short as 15 minutes while raw meat and liquids take up to 55 minutes or more. On days that the sun seems a bit shy, your father can still use the GoSun Fusion. It’s a hybrid solar over, which means you can use solar power or electricity to cook your meals.
GoSun Chill Solar Cooler
You got your dad a solar cooker, might as well get him a solar cooler, too. The GoSun Chill Solar Cooler will keep his favorite drinks cold even without ice. Even more impressive, he doesn’t need electricity.
The GoSun Chill makes its own ice with the help of the sun. It has a capacity of 40 liters. It also uses closed cell polyurethane foam to keep the inside cold. This particular gift set includes the GoSun Powerbank+, which can be used to power the Chill and other small devices. Also in the package are AC adapters, power cord, two bungee cords, and a soft-touch case for the powerbank.
BioLite SolarHome 620 Kit
Every homeowner wishes their electric bill to be a thing of the past. Well, it is actually possible if you have a solar panel at home. The problem is that the whole set-up costs a lot and not everyone can afford the initial payment. Still, you do get your money’s worth in the long run.
While you’re saving up for a whole solar panel set-up, you can invest on solar chargers for your small devices and a set of solar-powered lights like the BioLite SolarHome 620. The kit includes a centralized control box with an easy-to-use control panel. It is equipped with a built-in radio, MP3 player, and speaker. The control box also has a light and USB power outlet.
The BioLite kit also comes with two hanging lights, a motion sensor security light, and three on/off light switches. The 6-watt waterproof solar panel harnesses the sun’s energy. A full charge provides 4.5 to 14 hours of power.
Stealth Tact Shovel Modular Multifunction Entrenchment Tool by Frog & CO
Living on a homestead requires a lot of digging. You dig the soil for your garden or farm. You do more digging when you put up a fence. You even dig really deep if you want your own well.
For most digging tasks, your dad could use a shovel and a spade. A hand trowel will be useful in gardening. If he already has these tools in the homestead, you can get him a folding shovel. He can use this tool in the homestead and take it with him when going on an outdoor adventure. Plus, it’s a good thing to have in a bug out bag.
The Stealth Tact Shovel Modular Multifunction Entrenchment Tool has twelve different features. It can be used as a hatchet, knife, saw, hoe, hex wrenches, screwdriver, fire starter, glass breaker, fire starter, bottle opener, fish scaler, and as a watertight container.
The 440C steel shovel measures 32.5 inches long when extended. It folds to only 12 inches and comes with its own camo carrying bag so there shouldn’t be a problem when you have to carry it with your gear.
DEWALT 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw
As you already know, homesteaders like to do things themselves. That includes house repairs and woodworking projects. For National Parents’ Day, power tools are excellent homesteading gifts.
Get your dad a brand new circular saw. The DEWALT 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw is pretty compact and lightweight at only 8.8 pounds. It boasts of an electric brake for better protection from accidents. It also features its patented 15-amp motor that will help you make the perfect cut through tough wood. Other features include an integrated dust blower and a 57-degree bevelling capacity. It comes in a tough case for protection when not in use.
Once it’s possible, come on over and help your dad build a shed for his tools and other stuff. A tool shed will also make it easier for him to find what he needs. Plus, it’s a great way to catch up with the old man.
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver
Another must-have homesteading tool, the cordless drill/driver can do a lot of repair jobs. The BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver can do any drilling job on wood, plastic and metal. It also drives screws. The lightweight drill/driver comes with 11 position clutch that deliver precise control while operating. The kit includes a 20-volt max-lithium-ion battery, LCS20 charger, and a double ended bit.
Door Stop Alarm by Frog & CO
If you’re parents live alone in the homestead, they need all the protection they can get. There are plenty of ways to secure the property. You can put up a fence, build a tool shed, install a home security system, put locks on doors and windows, have guard dogs, and own a gun. A persistent thief, however, will always find a way.
Help your dad further protect mom with a Door Stop Alarm. Consider this as one of their last lines of defense aside from a handgun and mom’s favorite cast iron pan. The Door Stop Alarm is equipped with a 120 decibel alarm that will go off once its motion sensor detects someone trying to open the door.
This door wedge is also pretty portable. It measures 5.5 inches long and weighs only 5 ounces. Your parents can bring one when they go on a vacation. They just need to turn the switch on, and slip it under their hotel room door.
Zombinator™ Survival Hatchet by Frog & CO
Speaking of weapons, your dad could use a survival hatchet. He can use it to chop down branches, make tinder out of firewood, crack zombie skulls open, and scare intruders away.
The Zombinator™ Survival Hatchet is not just a fearsome looking axe. It’s also a multi-tool. It comes with a hammer head, nail claw, and pry bar, which will come in handy when Pops need to do some repairs on the homestead. The 1.7-pound multi-tool axe, made of 420 stainless steel, also has four different-sized hex sockets.
Aside from homestead tasks, your dad should keep a Zombinator in their bug out bag. In case something goes wrong, they can use it to defend themselves. The glass breaker, seatbelt cutter and scream whistle are life-saving features of the Zombinator in the event that they get into a car crash or other accidents. Knock on wood.
Essential Tact Machete Knife with Full Tang Blade by Frog & CO
There’s no such thing as too much weapons. Your dad will surely appreciate a brand new machete as his National Parents’ Day present.
The Essential Tact Machete Knife is great for clearing dense vegetation including small branches. Its full tang blade measures 15 inches while the handle is 6 inches giving it the right leverage for some slashing action. Opposite the razor sharp edge of the blade are 56 bi-directional teeth that can saw through wood.
The 3CR13 stainless steel blade is corrosion resistant and coated in matte black finish. The handle is slightly curved for a more comfortable grip. At the end is a tiny hole for lanyard in case you want to hang it when not I use. The 0.9-pound Essential Tact Machete also comes with a nylon sheath and blade guard to keep the blade safe.
There are only a few more days before National Parents’ Day so better act fast and choose the perfect homesteading gift for your father. Don’t forget to check out Gentleman Pirate Club for the other list of gift ideas, this time for your mom.