While we usually warn our readers to stay away from malls and to be extra prepared this time of year, it is a great time to score some deals to either restock your supplies or introduce your friends and family to the world of preparedness.
While everyone else is spending billions of dollars on useless crap; why not use your money to help prepare yourself and your family?
Preparedness Gifts: Giving the Gift of Preparedness
We all have those stubborn friends or family who instantly tune out the moment we start talking about preparedness related issues. Over the years, we’ve found that a great way to break through to these type of hard-headed people is to give them the gift of preparedness!
Here are some of our top finds over the last year that can introduce your loved ones to the topic, and hopefully put them on the path to ensuring their survival should the shit hit the fan!
Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool
A multitool is a great way to shrewdly introduce your friends and family to the world of preparedness. It’s an awesome gift will not only help prepare them, but it will do so in a way that doesn’t seem like you are showing it down their throat.
One of our newest find that we just started carrying this year is the Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool. The kit comes with a 16 piece multi tool, one bit set, and a U.S. made sheath. What we really like about this specific multi-tool, was the full-size knife and the center axis driver that makes the tool feel more like a screwdriver than other multi-tools on the market.
The First Alert Two-Story Fire Escape Ladder
Now this is a piece of gear that almost anybody will understand the need for, and in my opinion, is an essential piece of emergency preparedness gear for anyone who lives in a 2-story home!
The First Alert Two-Story Fire Escape Ladder is 14 feet long escape ladder that collapses down to about 14×14 inches, making it easy to store under a bed or in an easy access closet on your second floor. During a home fire where you become trapped on the second floor, it can be deployed out your window in seconds allowing you to make a quick and safe escape.
VentureGEAR Tactical Howitzer Glasses
Yes, you can look cool and be prepared, and these Tactical Glasses by VentureGEAR are the perfect gift for firearms enthusiasts or those who are on the fence and need a little shove.
The Howitzer glasses are something I personally wear, not only out to the range, but on a daily basis. They feature an Anti-Fog Polycarbonate lens that protects against scratches and is rated for ballistic fragmentation protection.
The KeySmart Nano Torch Twist
When it comes to urban survival, having a good flashlight is essential. If you’re looking for something small and discreet, that doesn’t look too “tactical” then you should check out one of our latest pieces of everyday carry gear, the KeySmart Nano Torch Twist.
The KeySmart Nano Torch Twist is a 600-lumen flashlight that comes with a 750mAh 14,500-USB Li-ion 3.7V rechargeable battery, a Rotating Swivel head, and a Magnetic Tail Cap so you can mount the flashlight to metal.
Alien Gear Cloak Mod OWB Holster
Another cool piece of gear we just discovered, and something that would make a great gift for firearm enthusiasts, is the Alien Gear Cloak Mod OWB Holster. This has quickly become one of my favorite outside the waistband gun holsters and is currently my go-to holster for my Walther P22.
What we really like about the Alien Gear Cloak Mod OWB Holster is how easily you can fine tune the cant/angle and level of retention.
Buck 656 Pursuit Fixed Blade Knife
What guy wouldn’t appreciate a solid American-made blade under the tree? If you’re looking for a high-quality full-tang blade that can pull dual duty, either out in the fields or at work, then check out one of our favorite knives of the year, the Buck 656 Pursuit Fixed Blade Hunting Knife.
I love this knife; I love the profile, how it feels in my hand, and the price point is perfect for those looking for a quality American made full-tang hunting knife! The blade is made with 420HC Steel with an overall length of 9.5”. While the knife is marketed as a hunting blade, we think it’s an awesome choice for Everyday Carry!
Bushcraft Essentials XL Outdoor Stove Bushbox
The Bushcraft Essentials XL stove is one of our favorite emergency stoves on the market. They are super light, compact, and easy to throw in a bugout bag.
Midland DBR2500 mobile dual-band Ham radio
For those who take preparedness seriously, you know that emergency communication is an essential part of any good plan and setup. That’s why I always carry ham radio gear with me at all times, including my newest truck rig the Midland DBR2500 mobile dual-band amateur two-way radio.
The DBR2500 has 25 Watt/15 Watt/ 5 Watt selectable transmit power; transmits on amateur frequencies 144-148MHz and 420-450MHz; receives on 136-174MHz and 400-490MH and has 200 Programmable Memory Channels.