It’s that time a year again, when people start rushing to the stores to buy their loved ones a bunch of useless junk they don’t want, and will probably never use. Instead of wasting all your hard earned money on something that’s just going to end up sitting on a shelf, why not give your loved ones a gift they can use? Why not give them the gift of Preparedness?
Knowledge is the key to survival; without it, all the survival gear in the world is useless. One of the best gifts you can give to someone you care about is the ability to take care of themselves during a crisis.
The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide will give your loved ones the tools they need to survive just about any disaster, crisis, or threat the world can throw at them. Filled with survival tactics and step-by-step instructions for surviving urban crime and violence, disease outbreaks and pandemics, economic problems and social unrest, and man-made and natural disasters, the book will help those you love learn the self-reliance strategies they need to survive during just about any crisis situation.
From emergency lighting to late night catfishing trips, the Blackfire LED Clamplight Lantern made this year’s list because it’s something I use on a regular basis. It’s one of my favorite lights when I’m out fishing for cats; and I love how it clips nicely to the side of my Jon boat. The Camplight lantern provides 260 lumens of light in high mode, 125 lumens in low mode, and is powered with 3 AA Batteries.
The WakaWaka Power+
The WakaWaka Power+ is a lightweight, compact solar charger that’s small enough to fit into just about any bug out bag or EDC kit. It takes about 12 hours in the sun to fully charge it, and will charge a typical iPhone in about 2-3 hours. The WakaWaka Power+ also provides you with up-to 150 hours of emergency lighting.
While it is on the expensive side, I really like this flashlight. The ZeroHour XD Tactical Flashlight is one of the most versatile flashlights on the market; serving as a flashlight, a detachable waterproof survival gear case, a USB battery backup, and one hell of a nightstick if you’re ever in a sticky situation. The CREE XM-L2 LED gives off up-to 1,000 Lumens, and the battery packs an impressive 10,000+mAh of emergency backup power.
The Camillus EDC3 Pocketknife
If you’re looking for a great little Every-Day-Carry knife, you can’t go wrong with the Camillus EDC3. With a 3-inch blade made of AUS-8 Japanese Steel, that folds out to a length of 7 inches, this knife is a great little pocket knife that’s perfect for hunting, fishing or as an EDC.
From powering essential gear like flashlights, emergency radios and GPS devices, to being able to charge a dead cell phone when the power goes out, the SunJack Portable Solar Charger is one of the top chargers on the market and is something I personally carry in my bug out bag.
Want to add even more juice? The TYLT Energi 10K Battery Pack gives you the ability to charge up to three devices at one time; allowing you to turn your tablet and smartphone into a valuable survival tool filled with maps, survival books, PDFs and essential emergency information that you can access during a grid-down emergency. You can even hook it up to the SunJack, and more than double your backup power.
The 162 Bushcraft Knife is Benchmade’s first foray into the Bushcraft world. It’s a fixed blade knife that’s a real workhorse, and a definite positive edition to the community. You can really beat the heck out of this knife without worrying about damaging it.