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tlwagg

Christmas Gifts
« on: December 02, 2020, 03:34:15 PM »
Since I'm sure we all had family who have either laughed or humored us, and are no longer laughing. I want to collect ideas for Christmas gifts for new preppers. I'll start, on Thanksgiving we disgusted preparing for what is likely to come and family started asking questions. Where to buy long term food storage and Other things.

A copy of The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster  it's under $20 so very affordable. Everyone loves Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Solar power bank anywhere from $18 and up.

Pocket shelter  $20 and up.

For a gardener Survival Seed Bank $16 and up.
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Re: Christmas Gifts
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 01:54:41 PM »
LDS Home Centers used to have a food storage starter kit.  I often bought in the past for a wedding gift.

Here's an article on how you could DYI one:
http://www.prepperssurvive.com/food-storage-starter-kit/
I would include instructions for soaking the beans, recipes, etc. for best preparation.


In the past, I have received 72 hour kit backpacks from parents with first aid and some of the same things you already mentioned.
Wise sells an excellent one, but it might be assembled more cheaply from other vendors with some careful shopping:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wise-Five-Day-Emergency-Backpack-with-Food-Water-First-Aid-for-One-Person-CAMO/35774879?wmlspartner=wmtlabs&adid=22222222222024038788&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=o&wl2=c&wl3=10363814868&wl4=pla-4578710057608178:aud-807612880&wl5=&wl6=&wl7=&%20wl10=Walmart&wl12=35774879_10001022516&wl14=wise%20foods%20backpack&veh=sem&msclkid=31ae9b15fe4d13478c0ec4df7af9f99b

For those parents and grandparents on a tight budget, a simple but most useful item like a Sawyer Mini water filter or one of those rechargeable flashlights like Lilburner talked about on another recent thread would do a lot of good for around $20. 

Heck, what I wouldn't give for one of my grandmother's rhubarb jelly jars or my other grandmother's current jam right about now!  Give them what you make or can and a written recipe card for how to do it themselves, even if it's "Strawberry Freezer Jam".  That's a legacy they can learn from and pass on.  Copy your mother's or grandmother's recipes for them and put in a $1 binder from Dollar Tree or staple it with card stock on top and bottom decorated by you (if you don't do calligraphy or draw, just cut and paste from internet or your family photos in the cloud.)  This is inexpensive and priceless at the same time!

Then there's the 12 pack of TP from $6-10 everywhere.  That will always be precious going forward!  :)






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Re: Christmas Gifts
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 03:40:23 PM »
This is what I saw that will be a good Christmas gift.  Bug Out seed bag

https://sustainableseedco.com/products/bug-out-seed-bag?variant=3171258400808