When you are looking for that perfect gift for those that are into prepping or survival, it is important to choose something that would be truly useful. You don’t want to choose something that would never really get used or just thrown in a drawer or cupboard and forgot about.
Christmas is over but we have other occassions coming up in which you may want to purchase gifts so have a look at our suggestions below of survival gifts that a prepper will love.
Portable Water Filter
When it comes to the best portable water filter, many people will say that the LifeStraw is the one to go for but this is only because it is the first one to come to mind. Certainly the LifeStraw would make a great gift but we believe the Sawyer Mini is a much better choice. It’s way more practical, and can be used even with a hydration bladder.
It is small and lightweight which makes it perfect for any bug out bag or survival kit. Both the LifeStraw and the Sawyer Mini are around the same price but you get so much more out of the Sawyer.
A Ferro Rod is a fire starter tool used by survivalists and preppers to quickly start a fire. They look like a small steel rod. They can produce sparks of 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit when the rod is scraped with a rough edge like a rock, or a sharp edge like a knife. Ferro rods work without lighter fluid, and can start a fire even when wet.
Flashlights are the most popular forms of portable lights but headlamps are much better when you need the use of both hands. We recommend the UCO Vapor Headlamp which is super bright and water resistant.
Whether it is splitting wood for the fire or creating a shelter, an axe can come in incredibly useful. Our recommendation would be the Schrade SCAXE2 but there are many good quality options to fit all budgets.
The Schrade is both durable and dependable and features a hammer pommel as well as an extra-large ferro rod that is stored inside the shaft.
When it comes to multi-tools, Leatherman lead the game as being the most quality pieces of kit available. The Leatherman Sidekick is a pocket-sized multi-tool with spring-action pliers, a saw, two knife blades, openers and more. With Leatherman you also need not worry as the Sidekick comes with a 25-year warranty.
First Aid Kit
First aid kits although they may not be something you think of as a gift to give somebody, I guarantee a prepper will love it as it will help them feel better prepared. There are many good quality kits of all sizes available so check around and find one within your budget.
Portable Solar Charger
Make sure that their USB devices never run out of power again as long as the sun is shining with a portable solar charger. In an earlier test of the top solar chargers of 2019, we found that the Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger was an easy winner.
The Anker might not be the cheapest, but it is well worth the money spent and is also one of the fastest availble on the market.