- A good set of MURS Walkie Talkies for the nephew, kids or grand kids so they can play in the neighborhood and communicate. Play with the new toys with them. Pick “our channel” so they will know what to use in the future if an emergency occurs. Pretend a hurricane has taken out all communications.
- Water distiller, good filter, dispenser for the refrigerator and spare filters to “help save money on bottled water… or drink healthier water” but also have the ability to filter rainwater, pool or creek water if necessary.
- Crank radio with flashlight “for those power outages like we had this spring.” One that has the NOAA Weather channel available for emergencies.
- Camping gear to take the “family to experience the great outdoors.” Things like sleeping bags, water filter bottle, water treatment, and tent, and emergency whistle, fire starting equipment, backpack, and a compass. Even if you only practice in the back yard, its good experience.
- Outdoor solar powered LED lights, to "highlight the landscape" but also provide a source of lights and charges AA batteries when the power grid is down. Some use AAA batteries.
- State or US Map for getting where needed when there is “no cell signal,” Google or even GPS.
- Gas can for reserve fuel “extra for the lawn mower” so we always have a full one. Be sure to include some gas stabilizer as gas has a limited shelf life.
- A good 12 VDC to 120 VAC inverter for your car so you always have a plug to power things.
- Motion lights solar powered for around house / yard. Ideally they use common replaceable rechargeable batteries (like AAA, AA, and 9V, C or D). These are very useful as a deterrent to intruders and alerts residents.
- Medical or First Aide hand book or family First Aide Kit.
- Ammo for shooting practice; you can't have too much. See: The right amount of Ammo
- Prepper Books and Movies are good gifts.
- Silver Dollars for collector coins
- Security Lights and Alarms to protect the home.
- Thermal Vision for hunting at night or detecting heat loss in your home.
- Rechargeable Batteries are another good stealth prepper gift.
Convincing your family, friends and neighbors that preparation is important can be difficult if not impossible in today’s busy times. A gradual approach will be required if you are to be successful. Otherwise, you should keep your preparations confidential and not let others know about them (as much as possible). But also plan on providing help for skeptical love ones & even neighbors.
Supplies like gas masks or razor wire should be concealed until things get bad…..when the skeptics stop thinking you are crazy and wish they had listened to you. The Prepper Handbook on Amazon offers about 50 such gift ideas and can be previewed free. You can also down load a free Kindle reader to your phone or computer.
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