Holiday Gift Ideas for the Prepper in Your Life

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

Still wondering what to get that hard-to-shop-for prepper in your life?  Here are a few ideas that work for the holidays, as well as the rest of the year! And remember, you can help support by conducting all of your shopping through the Amazon Link in the right-hand sidebar! The website earns a small commission on each sale!

Eccotemp Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower

or the slightly better version:

Click here for a great article and video demonstrating some of the uses for an on-demand, portable hot water heater!
DIY: Portable, Propane Water Heater for Camping, Showers, Off-Grid






Mark Smith’s latest book, Preparedness: The Basics and Beyond

Here’s a recent article about the book –

Preparedness: The Basics and Beyond, a New eBook by Mark A. Smith

Smith covers the basics — food storage, water purification, health, and housing — with tips that beginners and even seasoned preppers will find useful. He also addresses more advanced levels of preparedness, including a discussion of bug-out-vehicles and defensive firearms. In addition, he offers a detailed questionnaire to help readers intent on improving home security.

The book includes pros and cons of various types of alternative power sources, lists of items to include in medical kits and bug-out-bags, a glossary of preparedness terms, and a set of online resources.

From preparedness basics to advanced levels of knowledge, this book is ideal for the beginner, as well as the skilled prepper looking to improve his or her capabilities.

Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

Max Velocity is an author, trainer, and operator of the website Max Velocity Tactical, providing tactical training and consultancy services for those preparing for disaster survival and high threat, protection and combat operations.

His book Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival covers the subject matter in-depth, which Max derived from years of experience gained from service with special operations forces.

For those who are fully squared away on the prepping side, his book: Rapid Fire! Tactics for High Threat, Protection and Combat Operations omits mention of prepping, and expands on tactics.


Kaito Voyager KA500IP Solar/Dynamo AM/FM/SW NOAA Weather Radio with Alert & Cell Phone (iPod/iPhone) Charger


At the heart of the KA500IP, there is an internal generator that charges the replaceable Ni-MH battery pack and powers the radio, flashlight, and reading lamp. Also, the Kaito Voyager can power cell phones, including all generations of the iPhone, with a standard USB female jack on the back of the radio. You can also use the crank to power and charge your phone, light, and radio operations.

The KA500IP picks up a wide range of broadcasting including AM, FM, shortwave and NOAA weather stations. The 7-weather channels are pre-set and numbered from 1-7, you can easily and conveniently tune into the stations by turning the switch; no more guess work involved.

Homespun Environmental’s Bug-Out Bottle

TK-3001-2TThis bug out bottle is great for quick and easy water. It can turn pond or stream water into clean potable water with minimal effort; simply scoop and sip. The low cost makes it a ‘must have’ for any bug out kit.

Enter coupon code “TRUTH” upon checkout for a special discount, only for readers!

Replacement 2×3 cartridges are available on the website. As part of our win/win business model, these bottles are assembled by the Lighthouse for the Blind in Dallas, Texas.



  • 0.2 micron, 98% nominal, (0,5 micron absolute) ceramic filter cartridge.
  • 0.75 liter capacity bottle with bite valve protected drinking spout.
  • Filter is replaceable.
  • Filter lasts for approximately 200 refills.

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