Christmas is Coming! Give Gifts that Count!
With the last of the turkey carcass being turned into a delicious soup, it’s time to put on our Christmas hats and start celebrating. This is the perfect time as preppers to start planning what we can give that will not only be loved and appreciated but will also help our family and friends in their preparations. I know that’s a tall order but it’s possible. The first thing we need is to tackle this task with a good attitude. No Scrooge-like scowls, please.
Christmas this year has us at a point when we can look forward to a New Year but also look backwards to a year of chaos and anger as the presidential election took place. Can you believe that the losing side is trying to prolong that misery for us by calling for a recount after saying numerous times that no evidence has emerged that the election was anything but fair and honest? Losers never learn, do they? They need to accept defeat and move on but instead they’re hoping to keep the country in a turmoil.
What should we do? The same as we always do. Ignore their shrill, whiny voices and get on with our lives. The news media is doing all they can to portray the winner of the election as some kind of monster who will harm us, even while we watch who he is appointing to offices and see they’re good, solid people who have the best interest of us at heart.
So let’s get on with our Christmas lists and find some good gifts that won’t break the budget but will be appreciated. We’ll take it by categories.
Gifts for the Adults in our Lives:
- LED flashlights
- Solar powered radios
- Fruit trees (even if you live in an apartment as long as you have a balcony with some sunlight you can plant miniature trees which produce a lot of fruit.)
- Dehydrators (Of course, if you’ve got a lot of money a good freeze dryer will be better)
- A good sturdy lightweight backpack with padded straps for a bug-out bag.
- Items for our bug-out bags: toiletries, socks, sewing kits
- Multi-purpose knives
- Knives in sheaths
- Folding knives
- Night Vision Goggles
- Water filters
- Buckets of survival foods
- Fishing kits
- Pepper spray
- Bungie cords
- BIC lighters
- Survival seeds
Gifts for the Children in our Lives:
- A bug-out bag with some of the needed items
- Solar powered toys
- Two-way radios
- Freeze dried foods, such as ice cream
- Lightweight books
Well, this will do for a start. Unlike those survivalist blogs who spend all their time trying to sell you things, I want you to do your own research to find out what is best for you. Then head out to the stores and take your time to evaluate each item before buying it.
Please share your comments about what gifts you’re giving this Christmas.
Until the next time….