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Top 10 Gifts for Survivalists
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Do you have a friend or family member who is a survivalist, and you don't know what to get them for Christmas? Does your relative, neighbor, friend, or co-worker constantly tell you to prepare for tough times, and warn you that the world economy might collapse? If you haven't been preparing for the worst yourself, you might wonder what to get your survivalist friend. Here are some ideas that you might want to consider.
The world is becoming a more complicated place. People are talking about hyperinflation. Greece and Ireland have already accepted bailouts in Europe. People are rioting in France, England, and Greece; experts warn that protests are coming to the United States.
I think that we need to be prepared, and your friends might as well. On this camping trip I went to (photo above), I forgot to bring metal utensils and ended up cooking with a stick. People are gathering supplies so that they won't end up cooking with sticks (or without food) in the future.
Although I've tried to make this page fun, being unprepared in an emergency certainly is not.
You're not going to survive if you don't have something to eat. The thing about food is, you can never have too much. Many of these food supplies, stored in #10 cans, will last for 15 years. That should be enough for your survivalist buddy to get his or her own farm going. One good thing about giving food is... if they have extra food and you're hungry, they might be kind enough to share some with you. At this link you'll find a drop-down menu where you can order different types of food.
#2: Gold, Silver, and Copper
If your survivalist friend is prepared with food already, they might want to stock up on gold next. Like food, you can never have too much gold and silver. You can always exchange it for food, clothes, and other necessities. Pure gold and silver is good for investments, but "junk silver" like the 90% and 60% silver coins that are available, could be useful to buy things like loaves of bread in a financial crisis.
Lately, some people have started to buy copper. Why copper? Even silver is starting to get a little expensive. When the world falls apart, you might want to be able to have smaller amounts of money to spend. Copper can also be made into things like pots and other useful items.
#3: Emergency Radio
If the world really goes under, the survivalist will still want to know what is going on in the world. Even if the power and radio goes out here, your prepared friend will want to know if nukes are going off in North Korea or if the president is still in control at the White House. A regular FM radio won't do. This radio is solar, dynamo, plug-in, and battery powered, so it doesn't matter if the store shelves are empty of batteries. Radio stations out in America? No problem! This radio gets shortwave too.
#4: Home Canning Kit
Freeze-dried food can get old after a while, which is why a lot of people are turning to the arts that their parents abandoned, like home canning. Canned fruit tastes delicious, and will last for quite a while. That's why this gift is great.
Is Hyperinflation Coming?
Perhaps this is one of the reasons your survivalist friend is getting prepared...
#6: Water Purifier
We all need water to survive. Although we can have a small amount of water set aside, for long-term preparedness, your survivalist friend will need to purify water.
If things really start to go bad, with rioting in the streets and all, some survivalists may want to head for the hills -- literally. This tent will keep your survivalist friend and his or her family in comfort on the go. If your friend is alone or has a small family, there are smaller tents available.
#8: Back to Basics
This is a classic book. My parents aren't exactly survivalists, but they had an older copy of this book. When signs of economic downturn started hitting, I decided to get this updated copy for myself. If you need to know how do do things pioneer-style, this book is a great help.
#9: Fire Starter
If you've ever seen the television show Survivor, then you know that if you're stranded on a deserted island with nothing but 16 other strangers and a bunch of television cameras, you need to know how to get fire. Even if the strangers and television cameras are not present, fire is still an essential skill to have if you want to survive out in the wilderness or on a deserted beach.
#10: Portable Generator
If things aren't too bad, but the electricity has gone out, your survivalist friend might want a little electricity. These portable generators are not only great for when the country's electrical power grid goes out, they're wonderful during storms too.
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For More Information...
Perhaps your friend might be interested in emergency preparedness, but you've gotten intrigued. How do you find out more information about surviving disaster? Check out some of these links.
- Emergency Preparedness Forum
Ask your questions here.
- Survival Mom
Think surviving is just for tall men with beards and trenchcoats, or hunting fanatics? Moms don't want their families to starve either.
- As A Mom
Group of mom patriots. This group is keeping track of food inflation. Find information about food storage here too.
- National Inflation Association
Don't have any reason to worry about preparedness? How about $77 cans of coffee and $23 loaves of bread? Welcome to the future of hyperinflation.
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