Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas The Preparedness Way

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Christmas is an excellent time to help others start or add to their food storage and emergency preparedness.  Giving preparedness items to family and friends is like giving them a helping hand in case of an emergency.  There are so many different items you can give along with a wide range of prices.  

Under $20 Gifts
  • Preparedness cookbooks (100 Day Pantry, The Essential Food Storage Cookbook, Dinner It's In The Bag, I Dare You To Eat It, The Amazing Wheat Book, Preparedness Principles, Food Storage In A Nutshell, many more HERE)
  • #10 Cans of Food from the LDS Cannery, Honeyville Grain, and Emergency Essentials
  • Heavy Duty swing-away can opener (there is no use in having cans without a can opener)
  • High calorie food bars to keep in 72-hour and car kits.
  • MRE's- meals ready to eat (Emergency Essentials)
  • Seed sprouting kits and sprouting seeds
  • Small first aid kits
  • Gamma lids- they twist off of 4-6 gallon buckets to make long-term storage easy to us
  •  Flashlights, emergency candles, light sticks, lanterns
  • Car kit items- shovels that fold, rope, tools, gloves, tarps, Mylar blankets, wool blankets
  • Portable toilets or manual washing machine (plunger)
  • 5-7 gallon water containers 
  • Butane stove and butane canisters
$21-$80 Gifts
  • Hand Grain Mill
  • Pre-made 72-hour kits or car kits
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Solar or hand crank radios
  • Privacy tents (for portable toilets and showers)
  • FoodSaver with jar attachments (counter top FoodSaver sold at Honeyville and other retailers)
  • #10 cans of freeze dried fruits and veggies
  • Wonder Clean Washer (a 15quart manual washing machine sold at Emergency Essentials)
  • 15, 30, and 55 gallon water barrels
  • Water purifiers
  • Water bath canners
  • Dehydrators
  • Small tents
  • Cases of food from the LDS Cannery, Honeyville Grain, Emergency Essentials)
Gifts Over $80
  • Pressure Canners
  • Volcano Stoves
  • Tents
  • Higher End food dehydrators
  • Wheat grinders (Nutrimill is my favorite)
  • Bosch Mixer
  • Generators, Solar back up power packs, Goal Zero generators
  • Solar Ovens (Global Sun Oven)
  • Berkey Water Purifier
As you start checking off your Christmas list this year make sure to include some sort of preparedness gift for your family and friends!!

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