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Gifts for People Who Pride Themselves on Being Prepared for Absolutely Anything

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Presents For Preppers

We all know that person who seems to be ready for anything. Maybe they always have an extra bottle of water or a tissue; maybe they are the type of person who never ever runs out of toilet paper. So what do you get for someone who appears to be ready to handle anything from a sniffle to a storm? One of these gift ideas may be just the thing for filling out their repertoire of essential items for all situations. 


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MyFak First Aid Kit
Backcountry

MyFak First Aid Kit

$120 from Backcountry

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Stay stylish while being safe. This first aid kit comes in a multi-functional pack in a range of colors, and is filled with emergency essentials. Items include practically anything you might need, from aspirin to dressings for burns and water purification tablets.


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Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar
Amazon

Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar

$30 and up from Amazon

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These survival bars (three packs of 18 each) have a five-year shelf life and are meant to give a max amount of energy without invoking thirst. They’re also practically temperature-proof. Reviewers say they have a crumbly, cookie-like texture and are good to have on hand in a car or while camping in case of emergency. 

Midland Emergency Crank Weather Radio
Amazon

Midland Emergency Crank Weather Radio

$60 from Amazon

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Here’s the ultimate gift for someone who likes to be ready for everything: a do-it-all device that actually does everything. This little machine is powered by solar or crank, and has an AM/FM radio, flashlight, USB charger, weather alerts, even a dog whistle to help search-and-rescue teams find you in the event of an emergency. 

Soul Scout Kit
Target

Soul Scout Kit

$26 from Target

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Even if they weren’t a scout as a kid, this kit is as good as the years of training. The small wearable bag contains items such as a survival blanket, compass, and waterproof tinder and fire striker. 


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Learn & Live Wayfinding Kit
Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Learn & Live Wayfinding Kit

$7 from REI

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Throw this waterproof kit in a pack before heading for a day in the great outdoors. The compass and included reference cards are a must-have for navigating outside.

SOL Fuel-Free Lighter
Backcountry

SOL Fuel-Free Lighter

$25 from Backcountry

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This weatherproof rechargeable lighter works under any conditions or at any altitude, so no matter where you are or what you’re doing, fire is at your fingertips.

Backcountry Access Avalanche Transceiver
Backcountry

Backcountry Access Avalanche Transceiver

$300 and up from Backcountry

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Simply put, this little device may help find those lost in an avalanche by identifying a victim’s emergency transmitter signal. Requires three AAA batteries. 


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Judy Prepper System Bundle
Amazon

Judy Prepper System Bundle

$440 from Amazon

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An entire family plus the neighbors can be kept safe for up to 3 days with this mega emergency kit. The kit is clearly packed with boxes that contain essential tools and items for warmth, safety, first-aid, food, and hydration to sustain 10 persons.

First Minute Survival Vest
Amazon

First Minute Survival Vest

$140 from Amazon

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A wearable vest is a practical way to carry safety gear. This fire-resistant, waterproof model comes with a first-aid kit, water filter, emergency whistle, hand-cranked radio/flashlight, plus a second, larger first-aid kit for your car. Fully loaded, the vest only weighs 4 pounds. 

Honeycomb Swiss Army Knife
Etsy

Honeycomb Swiss Army Knife

$140 and up from Etsy

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Every prepared person needs a Swiss army knife in their life, and this one is a fashionable alternative with its bright and colorful custom handle design. 

Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool
Amazon

Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool

$100 from Amazon
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This multitool includes 18 tools in total, including screwdrivers, scissors, a saw, wire cutters, and more. Will it get used? Yes, and probably in a multitude of ways. Order direct from Leatherman and you can have it personalized.


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Anker Portable Phone Charger
Amazon

Anker Portable Phone Charger

$23 from Amazon

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Whether you’re traveling or stuck in an ongoing power outage at home, a portable charger like this one guarantees your Apple or Android phone won’t go dead. It comes with micro USB and USB-C ports. More powerful models are also available.

AmazonBasics Ceramic Personal Heater
Amazon

AmazonBasics Ceramic Personal Heater

$18 from Amazon

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Whether they’re at work, home, or just need a little extra warmth at the last minute, this 500-watt personal space heater will keep them cozy whenever or wherever. Measures 6.3 inches square.


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Waterproof Shoe Covers
Amazon

Waterproof Shoe Covers

$10 from Amazon

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Never let bad weather mess up a pair of shoes again. Weatherproof almost any pair by slipping these convenient rubber covers over them. Available in four colors and three sizes.

Reusable Bags
Baggu

Reusable Bags

$12 from Baggu

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An extra bag is a must-have for last-minute purchases. These washable nylon bags come in a vast array of adorable color schemes and hold up to 50 pounds each, yet fold into a 5-inch-square pouch.

Travel Bidet
Amazon
Unisex Travel Urinal
Amazon

Unisex Travel Urinal

$8 from Amazon

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When you have to go, you have to go. Never be worried about where or when again. This urinal bottle works for men, women, and children, and is a stress-free way to relieve oneself when facilities aren’t available.

Gellycare Sanitizer Bracelet
Amazon

Gellycare Sanitizer Bracelet

$13 from Amazon

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Keep a squirt of hand sanitizer at the ready with this wearable dispenser that’s disguised to look like a smartwatch. Available in four colors.

Astronaut Foods Freeze-Dried Sampler
Amazon

Astronaut Foods Freeze-Dried Sampler

$35 from Amazon

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They won’t have to worry about snacks going bad with some delicious freeze-dried astronaut treats on hand. The treat is made of real ice cream and fruit that is frozen at minus-40 degree Fahrenheit, then vacuum-dried to remove more than 98% of the water. Whether for a camping trip or a day outdoors, the treats are easy to pack.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Amazon

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

$15 from Amazon

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This nifty little device removes about 99.9% of bacteria and parasites, when using it to drink from a freshwater source. For the outdoorsy type or the person who worries about emergency scenarios, it’s a must have for their arsenal of supplies. Plus, with each purchase a school child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year.

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