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Planning on shopping online this week? Here’s a few great gifts for preppers, foodies or the homesteading honey in your home. There’s a few stocking stuffer ideas too!
Practical Gifts for Preppers
I’m still doing a lot of canning, but over the last couple of years we have started to dehydrate some of our food. Dehydrated packages and jars take up far less room than canning.
I can see dehydrating more and canning less as the years go by. You can get a small dehydrator like a Salton but they really don’t hold that much. Here’s the beauty we have.
I bought one and I love it. I use it for making apple chips and Rhubarb fruit leather. The Excalibur is a quality machine; it’s simply the best dehydrator on the market.
I had wanted one for years and I finally ordered one and I’m so glad I did. Next year I’ll be drying more of our vegetables for long term storage.
I’ve got the 9 tray unit with the timer. We fill it full every time we use it, although you can run it with just a few trays if you like.
One note: I notice they are selling clear doors for their units, which cost a bit more. I wouldn’t bother getting it; I would never go by just looking in there to see if the foods were dry.
You need to check the food – is it pliable? Dried to a crisp?
I would definitely spend more to get one with a timer; I appreciate that every time I use it!
The Most Essential Tool for Outdoor Life
How many times have I been down at the barn, only to find I need a pair of pliers to retwist the wires on some temporary fencing for the hens? Or need a screwdriver to tighten the strapping on our sprinkler lines?
Then, when I go to the barn tool cupboard, I can’t find what I need and end up walking back to the house to get what should have been down at the barn.
I don’t know about you, but when tools aren’t put back where they belong, I get totally frustrated. What a waste of time. Well, that doesn’t happen anymore! This is one of the most thoughtful gifts for preppers we have seen.
This Leatherman Wingman Multi Tool is great to have in your jeans. There’s a reason this is the #1 Bestseller in multitools at Amazon.
No matter what kind of chore you might need to do on the property, you can probably use a Leatherman to get the job done. Made of stainless steel, they last forever and come with all of these features:
420HC Combo Knife, Spring-action Regular Pliers, Spring-action Needlenose Pliers, Spring-action Wire Cutters
- Wire Stripper, Small Screwdriver, Medium Screwdriver, Phillips Screwdriver,
- Spring-action scissors
- Wood/Metal File, Bottle Opener, Can Opener
These are a great stocking stuffer and teenage boys LOVE them! I love them too!
Presents Preppers Actually Want
Cooking on our wood stove is wonderful – we love it. Since we have a flat topped stove, we can easily make soups or stews.
Just get the meal ready in the morning, put the cast iron pot on the stove and get on with our day. There is nothing better than a cold morning, a hot wood stove, chores getting done and the whole house smells of wonderful soup!
Lodge Cookware is fantastic.
Made in the USA (that’s important!) it is so durable it will outlast YOU.
This 5 quart, Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles will work great on your wood cook stove, your flat topped wood stove or your campfire.
It’s big, so get a delicious pot of soup going and invite some friends over to share. Stew and dumplings cooked on a wood stove in the winter – that just can’t be beat.
Comes with a lifetime limited warranty against defects, and when cared for properly, this virtually indestructible pan should last for generations. Another one of those gifts for preppers that will be really appreciated!
Here’s a multipiece set – this Lodge 5-Piece Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Cookware Set
includes a 10.5-inch round griddle, 8-inch skillet, 10.25-inch skillet, 5-Qt. Dutch oven and 10.25-inch iron cover.
VERY inexpensive for the complete set, it is a great deal and meant to last forever.
Anyone who lives in the country knows the power can go out during winter storms. Unless you live off grid and then you won’t even notice at all.
But for the rest of us, power outages can last hours. We have even had them last for days – not that it really matters too much to us.
As long as we don’t open freezers, we are fine. We’ve got heat from the woodstove, canned food in the pantry and handcranked lanterns.
Here’s an awesome tool to have when the power goes out (or for camping!).
Hand Crank Radio, Cell Phone Charger, Flashlight
Recharge by hand crank, Micro USB charge OR solar – no adapter! AM/FM/NOAA weather radio for emergencies. The perfect gift for preppers and campers.
Gifts for the Hiker
If you’re not on city water, chances are you are on your own well or a community well. No matter where your water comes from, things CAN go wrong with your water supply. Ever had a “boil water advisory” for the area you live in?
This LifeStraw Go Water Bottle (with Integrated 1,000 Liter LifeStraw Filter)
is perfect for when you need to be sure you are drinking CLEAN water! It removes 99.9999% of Waterborne bacteria. An awesome gift for hikers and preppers and it’s good to have at home too.
Looking for more Gift Ideas?
10 Awesome Gift Ideas for a Homesteader
Prepper’s Gift Guide – for those wanting to be more self sufficient!
Some great Gifts for Farmers