I first saw this on an episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods.” I did some research and think this is the ultimate canteen. It’s made of stainless steel, and if you go with the wide mouth, 64 ounce version, you can purify plenty of water as well as easily cook any food you might be able to find. I’ve been pretty good this year, so I think Santa will come through on this one for me.
This is a no-brainer. Even if someone is just starting out in planning their bug out plan, stocking survival caches, or prepping for doomsday, some sort of ammunition will most likely be on their list. In my area, Academy is usually the cheapest, and they also have some of the best sale/seasonal prices I’ve seen.
This little baby will turn the cigarette lighter in your vehicle into a power source for any of your electronics.
You could fit this in a pocket if you so desired. At just a few ounces, you wouldn’t even notice it in your bug out bag, but you would if you needed it. Easily charge up your smart phone, GPS, etc. in the middle of nowhere with this.
Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a bucket full of a month’s worth of meals. These guys have perfected the freeze dried/long term storage food market. They last up to 25 years and actually taste pretty good.
If you watch my video, you can see how easy it is to secure a broken bone you might get while you’re out and about. Even if you’re just on a weekend camping/rafting/hunting trip, having a few of these at your disposal will give you some extra peace of mind.
This is a great tool to have if you’re on the move and don’t have time to stop and boil water. You can just drink straight from any puddle, pond, or river. It will not, however, filter out chemicals, salt, viruses, heavy metals, or to taste. It might taste like shit, but you won’t get any nasty bacteria out of that creek you’ve been floating in all day.
In my opinion, this is one of the best knives money can buy. You can use it for any situation you might find yourself in from splitting wood to skinning a deer.
(Read about what makes a good survival knife here)
These last two are a bit more expensive but well worth the investment.
9. A gun.
(Read more about guns here)
There are so many choices available that I can’t go through all of them here. Read this article to try to help you pick out the best one for whomever you’re buying it for. Also, you’ll most likely have to physically have that person with you and have the gun in their name for it to be legal.
10. A generator
Depending on what you’re wanting to provide power to, there are a lot of different choices for a generator. If you’re wanting to run a refrigerator and deep freezer, you’re gonna need at least 3,000 to 4,000 watts going out of your generator. Do plenty of research before making a purchase this big.
Did your top items make it on this list? What else would you add?