As Father’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about what you could buy for your favorite prepper. You can help him get ready for any situation with these 8 gifts:
It’s a fact of life: none of us will survive very long without water. In an emergency, Dad may need water purification tablets or a filter like the Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Purification System to make sure the supply is decontaminated.
Dad’s emergency preparedness kit should have some kind of fishing tackle included in case he comes across a stream where he can catch some fish. It can be as simple as hooks and fishing line that can be attached to a stick. You may also want to give him a basic fishing rod kit that comes with a box of supplies.
Portable Barbecue Grill
I do most of the cooking in our household, but my husband is the Grillmaster and loves to fire up the BBQ every summer. With a portable barbecue grill, Dad will be able to serve up a tasty hot meal no matter where you end up after an emergency.
Along with a barbecue grill or stove, you will want to provide a fire starter to make Dad’s job easier. Two traditional methods are matches and flint and steel. You can use these in conjunction with a product like InstaFire to get things going quicker.
First Aid Kit
It is critical to have first aid supplies on hand in case of a disaster so family members can stay as healthy as possible. You can buy prepared first aid kits or put your own together. I have even made a basic one in a film canister (a prescription bottle would be easier to find these days), which is easy to stash in a briefcase or pocket.
Books on Foraging
You would be surprised at how many plants in your garden and the wild are actually edible. Dad can learn how to find them with books like The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Edible Wild Plants (by Samuel Thayer), Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate (by John Kallas) and Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmers’ Market, With 88 Recipes (by Tama Matsuoka Wong and Eddy Leroux).
One memory I fondly associate with my own father is beef jerky. When I was little, he would make delicious batches that I loved to eat. Road trips just are not the same if we do not bring some along. This is a perfect present that serves as a convenient and tasty protein source for your favorite prepper to keep on hand. It can be eaten straight from the pouch or used in cooking meals.
I also remember Dad’s pocket knife that he always has with him. They can provide to be very useful in an emergency. A good knife has several blades along with other useful tools like a can opener, awl, scissors, screwdriver or saw.
What are you buying for your prepper dad this year?