So, still trying to think of a way to fill that Christmas stocking rather than just with candy and an orange at the toe - boring! Fill it with really neat Emergency Supplies that EVERYONE will love.
This comes with a bonus, too... it will encourage family bonding time going out camping, learning to pack a 72 hour kit, preparing together, or just playing "Survivor".
This Thanksgiving my family and I really wanted to go camping but all the sites were booked months in advance. But we are excited to go for Christmas and try out all our neat emergency supplies. The thing I love best about camping is that I truly do not have any responsibilities at all! I can play with my kids, take it easy cooking dinner over the campfire, and one of my favorite things is learning survival skills together like knot tying, fire starting, and first-aid.
These are some of the things I'd recommend:
Storm Proof Matches $2.96
The UCO Stormproof matches are easy to light, and will stay lit for up to 15 seconds, even after being submersed in water! Being able to reliably make a fire is vital for cooking, generating warmth, and in survival situations, making signal fires. The UCO Stormproof Matches are perfect for camping and emergency kits
Sportsman Cap Headlight $7.91
Have you ever tried to go potty while holding a flashlight and keep bugs off your bumm! Well, this will solve all your scary midnight runs to the potty while swotting bugs!
Rescue Howler Whistle $9.89 (2 per pack)
Okay, just don't give your kids this whistle unless there's a chance they could get lost and they know not to blow it in their brother's ear! It's loud, but you'll be happy they have one when they get lost so you can easily find them. It even works when wet! Have you ever tried to hear someone over a river?? The howler would be great for that! You'd whistle and signal to your buddy on the other side before he gets eaten by that grizzly right behind him! :)
Red Cross Blackout Buddy $19.79
Although more costly and not necessary for outdoor emergency kits, your little ones will thank you for having this plugged in when the power goes out! Bright emergency 3LED light.
Lights up when there is a power failure or blackout
Can be used as a flashlight
One LED night light
Fold-up prongs plug directly into electrical socket for constant charge
Dimensions: 3.9375"x 2"x .75"(W x H x D)
100 x 50.8 x 19.05 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 2 oz. (56 g)
Pocket Emergency Surival Guide $3.08
Remember that when you're in an emergency, you don't have the internet. Your "help" resources have to be in terms of books. This neat little guide is perfect for the car, your child's backback and scouts! This pocket book offers guidance on preparation, outdoor survival, major trauma, and medical emergencies. Additional coursework and reading material are also suggested in this handy resource.
Orange Trail Tape $3.46
This is better than Hansel and Gretel's approach. Bright orange trail tape can be tied to trees, bushes and objects to mark favorite hiking or biking trails, campsites, fishing spots and use to mark location in any emergency situation. Easy to tear and tie by hand. Length - 150ft
Fire Steel Mini $7.91
Light fires even in the rain. 1500 strikes
Emergency Tinder Kit $5.93
A safe sure emergency fire starting kit that starts fires without matches. The tinder will light even when wet and is non-toxic and odorless. Each piece burns 5-7 min
Don't Die Out There Deck of Card $6.65
This would be fun for those survival lessons! I'll link it up to the webpage so you can click on it and read all about it. It's AWESOME!
Eight Function Survival Tool $3.95 (21% off retail this month)
A great one for Dad! It's a credit card size multi-tool. Click on the link to check it out!
Bright sticks $.89
These are fun any time of year especially playing campture the flag in the dark or under your sleeping bag reading stories!
5 in 1 Survival Whistle $2.49
I'll be posting a new category every other day! So stay tuned for more!