Welcome back to our 2014 Self-Reliance Gift Guide! Last week we looked at stocking stuffers for under $10, so this week we’ll be upping the budget just a bit to look at gifts under $20.
2014 Gifts For $20 & Under To Help Encourage Self-Reliance
UST Blastmatch Fire Starter
This is a one-handed flint and steel firestarter that you just push down to throw a huge spark.
Condor EMT Pouch Red
I hate buying pre-made first aid kits, they always have several things you just don’t want or need. Instead, get a good empty bag and stock it yourself.
6-month subscription to Mike The Gardener’s Seeds of the Month Club
8 packs of seeds your first month, and 4 packs every month after that. All open polinated, heirloom varieties.
Rayovac Sportsman 240 Lumen 3D LED Lantern
Everybody needs a good lantern, whether it’s for blackouts, camping, or just rooting through boxes in the attic.
Solder-It Micro-Jet Torch with Extended Reach and Refillable Fuel Cell
This gadget turns a standard disposable lighter into a 2500 degree torch. Use it for starting fires, fusing the ends of paracord, or carmelizing the top of your creme brulee!
Trumark Slingshot With Fiber-Optic Sights
Kids love slingshots, and you could learn to hunt small game with this if you had to.
Advanced Elements 2.5 Gallon Solar Shower
Not only can you enjoy and nice hot shower on a camping trip or when the power is out, you could potentially save some money by using this on warm summer days.
Chainmate 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw
Ever try to cut up some firewood with that little saw on your multitool? You’ll probably only try it once; use this instead!
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 1: Straps, Slip Knots, Falls, Bars, And Bundles
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 2: Survival Ties, Pouches, Bars, Snake Knots, And Sinnets
Last week we recommended paracord, now learn how to put it to good use with either of these great books – we own both and love the projects!
Primal Strips Meatless Vegan Jerky-Variety Gift Pack Sampler
I’ve always loved beef jerky, but since we became a vegetarian family it was obviously forbidden. Primal jerky is the closest I’ve found in taste and texture to the real thing.
Urban Survival Playing Cards
More playing cards, this time covering 52 insider secrets from the SurviveInPlace Urban Survival Course.
The Preparedness Planner is a comprehensive storage planner and record keeper. Even though the planner focuses on preparedness in general the heart and soul of the planner is the food storage section. There are complete worksheets for building a food storage, inventorying your food storage and keeping track of food storage rotation.
So that wraps up our gift ideas for this week; be sure to come back next Wednesday to check out our recommendations for gifts up to $50.