10 Great Gifts for Gals Who Love to Be Prepared

Need some help finding the perfect gift for the conscientious gal on your gift list who loves to be prepared? Well, here’s 10 unique gifts that are sure to please even the most practical prepper…

The Complete Guide to Preserving

DECemag1 If this book isn’t already in your home, it should be! The go-to guide of canning, it houses info on preserving everything from pickles to applesauce, and even has a handy troubleshooting section for when things don’t go quite right. This book will guide you through what you’ll need to get started, and has a collection of tried-and-true recipes that will help you to enjoy the fruit of your labors for months to come.

Best Amazon Price: Around $22 US – Find out more or purchase here.

Preserve Your Own Healthy, Nutritious Foods

DECemag2  Canning at home is a great way to fill your pantry with healthy, home cooked, preservative-free recipes such as soups, vegetables, baby food and so much more using your own, freshly grown produce! What’s more, this great kit includes everything you need to start doing your own canning at home! So convenient, and you don’t have to wonder if you’re missing anything important.

Set Includes:

  • Duo 10 quart 18/10 stainless steel Pressure Cooker/Canner
  • Home Canning Cookbook with recipes
  • Pressure Cooking Booklet with recipes
  • Canning Rack
  • Stainless Steel Funnel
  • Stainless Steel Ladle
  • Jar Lifter
  • Jar Wrench
  • Bubble Freer
  • Magnetic Lid Lifter
  • Instructional DVD
  • User’s Manual

Best Amazon Price: Around $121 US – Find out more or purchase here.

Just Add Water…to Charge Your Phone?

DECemag3 This little piece of ingenuity will make living off the grid or in the wilderness much more convenient, and could even save your life! Generate electricity just by boiling a pot of water. That’s right. The PowerPot V can be used over a fire, or on any stove to “kill two birds with one stone” – boil water for your morning coffee or to rehydrate your survival rations PLUS charge your phone, iPod, GPS, or any other USB device just as easily as if you were using a standard outlet. Holds 1 quart of water, and weighs next to nothing (which is an important detail when packing a bug-out-bag or backpack).

Best Amazon Price: Around $145 US – Find out more or purchase here.

Soap Nuts for an All-Natural Laundry Detergent!

DECemag9  “Soap nuts” have been used for centuries by natives in India and Nepal to clean their clothing, and even hair! After an Indian friend told us about his mother washing her hair with these, we knew they had to go on our “wish list”. Renowned for their amazing natural surfactant, these “soap nuts” are an economical and chemical-free way of washing your clothes. We’ve even heard of people using them in their dishwashers or to clean jewelry! To clean laundry, all it takes is a half-dozen of these awesome berries in a load – and you can use them about 8 times before switching them out for new ones! And, as an added bonus, the used shells are compostable and great for putting into garden mulch!

Best Amazon Price: Around $22 US (for 1lb) – Find out more or purchase here.

Solar Kettle and Thermos – Never Be Without Hot Water Again!

DECemag4 With only the sun and this nifty kettle, you can have boiling hot water in just a matter of minutes! No need for electricity or even a fire, this could be an oh-so-useful piece of gear for your overnight camping trips, off-the-grid living, or even long winter hikes, when a nice cup of hot chocolate sounds just magical. Also useful for sterilizing water for medical purposes, or even melting snow when there’s no readily available water source. Doubles as a thermos so that your nice, toasty hot beverage stays that way…and there’s no need for a separate container!

Best Amazon Price: Around $60 US – Find out more or purchase here.

Emergency Food Supply

DECemag5  Available in multiple different serving amounts, this emergency food supply offers peace of mind for desperate situations, or even camping trips when you want to pack a light load. These kits offer multiple breakfast and dinner options, such as savory stroganoff, teriyaki and rice, and apple cinnamon cereal. Packaged to last up to 25 years, you’ll be prepared for whatever the future holds!

Best Amazon Price: Around $92 US (for 56 serving kit) – Find out more or purchase here.

Gourmet Mushrooms in Your Own Home

DECemag6 Grow your own gourmet oyster mushrooms with this easy do-it-yourself kit, complete with everything you need to get started. Perfect for first-time mushroom growers, and those who live in suburban areas or cities with no place for a “mushroom patch”. This is a pretty nifty little kit that will make your green-thumb gal grin.

Best Amazon Price: Around $36 US – Find out more or purchase here.

 

Cast Iron Baking Dish

DECemag7 This cast iron baking dish is a beauty. Several layers of PFOA-free enamel provide a durable, and long-lasting finish. The perfect baking dish to roast veggies, or cook up some tasty chicken dishes, and made to last, so you can plan on passing it down to your children someday. Available in 3 colors. 17″ x 9.8″.

Best Amazon Price: Around $88 US – Find out more or purchase here.

 Cute Compost Keeper

DECemag8 Composting is a great way to produce nutrient-rich dirt for a better, more fruitful garden. This decorative compost container is a keeper for sure. With a cute design that you won’t mind having on your kitchen countertop, and a lid that filters out bad smells, this design is just all-around genius – not to mention that it’s made out of ceramic, so it’s easy to clean! Conveniently stores your egg shells, peelings, coffee grounds and other scraps until you’re ready to transfer them to your garden composter. Comes with 2 filters that each last about 6months. More can be purchased separately.

Best Amazon Price: Around $27 US – Find out more or purchase here.

 Organic Heirloom Survival Seed Bank!

DECemag10 This box is your own personal vault full of organic, non-hybrid, heirloom seeds…the kind that you can collect and use again and again! This kit is an amazing value, and includes 100 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, and culinary and medicinal herbs (that’s over 17,500 seeds)! Sure to wow the gardener in your family, and produce delicious and nutritious crops for many years. At last you can have peace of mind about what you’re eating, and get away from all the nasty GMO’s!

Best Amazon Price: Around $60 US – Find out more or purchase here.

 

Merry Christmas everyone!!

 

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