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Top 10 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Preppers: Survivalist Ideas with Prime Shipping

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Christmas is almost here and if you don’t have your gifts yet, you’re running out of time. Maybe you have a survivalist or post-apocalyptic fan in your family that you want to buy gifts for, but you have no idea what to get. Well, time is running out! Here are 10 last-minute prepper gift ideas that are currently offering 2-day prime shipping on Amazon (or faster). Get them while you can! (Note: A small percentage of each of these sales will help support this website. It won’t increase your price at all though!)

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1. Tactical Christmas Stocking with Molle Gear


This one is is available on Amazon in different colors and comes with Prime Shipping (but there are only a few left, so act fast!) It features heavy-duty carry, two rotating clip hangers, and MOLLE loops on the outside of the stocking. Rated high in reviews too, so you know this one’s a good pick. (We own one and we love it!)

2. Titan SurvivorCord (Military Paracord + Fishing Line + Waxed Jute + Conductive Wire]


You might be hard-pressed to find a better choice than this one, and it can still be purchased with arrival before Christmas. It only costs $25.98.  The cord features multiple strands when split, including a fishing line, a waxed jute, and a copper wire. Rated 5 stars out of more than 1,000 customer reviews.

3. NukAlert Nuclear Radiation Detector/Monitor with Alarm


Well, we didn’t say everything on here would be cheap! This one has 4 stars out of 40 customer reviews and costs $136. It also comes with a warranty to repair and replace it free of charge. It alerts you if you’re being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation, and it’s compact-sized to fit on a keychain. A purchaser noted that it didn’t even set off alarms when he carried it through TSA security, but that is not guaranteed! Another purchaser said it comes with a booklet to help understand the readings.

4. Camping Pocket Chainsaw

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You never know when you’ll need to saw down tree limbs, but you may not be able to carry huge tools with you while you’re out surviving. So a Pocket Chainsaw is a perfect choice. This one, for $26.80, is available with prime shipping. We haven’t tried this particular version (we tried this one that’s currently unavailable), but it has 5 stars out of 187 reviews and people have said it works great. Looks like it’ll make a great survival saw and a great gift.

5. Survivor Filter: Ultimate Water Filter Straw

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Many people love the Life Straw for water filter survival (and it comes with free ONE day shipping), but we actually like this one even more. This Survivor Filter is available with Prime Shipping to get it before Christmas, for only $29.95. It has 4.5 stars out of 467 reviews. The Survivor Filter can be taken apart, cleaned, and reused. The membrane ultrafilter lasts for up to 26,417 gallons and the replaceable carbon filter lasts for up 264 gallons (so by some refills!) This is a lot more than the Life Straw. You can use it as a squeeze system, screwed on top of most water bottles, or drink directly from a fresh water source.

6. A Bunch of Food Rations

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You never know when you’ll need food rations, and these are available starting at $74. They even have Prime shipping. The smaller size contains 32 servings — just add water to the pouch. A 30-year taste guarantee.

7. Practical Lock Picking: Second Edition


One thing that every survivalist needs to know how to do is pick locks. This book includes full-color diagrams and easy-to-follow lessons. You can get a paperback with Prime shipping or a Kindle version that’s available immediately.

8. Nuclear War Survival Skills: The Essential Book


This is one of our favorite books on how to survive a nuclear war. It’s a new edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s book originally published in 1979, updated by Kearny himself in 2001. It comprises years of scientific research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This online listing says you can order the paperback now and it will arrive by Christmas thanks to Prime shipping. You can also order a Kindle version if your friend prefers digital copies.

9. Wikipedia Offline

Your prepper friends might like this gift best of all. Set up an offline Wikipedia account just for them, so they can survive with all the world’s knowledge at their fingertips. You’ll want to buy a tablet off Amazon for this one, but you don’t need to get a top-of-the-line tablet. Just get one that has enough memory to store Wikipedia. For this to work, you’ll need a tablet, a protective case, a portable battery, and a portable solar panel. We wrote a step-by-step for you on how to put it all together right here.

10. Portable Solar Panel

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Who doesn’t want a portable solar panel charger? When everything’s falling apart, you can keep things going just a little longer with this handy survival item. The Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger is a good place to start. Even if the world’s not ending, your friends will still enjoy taking this with them when they go camping or hiking, so they can keep their electronics charged even when they’re far away from civilization.

What do you think of our gift ideas? If you have any other ideas to suggest, let us know in the comments below!

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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