25 Gifts for Survivalists Under $50


Gear does not make up for lack of knowledge of course but don’t we all love some new gear from time to time?

Here are our updated suggestions for survival and preparedness gifts for this years holiday season.

Under $20

$4.26 Columbia River Knife and Tool’s Eat N Tool 9100C Silver Multi Tool
Spork, bottle opener and hex wrenches in one tool for key chain.

$5.39 Set of 10 Caltrops Tashibishi
These spikes dig through sneaker soles. Probably work for car tires too.

$7.98 Ollow Hollow 10pcs Lot Emergency Hiking Camping Survival Aluminum Whistle Key Chain Assorted colors
Pack of 10 whistles to give away. Great conversation starter about signaling in survival situations.

$9.88 Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Great drinking bottle that can be used to cook water too.

$9.99 Caldwell Ar-15 Brass Catcher
For those times when you do not want to leave traces.

$11.73 Self Defense Money Clip Silver
Money clip that can be used as beat knuckle.

$13.95 Hostage Series Targets – 19″ x 24″ 10 Pack
Get used to shoot at people (or images first).

$15.11 Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch
Another small and light addition for bug out bag or overall preps.

$15.99 LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Put in your car, bug out bag and show your kids and friends how to use them. Cheap, proven way to filter up to 1000 liters of water.

$19.99 Secur Waterproof Hand crank or built in Solar powered 3 LED Flashlight
LED technology made lot of progress. This is updated version of all around survival flashlight. Hand crank and solar powered.

$19.99 TekMat 12-Inch X 36-Inch Long Gun Cleaning Mat with AR15 Imprint, Black
Helps with gun maintenance, to avoid scratches and keeps gun in place.

Under $30

$20.08 Cold Steel Brooklyn Crusher
Even in survival scenario you should be able to escalate use of force.

$24.68 Butler Creek LULA M16/AR-15 All-in-One Magazine Speed Loader and Unloader
also available for $26.32 for Butler Creek AK47/GALIL LULA Loader, BUT24216

$25.89 2-Book Safes, Diversion Safe made with a Real Book
Always smart to have way to hide some valuables.

$27.99 SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish
Learn to throw it, use it as all around tool for urban survival to scavenge, breach open windows and more.

$28.95 C-A-T Combat Application Tourniquet All black version
Easy to use and can save lives. Have at least one of them with you if you expect to fight. Practice that you know how to use on yourself and others! Quick application is crucial.

$29.95 Voodoo Tactical Men’s Universal Medic Bag
Durable bag for medical supplies. Easy access to everything. I use one of these too.

$29 Lifetime Subscription to my Online Course
I’m happy that my experience from survival during war can help people today and in future.

Under $50

$30.68 Survival Seed Vault – Heirloom Emergency Survival Seeds – Plant a Full Acre Crisis Victory Garden – 20 Easy-to-grow Varieties
Get a seed stash with non gmo heirloom seeds so you can harvest seeds and keep planting in future years. Consider packing some in your bug out bag. You never know where you end up and they take little space and weight.

$34.99 Dpms Ar15 Armorers Multi-Tool
Handy tool for rifle maintenance.

$36.99 T3 Tactical Triage & Auto Rescue Tool
In my job in emergency services I have to cut people from their cars often. With this knife you can help yourself.

$37.95 United Cutlery Bush Master Survival Knife
Good starter set for older children or people completely new to survival. Sit down with person who gets the knife and talk about survival. Get a better knife like the Ontario 8627 RAT-5 Knife (Brown) for experienced survivalists as gift.

$40.13 Mosby’s 2015 Nursing Drug Reference, 28th Edition
Older edition would be good too but why not get the latest. One day there might be no Internet anymore and when you get your hands on drugs you can look up how to use them.

$47 SHTF School Survival Boot Camp
Our essential survival course with over 350 pages of text, videos, audio interviews and more.

$47.96 Galco Triton Kydex IWB Holster for Glock 19, 23, 32 (Black, Right-hand)
Quality holster for concealed carry.

7 responses to “25 Gifts for Survivalists Under $50”

  1. Jason says:

    Instead of the Galco holster look at the Advanced Holster Mini Concealment holster for Glock. Can be used for left or right hand, all Glocks except the 42 and 43.

  2. Chris says:

    I would really not recommend a model-specific holster for a SHTF handgun. It would be better to find one flexible enough that it will fit a large variety of semi-auto handguns. A Glock holster is great, as long as you have a Glock. What if you lose it? You miraculously find a gun somewhere, but now your holster won’t fit this new gun.

    Yes, it is possible to have enough spare parts, supplies, and maintenance tools to ensure your Glock will last you for decades. Still, what if it doesn’t? Better to be flexible and ready for that possibility.

  3. oldfatguy says:

    Chris, I don’t think it’s possible to find a “universal” type holster of the design you reference. A holster needs to hold the weapon snugly enough for it not to bounce loose and fall out if you have to run and jump. Any holster that securely holds your Beretta 92 is unlikely to hold a 1911 clone, Glock–any model, Desert Eagle .357 , Aimpoint 9mm or any revolver that I can think of. If you’re hoping to “find ” or capture a handgun that will match the holster you’re carrying, you’re probably going to be disappointed.

  4. Chris says:

    Considering I’ve owned more than one, I doubt it.
    Both are drop-leg, universal handgun holsters. They include a sleeve designed to hold a large frame semi-automatic in place, and a retention strap. They are also ambidextrous, as the internal sleeve was held in place with velcro. I do believe Condor makes something similar. I’ve owned both Beretta 92s and 1911s, and they absolutely fit. They also tend to have MOLLE/PALS so you can attach whatever pouch(es) outside. Mine came with a double mag pouch, which fit 1911 magazines better than 92 magazines, but they did fit. The advantage of MOLLE/PALS is you can put something else on there. A knife sheath/ammo pouch combo, large FAK pouch of some kind, etc.

    I reference Condor because they look pretty much identical to theirs. Both of mine were purchased years ago from US Cavalry catalog, and the holsters don’t really have any manufacturer markings. They will even fit a Para Ordinance P10 subcompact 1911 variant. The bottom line is, if you look hard enough, something is out there. I don’t doubt Condor’s drop-leg holsters would do the same job. They’re certainly cheaper than what I paid for mine.

  5. Doc1 says:

    Thank you very much you recommendations always come in very handy. The small personal alarm that you recommended in one of your videos actually kept a group of three burglers out of my house one night at 3am when they tripped it outside my bedroom window. I highly recommend the CAT tourniquet together with a combat quik clot gauze, they work. For the holster, check out aliengear. The price is good and the OWB is my favorite. Stay safe.

  6. MikeTheForeiner says:

    United Cutlery Bush Master Survival Knife is really a bad choice. Poor steel, weak connection of the handle to the blade.

  7. Freedom Woman says:

    Not sure why you would refer to the Voodoo Tactical Universal Medic Bag as a men’s bag. I’ve had one for a couple of years now. Female, in my 60’s, former medic, former RN, currently certified in TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care). Be nice if with all the other divisions of people out there, the prepper community would stop being about ‘boys with toys” By the way, the bag is great and holds a ton of very important gear.

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