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Top Seven Prepper gifts for Mom

giftAs I write this, Mother’s day almost here. And I thought what better time than to dive in and see what sort of preparedness gifts your mother might really love. (Or need.) So I asked my mother what sort of preparedness gifts she would want, and she sent me a list.


And even if it isn’t close to Mother’s day when you read this, these are still some great gift ideas for the mother in your life. Be it birthdays or holidays, here are some items she will find quite handy! They are “Mother approved!”


Solar Cooking for Home & Camping – a great cook book if you own a solar oven, box, or panel cooker. This book has all sorts of wonderful recipes; everything from side dishes and snacks, to soups and stews. It includes chilies, fish and seafood, casseroles, pasta, and baked goods. In addition to the recipes, it also contains instructions on building your own solar oven.

This version is also available in Kindle format.


Essential Oil Gift Set 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Basic Sampler – This set includes 6 (Lavender, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass) 10 Milliliter bottle sets. A great aromatherapy starter kit that the mother in your life will be sure to love. These oils are 100% pure, with no fillers. It is highly concentrated, so it does not take much.

They are pure food grade and can be added to spice up your favorite dishes.

They can also be mixed with sugar scrubs and bath salts. They smell absolutely wonderful!

Survival Seed Vault – Heirloom Emergency Survival Seeds – Great idea if you ever have to grow a garden for your survival! These seeds, if left refrigerated will last a life time. At room temperature they should last several years. The entire pack itself weights less than a pound, and includes: Blue Lake Bush Bean – over 150 heirloom seeds, California Wonder Bell Pepper – over 70 heirloom seeds, Marketmore Cucumber – over 150 heirloom seeds, Scarlet Nantes Carrot – over 800 heirloom seeds, Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce – over 900 seeds, Golden Acre Cabbage – over 530 heirloom seeds, Detroit Dark Red Beet – over 260 heirloom seeds, Lincoln Shell Sweet Pea – over 100 heirloom seeds, Black Turtle Bean – over 70 heirloom seeds, Beefsteak Tomato – over 180 heirloom seeds, Champion Radish – over 320 heirloom seeds, Green Sprouting Broccoli – over 500 heirloom seeds, Waltham Butternut Winter Squash – over 100 seeds, Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach – over 260 seeds, Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion – over 145 heirloom seeds, Golden Bantam Sweet Corn – over 250 heirloom seeds, Hales Best Cantaloupe – over 70 heirloom seeds, Snowball Cauliflower – over 285 heirloom seeds, Black Beauty Zucchini – over 50 heirloom seeds, Crimson Sweet Watermelon – over 60 heirloom seeds

These seeds are heirloom, which means NO GMOs, and will reproduce more seeds for future harvest!

Secur Waterproof Hand crank or built in Solar powered 3 LED Flashlight – Never worry about flash light batteries again! This light, when cranked, gives off 8 lumens of light. It also has a solar panel for recharging, and is water proof up to 45 feet. So it is safe to carry out in the rain or inclement weather.

One minute of cracking will get you about 60 minutes of light, where an hour in direct sunlight will get you almost 2 full hours of light. At about 5 and half inches long and weighing about 9 ounces, it should fit easily in her purse, glove box, or even a Go bag!

(It is 5 5/8″ long, 2 3/8″ wide & 1 5/8″ thick.)


Goal Zero 90401 Rockout Green Speaker – I was a little surprised my mother put this on her list. But she said she hooks it to her Iphone and “rocks out” when working in her garden! You can charge it via a USB cable or a solar panel, and it will charge within just a few hours. It’s rugged and durable, and has a weather resistant case.


d.light LED Solar Rechargeable #S20 Area Lantern – A bright, 24 lumens lantern easy to carry or hang over your campsite or work space. Fully charged, it will last around 4 hours on high setting, and about 8 hours on the low setting. It is solar, and will charge in direct sun light. Using a USB cable takes around 6 hours.

It is weather resistant, and my mother says it has been out side in the rain before with no issues. But she typically does not leave it outside.


GOAL ZERO 21904 Charcoal Gray Flip 10 Recharger – Great way to recharge your cell phone or other electronic device. Hooks up to your Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel, and can be recharged within just a few hours. It carries enough power to fully charge your smart phone!

On days that the weather is not cooperating, you can charge it via USB in about 2 hours. Great to have for those always on the go who seemingly never have time to charge their phone. Or for those who spend a great deal of time on the phone and it is always running low!

Stay safe out there!

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