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  • Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts $10 and Under

    Holiday Gifts under $10

    The holidays are a great time to give the gift of preparedness. If you are just starting your holiday shopping list, here are some possible gift ideas for your family, friends, and neighbors. Each Tuesday in November, we are going to show you a holiday gift guide with lists of preparedness items ranging from $10, $25, and $50 to give you up to 30 different gifts to choose from for your various gift giving needs.

    This post shows 10 gifts that are $10 and under that I’m considering for my husband and in-laws (aka, the most die-hard campers/backpackers, gardening, canners I know).

    #1. Mountain House Pouches

    These just-add-water meals are perfect for campers and backpackers, looking for a quick and easy meal after a long day of hiking. I’m thinking about getting some for my husband and his brothers to share for their next camping adventure. Most of these pouches are under $10 and have 2.5 servings in each pouch. Here is one of my favorites, Mountain House Lasagna with meat sauce:

    Gifts under $10: MH Lasagna (2 Person)

    #2. Hot-Can Self Heating Cans-$2.95

    Hot-Can Self Heating Soup or Hot-Can Self Heating Cocoa is the perfect gift for a hiker, backpacker, or hunter who wants to get warm quick while outdoors. Simply activate, shake, and you have nice hot cocoa or soup in minutes (great for outdoor holiday programs or New Year’s Eve events, too!)

    Gifts $10 and under: Hot-Can Self Heating Cans

    #3. Adhesive In-Sole Foot Warmers-$2.50 (with a price this low, you can stock up!)

    These full-length, ultra-thin foot warmers can fit into boots and shoes, keeping feet warmer, longer than a sock could! These single-use pads provide up to nine hours of heat. The perfect gift for my husband whose feet always get cold in the winter at the warehouse where he works.


    #4. Spark-Lite Fire Starter-$6.95

    Just light the included quik fire tinder (it will burn for up to 2 minutes), and arrange your tinder, kindling, and flint shavings to make the fire last longer. The U.S. Military uses this fire starter because it’s compact and perfect if you have to start a fire with one hand (like my brother-in law would have to do while camping with two toddlers . . .)

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    #5. Deluxe Sanitation Water Kit-$9.60

    This item is perfect for camping because it allows you to store up to 5-gallons of water for drinking or sanitation in a metallized bag. You can use the box as a toilet, and it comes with toilet paper, a disposable waste bag, and an enzyme packet to breakdown waste.

    Gifts $10 and under: Deluxe Water Sanitation Kit

    #6. 100-Piece First Aid Kit-$7.50

    This first aid kit includes the basics for survival (bandages, anti-biotic ointment, wraps, etc.) and is helpful for everyday emergencies.  Small enough to store in a kitchen, medicine cabinet, or emergency kit, this kit is great for treating minor cuts and scrapes.

    Gifts $10 and under: 100-Piece First Aid KIt

    #7. Tri-Fold Foldable Shovel-$10.99

    This shovel folds to fit into a compact case and has two serrated edges for chopping and sawing. It’s perfect for shoveling your car out of snow, or for digging sanitation holes and securing tent spikes while camping.

    Gifts $10 and under: Tri-Fold Foldable Shovel

    #8. 5-Piece Home Canning Kit-$9.95

    This kit makes canning safe and easy with all the essential tools to get the job done. This kit comes with a canning funnel, magnetic lid lifter, jar lifter, cleaning brush, and jar wrench. Great for my husband’s Grammy because this kit will cut her canning time in half (and she cans a TON of stuff).


    #9. Clear Mist 100-Hour Emergency Candle-$4.95

    For some reason, my husband really loves candles, so I know this gift would be great for him. Perfect for power outages, emergencies, and outdoor use, this 100-hour candle is great for emergency kits and to have on hand, just in case.

    Gifts $10 and under-100 hour candle

    #10. Fired UP! Fuel and Fire Starter-$4.95

    Use to light campfires, prepare charcoal briquettes, or as a safe and reliable fuel source for cooking or heating in emergency situations. It has a 30 year shelf life and comes in a 2.5 can to easily source with your backpacking/camping equipment without adding extra weight.



    So there you have it, 10 preparedness gifts for $10 or under.  Now that you’ve seen all these cool gifts and are pumped to do some holiday shopping, don’t forget to come back to the blog next week to see our gift guide for gifts $25 and under.

    Of course, you can always go to beprepared.com or our Pinterest and check out our boards for gifts under $5, $10, $25, $50, and our stocking stuffers and small gifts board to get some ideas as well.

    Happy Shopping!




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    Happy Fourth of July from Emergency Essentials

    Everyone here at Emergency Essentials wishes each and every one of you a wonderful and safe Independence Day. Happy 4th of July!

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    Everyone here at Emergency Essentials wishes you a happy, safe, and healthy 2013!

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  • Emergency Essentials' Holiday Gift Guide

    Holidays are a great time to give the gift of preparedness. We've put together a list of 40 gift ideas to fit any budget. Order by December 17th to receive your items by Christmas.*

    10 Gifts Under $5

    $2.95 HotSpot™Reusable Hand Warmer – This amazing instant hot pack is perfect for extra warmth
    during outdoor activities like skiing, sporting events, and winter camping. Up
    to 2 hours of heat. Simply boil to restore to its original state for reuse.

    $2.95(each) Fresh & Go Toothbrush – Help your loved ones stay fresh in an emergency with this
    handy, ready-to-use toothbrush. Up to 30 brushings’ worth of toothpaste in the

    $3.29 UCO Stormproof Matches – These innovative matches burn for up to 15 seconds, even
    when exposed to wind, rain, or after being submerged in water. Great for the
    outdoor enthusiast who “has it all.”


    $3.50 PVC Poncho with Hood 
    A practical addition for emergency kits, car kits, or for carrying with you. A
    stocking stuffer that could make a big difference in unexpected storms.  


    $3.50 Basic Chow Set (Knife, Fork, & Spoon – This
    3-piece utensil kit locks together and comes in a vinyl case (included), so it
    fits easily in a backpack or pocket.


    $3.95 Emergency Essentials Inc. 32 oz Water Bottle – Help your loved ones stay hydrated wherever they go with
    this water bottle. Great for everyday use, outdoor activities, and emergencies. 


    $3.95 High Uinta Gear™ 13-Function Pocket Knife – This
    multi-purpose tool fits in your pocket and makes a useful addition to emergency
    kits. Includes a 2” knife blade, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, a bottle
    opener, and more.

    $4.95 LED Glow Stick 200 – Functions as glow stick, flashlight, emergency flasher,
    and whistle. No chemicals. Flashes for over 200 hours. Great for emergency

    $4.95 100-hour Candle – Give the gift of long-lasting emergency light with our
    liquid paraffin 100-hour candle. Clean-burning, odorless, and smokeless.

    $4.99 High Uinta Gear ™ Multi-Function Tool – More
    than 13 functions in one tool, including pliers, wire cutters, and a can opener.
    A great stocking stuffer. 


    10 Gifts Under $10


    Mountain House Pouches
    These just-add-water meals are a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and
    preparedness-minded individuals. Perfect for emergency kits. Consider giving
    one of these great meals as a gift:

    $6.50 New Orleans Rice with Shrimp and Ham

    $6.95 LED Glow Flashlight – Works
    as a flashlight, glow stick, and emergency flasher. Flashes for over 400 hours.
    It even has a storage compartment in the handle for carrying additional
    emergency items.

    $6.95 Spark-Lite Fire Starter – The smallest, most effective, wet/dry fire starter on the
    market today. This kit consists of a spark wheel and flint lighter, 8
    Tinder-Quik Fire Tabs and instructions packaged in a small plastic container
    with a flip lid for easy opening. A useful tool for emergency and outdoor use. 


    $7.95 5-Gallon Water Jug – A great gift for getting started or adding to an emergency
    water storage plan. Makes it easy to store, move, rotate, and use water.

    $7.95 Deluxe Sanitation and Water Kit – This kit not only allows you to store up to 5
    gallons of water in a metallized bag in a box, but the box can also be used as
    an emergency toilet. A great addition to any emergency preparedness plan. 


    $7.95 Emergency Essentials Medium Backpack – An excellent backpack for many of your preparedness
    needs. This medium-sized backpack is great for emergency kits, car kits, or
    everyday use.

    $9.95 MyChoice Caramel Yogurt Bites – A tasty treat packaged for long term storage to be enjoyed
    now or years from now. A great way to share a delicious treat and the message
    of food storage with family and friends.


    10 Gifts Under $25

    $12.99 Venture 6 Tool
    – This compact and handy tool converts from shovel into a saw, hammer, and
    hatchet. Also pulls nails and opens bottles. Carrying pouch included.

    $15.99 High Uinta Gear Trekking Poles (set of 2) – These trekking poles add extra stability while
    backpacking and hiking, especially on steep climbs. A great gift for outdoor
    and fitness enthusiasts. Adjustable length and anti-shock technology.

    $16.95 Wavelength Radio, Phone Charger, and Flashlight – An
    AM/FM radio, cell phone charger, and rechargeable flashlight all in one. Hand
    crank charges the built-in battery and runs the radio for up to 12 minutes from
    just 1 minute of cranking.

    $16.95 Yoders Canned Bacon – A fun, yet practical gift for any bacon lover. One can
    contains up to 50 slices of bacon. 2-year manufacturer shelf life guarantee and
    up to a 10-year shelf life. 

    $17.95 Heirloom Seed Garden Combo – A great gift for the gardener in your family.  Contains enough seeds to plant a quarter-acre
    of non-hybrid, non GMO vegetables. Also an essential part of any long-term
    emergency preparedness plan.

    $18.95 Emergency Essentials’ Tips for Preparedness Book – An important resource for starting or improving an
    emergency preparedness plan. A helpful gift for sharing preparedness.

    $18.99 NEW! SOL 2-Person Emergency Bivvy – This
    ultra-lightweight emergency sleeping bag can keep 2 people warm in and
    emergency. A great gift for couples.

    $19.99 NEW! Volcano Lite Canister Stove – An affordable, lightweight camping stove for the outdoor
    enthusiast in your family. 10,000 BTU burner lights without matches using built-in piezo ignition. Fits standard iso-butane canisters (sold

    $21.99 Snapware 10-piece Pantry Set – A
    great addition to any kitchen. Five containers ranging from 32-120 oz. with a
    patented freshness seal, easy-open, extra wide mouth lid.

    $22.99 MyChoice Hot Cocoa Combo – An indulgent assortment of Milk Chocolate, Mint Truffle,
    Raspberry, and French Vanilla Hot Cocoa mixes. A great gift for any chocolate
    lover. Each can contains 1lb. 6oz. of mix.

    10 Gifts Under $50

    $29.99 K-2 5˚ Sleeping Bag 
    This comfortable 3-season sleeping bag makes a great gift for people who enjoy
    camping. Comes with a compression stuff sack to save space. Great for car kits.


    3-Day Lite Emergency Kit – A great gift for college students. This economical 3-day
    kit includes the basic supplies needed in an emergency.

    $33.99 Kaito Short Wave Radio – An important addition to anyone’s emergency supplies. Has
    10 bands, including AM/FM bands, a NOAA band for instant weather information,
    TV 1-2 bands, aviation band, and four continuous shortwave bands.  Four power sources, including its hand-crank
    generator, solar collector, three "AA" batteries (not included), and
    AC adapter (included).

    Volcano 4-Piece Anodized Cook Set – The innovative compact nesting design of this cook set
    saves space and allows you to also store a canister stove. Anodized aluminum
    heats up fast and distributes heat evenly.

    SOL Origin Survival Tool Kit – This pocket-sized kit makes a great gift for hikers,
    backpackers, or anyone with an emergency kit. Includes an array of survival
    tools including fire starting tinder, 150 ft of 1 lb.-test cord, stainless steel wire,
    an emergency sewing and fishing kit, knife, compass, and more, all inside of a
    waterproof case.

    $38.95 3-Day MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) Food Supply –   A great gift for
    anyone who likes to hike, camp, or hunt. Includes 3 days’ worth of delicious
    meals that require little or no preparation, heating, or clean-up. Long storage
    life also makes them perfect for emergency kits.

    MyChoice FD Fruit Combo – Share the joy of food storage with this tasty combo. Our
    MyChoice cans have the same shelf life as our #10 cans, but work great for
    sampling, snacking, rotation, or for ingredients you use every day. Consider
    giving individual cans as gifts to friends and family.  

    $39.99 SOL Escape Bivvy – This revolutionary
    emergency shelter allows moisture to escape while keeping warmth in. Makes a
    great lightweight and compact shelter item for emergency kits, car kits, or in
    a daypack.  

    Fired Up! Emergency Fuel and Firestarter (4-gallon bucket) – This safe, simple, and versatile
    emergency fuel and fire starter makes a great gift for outdoor enthusiasts or
    anyone interested in emergency preparedness. Use to light campfires, prepare
    charcoal briquettes or as a safe and reliable fuel source for cooking or
    heating in emergency situations.


    $49.99 Victorio Hand Grain Mill – A great gift for anyone who loves to bake from scratch.
    Grinds fine bread-quality flour or courser cracked cereals without electricity.
    Also an essential tool for food storage. 

    For more gift ideas, visit BePrepared.com.
    (* If the item you want is on back order, we cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. If you have questions about any of these items, please call us at 1-800-999-1863 or send an email to sales@beprepared.com)

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