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21 Useful Stocking Stuffers to Help Survive the End of the World

All signs are pointing to the Earth being on the verge of a global catastrophe, and if you don’t prepare yourself you’re going to be on the side of people that don’t make it through. If you plan on having your family make it through somewhat unscathed you need to use this holiday season as a way to gift yourselves the items needed when society starts unraveling.

21 Useful Stocking Stuffers- to help survive the end of the world.

18 in 1 Emergency Survival Kit

18 in 1 Emergency Survival Kit

If you’re looking for small but useful gifts to stuff in their stockings this year, this 18 in 1 Emergency Survival Kit will make an impressive choice. With 18 essential items, such as a compass, knife, wire saw, and whistle, the kit also includes an emergency blanket in case they find themselves stranded.

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Windproof and Waterproof Plasma Lighter

Windproof and Waterproof Plasma Lighter

Being able to light a fire is an essential skill when you spend time outdoors, even in conditions where matches would fail to light. This Plasma Lighter has no flames to blow out because it uses an electric dual arc to set things alight, and won’t be affected by wind, rain, or snow.

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Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter

Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter

Shelter is one of the most important items in a survivalist’s kit, and this 2 person emergency tent is all they will need. Lightweight and easy to carry, the tent can be anchored between two trees, or can be used as an emergency sleeping bag if there are no anchor points nearby.

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Solar Power Bank

Solar Power Bank

Make sure they never run out of charge again with this amazing solar power bank. Waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof, this pack is ideal for rugged conditions, and will allow up to three devices to be charged at one time – two via USB and one wirelessly – so it’s perfect for group expeditions.

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RoverTac Multitool

RoverTac Multitool

They’ll be equipped for most eventualities when they have this RoverTac Multitool in their backpack. Incorporating 14 tools in 1, this invaluable item includes an axe, saw, and hammer, knife and wire cutter, bottle opener, screwdrivers, wrenches and more to cover most emergency situations, while being easy to carry on a belt or pack.

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5 in 1 Emergency Wristband

5 in 1 Emergency Wristband

Travelling light is essential when it comes to survivalism, but that said there are a few items that are absolutely vital. This adjustable bracelet holds five of them. With a fire starter, whistle, compass, and knife built in, the paracord cuff unravels to provide 3.5m for traps, shelters, and even fishing line.

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Tactical Tomahawk

Tactical Tomahawk

The best tools for any kind of adventuring are ones with more than one use, and this Tactical Tomahawk is the perfect example. With an adjustable handle for different reaches, this tomahawk can cut, chop, split, trim, hammer, and open cans, and incorporates a fire-starter, whistle, and compass, too.

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Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification

Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification

Drinking water is vitally important when camping, hiking, or in emergency situations, but it can be contaminated with all kinds of bacteria. These water purification tablets make a great survival gear stocking stuffer, because they can clear water of contamination like Giardia lamblia, and make it safe to drink.

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Monoki First Aid Kit Survival Kit

Monoki First Aid Kit Survival Kit

It’s incredible how so much can fit into this one compact red case, but unbelievably there are 241 pieces included in this kit. With vital first aid supplies like bandages, wipes, gloves, tourniquet and more, this kit also contains a plethora of essential survival gear, including firestarter, whistle, knife, and flashlight.

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World’s Toughest Emergency Blankets

World’s Toughest Emergency Blankets

Ensure they’re well prepared for any eventuality with this 4 pack of emergency blankets. Perfect for families or a group of friends, these blankets are billed as the world’s toughest, and while they weigh only 2.5oz each, they will keep users warm and dry, and can be converted into shelters with just a few supplies.

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The Trapper's Bible

The Trapper's Bible

The Trapper’s Bible will be an invaluable addition to their library if they want to learn more about hunting, and how to make it even better. With extensive information on animal behavior, this book will show them how to set traps, process hides, mix scents, and recognize animal tracks and signs.

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Tactical Flashlight

Tactical Flashlight

Every home, car, truck, and RV should have at least one flashlight, but this pack will give them two which are ideal for keeping with their survivalist grab bag. Capable of lighting up an entire road or vast area of forest, these torches come with five tactical settings, including low light and SOS.

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Ultralight Backpacking Down Sleeping Bag

Ultralight Backpacking Down Sleeping Bag

Backpacking doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort and warmth, as this amazing ultralight down sleeping bag shows. Filled with duck down for superior comfort, this sleeping bag weighs a tiny 1.7lbs, and can also be opened out to provide a double-sized comforter to share with a travel buddy.

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Survival Seed Vault

Survival Seed Vault

When you’re forced to repopulate the world’s food supply after a global meltdown, you’ll be glad you have your seed vault at the ready. It features 20 different types of seeds, all non-GMO and hermetically sealed in the case. You can grow these fruits and vegetables, replant the seeds, and keep the process going indefinitely as you expand your operations.

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Lego Chess Board

Lego Chess Board

Here’s how to make this a stocking stuffer: just stuff the minifigure pieces into the stocking, and give them the board separately after they figure out what it is. When the end of world hits, you’ll be glad you have something to pass the time.

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Hand Turbine Emergency Radio

Hand Turbine Emergency Radio

When things go south the radio will become your source of information, even if you don’t listen to it a lot on a daily basis. This emergency radio features a hand crank, so you don’t have to worry about batteries or plugging it in. You can even use it to give your smartphone enough juice to make a call or tell you where you are with the GPS.

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100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle

100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle

Candles are the light of choice when the power goes out, but the drawback is they don’t last as long as needed. This candle will get you through the first 3 days or so of learning to live with no electricity, and can provide the light you need to read and see by. It produces no odor and no smoke so it’s far superior to conventional candles.

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Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener

Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener

When the world has ended you’ll still need to cut things up, and that means you’ll need to sharpen knives and scissors. This sharpener is small enough to fit in a pocket, and is capable of sharpening a wide range of cutting utensils. It’s lightweight and has a hole in it for carrying on a lanyard.

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The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Most of the time we fluctuate somewhere between best case scenario and the status quo, but when the worst case scenario pops up, what do you do? This handbook will teach you the tips and tricks you need to survive if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation like battling a crocodile or delivering a baby.

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Pocket Chainsaw

Pocket Chainsaw

You’ll never know when you’ll need to cut down a tree in a post-apocalyptic world. There’s no guarantee that you’ll have a gas powered chainsaw available for the job, so it’s good to have one of these in your survival kit because it is manual powered, but does a similar job.

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LifeStraw

LifeStraw

This straw could be a lifesaver when there isn’t anymore water available. It filters as you suck up the water, so you can drink as much as you want assured that you’re not drinking any impurities that would make you sick. Be sure to get one for every family member, because even when the world is at its end you won’t want to share.

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Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets

Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets

These tablets might not turn questionable water into Evian, but at least it will make it drinkable. When you have no good water supplies available, you can’t be too picky about what you drink. By using these tablets as directed you’ll at least be killing off the bacteria that makes you sick.

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Survival Series FIre Starter

Survival Series FIre Starter

This fire starter is something cavemen wish they would have had. It makes starting a fire in the wild super easy, as it generates plenty of sparks that can light dry kindling in no time. It’s produced by Bear Grylls and is manufactured by Gerber, which is known for making high quality survival gear.

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Mason Jar Matchbox

Mason Jar Matchbox

You’re going to need matches to start fires when there isn’t any infrastructure left in our society. You might as well have a matchbox that looks good. You can make this mason jar matchbox which will keep the matches nice and dry.

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Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

Get back to basics in a survival situation with this fishing kit that provides the bare essentials to catching a fish. It contains lures, weights, and floats, and even salmon eggs so you’ll have the best shot at catching your dinner. It all comes packed up in a sturdy metal case for easy storage.

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Stormproof Match Kit

Stormproof Match Kit

These matches can make it through anything, including being submerged in water. The video demonstration is pretty convincing. These matches can get stamped on, buried, held underwater, and as soon as they’re given a chance to recover they do, flaring back up and allowing you to light what you need lit.

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Classic Survival Tool

Classic Survival Tool

This is classic survival tool, but if you’ve never seen it you might wonder what it does exactly. It has the ability to saw wood, can be used as a knife, can open cans, and also acts as a screwdriver and ruler. It is flat so it stores away easily when not needed. It’s also very durable, made out of stainless steel.

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Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

Having a bug-out bag is essential if you plan on making it through the first 72 hours of a crisis situation. It’s not meant for long-term survival, more like evacuation, which is what you’ll be doing when the world is crashing down around you. This book shows you how to do it right the first time.

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Survival Bracelet

Survival Bracelet

With over nine feet of paracord you’ll have a handy material that can help you out in a survival situation. There’s also an emergency whistle that you can blow to alert others to your presence. It’s fully adjustable so it can fit big wrists and small wrists, and is comfortable to wear while out hiking.

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QuickClot

QuickClot

Someone’s bound to get hurt when everything starts looking like a Hollywood disaster flick. And when that happens you’ll be glad you have this QuikClot, since it helps stop the bleeding and helps wounds seal up faster. It could be just what’s needed to keep things from getting uglier.

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LifeHammer

LifeHammer

They say you’re supposed to have one of these in your car even if you’re not expecting the world to come to an end. It’s a hammer that can easily bust through a car window, which is helpful if you ever find yourself trapped in a car you need out of.

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Handmade Playing Cards

Handmade Playing Cards

The end of the world is going to involve a lot of hunkering down and waiting it out while the zombies outside eat everyone and eventually themselves. These homemade playing cards will remind you of a simpler time when the world wasn’t ending.

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Military Prismatic Sighting Compass

Military Prismatic Sighting Compass

This compass won’t steer you wrong, and is well made so that you don’t have to worry about it falling apart at an inopportune time. When the GPS satellites go offline you won’t be able to use your smartphone anymore to tell you where you are. You’ll need a reliable compass and this is it.

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The Prepper's Pocket Guide

The Prepper's Pocket Guide

Here’s a list of 101 things you can do to make sure you don’t get caught off guard when anarchy ensues. It helps you figure out how much water you’ll need, shows you how to start stockpiling food reserves without putting a dent in your budget, and even how to cook when the electricity is out.

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Survival Poncho

Survival Poncho

This poncho will not only keep you dry in wet conditions, it’s bright orange making you easily visible from far away or from high up in the air. It’s lightweight, and they point out that you can use the container it comes in to collect water, and also to store the poncho after use.

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DIY Harmonica

DIY Harmonica

In almost every post-apocalyptic movie someone breaks out a harmonica and starts playing a tune. Enable them to be that person when they have this DIY harmonica. It hits just the right note to make everyone nostalgic for the olden times.

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SAS Survival Guide

SAS Survival Guide

No matter what life throws at you, you’ll be able to survive it with this handy guide. It’s been around for awhile and has recently been updated to include all of the latest technology that can help in sticky situations. The reviews on this are nothing but stellar, so you know you’re getting reliable info.

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Upcycled Checkers Game

Upcycled Checkers Game

Put these checkers in a stocking and you’ll have the perfect way to while away the hours when it’s just you and your family left in the world. The board won’t fit in the stocking of course, so just give it to them on the side.

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Knitting Tutorial

Knitting Tutorial

With this knitting tutorial you’ll be able to learn how to knit all sorts of stocking stuffer items like socks, beanies, and mittens. Plus when the end of the world hits you’ll have a great hobby that will help you stay sane.

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Got Brains? T-Shirt

Got Brains? T-Shirt

Stuff this into their stocking and they’ll be able to put it on and relate with all of the zombies out there. Only a zombie would ask if you’ve got brains, so this will help them fit in when they need to leave the house for something.

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