Saturday, February 3, 2018

Family Survival Christmas List...

Ladies and gentlemen, MERRY CHRISTMAS! This installment of practical wisdom may not really be classified as wisdom. However, I hope that my writing may give you some insight this giving season.

Have a person that is hard to shop for? Look no further, below is a list of things that any person might appreciate.

Being who I am the first thing that comes to mind to give to anyone is a simple first aid kit. Now, depending on the kind of giver you happen to be may determine how large or what kind of kit you give. In a couple of my previous posts, here and here, talk about things to include if you would like to build your own and make it personal. Otherwise you can buy a commercially available one using the following links:

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines 100 People - Office, Home, Car, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, and Sports

First Aid Kit Emergency Response Trauma Bag Complete

First Aid Kit - 163 Piece Waterproof Portable Essential Injuries & Red Cross Medical Emergency equipment kits : For Car Kitchen Camping Travel Office Sports And Home

Notice, I used all Amazon links. This is simply for my convenience. I trust you to be able to do your own research and shopping.

What is the Christmas season without some lights? Some of the staff here at Family Survival Farm were provided some light sources to test and review.

Tactical Flashlight, ThorFire 1100 Lumen Ultra Bright XPL2 Led Light with 5 Modes, VG10S Perfect for Camping,Hunting,Cycling, Powered by 18650 battery Not Included, VG10 Upgraded Version

ThorFire 18650 Flashlight with Battery and Charger, 1070 Lumen XML2 Led Ultra Bright EDC Pocket Light(VG15S) with 5 Modes for Camping, Hiking,Cycling

I really like both of these lights. They have been tough and the light is very bright, yet adjustable. I personally like the VG10 a little more only as a matter of preference. It is a little bit larger than the VG15. The VG15, to me, seems for suited for wear on a duty belt or a uniform and the VG10 is more of a worklight in the toolbox.

What survival-minded person couldn't appreciate a good multi-tool as a gift. Personally, it all comes down to preference. As a child I was gifted a Leatherman when I became an Eagle Scout. It has since seen several iterations due to damage and use (Leatherman has an awesome warranty policy). In the army they like to issue Gerber tools.  I think for ease of use and being tacti-cool, Gerber is a fine item to have in your kit. Leatherman is a classic, no frills, and no nonsense tool. As a nurse the Leatherman RAPTOR Emergency Medical Tool is my new gear crush. I have colleagues that have these and let's just say that I'm a little jealous. Even though these are marketed to Fire and EMS this kind of tool could see valuable use in the Family Survival situation.

Friends, what are you hoping to get for Christmas this year. Any new gear? Let us know what's on your list. Let us know what you get, send us some pictures in the comments.