November 22, 2011

My Top Picks for Food Storage and Emergency Gifts

Here is a list of my top picks for food storage and emergency preparedness gifts. Consider giving them as Christmas gifts, wedding gifts or college going-away gifts. Or maybe just for your own family.

Note: I'm picky about what goes on this list, so it will change over time.

[Please let me know if links don't work]

Under $25.00
High Uinta Gear™ 13-Function Pocket Knife

Heavy Duty Swing-A-Way Can Opener
Swing-A-Way Manual Can Opener, $5.99 (my favorite)

"Deseret Recipes," $6.50, economical recipes using food storage (LDS Online Store)

Mixing Pitcher (2 Quart)
Powdered Milk Mixing Pitcher, $6.99 (helps get those lumps out)


Gamma Seal Lid, $7.50 (easily open your everyday flour and sugar buckets)

Tri-Fold Foldable Shovel

Tri-Fold Foldable Shovel, $8.95 (nice and compact)

"The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families," $9.34 (complete prep guide)

Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens,” by Harrison/Kolesar, $11.53, reg.$16.95 (easy to understand)

"I Can't Believe It's Food Storage," $12.21, reg. $17.95 (great for beginners. Check out her website)

Energizer Weather Ready Compact Rechargeable LED Light, $12.99, reg. $17.50 (always keep in outlet until you need it)

Reliance Aqua-Pak 2.5 Gallon Rigid Water Container, $13.99 (weighs 21 lbs. when full; easy to carry and transport)

"The Essential Food Storage Cookbook," $14.18, reg. $17.95

Sensible Food Storage” DVD by Wendy Dewitt, $14.99 (great resource. See her blog here)

"Cooking with Food Storage Made Easy" by Debbie Harman, $16.03, reg. $18.95

Wavelength Emergency Radio, Charger & Flashlight

"Pure Religion: The Story of Welfare" set, $17.25, (history of the Church welfare system)


Emergency Food Storage in a Nutshell,” by Probert/Harkness, $25.95 (In an emergency, this is the book I would use for recipes)

$26.00 - $75.00

Preparedness Principles”, by Barbara Salsbury, $26.99 (well written prep book. Her site here.)

3-Day Lite Emergency Kit

3-Day Lite 72-Hour Emergency Kit, $27.99, reg.  $56.57

LDS Food Storage Starter Kit, $31.00 (LDS Online Store)

Sterns Portable 5-Gal Shower, $30.99 (how will you shower after a disaster?)
397-Piece First-Aid Kit

Kaito KA009 4-Power Shortwave Radio

Trekker I™ 72-Hour Kit
Trekker 1 72-Hour Emergency Kit, $69.95 Check black Friday sale for more deals!

Dinner Pack - 6 #10 Cans
AugasonFarms Dinner Pack - 6 #10 Cans, $69.97, Retail $84.60

$76.00 and up

Under The Bed Harvest Food Rotation System

Cuisinart Pressure Cooker, $89.95, reg. $185.00 (cook beans, rice and other foods quickly)

Coleman Red Canyon 17x10-Foot 8-Person Modified Dome Tent, $89.99, reg. $139.99 (large because it could be your home after a disaster)

Mr Heater® Portable Big Buddy™

Mr Heater®Portable Big Buddy™, $139.95 (how will you keep warm?)

NEW! One Month Pack - 48 Everyday Size Cans

AugasonFarms One Month Pack - 48 Everyday-Size Cans, $225.99

Nutrimill Grain Mill, $229.99 (the highest ranked mill)

Emergency Essentials/BePrepared


  1. The link for the LDS food storage only goes to, where exactly on that site in the food storage? Thanks,

  2. Thanks for posting all these wonderful offers.

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  3. I just discovered this web sight. Great! Thanks for doing the leg work and being so meticulous. Since I haven't been following you long, have you talked about MREs or the equivalent and which ones you like?

    1. No, I have not talked about MRE's. So much to do. I decided to use energy bars my that were more palatable to my kids instead. Have to replace each year, but I decided the least stressful food is during an emergency the better.


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