Stocking Stuffers or Gifts Preppers Give; Part 2

How many of you are like us?  We hate shopping.  Period.  We do almost all our shopping online, mostly at Amazon.  Seriously.  The only other stores we enter are farm stores, hardware stores for home maintenance, grocery stores (there’s only two to choose from), and sporting goods stores (for camping and outdoor stuff).  We’re just not shopping types.  So when the holidays roll around, we either give gift cards, cash, or order something online and have it delivered.  Mostly it depends on the desires of the gift recipient.  All that’s left is the stocking stuffers, and they are super easy too!

A previous article, Disaster Recovery or Gifts Preppers Give; Part 1 about gift giving was important because everyone needs to be prepared, even those who don’t believe in “prepping”.  That book offers up a way to get them thinking, and maybe get their brains working in that direction.

Another way to help the unprepared prepare in a kind way would be to give them stocking stuffers or small gifts that will be perceived as thoughtful, kind or silly, rather than pushy.  Who doesn’t want someone to care about them at the most important level?

The important thing about all these gifts is that they will get your reluctant preppers to think about things in a different way. Many of the items they will use up right away. Even so, likely they will buy more of them and will have them on hand. When a world changing event does happen, they now have a different way of thinking and will grab those items on their way out the door.

Here is a list of stocking stuffers and small gifts we will be including this year for family and friends.

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Disaster Recovery or Gifts Preppers Give; Part 1

What gifts do you want for the holidays?  More importantly, which gifts do you want to give to your family and loved ones?  What do you mean it’s not even Halloween yet?  It’s never too early to start planning the gift giving for the year.  Especially if you have a large number of people on your list.  What if you considered giving a gift just outside of normal gifting habits?  If you care enough about someone to buy a for them, shouldn’t that gift make a difference in their life?

This is the first gift item we are planning to give every person on our shopping list:

This book, Disaster Recovery, by Sean M. Scott, is an essential for making sure you have thought of everything and are prepared for any disaster.  You might think I’m exaggerating.  Not so.  Even with the experiences of being prepared for just about anything and having lived without telephone, no indoor plumbing and other “old ways”, this book still had information to offer.

It made me think of things I could do that I had not done, as well as things that inspired me to do that I otherwise would not have thought about.  For instance, the information got me to thinking about contractors that would offer services after a disaster.  Of course we already know it is important to be careful about who you hire and to check for the legitimate business licenses.

What the book inspired me to do was to put together a list of contractors who already do business in the region and their reputations.  This is important because after the disaster so many companies “spring up” to “help” those afflicted with the disaster.  Unfortunately, in a disaster zone it may be difficult to gain the information needed in a timely manner.  Having this list will help me determine who I will hire to help our family recover from the disaster.

After the list is completed, I’m considering contacting each of the contractors to meet them personally, hopefully to make an arrangement with them in advance of a disaster that puts us close to the top of the list of people the contractor will help.  This makes us think of contractors differently.  On any normal day, a contractor is someone who hopes to be chosen by you for a job.  After a disaster, that same contractor is someone you hope will choose you.

Ladies and gentlemen, that was just from a tiny portion of chapter one.  There is so much more information in each chapter there isn’t space here to tell you.  Each chapter is well written, compact, and to the point.  You won’t be able to find “unnecessary” words as with so many other books.  It has information for every member of the family.

This book changes the way you think about all things disaster related.  For the unprepared it’s a wake up call.  For the modestly prepared, it is mental check on what needs improvement.  For the full grown prepper, it is a breath of fresh air in the face of people who think “prepper” is a four letter word.  Our extra copies will be for gift giving and stowed in the vehicles and camping gear.

Note:  We posted this because we truly believe in the mission of this book.  This inexpensive award winning book can save lives, save homes, and save families hundreds of thousands of dollars after a disaster.