Front Porch Friday April 8th
Homestead Bloghop #78

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for your Favorite Prepper Mama

You have a month to get your mom (or your kids their mom) a Mother’s Day gift. I am going to share some of my favorites. (Hear that kids?)

These Mother’s Day gifts could be for prepping, homesteading, or just because.
We started prepping about 4 years ago and I am amazed at some of the stuff we have acquired.
Now, books and hands on knowledge are better than stuff in my opinion. You can’t really bug out with a dehydrator. It’s best to have the knowledge already in your head. Much lighter to carry if you ask me. But these things are nice to have and use while we can.

One of the first things I started to learn about was food storage. Canning and dehydrating. I use bother water bath and pressure canning. I also love to dehydrate.
Some books I like:


A food strainer was handy for the tomato sauce.

Then when it comes to dehydrating I love the Excalibur. Don’t forget the sheets to make fruit leather.


After food storage was just generic preparedness. You never know when the power might go out because of a snow storm or spring thunderstorm. Gadgets are fun to have around.

I bought this solar phone charger to use last summer when Boy Child #2 competed in Ironman. Outlets were hard to come by and it was great to hook to our backpack and charge cell phones.

In an emergency you may need to boil water. The Kelly Kettle is great for that and uses easy to acquire fuel sources.

Multi tool anyone? Always good to have on hand.

Or how about these Mason Jar oil lamp doohickeys. Because, well, Mason Jars!

or this style is cool too!

I love preparedness books but these three are my favorites.
Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios
The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster
(Not light reading, but educational and eye opening)One Second After

I should go without saying, but a Wholesale Membership for the Essential Wellness Team is the gift that gives all year. Saving 25% off retail prices of essential oils and an amazing knowledge skill to have down the road.

These may not seem practical from a guys standpoint, but boy are they some cool ideas.
Another idea would be continuing education classes at your local community college.
Maybe self defense or shooting lessons at the gun range.
What would you add?

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