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Five Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Got a preppers or a survivalist for a dad?  If you do, here are some gift ideas for Fathers Day.

Steripen sidewinder with water bottleSteripen Sidewinder from Safe Castle

The Steripen Sidewinder is a hand powered unit that purifies water with UV light. Being hand powered means you can use the unit when there is no electrify, and no batteries required. The SteriPen website claims the UV bulb is supposed to be good for 8,000 one liter treatments. 8,000 liters is an estimated 2,116 gallons.

Fill the included water bottle, then crank the handle for 90 seconds. If you are not cranking fast enough, there are two LEDs that will flash red. When the 90 seconds of cranking has been achieved, the LEDs will flash green.

Instead of cranking for a full 90 seconds, you can crank for 30 seconds, swirl the unit, crank for 30 seconds, swirl the unit, crank for 30 seconds, swirl the unit. the SteriPen website says not to pause between cranking for more then about 6 or 7 seconds.

maxpedition vulture-iiMaxpedition Vulture II

From the Maxpedition website:
* Main Compartment: 20.5″(H) x 16″(W) x 7.5″(D)
* Front Pouch: 15.5″(H) x 12″(W) x 2.75″(D)
* Slip Pocket: 15.5″(H) x 12″(W)
* Capacity: 2810 cu. in. / 46 liters
* Weight: 3 lbs , 8 oz
* Hydration: Up to 100+ oz Bladder
* Support: 1″ Sternum Strap, 2″ Integrated Belt (min 19″ strap alone / max 52″ strap alone; min 34″ loop / max 67″ loop)
* Optional accessories: Hook & Loop Modular Accessories and Grimloc Carabiner, Hydration reservoir
*1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
* Teflon® fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
* High strength YKK zippers and zipper tracks
* Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
* High tensile strength nylon webbing
* High tensile strength composite nylon thread (stronger than ordinary industry standard nylon thread)
*AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection
* Internal seams taped and finished
* Paracord zipper pulls
* Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or “Box-and-X” stitched for added strength

Visit the Maxpedition Website

Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube II Gun Oil

Wilson Combat® Ultima-Lube II is a blend of petroleum and synthetic lubricants specially formulated to insure optimal performance of any firearm and inhibit wear.

  • Thin Viscosity, Penetrates Hard to Get to Areas
  • Ideal for Cold Weather Use
  • 10° to 350° F Temperature Range
  • Recommended for Tightly Fitted Handguns of All Types

Wilson Combat® Ultima-Lube II is a blend of petroleum and synthetic lubricants specially formulated to insure optimal performance of any firearm and inhibit wear. The unique blend of lubricating fluids has proven ideal for today’s high-tech semi-auto weapons, whether manufactured of conventional steels, aluminum alloys or stainless steel. In addition, we have found nothing superior to Ultima-Lube II for the proper lubrication and protection of the hand-fit custom firearms that Wilson Combat® is known for.

Drinking water after SHTFKatadyn Hiker Water Filter

  • Convenient filter for 1 to 2 persons while hiking or camping
  • Very large filter surface for fast output
  • Compact design and easy operation–fits in any backpack or travel bag
  • Small pre-filter on in-hose protects filter cartridge life in turbid water
  • Active carbon core reduces unpleasant tastes and odors from the water

Key Features:

  • Long lasting AntiClog pleated cartridge requires no maintenance or cleaning
  • Very large filter surface for fast output
  • Easy to use because of minimal resistance whilst pumping
  • Active carbon core reduces unpleasant tastes and odors from the water
  • Small pre-filter on in-hose protects filter cartridge life in turbid water
  • Compact design and easy operation–fits in any backpack or travel bag
  • Easy Fill Bottle Adaptor attaches directly to a drinking bottle

Coleman Perfectflow single burner stoveColeman PerfectFlow Single Burner Stove

From the Coleman website

  • BTU: 10,000 BTU burner adjusts from high to low for optimal cooking performance
  • PerfectFlow™ pressure-regulated system for consistent cooking performance
  • 8-inch bowl with pot-support system
  • Wide base for maximum stability
  • Built-in pot-supports provide wind protection
  • Dimensions: 7.75″L X 7.812″W X 6.625″H

I have been using a Coleman single burner stove for close to 20 years. In that 20 years, the stove has never let me down. Whether it was camping next to a marsh, or a river, or backpacking across the rolling hills of Southeast Texas, that stove has never let me down.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock

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