Maybe you’ve got some last minute shopping to do as I have. (Meaning, your wife took care of everything else but left you in charge of stocking stuffers.)
Well, here are a few very last minute ideas that may have to become belated Christmas presents or you can buy them with all of the gift cards you get…
1. The Lifestraw Water Filter – This should be in everyone’s Escape bag in the back of their car. These are inexpensive and they work. Recently, when I was hiking in Southern Utah I had to use this when I ran out of clean water sooner than I’d expected.
2. Ultralight Backpacking Stove – This stove weighs almost nothing and allows you to have a hot meal when camping and hiking. Of course, this is also a good idea to have on hand for an emergency situation at home.
3. 4 in 1 Survival Tool – It’s a handy little tool that can be used to pry open doors, and shut off gas and water in an emergency. It won’t take up much space if you decided to include it in a 72-hour kit.
4. Slip2000 – This is what I use to clean my guns and it’s always worked well for me. Another bonus of using Slip2000 is that you don’t feel the need to have to air out your house afterwards because it doesn’t produce a toxic smell.
5. D-Lead Soap – Washing your hands after shooting is critical so you get the lead off them. Lead from ammo is something to be taken seriously and this stuff will do the trick.
6. Shooting Gloves – These are the gloves I use when I carry concealed during the winter. I’ve had the same pair for years and they’ve worn well. They also allow me to shoot my gun without the gloves causing any problems. (Don’t forget to train with your gloves on so you know what it’s like to shoot wearing them.)
7. Fenix E05 Flashlight – This is a great little flashlight to carry in your pocket. It’s only 2.5 inches long and runs on a AAA battery. It provides 27 lumens of light, which may not sound like much but it’s plenty to allow you to see in the dark.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and keep yourself safe while traveling.