Is there a special graduate in your life? A brother, niece, son, daughter, wife, mom, dad? Looking for a unique graduation gift? Consider a survival and preparedness themed gift that will pay life-saving rewards. Who knows, your survival gift just may save a life one day. Below are some useful, cool and affordable survival themed graduation gifts:
For many, graduation marks a transition period in life – a coming of age of sorts. There’s nothing like the presentation of a survival knife to say “Congratulations, you’ve made it!” Though I didn’t get a survival knife as a graduation gift, I remember everything about the moment when I got my first one. It was special, and over 20 years later – I still have it. It’s the RAMBO First Blood knife. A great first survival knife is a Mora Clipper that only costs about $15. I use my clipper all the time and love it. It’s a beast for the price.
A Good Wild Edilbes Field Guide
Instead of Dr. Suess OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!, consider a wild edibles and foraging guide. A good field guide should be in every young survivalist’s library. My top three picks are:
- A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides) by Lee Allen Peterson
- Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes by Sergei Boutenko
- The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
I own all three and highly recommend each.
Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit
If your graduate is moving away from the home nest, a Bug Out Bag might be the one tool that gets them back safely one day. I moved away from home many years ago but my Bug Out Location will always be my parents house. This step-by-step guide, written by yours truly, is a no-frills manual about how to build that life-saving kit that every graduate making a fresh start at life should have. Buy it on Amazon for only $13 or buy it from my web-site for $16.99 and I’ll personalize it with a memorable graduation message for you.
The gift of EXPERIENCE is ALWAYS better than STUFF