A survivalist Christmas

By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 5, 2012

STAY IN TOUCH A survival radio can help you connect with what remains of the outside world.


Along with classic camping equipment — a tent, sleeping bags, tarps, and cold-weather clothes — there are specific items that are bound to come in handy in a disaster situation. No one wants to be caught without:

• AXE I was once told that an axe is the number-one most important survival tool. Get yours at any hardware store, or buy local and visit the Peavey Manufacturing Company, based in Eddington, Maine — in business since 1857, their axes start around $40 (peaveymfng.com).

• PARACORD Get 50 feet of this durable, lightweight rope for $5.95 at paracord.com.

• ULTIMATE DYNAMO SOLAR POWERED SURVIVAL RADIO There may be other good survival radios out there, but this one ($58.75; thereadystore.com) has the best name. Also, it includes a communicative radio, a cell-phone charger (and adaptor tips) "to keep yours juiced and ready for use," a light, a siren, and a power crank.

• FIREARMS Many preppers insist on being well-armed, with ammo on reserve for shooting and for bartering. This is a survivalist realm in itself, and if you've got a gun-lover on your list, a gift card to Cabela's or one of Southern Maine's several gun and archery centers might be in order.

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