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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 Days of Prepper Christmas-Day 8

In a past year, Matt from KY Preppers had a series of posts entitled 12 Days of Prepper Christmas. My thanks to Matt and APN for allowing me to use the title for my own series of posts. I hope you find something that will make your Christmas more fun, frugal, and wonderful!

Hi everyone!! In the beginning God said, 'Let there be LIGHT!' And that's what our prepper gift for today is--light! When the electricity goes out, everybody has to find another way to light their homes. The easiest way to accomplish this, and it disguises itself as a normal Christmas gift, is candles! Shelly from Ohio Preppers said she gave these to her non-prepping family one year, and none of them knew they were being given a prepper gift!

One of my favorite ways to light is to use an oil lamp. Many times, inexpensive oil lamps can be found at Walmart or another 'everything' store. Lehman's, which caters to Amish families in Ohio, carries lots of oil lamps, many more expensive, and even the coveted Aladdin lamp. (Well, coveted by oil lamp lovers, anyway!) Don't forget to purchase lamp oil, and some extra wicks, while you're at it! (Lehman's has some really fun stuff, so you might want to take a look around their site and get some more gift ideas!)

For the person who is a prepper, something practical like a camping lantern would probably be appreciated. These can be found almost anywhere that camping/hunting/fishing supplies are found.

Last but not least, is outdoor solar path lights. Whoever you buy these for will have NO idea that these are a prepper item, so they're great for the non-prepper. When the electricity's out, these lights, which charge by the sun all day, can be brought in and placed in a container to be used as dim lighting indoors! I just have to say, that I hope we shed a little light on the situation today!! (Oh, I know that was bad, but I just had to!!)

Prep On!
Gen-IL Homesteader

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Andrea said...

Last year we found hand-cranked LED lanterns at Kohl's for Christmas. $20, I think. They make a LOT of light and the kids love cranking them! They're useful whether you're a camper or not..especially when the power goes out during an ice storm!

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Great idea, Andrea! I have a hand-crank lantern, but I completely forgot about mentioning it! How interesting that Kohl's sold them! You got it at a great price, too! Thanks for stopping in!

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