This Sunday is Father’s Day, the one day out of the year when Dads are allowed to just completely goof off if they want. Dads don’t want breakfast in bed, they just want to be left alone to sleep in. They don’t want to eat out, they want to grill a fat, juicy steak and not be forced to eat a salad to balance things out.
If the Dad in your life is a prepper, here are some gift ideas.
A good quality multitool is never a bad thing, even if he already has a couple. This isn’t something you should pick up at the dollar store or Walmart either as you get what you pay for. Spend the extra couple bucks to get him something that will last. I honestly have never once met a guy who thought he had enough multitools.
How about hand tools? I’m not talking about yet another hammer, but good, heirloom quality old fashioned tools like a brace and bit drill. Even if he doesn’t need to use it now, down the road hand tools like those will become very valuable. Until then, it’ll look damn good hanging on his pegboard above the work bench.
If Dad likes to go for walks, an unusual gift would be Ranger beads. These are used to measure distance traveled on foot. A cool idea for not much dough.
Many Dads actually like to cook, believe it or not. For those Dads who’ve expressed interest in canning, maybe splurge and get them a pressure canner. You never know, they might find they love canning as much as they do cooking.
Personally, I love my tactical shoulder bag. I was gifted with a little netbook computer a few months ago and it fits perfectly in the bag, along with a few odds and ends like a good pocketknife and flashlight. While not large enough to really be a decent bug out bag, it is the perfect size and weight for carrying around events like state fairs.
One last idea isn’t even anything you need to buy. Between now and Sunday, go through the house and garage, collecting all the tools you find lying around. Put them all back in the workshop where they belong so that maybe, just once, the tool Dad’s looking for will be where it should.