Unprepared Amazon Black Friday Deals 2023
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Thanksgiving is here again, so it’s time to relax on the couch and take advantage of deals after overeating. I’ve picked out some of the best Amazon deals for preppers.
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Your automotive emergency kit needs a jump starter and a tire inflator. This Stanley jump starter has both and it’s 27% off. With peak output of 1,400 amps, this thing could jumpstart Frankenstein’s monster.
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Do you have smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers in your house? If no, why the hell not? First Alert is having a sale. 58% off smoke alarms with 10-year batteries, so no excuse for chirping. Get a four-pack of fire extinguishers for around $70.
Need some bulletproof cookware? This All-Clad set is half off. It’s still not cheap, but it’ll last the rest of your life. We have only one piece of All-Clad—a 5 gallon stock pot—and it’s rock solid.
I use this Dewalt drill and driver set all the time. The batteries and charger alone are worth the $129 they’re asking.
If you don’t have a Kitchenaid mixer, you gotta have one and this is a pretty good deal. Use it for making breads and all sorts of pastries. The meat grinder attachment is also on sale, and it’s great for processing game meat. I’m also a big fan of the ice cream maker attachment.
These Creami ice cream makers are all the rage right now, and this is the lowest price I’ve seen them at. You can mix up pretty much anything and turn it into ice cream. Bodybuilders love them because you can turn protein shakes into healthful frozen treats.
If you drink coffee or use spices at all, a good burr grinder for grinding coffee beans and spices is a must. This OXO grinder is excellent for under $80. I bought one for my mother a few years ago, and I was impressed with the anti-static feature that prevents the grounds from sticking to the grinder. OXO makes good stuff in general.
You need a vacuum sealer for preserving dry goods and maximizing how long food stays good in the fridge. FoodSaver is running a deal. You can get a complete starter set for under $150. These easily pay for themselves and they’re way better than mylar bagging.
Crock Pots are a must, especially for slow-cooking older farm animals and rendering lard.
If you’ve ever wanted a 3D printer, Amazon has the Creality Ender 3 for $168.99. This is the most popular 3D printer on the market, so there are lots of tutorials and resources for it. Useful for making all sorts of little plastic gadgets and parts. I have even heard rumors that you can make firearms with these.
A butane stove is a great backup cooking option. This Coleman butane stove is 20% off. Cast iron over butane is my favorite way to cook steaks. These things burn HOT.
These Coleman propane stoves are more expensive than I remember, but are a homestead essential. I use mind to scald chickens, though I don’t process chickens much anymore.
The red version of this CAP power rack is only $93. This is the one Jerry Teixeira recommends for his outdoor bodyweight workouts. It’d make a great pullup bar and would pair well with olympic rings (which are $10 of right now). Plus, this power rack would be handy for dressing small game. Of course, you could also pair it with a barbell, but for squats I’d rather have a full cage.
Lifestraw for under $10. It’s not my favorite portable water filter since it makes you stick your face in a puddle, but for $10 it’s an easy addition to a go-kit.
Electronic hand warmers for under $21. These are fantastic if you spend any time out in the cold. As a bonus, it can also charge your phone via a USB-C port. Ocoopa is one of those fly-by-night Chinese brands, but for about $20 it’s a pretty small gamble.
I’m not a big believer in expensive flashlights (because I have little children that steal everything), but Streamlight makes great ones and they have some good sales right now. You could charge this one with one of the power stations above.
Winter is coming. Time to stock up on base layers, gloves, and socks. Carhartt has all three on sale.
It might be too big for a bugout bag, but this big and tall sleeping bag should accommodate anyone, and it’s good down to 10°F.
A Kindle Paperwhite is a must-have for a go-bag. It’s light, the battery lasts for weeks, it works in the dark, it’s waterproof, and it can store hundreds of books.
This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen heated clothing. Neat idea, but I have no idea how well these work.
Want to set up solar? Renogy has a sale on panels, controllers, and batteries.
Jackery is running a sale on all of its products. Jon Stokes and I have both had good experiences with these. This deal on a Jackery 300 plus a solar panel would be a very solid addition to your blackout kit. Just be mindful of the limitations of these “solar generators.” They’re really only good for powering and charging small electronics. For bigger stuff, you want a gas generator.
Speaking of which, Champion has a sale on generators. I have my eye on this dual-fuel generator that runs on either gasoline or propane. I like the flexibility and propane burns a lot cleaner than gasoline.
Otterbox cases are on sale. They’re excellent for keeping your phone unbroken.
15% off Magpul gun belts. If you carry a pistol—or plan to—a good gun belt is key because regular belts aren’t designed to carry so much weight.
Electronic hearing protectors are great to have in your tactical bag. The problem with regular hearing protection is it blocks all sound out, so you’re effectively deaf. Electronic earmuffs feature a microphone that lets in outside sounds but cuts off loud ones. At under $35, these Honeywell electronic muffs are the least-expensive ones I’ve ever seen.