Hello, my friend and welcome back! During certain times of the year, there are things that become available that you can’t get during the year. There are also items which are much cheaper during the holidays, as well. In today’s post, we are going to look at some of these items and hopefully get you thinking about other items that may fall into this category. Grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a great time of the year and I always look forward to them. I guess it’s because that no matter how hard times were, my parents always found a way to have several presents for us under the tree on Christmas morning. They were amazing parents and I miss them, especially during this time of the year.
As I have gotten older and somehow managed to do the same for my children, I can truly see the magic in the season. Being a Prepper, however, I have also learned to spot items that I need to stock up on during the holidays.
One item on that list is Fireworks. While they are great for celebrating with, they will also be a great item to have during an SHTF situation. Firecrackers can be used to simulate gunfire and create an illusion that there are more of you, than there really are. They can also be used to spook animals, causing them to run widely into your waiting traps.
Roman candles and bottle rockets are great for signaling others over a long distance. In fact, they have been used by armies for hundreds of years. The American Civil War is just one such case, where the outcome of battle might have been different if not for the use of fireworks such as bottle rockets.
Mortars are my favorite, though. The way they shoot high in the air and explode with a thunderous sound. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out the many ways one could use them in a battle situation. Fire one of those babies into the middle of your enemy’s camps and they will elicit an immediate panic, without a doubt.
Then there are the smoke bombs, which pour out a lot of smoke and if well placed and timed, they could cover your retreat or other movements. While there are many ways to make them out there, sometimes it easier to just buy them with them being so cheap.
Yes sir, fireworks are something I always stock up on when I can get them. I usually look for the buy one and get ten free or whatever. By keeping them in a 5-gallon bucket with moisture absorbers and a tight lid they will last for a long time. Just be sure that no moisture can get into the container.
Bicycles are one of the most popular Christmas gifts out there. Because of that, there are a ton of used bikes that are looking for new homes and all they usually need is a little fresh paint and a new tube for a tire. While some people do sell their old bikes, most just wind up at the city dump or beside the road with the hopes that someone needing one will take it.
If you don’t have a bike for every member of your group, or if your just looking to add to your inventory of spare parts, they are there for the taking. You will find more used bikes up for sale or to give away during the Christmas Holidays than any other time of the year.
Christmas is also a time when you will find a lot of people selling items that they no longer want or need in an effort to bring in extra cash. You can find everything from high-quality backpacks and radios to guns and ammunition for sale, at a fraction of their original selling price. It’s like a giant garage sale, where you can stock up on great items for your preps at a fraction of the cost.
Don’t miss out on the chance to bolster your preps and add a few Aerial Bombardments to your collection as well. It’s the season for giving, but it is also the season for being smart and adding things to your preps that you either normally can’t get or can’t afford. Well, that is it for today’s post and I hope you have enjoyed it. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!