Black Friday Prepping Deals [2023]

This post is updated each year for the latest Black Friday prepping deals and is updated as we get closer and discover even more deals. This is now the 5th year our team is bringing you the best deals of the season!

Black Friday has become one of the best times of the year to buy stuff. “Doorbusters” lure us in to kick start their holiday shopping. Prepping supplies are no exception. You can find all sorts of survival gear on sale during Black Friday. The downside of all this is obviously the traffic and the in-store ‘mobs’. I don’t particularly care to get caught up with any of that mess, and online deals have spread out past the traditional Cyber Monday- even into Black Friday itself.

If you do feel the need to go out into the insane crowds, we urge you to shop local and find good deals from the little guys. The crowds should be less, the deals just as good, and the money stays in your hometown. We scanned over all of the best survival and prepping finds and listed them out below. So if you are making a wish list or have a few preppers to buy some Christmas presents for: check them out below!

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The Good Black Friday Prepping Deals

Big box stores and large retailers always have good deals around Black Friday. They are predictable around this time of year; they release their deals early and often so it’s best to find something you like early and pick it up as soon as it goes on sale.

Some of the stuff is Chinese junk- so don’t go on a spending spree without doing a little research. Use our guides and reviews on specific products that you may be looking for to add to your survival kits.

I like to narrow it down by checking out the sports and outdoors categories. It’s always changing based on stock and availability, so we can’t just list one good deal, but you can be sure they are out there. Camping lanterns, LED flashlights, backpacking packs, and gun holsters are a few of the deals I’ve found in the past.

Here are the good big-box and large retailers to check out this Black Friday:


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The Great Black Friday Prepping Deals

Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps giving, and with all the gear that preppers love it’s no surprise that we love seeing these under the tree.

There are a few different types that highlight various areas of prepping, but a few of our favorites have some balls-to-the-wall deals going on right now for Black Friday:


ClubTac sends plenty of well-known tactical and outdoor gear including:

  • 5.11
  • Magpul
  • Gerber
  • Yeti
  • Surefire
  • SOG

Check out their subscription deals here:

Crate Club

Crate Club boxes are full of high-quality gear including:

  • Spyderco
  • Olight
  • Magpul
  • Leatherman
  • Bushnell
  • SIG

Use the coupon code HEADLIGHT to get a free Nicron headlamp with a box shipment for Black Friday.

Check out their subscription deals here:


At the top of the heap, Battlbox is always sending awesome stuff including:

  • Spyderco
  • Zippo
  • SOG
  • Bone-dri
  • Civivi
  • Olight

Use the coupon code BREAKDOWN to get a free breakdown bow with a box shipment for Black Friday.

Check out their subscription deals here:

The Best Black Friday Prepping Deals

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, knives are a prepper’s best friend- and the knife companies are going all out this year! We saw some massive deals on great quality steel so far in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, so we knew they would have something big planned for the big day.


Studies and Observations Group has some great deals right now and was strong in the weeks leading up to Black Friday. Our favorites include the:

  • Kiku XR
  • Flash AT
  • Stout FLK

Plus the packs, tomahawks, multitools, and other gear aren’t bad at these prices.

Check out their Black Friday sale here:


CIVIVI (and WE Knife if you have the budget) are having a solid sale on some of the best steel you can get. 25% off of some of our favorite knives, plus plenty of free points to use for further discounts. We suggest picking up the:

  • Praxis
  • Elementum
  • Baklash

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They aren’t direct from the manufacturer, but BladeHQ has been putting up some big discounts this season including:

  • Spyderco
  • Ferrum Forge
  • Kizer
  • Gerber
  • Kershaw

Check out their Black Friday sale here:

The Insane Black Friday Prepping Deals

Long-term food storage kits are always tough to find on sale. Luckily, this year there are some insane deals that will let anyone stock up on solid food storage brands.

The pandemic, recent elections, and several other factors continue to shock their supply chain, but they are still shipping and have excellent sales lined up.

We’ve reviewed plenty of food storage brands, and you’ll find a few of these deals in our top picks:: The Best Prepper Food Kits for Long-Term Storage.

Legacy Food Storage

Legacy always goes gangbusters on Black Friday. This year it’s 30% off their 60 serving buckets and 15% off any other food with code 15OFF.

Our favorites include:

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Valley Food Storage

VFS is offering a blanket 20-50% off everything on their site. Some of our favorites include:

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Augason Farms

The cheapest food storage company proves they can go even lower:

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The Final Word

Finding good deals for Black Friday or Cyber Monday can be fun and rewarding, but don’t lose track of the reason we are celebrating in the first place. Coming together with your family should come first if you are fortunate enough to have them around.

Be sure to also check out our round-up of the Cyber Monday exclusive prepping deals and a few of our Christmas gift guides:

Let us know in the comments if you know of any other great deals we may have missed.

Keep exploring, stay prepared, and be safe.

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Black Friday Prepping Deals Big Sales on Survival Gear

Rusty Collins

I am an engineer, Air Force veteran, emergency manager, husband, dad, and experienced prepper. I developed emergency and disaster plans around the globe and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters. Check out my full story here: Rusty's Story

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