Black Friday has become one of the best times of the year to buy stuff. “Doorbusters” lure us in to kickstart 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 grazed over 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!
The Good Black Friday Prepping Deals
If getting pushed around in mobs and fighting over electronics sounds like your cup of tea, stop at a Walmart at about 6pm on Thanksgiving to join the melee. Otherwise, stick to online shopping or better yet- hanging out with your family.
Walmart tends to ‘slow roll’ its Black Friday ads to add suspense. I guess it works, because Walmart is typically known for being a madhouse the day after Thanksgiving. They released their ad and have the usual great deals of TVs, video game consoles, and computers- but one that sticks out to us is the 1000 Amp Jump Starter with 120 PSI compressor. This thing is a game changer for a car preparedness kit, and is on a big sale for Black Friday:
Another deal that is flying under the radar is the Muscle Rack 5 Steel Shelf:
This thing is great for pantries, workshops, and of course prepping storage.
The Great Black Friday Prepping Deals
One of the up-and-comers for Black Friday deals is the online megastore that is Amazon. They run deals for the entire Black Friday week, and then just keep going for the entire Cyber Monday week. Some of the stuff is Chinese junk- so don’t go on a spending spree without doing a little research. I like to narrow it down by checking out the sports and outdoors category. 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. Check out their deals and countdown here:
The Best Black Friday Prepping Deals
VSSL is a small little survival gear company doing Black Friday the right way- with a simple 20% discount. It may not seem like much in a world where 90% off and going out of business sales are the norm- but these guys hardly ever put their gear on sale. These are neat little kits and containers are the ultimate stocking stuffer. VSSL units are military grade water-resistant aluminum kits. In a market flooded with cheap Chinese survival equipment, these are proudly made in Canada and the founder is an avid survivalist and prepper. Check them out if you are looking to grab high quality survival caches for a rare discount:
The Insane Black Friday Prepping Deals
Capping our Black Friday finds is Legacy Food Storage. They are running a sale November 21-30 with 25% off their entire site and 50% off their popular 60 serving bucket. The bucket deal is a limited supply deal, so make sure you grab one early if you are planning on going that route:
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. 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.