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Top 10 Gifts for Helping Dad Be Prepared

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Published on May 9, 2016 by ThinkGeek
Top 10 Gifts for Helping Dad Be Prepared

Dads are typically seen as the family protectors, and, as such, they have to be ready for anything. This Father's Day get Dad a gift that ups his preparedness game just a little bit. Because having Dad prepared for whatever comes his way helps out the whole family.

THE Tactical Auto Rescue Tool (T3)
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THE Tactical Auto Rescue Tool (T3)

Dad is always thinking ahead about what might go wrong. Most times when it looks like he's zoning out he's actually planning how he would defend himself and others from a surprise ninja attack or a sudden volcano eruption. So give him something practical with THE Tactical Auto Rescue Tool (T3). Equipped with a seatbelt cutter, partially serrated blade, spring-loaded glass breaker, and flashlight, this tool is the perfect complement to an automotive emergency situation, and given the time that Dad spends in the car commuting he'll have plenty of time to plan his imaginary escape routes.

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Schrade Tactical Pens

If you have a dad who opts for the tactical version of everything, we have something we bet he hasn't added to his stash yet: a writing implement. These Schrade Tactical Pens, available with a whistle cap and glass-breaker or stylus cap and flat backend, feature low-key tactical styling in solid aluminum housing. They just look like solidly-built pens, but you and he will know better.

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Schrade Tactical Pens
Kelvin .36 All In One Tool
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Kelvin .36 All In One Tool

One of our favorite all-around multi-tools, the Kelvin .36 All In One Tool is a handy gift for a handy dad, and it has more functions than you can shake a loose screw at. Each function has been carefully planned out to tackle almost any household item that needs fixing, all in a cast aluminum body small enough to fit in a tool belt, bag, or glovebox. Get one of these for Father's Day and watch Dad start fixing things you didn't even know needed fixing.

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Star Wars R2-D2 Screwdriver

Even if Dad's not the handiest of men, he still has a need for tools. This Star Wars R2-D2 Screwdriver will add a bit of fun next time he needs to tighten some screws or hang a shelf. With a standard bit and two Phillips-head bits of different sizes, this R2 unit will suffice for many of the adjustments he needs to make at home or in the office.

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Star Wars R2-D2 Screwdriver
Bug Out Bag
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Bug Out Bag

Even if Dad isn't a prepper, he wants to be prepared for whatever might come his way - he's a dad. Get him an already-packed Bug Out Bag so he'll have the peace of mind he needs to feel secure in the event of an emergency situation. Available in three different configurations for different emergency types, the Bug Out Bag has a variety of solutions suitable for everything from urban disaster to wilderness survival. Dad will be proud you thought ahead this one time.

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Star Wars BBQ Tongs

Barbeque is serious business, but that doesn't mean Dad has to tend the grill without a smile. Grab the Star Wars BBQ Tongs for Dad this Father's Day to remind him how awesome his mastery of fire is. Modeled after Darth Vader's lightsaber, these tongs have push button lightsaber sound effects pulled straight from the movies and will turn your next family barbeque into a battle for the galaxy's fate and stomachs. Give Dad his next favorite grilling accessory, and he'll be having so much fun you'll need to remind him not to burn the steaks.

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Star Wars BBQ Tongs
Tactical Chef Apron
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Tactical Chef Apron

Dad takes his grill seriously. Whether he's a wood chip, charcoal, or propane man he'll want to have all his grill tools ready at a moment's notice. So the Tactical Chef Apron is perfect for all his grilling needs. Equipped with MOLLE loops and enough pouches to make Rob Liefeld happy, he'll have everything within arm's reach and room to accessorize with Even More Tools.

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KeyBiner Carabiner Multitool and Key Holder

Can you hear Dad coming? Does his pocketful of mismatched keys play a steady jingle, preventing him from his true ninja potential? It's a small but ubiquitous frustration that can be fixed with the KeyBiner Carabiner Multitool. Taking key organizers to the next level with machined aluminum construction and a number of built-in tools including a bottle opener, the Keybiner can make Dad's life just a little bit quieter this Father's Day.

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KeyBiner Carabiner Multitool and Key Holder
Star Wars Kites
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Star Wars Kites

Remember when you were little and Dad would take you out to the park to fly kites? Head outside with him this Father's Day because these Star Wars Kites are fully 100% epic. Modeled after 4 iconic machines (yes, droids are technically machines even though they are our friends), you may need to get an extra for yourself because Dad won't want to share his. [Why is this in the Prepared Dad category? Well, you're ensuring he's ready no matter which way the wind blows. *rimshot provided by the Max Rebo band*]

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Vicious Circle

Everyone wants to be prepared for what life may throw at them, and Dad's no exception. Carrying a knife can be helpful for self-defense from pirate raids, fighting off dragons, opening boxes that have too much packing tape. Whatever the occasion that calls for a blade, Dad needs to be ready. Give him the gift of wearable preparedness with our top outdoor item for Father's Day 2016 - the Vicious Circle. This cleverly disguised pendant sports a unique locking mechanism and blade shape as well as striking carbon fiber or black pearl accents.

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Vicious Circle