Cousin Darrell hasn’t been the same since Barack Hussein Obama started turning the country into a godless socialist heck-hole. He’s no longer interested in RC cars or subscriptions to nudie mags. This year, his Christmas list reads like a classified ad in the back pages of Soldier of Fortune. Just go with it. The Glenn Beck voices in his head will subside soon enough.

Once the gub’ment comes for your survivalist’s guns, he’s gonna need to take to the woods. This 160-page guide — published by the gat-damn Yoo-Nited States Army in June — covers characteristics of edible, medicinal and poisonous plants. He’ll be eating like a king in the forest while Harry Reid rifles through his empty house. $13 • Northwest Maps & Travel Books • 525 W. Sprague  

The motto on this flag is rooted in colonial, anti-British sentiment, but it’s lately been co-opted by tea-baggers and other right-wing nutjobs, who seem to believe it’s Nancy Pelosi doing the treading these days. This flag’ll bring a tear to your survivalist’s country-lovin’ eye. $10 • Army Surplus • 2635 N. Division 

Solar panels are expensive (we checked), but this 1,850-cubic-inch backpack, made from recycled soda bottles, is affordable and holds enough of a solar charge (four watts) to power an array of handheld devices, from phones to GPS trackers to Kindles. (Who goes into exile without an electronic copy of Atlas Shrugged?). $195 • Eco Depot • 1326 E. Sprague

Yes, this is marketed as a child’s inflatable deer target, but after a few weeks of self-imposed exile in the North Idaho wilderness, a feller can get lonesome. This low-cost, durable little buck (we’ll call him “Spot”) can provide welcome companionship in the cold nuclear winter. $25 • Cabela’s • 101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls

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Joel Smith

Joel Smith is the media editor for The Inlander. In that position, he manages and directs and edits all copy for the website, the newspaper and all other special publications. A former staff writer, he has reported on local and state politics, the environment, urban development and culture, Spokane's...