Every Day Carry

Every day carry

There are some items you should have on you at all times.
The idea is that what you have on you at all times is enough to get you to safety, your BOB, or vehicle.

Try using items that serve more than one purpose
Choose items you use or could use often or daily.
Make your EDC kit specific to your life and living area.

A nice multi tool
Flashlight
Small first aid
Small survival tin
Pocket knife
Pen
Pencil
Notebook
Multi tool
Paracord
Water purification tablets
Emergency USB
Cash
Key chain tool
Lock pick set
Ear plugs
Rain poncho
Spare batteries
Compass
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Hand sanitizer
Superglue
Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Mini binoculars
Headlamp
Map of area
Water filter
Bandana
Fire starter
Tinder
Waterproof matches
Gloves
Dust mask
Prescription medicine
Extra keys
Glow sticks
Meal bars
Folding stove
Metal spoon
Fishing kit
Snares
Metal cup
Signal mirror
Whistle
Space blanket
Sewing kit
Work gloves
Radio
Mini bic lighter
Spare optical glasses
Sunglasses
Safety glasses
Lip balm
Insect repellent
Umbrella
Sharpie
Breath mints
Toilet paper
Duct tape
Aluminum foil
Garbage bag
Emergency bivy
P38 can opener
CPR face sheild
Personal id

You have to think your living situation through. I know at some of my jobs carrying a knife or multi tool was not acceptable as well as some public places. You can always simplify and replace tools with skill and knowledge. So instead of a knife maybe a simple razor blade tucked in a wallet can work or a keying that works as a screwdriver. For the bigger and less discreet items you can always make an EDC pouch to place at your current location such as a work locker or your office desk. Hide items in a briefcase or messenger bag or even coat pockets. It’s not as good as having some items on you at all times but it is better than nothing.

It may seem like overkill but remember two is one and one is none. Have back up plans. So if you have a kit on your person. In your desk. In your car. At your home. A cash at a bug out location. You might have a chance. Keep your skills as knowledge with you at all times. If you don’t make it to any of these things your on your own and need to adapt.

This is my EDC set up.
I don’t keep everything in a pouch or bag.
It’s spread out for more comfort and practical use.

In my wallet I keep
My identification
Cash
Debit/ credit cards
Certifications and licenses
A few business cards
I also keep a bobby pin and razor blade
And a credit card multi tool

In my pockets I keep a zippo lighter
Pack of cigarettes
Cell phone
Pen
Keys on my belt loop with a leatherman keychain tool

In my EDC pouch I keep
Mini bic lighter
Mini mag light
Mini Swiss Army knife
Pocket knife
Ibuprofen
Aspirin
Imodium
Lock pic
Tension wrench
Multi tool
Emergency USB
CPR face shield
Notebook

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