Latest EDC/Bug Out gear

Cold Steel Bushman with Secure-Ex sheath

Cold Steel Bushman with Secure-Ex sheath

I recently purchased a Cold Steel Bushman, with the *new* Secure-Ex sheath and included ferrocerium fire steel. I've always been interested in the Bushman, I really like the idea of a minimalist survival knife that can be modified and tweaked to suit the user. The Bushman is a very simple ...Continue reading
Sunwayman R01A

Sunwayman R01A

The Sunwayman R01A is an inexpensive alternative to the legendary Fenix E01 - it uses a single AAA, is around 10 lumens, is a twisty on/off, and uses the same Nichia 5mm LED emitter as the Fenix E01, with very similar battery life. The Sunwayman version is *nearly* as good ...Continue reading
Byrd Meadowlark 2

Byrd Meadowlark 2

One of best value EDC knives available. The Byrd Meadowlark 2 is basically a cheaper version of the Spyderco Delica, minus the brand name price, and with 8Cr13MoV steel instead of VG-10. If you can get past the Meadowlark blade being 8Cr13MoV, which IS a perfectly good steel, then there's ...Continue reading
Vango Blade, the perfect bug out tent?

Vango Blade, the perfect bug out tent?

Blade 200 Weight: 2.1kg/4.6lb Packed size: 48 x 14cm Blade 100 Weight: 1.7kg/3.7lb Packed size: 48 x 10cm The Blade series is a relatively new model from Vango - and could possibly be the tent to finally knock Vango's own Banshee off the top spot for the best Bug Out Tent. The Blade is available as a ...Continue reading

EDC list

EDC (Every Day Carry) is something that many people do without even thinking about it - but with a little thought and planning, it can become an important way to ensure your safety and survival in the event of an accident or emergency. An EDC bag or organizer is basically a collection of things that you take with you every time you walk out the door. Most people either end up carrying things they don't need, or forgetting to take things they will need. This is where an EDC list comes in handy. A simple way to make your own EDC list is to carry a pen and paper with you for a week, and every time you need something you don't have with you, write it down. This of course only gives you the things you need, not the things you MIGHT need. Check out our list at the bottom of the page for a few items you may want to include on your own personal EDC list.

This EDC list also includes items that may be more suitable for a Bug Out Bag than EDC. It's up to you to determine which items you need to carry in your EDC bag, and which items should be stored in your Bug Out Bag.

EDC ist

  • EDC bag → EDC bags
  • Primary multi tool → EDC multitools
  • Pocket/keychain multi tool → EDC multitools
  • First Aid Kit → EDC first aid kits
  • Fire starter → EDC fire starters
  • Primary flashlight/torch → EDC flashlights
  • Secondary (inexpensive) flashlight that can be given away if necessary
  • Space blanket or emergency bivvy
  • Spare batteries
  • AM/FM/short wave radio receiver
  • Compass
  • BIC lighter
  • Spare sunglasses and optical glasses
  • Safety glasses
  • Lip balm
  • Sunblock
  • Asprin/Ibuprofen
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Disposable rain poncho
  • Umbrella
  • Work gloves
  • Spare keys
  • Cash and coins (for pay phones and vending machines etc)
  • Sewing kit
  • Pen, pencil, and notebook
  • Sharpie
  • Earplugs
  • Super glue
  • Bandana
  • Breath mints
  • Whistle
  • Spare cell phone (with battery removed) for emergency calls
  • Toilet paper
  • Gaffer tape/duct tape
  • Aluminum foil
  • Garbage bag
  • Camp stove & fuel