When stormy weather leaves disaster behind, don't be scared, be prepared. The host is a retired Navy Seal who likes to show viewers how to prepare for survival in different environments and circumstances.
I found his reasons to start with assembling an every day carry kit to be well thought out and very useful no matter what else you are prepping for. I've put together a list about 10 things to carry with you every day.
10 C' - EDC (Every Day Carry) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sgnav-1b64
1. Cutting Tools
- 1/8" 1095 High Carbon Steel w/90° spine
- OAL overall length 9.5"
- min 4.5" Blade Knife
- Handle curly maple
- Grind: Scandi
- Weight 6.1 oz
- lifetime warranty on blade
Swiss Army type Knife (Victor Knox 1 handed trecker)
- open with 1 hand
- Bottle opener
- Can opener
- Toothpick - upgrade with carbon steel fire stick
Saw (Silky PocketBoy Pro 130)
2. Combustion Devices
- 3 x Bic lighters, 1 in pocket, 2 in pack
- Ferrocerium rod - https://reduto.ca/ferrocerium
- Magnifying or sun lens 6x + - fresnel
- Stainless steel wide mouth min 30 oz (~ 1 liter)
- Nesting cup ~ 25 oz (~ .75 litre)
- Stainless steel spork
- Quick Deploy Ridgeline System - https://youtube.com/watch?v=Sipxc4jFI9s
- Military Poncho and Poncho Liner - https://youtube.com/watch?v=4sgnav-1b64
6. Compass - Basic Land Navigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht1zeh0E77Y
- SUUNTO MC-2 USGS Base style compass
- DIY Ranger Beads / pacing beads
7. Candling Devices - Head lamps
- Princeton Tek VIZZ Head Lamp
8. Cargo (cloth) Tape
- 1" roll of Black Gorilla Duct Tape
9. Cotton Material
- 2 - 2x2 cotton bandana / 3x3
10. Cargo Needles
- 2 - #10 + #14
- min. 4 plastic tent pegs
- 2x2 Signal panel (or + 3x3)
- Write in the Rain 5x7 notebook
- 2 write in the rain pencils
- Don't be scared, be prepared. If you're on a budget it's alright to buy your gear as you can afford it.
- Whenever you shop spend a few minutes to resupply, up grade or stock up if consumables go on sale.
- Budget some weekend or holiday time to get familiar with using your EDC so if a time comes, and you're prepared, you won't be scared (...or maybe less scared). I remember 1 time I found myself too close to a bear. I was prepared. I had extra underwear.
"Light hearted article written 25 years ago by the editor. The Bear Facts"
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