Every Day Carry (EDC) and its Application for Survival

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Just the thought of EDC gear tends to burn a hole in my wallet. I have a moderate addiction to everyday carry. There is something to be said about the effectiveness of EDC.

Every Day Carry (EDC) and its Application for Survival - This article takes a deep dive into the world of EDC. It offers some great information on what you can add to yours or what you should even be adding to for in the first place.

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In fact, I think it’s one of the first steps you should take when you are considering preparedness. Long before you even build a bugout bag, you should bolster your EDC and include a get home bag in your vehicle. It’s just a numbers game. You spend more time at work and on the road then you do at home, for most people this is true.

What are the true uses for EDC in survival? There are some things that are carried that you would never use in survival and some things that you carry for survival that you will never use in daily life. 

First Aid

While you might think about ferro rods, water filters and other token survival gear as something to carry on the EDC. What is much more important is the way you are going to handle first aid. The popularity of the IFAK is something that goes a long way. 

Carrying something that can put you back together in a survival situation, is a big deal. 

Knife

While you will not be carrying a fixed blade knife daily, in most cases, a blade is a good deal. Maybe that folding knife is not the best option, well, its better than not having a knife at all.

A knife is also a great option for self-defense. 

Firearm

While you might not look at a firearm as a survival tool, it depends on your definition of survival. If you are in urban survival you better have a firearm. The world is a very unforgiving place and lately, it seems our lack of empathy is at an all-time high. 

Every Day Carry (EDC) and its Application for Survival - This article takes a deep dive into the world of EDC. It offers some great information on what you can add to yours or what you should even be adding to for in the first place.

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