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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
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Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
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- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.