If SHTF, and I’m talking FULLY BLOWN, do you have what you need to Rambo your way to safety? A Survival EDC is an easy way to make sure you have the gear needed to blast through any situation – wherever you are. You are not always going to have your bug out bag. You will not always be in the best location possible. But, if you include important survival gear in your EDC rig then you will always have what you need to get out of dodge.
Let’s start with the most important piece of survival EDC:
Put me naked in the middle of an urban death trap…but don’t leave me without a knife. Trust me, I’ll make it. With a good knife you can shank your way through the most grisly situations. But a knife is not just for self defense. You can cut yourself out of a twisted seat belt, break windows, cut cordage, dig, carve, baton, and an endless host of other survival tasks. What knife specifically do I recommend? The Smith and Wesson Tactical Knife is a solid choice. It’s a folding knife so it’s not a pain in the ass to carry and comes fully loaded with a ton of features. The glass breaker is especially handy and surprisingly functional. The blade? Sharp as a razor.
2.) Tactical flashlight
A fully blown SHTF situation isn’t going to wait around for daylight to crack off. If SHTF and it’s dark, you’re going to need a solid flashlight. The Fenix PD-35 is the greatest tactical flashlight to grace the EDC of many survivalists. It doubles as a self defense weapon, blinding anybody unfortunate enough to catch a beam to the face. Imagine, RAMBOING through a fully blown SHTF situation and blinding everybody who comes at you violently. When the apes descend on the streets, that’s when you know its time to start beaming mofos. The serrated edge makes the PD-35 an effective melee weapon as well. Hit em with the beam and then CRACK EM with the edge.
3.) BIC lighter
Start fires, light cigarettes etc. The BIC lighter is a truly ingenious piece of technology when you think about it. Thousands of years of historical progress packaged up nicely in an easy to use fire starter. Start barrel fires to stave off the deathly cold nights in the city, start survival fires when you’re balls deep into the wild with nobody to rescue you. How did you end up so far from civilization? Plane wreck, train wreck, hiking accident, I don’t know – just don’t leave home without your lighter.
Preferably in many different types of denominations. Even in the case of a full system meltdown, people will still associate money with value. When the apes descend on the streets, they might have goods you need. Barter for these goods with the money you have. Plus, what are the chances of a fully blown SHTF? Perhaps unlikely. It’s more likely your town/city experiences a widespread power outage. In this case, ATM’s and credit card machines will be non functional. The only way you can pay for goods is the cash you have in your survival EDC.
5.) Water / Food
Always carry water and food with you wherever you go. Pack some in your car or in your EDC backpack. If SHTF goes fully blown, you might be walking a long distance before you’re able to secure food and water. I like to pack Clif bars, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, etc.
6.) Multi Tool
A good multi tool is an extremely versatile piece of survival EDC gear. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good one either. In fact, RIGHT NOW, our friends at survival life are giving one away for FREE (just pay S+H.) And before you tell me that it’s a piece of crap, I have news for you – this is a very solid multi tool and you would be wise to snatch one up before they stop sending them out.
What do you think?
Is this list missing anything? Do you think my survival EDC is a crock of crap? Let me know in the comments below.