My EDC Fail (and pocket carry update)

Two things you eventually learn about EDC:

1)It does you no good unless you do indeed carry it every day. The day you don’t will be the day you need it. Be honest and keep your expectations real. Better to have a few tools in your pockets that you do indeed carry rather than some massive bag full of stuff that always ends up staying left behind.

2) 3 is 2, 2 is 1 and one is none. Backups work. The day a tool breaks, is forgotten, left behind or lost is the day you will be glad to have a backup. This is especially true of primary tools such knives and flashlights.


Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”



My EDC Fail (and pocket carry update) — 1 Comment

  1. I had a 1 is none experience today. I was using a single bit screwdriver and the handle broke softly into two pieces, the plastic must have been weakened with age. I had to resort to another screw driver but if this happened away from home I’d likely only have that one size bit in a compact kit. I never ever expected a hard plastic screwdriver handle to break even before I got the screw started.

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