Both here and in my youtube channel I get emails and messages from people trying to sort out a reasonable EDC kit. I explained my view on why its important to have a basic set of tools with you at all times in the video on my previous post. When disaster strikes, or when minor life inconveniences show up, what you have with you in your pockets is usually all you have to work with. It can be something as simple as opening a package, repairing something with your multitool, or something as critical as finding a lost child lost in the woods during a day hike, signaling for help or defending your life.
While some of us have piles of gear to review and try out, the most common scenario is that the average person is trying to get squared away without spending a fortune. Having extra cash in the wallet is just as important so spend your money wisely. These three are my suggestions as of right now:
1) Budget EDC: An affordable but high quality multitool and a good +100 Lumen LED light that uses cheap (and readily available) AA batteries. Sorry, no folder here, but the blade in the Sidekick can be opened single handed and carried clipped to your pocket.
Fenix 115 Lumens Flashlight $26.49
2) Mid Range EDC: Here we have an excellent multitool, a heavy duty folding knife and a 200 lumen LED. Id be a happy camper with these.
3) Premium EDC: Top of the line gear. A Surefire LED, undisputable military grade toughness and reliabily, though a Titanium Sunwayman Sirius M11R XM-L may be more classy. The best multitool money can buy and one of the most common folders of choice by Special Forces around the globe, in this case the recurved Commander model.
Yes, you have to throw in a lighter and here I have no perfect answer for you. A Bic will do nicely, but a Clipper which is refillable and has a replaceable flint would be better. I like Djeep lighters too because they have the exact size to fit a few inches or duct tape around them. Zippos are Imcos are nice though not as practical, given that the fuel does evaporate sooner rather than later. An Imco will last tice as long as a Zippo though, and either way you still can use cotton as a filler which you could ignite with the flint and wheel. Whatever you choose, do have a lighter.
That’s it guys, as of right now these are my suggestions. Yours may be different, there’s plenty of good gear out there but these are some of the ones I know you can’t go wrong with. Whatever you do, dont buy junk. Its not worth it, not when quality gear is affordable. If you have other EDC suggestions let me know on the comments section.
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I hope you’re all spending new year surrounded by your loved ones and I wish you the very best for 2013!
Another year gone by and we’re still here, aren’t we? Zombies aren’t running loose and the refugees from the burned down cities haven’t invaded the country side… yet. J (its always about to happen!)
The kind of “disasters” that are affecting us all aren’t that interesting, aren’t they? More inflation, less jobs, more taxation, less family quality time, more stress, more government control, less freedom and more crime to worry about.
Lets enjoy these good times with the people we care about, recharge batteries so as to have the energy to face another challenging year!
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