EDC – Every Day Carry Kit

Never Leave Home Without It - In your pockets, on your belt, on your key clip

An EDC is Something That You Always Have with You

EDCs are the main stay of a well-prepared outdoorsman, survivalist, or road warrior.

They are generally small, easy to carry, generally on your belt, in your pocket, or somewhere that is not likely to be separated from you. There are Urban, Suburban and Wilderness variations of every kit.

Unlike their bigger brother the BOB, the EDC (depending upon the configuration) should be light weight, reasonably compact and nondescript in order to draw minimal attention while providing the maximum survival capabilities in a compact carry everywhere bag or pouch. It will allow you to overcome many immediate survival challenges long enough for you to get back to your vehicle, your home or you BOB in the event of a disaster or other emergency.


Make Your Own EDC

If you choose to have a go at making your own here is a basic idea of what should be in your EDC:

  • Suggested Contents:
  • Duct tape
  • 1 pack Stay Alert (caffeinated gum)
  • Frontier water filter / straw or LifeStraw
  • 2 Alka-Seltzer
  • 5/0 suture
  • 3/0 suture
  • 4 iodine swabs
  • 10 butterfly suture adhesive strips
  • 10 Adhesive Bandages
  • Imodium pills
  • Benadryl pills
  • 4 antibiotic wipes
  • 4 after bite wipes
  • 4 Ben's 30% deet wipes
  • 8 2x3 gauze pads
  • 1 2x2 hemostatic gauze
  • 1 sewing kit
  • 20 storm proof REI matches w/strikers
  • 1 (1) quart water bag
  • 1 spool of Kevlar sewing thread
  • 1 fishing kit in
  • 5 sheets water proof paper
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 AAA LED Headlamp flashlight
  • 3 extra AAA batteries
  • 25 ft. 550 paracord
  • 5 Wetfire tinders
  • 1 Signaling mirror
  • 12 Tinderquiks
  • 40 ft. snare wire
  • 1 magnifying lens
  • 10 chlorine tabs
  • 5 safety pins
  • 1 mini Bic lighter
  • 1 Military can opener
  • 1 scalpel blade cutter
  • 20 ft. Kevlar cord / 150lb
  • 2 split rings
  • 1 solid ceramic razor blade
  • 1 rescue whistle
  • 1 3/16 3" metal misch bar
  • 1 striker
  • 1 Doan's Block
  • 1 FireSteel Ferocium Rod 7/16 or 3/16 3" metal misch bar
  • 1 Button compass

PreMade EDCs

There are some great premade kits out there. The question is:

  • Do you have the time to put a viable kit together?
  • Can you find all of the components that you want?
  • How much time will it take to hunt down and purchase all of that stuff?

The amount of space is limited in all kits and bags. That sometimes is reason enough for having a seasoned pro design your kit may be the way to go.

The amount of time that it takes to get it right is well worth the expense.

PracticeSurvival.com custom builds premade kits available as basic and custom design use the contact form to request more information.