Your EDC (Every Day Carry) is what you carry on your body everywhere you go. Two things that immediately come to mind for most individuals are wallet (or purse) and keys, but think of your EDC as also including your clothes. And when people think of clothes they first think pants, as covering the private parts is required by law and necessary to most people’s normal mentality.
I found out recently, I looked at the city statute, which states, “No overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles on public roadways is permitted…” That sleeping in a vehicle within city limits is prohibited, as a blanket rule, is absurd!
So… concerning the Swiss Army Knife that has been in my pocket since I was 12 (circa 1980)… my Mom bought me that knife… the MacGuyver knife (I never did get the official MacGyver Paperclip though, lol)… at the local Army Navy Surplus store.
This article is an updated version of a post comment I shared in 2007 on The Survival Forum at equipped.org concerning a news report of a crashed pilot who survived, allegedly by chewing on leaves and drinking his own urine. This article expounds upon the meanings of some of my original wording…
After having reviewed Kizlyar Supreme’s Survivalist X in the D2 tool steel, I chose to review another of Kizlyar Supreme’s knives… the Urban! The Urban is small full tang knife with a 3.5” blade. It is available in D2 or AUS8, both good choices for different applications/environments.
My fire making kit is composed of several very different items… from different tinders, to different ways to make sparks, and also to different ways to make flame. This is not only redundancy… two is one, one is none… but also overlap. Each item has a circumstantial strength, but also a circumstantial limitation compensated for by another item in the kit. As comprehensive and as complete my survival fire making kit is, I have long searched for an emergency fire making device that will produce flame in extreme circumstances quickly and easily… even if limited to using only one cold hand… and with respect to all the items in my fire making kit, I believe I have found a fire making device that just might be the “World’s Best Fire Starter”… a bold claim indeed!
What Is A Survival Group? A survival group is a collection of aware and informed individuals who have come together in the anticipation that the day (or night) will come when going it alone is not the wisest option in terms of survivability. Why Form Or Join A Survival Group? We are social animals and there is safety in numbers. This is why we humans tend to look to others concerning those things that concern us… our survival depends on each other. We feel the need to trust in each others’ attitudes and beliefs because we all know there will be a time when loyalty will be tested. As well, we all feel the need to be able to have confidence in our own and other group members’ attitudes and skills.
I have a lot of keys on my keyring, which always sit more or less uncomfortably in my pocket. My keys never seem to want to conform to the contours of my pocket, and every once in a frustrating while they get stuck amongst the entire keyring mess in ways I could swear only Harry Houdini could get them out of. I’m not Houdini and I always get them unstuck and sitting relatively comfortable… but this always takes time and patience that I would rather devote to something else in my already busy life. I recently found the answer to my problem.
A while back, I wrote an article based on a video I made taking a nostalgic look at “The Survivor”… the cheapo hollow handled survival knife inspired by the film First Blood. After making fun of that piece of crap knife that so many of us naive 10 year old “survivalists” got from Santa Claus in the early 1980’s… I went on to recommend a few that my research revealed as viable survival knives.