You don’t end up being a “Doomsday Prepper” to value that it’s an excellent idea to have particular equipment with you in case of an urgent situation. Preppers and survivalists call these items the “EDC” of theirs (Every Day Carry) objects. Based on how far you take emergency preparedness, your EDC items might fill the pocket of yours, a tactical “man-bag” or even possibly a backpack in the trunk of the vehicle of yours.
Let us take a look at a really modest EDC system that will fit on your keychain and can prove to be a lifesaver in case the SHTF (Sewage Hits the Fan) actually happens in America.
Chaveiro Ribeirão Preto : P 38 Can Opener
This item weighs near to nothing, can be bought at any Army surplus store or perhaps outdoors or camping shop, and weighs next to nothing. It is about the size of a small key, so it will not weigh down the keychain of yours, but if you ever get yourself in a situation in which you can’t get home, it will easily open up the canned goods that every wise prepper should have in the trunk of his vehicle.
Item two: Flashlight / Kubotan
Having a small, penlight battery flashlight on your keychain is a necessity. If there is a power outage, Murphy’s Law declares that it is going to happen at probably the worst possible moment, so having a light on your keychain could truly come in handy.
If you’re smart and get an aluminum model, like a quality mini-Maglite or perhaps a Brinkman lamp, then this may double as a Kubotan for self defense. that is a weapon for good fighting you use to jab in someone’s neck or ribs or (well, that’s a whole article series by itself!) to make pain or perhaps incapacitate an attacker long enough for you to get away safely.
The alternative element that this flashlight is able to do is break a vehicle window in case you are trapped and need for getting out (or get in to rescue someone after a crash) in a hurry.
Item 3: Leatherman Micra
Okay, a good deal of the preppers and survivalists will bristle at this suggestion, as they’d already have a great multi-tool on their belt to start with. But, this’s about strategies for the top three things I would carry in the pocket of mine on a keychain, and in case you have this base covered yet another way, all of the better.
The nice thing about a multi tool like a Leatherman is that it will provide you with a sharp knife and many other options. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of a multi-tool; there are many backpacking survivalist types who adopt their Leatherman into the woods with them, and the most significant tool on the massive Leathermans is some pliers, that many wouldn’t imagine would be required in the woods.
Now hopefully if you do not currently have an EDC strategy, this will give you a start, and you can get these three items for under $50 total. The toughest thing you are able to do would be to start analyzing and comparing and enter the over analysis which usually results in paralysis and wind up never working on anything.
The EDC kit that you have on you when tragedy strikes is infinitely better that the best EDC kit that you never ever got around to assembling!