12 Survival EDCs

Everyday Carry Setups

If you carry this setup, you’re always prepared to prevail when things get dicey.

12 Survival EDCs

1.Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault Pack

A scaled-down version of Mystery Ranch’s popular 3-Day Assault pack, the 2-Day fits an everyday urban lifestyle and features their signature 3-zip design which provides ready access to the pack’s contents. An integrated floating computer sleeve is included.

MSRP: $199

2.Princeton Tec SNAP

The SNAP is a one stop tool for your lighting needs. It’s a headlamp, flashlight, bike light, safety flasher, lantern and magnetic area light. SNAP’s head unit is removable from the headlamp bracket for multiple uses.

MSRP: $43

3.Wiley-X Compass

These sunglasses feature a removable facial cavity seal that protects eyes from fine dust, pollen, irritants as well as peripheral light. Its lenses are made of Shatterproof Selenite Polycarbonate that meet the MIL-PRF-32432(GL) ballistic protection standards.

MSRP: $100

4.Leatherman Crater C33TX

The Crater C33TX is a compact pocket knife that includes a combo straight/serrated blade, two screwdrivers and a carabiner/bottle opener. It is an efficient use of space that serves multiple uses.

MSRP: $45

5.SureFire Aviator

This dual-output flashlight provides both a primary white LED and a secondary colored LED in one sealed head. Simply pull and twist Aviator’s selector ring to set it to white or a colored light. The secondary LED is available in Amber, Blue, Red and Yellow-Green.

MSRP: $299

6.Pull Start Fire

Start your campfire quickly and easily, even if it’s snowing or pouring rain. Pull Start Fire is eco-friendly, burns 2.5 times hotter than other fire starters and lasts a full thirty minutes. Simply pull its string to light up your firewood, even if the wood is wet or frozen.

MSRP: $18 (3-pack)

7.Pocket Up Cruz Pack

Designed as a mini lumbar pack used to carry your essentials in absolute comfort, Cruz Pack fits tight into your lower back where it feels like it becomes a part of you, unlike traditional waistpacks that hang with no real support. Its interior features slot pockets, elastic loops, and a zip mesh pocket.

MSRP: $70

8.Pelican R20 Ruck Case

Pelican’s famous hard case, downsized for personal storage. This utility case keeps your personal gear secure. It’s crushproof, dustproof, and adventure-proof. Its interior features plenty of organization features that keep your EDC items organized and protected.

MSRP: $45

9.Smith & Wesson M&P 9

Designed for personal, sporting, and professional use, the M&P is a striker-fire, semi-automatic polymer pistol that features an extended stainless-steel chassis and a low barrel bore axis for reduced muzzle rise and faster aim recovery.

MSRP: $599 (M2.0)

10.Tenicor Velo Holster

Tenicor’s holsters are available for a variety of pistols in a plethora of configurations. Its precision fit line of holsters are built from CAD designs and CNC-machined tooling. The holsters are made in the USA and include a lifetime guarantee.

MSRP: starting at $77

11.Ekster Parliament Wallet

The Parliament is a leather smart wallet, perfect for slim storage and quick card access. The built-in aluminum cardholder fans out your cards at the click of a button and its RFID blocking technology protects them against skimming. A tracker card is available to make it unlosable.

MSRP: $79

12.Datrex Emergency Water

Datrex emergency drinking water pouches are individual servings of purified water, bagged in specially designed polymer-foil pouches. Perfect for both emergency and non-emergency situations where clean drinking water is unavailable.

MSRP: $31 (8L/64 bags)


Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Winter, 2019 print issue of EDC Buyers Guide.

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