Every Day Carry

Every Day Carry

EDC Check. For those who are veterans of survival and preparedness, if you think you are prepared and this article is old hat consider this: Where is your EDC bag / stuff? Is it on you right now? What is in it right this second? What does it cover? Have you ever used any of the stuff in it? I mean really used it? Does it have all the components needed to cover off your basic needs? Time to walk the walk. Buckle down, test your stuff. Make a real fire, check the expiration dates, etc.    Every time my mother-in-law picks up my backpack, she constantly exclaims “what’s in this” and “why is this bag so heavy”. While I wouldn’t say the bag is heavy, it does have some heft to it. I have gotten used to the weight of being prepared and I feel almost naked without my backpack – like when I have to go through airport security. What makes up the majority of the bulk of my daily backpack is my EDC or Every Day Carry kit. If I took all the contents out and laid them on the table, the few items that I really need on a daily basis are my wallet, keys and maybe a pack of gum. But I don’t want to carry what I just need, I want to carry what I may use. Whether it is an emergency or just daily life, my EDC helps me cover almost everything that comes my way. Every Day Carry What is Every Day Carry? EDC is the price of admission into preparedness. It is the most...
Protect Your Eyes

Protect Your Eyes

Unless you have a prescription or are blind, you have most likely taken your eyesight for granted. It is one of those things that you tend not to worry about until it is too late. But think about all the things you do during the day that you need your eyes for. Even if you take commuting out of the picture, you still rely heavily on your eye sight. Cooking over a stove, punching in the timer on your microwave and navigating your freezer are all almost impossible tasks without your eyesight. Even paying the pizza guy would constitute risky venture if you couldn’t see. Would you hand him a $50 or a $20? If you drive a car, then you know what happens if you forgot your glasses at home and the sun is right in your eyes – you’re basically blind. If my wife forgets her glasses and she looses a contact in the water, then she can’t see 5 feet in front of her. Eye sight is critical and eyewear is thus just as important. There are three types of eye wear to look at for both practical situations and during a survival situation; prescription glasses, safety glasses and sun glasses. Prescription glasses If you have a prescription and you wear glasses every day, if you loose the one device that allows you to see properly, this little detail can derail your whole situation. It is important to always have a back up pair of glasses around you if you require them. Whether in your purse, your back pack, your EDC pack, your car, a back...