A self-defense flashlight is a light specifically chosen and carried to be used as a less-than-lethal defense tool. We want to talk about why a flashlight is a vital part of an Intentional EDC, how to use your light as a force option as well as some considerations when buying a flashlight.
A gray man blends in with his surroundings, becoming forgettable—another face in the crowd. Clothing can either help you disappear, or make you stand out. Let’s take a look at why clothing is so important, how to determine the right clothing to wear, and how to be intentional about the gear you carry.
There are few things you can’t leave home without; your keys are one of them. You carry them in your pocket or bag and use them throughout the day. If you lose them, it can cost you big time … As one of your most important and used pieces of kit, have you taken the time to optimize them? Let’s look at a keychain setup that is as functional as it is good-looking.
We wanted to put together a TSA-Friendly EDC Kit that you could take with you in a backpack, purse or brief case so you have it on your person and accessible, even when traveling via airplane. You’ll need to modify this based on the duration of your trip, time of year, weather, who you are traveling with and your destination, but we hope it gives you guidance on the type of gear you should consider packing.
The first of our two-part series on traveling domestically via air, we take a look at why it’s important to plan ahead for the unexpected. The goal of everyday carry is to be prepared, aware and intentional. Let’s look at how to apply your mental EDC by planning ahead of time for the restrictive environment of airplane travel.
We are firm believers in the benefits of carrying a pocket notebook as part of your EDC, but picking one can seem a bit daunting, especially since we stock over 40 different options. Let’s look at five areas of consideration (size, binding, paper type, paper print and the cover material) to help you find the one that fits your Primary or Secondary EDC best.
Your EDC doesn’t have to be expensive. Actually, many folks practice everyday carry and don’t even know it, picking up useful gear as they go. They have their wallet, keys and may carry either a pocket knife or something as simple as a lighter. But, if you’re looking to update your gear, start with our list of our Top EDC Gear Under $10. Your next “can’t function without it” tool could be a cheap one.
The final installment of our 3-part series, Carrying cash as part of your EDC, we look at ways to carry cash in each of the three tiers of everyday carry (Primary, Secondary and Extended). A big part of an intentional EDC is redundancy and cash is still king, so make sure you have it with you at all times.
When Leatherman came out with the Wingman, they also introduced the Sidekick. These “sister” multitools offer Leatherman quality at an affordable price. Made for hard work, pocket carry and long-term use, read our comparison guide and find which one is the best multitool to add to your EDC.