As survivalists we spent a lot of time talking about Bug Out Bags & Get Home Bags…a lot. Probably too much.
Your every day carry is just as important if not more so than your larger kit bags. In this video, we turn the camera on Jon Faulkner and Chris Weatherman with a quick no warning spot check…
They empty their pockets and show us what they have on them as part of their daily system. Chris and Jon each have their own personal tastes, but at the end of the day always carry several things in common:
- Small multi-tool or keychain tools
- Simple medical kit with tourniquet
- Self defense firearm
Both of these guys have a backpack with them the vast majority of time to extend their available kit as well.
My EDC is a CRKT fossil flipper right front pocket, a cold steel AK47 large model right rear pocket, a blast match (I like the one handed usefulness)right front pocket a leatherman micra on my key chain, a leatherman wingman multi tool with pocket clip left front pocket, and a SOG powerlock multitool left rear belt pouch, I usually have 2-3 bic lighters and a Bushnell 300 lumen flashlight on a belt clip, I wear cotton t shirts that can be used if sliced into thin strips as tinder. I can’t carry a firearm at work but I do have my bonds arms .45/.410 derringer when not at work, while at work it’s locked in my truck.
Nice to see others EDC, thanks
Olight s1r and soe wallet
Great article. I’m in south Florida so typically have a very stripped down edc for things on my person — keys, phone, knife, firearm. However, I keep a Condor T&T pouch to fit the other items which works well because it can be thrown into a backpack or clipped into shoulder harness and quickly converts to a chest pack. Very versatile piece of gear for less than $25!
I EDC one of my Benchmade knives, small flashlight and a gerber keychain tool. When possible my small 9mm pistol.
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Nice seeing EDC that includes an IFAK. A lot out there don’t.
My EDC kit consists of a multitool, mini flashlight, lighter, and PPS.
XDS 45, Benchmade Bedlam, Surefire Titan Plus
Thank you very much!
No matter where I go; I always carry a pocket knife, Sabre Red pepper gel and my Olight S1R Baton. 🙂
My EDK is a leatherman, flashlight, pocket knife, lighter. Everything else is in my 72 hr. BOB in the car. The BOB is to get me home to hunker down. It icludes a FAK, bivey bag, bivey tent, fire making assortment. food, water, shovel, tomahawk, 4 sizes of knives, compass, signal mirror, water tabelets, surgical instruments, light sticks, flashlight, cell phone battery backup, other assorted items & my trusty 1911. My wife’s BOB is about the same minus the shovel, tomahawk & 1911 (her’s is a LCP).
Flashlight, knife, wasp spray.
Bersa 9mm, extra mag, knife, small tool kit, surefire flashlight, sharpie, ink pen, cell phone and wallet
My EDC (in my pockets) areCAT tourniquet, 511 version of a streamlight (2xCR123 batteries), tactical pen, SOG multi-tool, CRKT knife. If not at work (secure area) G23 w/at least 1 G22 mag or 2 additional G22 mags.
Backpack has IFAK with with CAT, NPA, 2 chest seal seals, trauma dressing, celox, pair of Leatherman Raptor, gloves.
Also have a minor wound kit in backpack: antibiotic ointment, bandaids, gauze, etc.
Plus OTC meds: excedrin, tylenol, aspirin, benadryl plus 2 epi pens
Plus always have 2 radios (one is DMR) plus the extended antennas & extra batteries.
2 headlamps and extra batteries for everything.
800 lumen flashlight, 2 pistols, 2 knives, a pad of paper, defensive pen, and a wallet that protects from card scanner signals.
Lately I have been packing a pocket pistol with a Benchmade Stryker. Other on/off items include a Leatherman Skeletool, Foursevens Preon 2, and the Benchmade SOCP rescue tool. New thing I am interested in for EDC are the custom-type pens. Never hurts to have a good writing utensil handy (usually have the super cheap kind on hand).
My EDC is just a flashlight and a coffee cup. Maybe it’s time for me to upgrade.
I carry a tactical flashlight, a coldsteel lawman, and several small items on my keyring all the time.
It gets little difficult at times to carry everything I need. So, there are those times you have to give up what you’re carrying and leave the B.O.B. in the car where you know you can get to it.
Chris needs to get his dump together. Haha. No watch? Carrying a 1911 and with no spare mag? Excited for the future of the channel, guys. Keep up the good work.
Really appreciate all you do! Invaluable information!
I need to ad a tourniquet to my IFAK
My edc is a glock 19!
Knife and lighter
Glock 19 and a spare mag in an NSR, Gerber FAST, surefire 6PX tactical. Need me some medical!
an extra set of “awareness genes” …never relax , never be situationally unaware.
I go with a Glock 42 and a credit card knife doohickey in my wallet. Awkward but sharp…
My edc is my canik
Hard for me to carry daily since I spend most of my days at the hospital and it is not allowed.
Tools are great, but sound judgement is what you really need.
My office workplace EDC; Watch, Leatherman Skeletool, Ka bar TDI, Gerber Shard.
HK USP 40 Compact with Streamlight laser light combo, extra mag, Benchmade OTF, Keys, Zippo, phone, wallet, watch, paracord bracelet
My ed is a 1911 .45 w/ an extended magazine
Everybody wants to put a tourniquet in their EDC. Really?! People must plan on getting into some seriously deep crap to need a dedicated tourniquet instead of just a belt. To each their own though.
Great video guys. Thanks for the pointers
This is a really good system. Thank you for your contest
Most days M&P Shield, extra mag, flash light, knife, and have medical bag’s in every vehicle I own. Other days I have my M&P along with the other thing and sometimes I have both just depends on where I am and what I am doing.
A well thought EDC is always more than just self defense but can be a life saver as well. People should care more about what they have at hand on a daily basis.
I carry about six pounds of tools in my pockets every day.
EDC is coffee, flashlight, and a box cutter.
Flashlight, knife and multi-tool.
My EDC is a S&W 642CT
I like the addition of a first aid item. Makes sense.
Do to work mine is normally limited to a folder,keys,elzetta light and wallet
But my other gear isn’t very far away in my vehicle
G19, med kit,knife, I am never more than a 100 feet from my get home bag,
In the pockets all I typically carry is a flashlight, knife and lighter
Great EDC from both of you. I added a very small Fisher Pen to my own carry and highly recommend it.
My edc is a knife with seat belt cutter and window breaker on it, a small flashlight and either a glock 19, or a glock 42 with an extra extended mag, depending on how im dressed and feeling that day
My EDC is a G43 one extra mag, knife, small flashlight, and a tourniquet. Roll of lifesavers usually rum flavor.
I carry my g26, 17rd spare, 2 knives, tac pen, 1000 lumen light, lighter. Need to develop a true pocket size ifak.
I carry a knife, flashlight and a ruger
where do they keep the beer?
Work in a hospital so just about everything is verboten. Still sneak a deep-carry Kershaw into the waistband of my scrubs. That’s it.
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield from the Performance Center, two spare magazines in a sticky pouch, Benchmade Mini Reflex, P38 on my keychain and a Warrior Mindset.
I always carry a Benchmade Griptilian.
Wallet, flashlight, lens cleaning cloth, sunglasses, pocketknife, key-keeper. Pistol? Maybe.
Also, it’s a watch pocket on jeans.
i carry a knife, i should probably add more
I mostly just carry my 5.11 pocket knife, flashlight and a lighter.
My EDC is a Ruger SR40
carry all but tourniquet
Knife, Cash, Glock 40
Only allowed to carry a knife at work.
Glock 23 / safariland holster, otf pocket knife, in car-duct tape, water, fak, extra winter clothing, boots, head lamp, some cash (when the kids don’t steal it all).
I need to tighten up quick. Just a knife right now. My multi-tool and light are in my Dodge.
CAT, P238 w/ reload, Surefire E2E, Galaxy S8, k-rat opener, CRKT folder
great post fellas! +1 on the flashlight
No medical kit yet. Forbidden to carry firearm where I work. The rule on campus is “hide and prepare to die”
Don’t carry the tourniquet, nor medical kit. Otherwise good to go.
Either my Glock or my Sig, and a streamlight flashlight
great post. Great reminder about the importance of medical.
I carry 2 folding knives one on each side of my body, 1 flaslight, 2 spare magazines, G19 and a basic med kit with quick clot, and 1 RATS tourniquet. Plus basic stuff, cellphone, lighter, wallet ect….
Just saw last night that you need medical equipment so Tats all I need now
I carry all five listed: Spyderco endura, S2 juice leatherman, Protac 1L, ankle IFAK, G19 in a Green force appendix and a G43 in a Galco ankle glove.
Can’t find my Leatherman anywhere. Driving me nuts.
G19 + 1 mag. Hanks Amish gun belt. Streamlight ProTac. Karambit. IFAK.
I have a G19 gen4 and 5 extra high capacity magazines. Heavy duty medicine kit, solar panel charger, water purifier, small hand crank radio, etc.
The light not including one on your gun is essential!
I carry my G43, kershaw knockout folder and a streamlight flashlight. I might have to carry some sort of tourniquet now too. Thanks!
I need bigger pockets!!!
I carry a Niteowl br1 flashlight, mini griptilian in OD, Gerber razor blade, phone, wallet.
When outside of work: I also carry G26, spare mag in my new LLOD holster.
EDC bag has my med kit and much more stuff.
I work from home. I EDC a Glock 19 or my AR15, haha. I don’t wear a flashlight, but I have one nearby. I’m getting a weaponlight compatible holster soon for the G19. I always have several knives nearby.
When I go out, I have the G19, a solid knife, but I don’t have a light until I get that new holster.
I carry all mentioned with me including a huge medical bag. You just never know.
One pistol + magazine, spare magazine, powerful flashlight. In the SUV, I carry two Israeli bandages (quick-clotting), nitrile gloves, and a CPR one-way-valve mini-mask.
I carry a lock blade and multitool on my person but have a bug out bag with all kinds of goodies, a flashlight, a hatchet, a multishovel, a machete and hand gun in my truck.
I carry a lighter and a little Swiss Army knife, snacks, flashlight
Personally I carry a all in one tool and a knife, as well as a flashlight
I’m only 20 so I can’t have the firearm just yet (in my car) but I’ve got everything else!
XD 9mm, several Kershaws that get rotated, and a Gerber multi-tool. Need to get a tourniquet and a flashlight (apart from the one on my phone).
I always have a folding knife with me but it varies daily, always a watch which varies daily, xdm compact 9mm, bismuth lighter, Leatherman juice s2, a pen, and comfy shoes!