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originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Yeah ....here is my advice .....it doesn't matter how much prepping you do ...the day comes that there is a catastrophic event to deal with ... you will wish you were dead.
originally posted by: murlock
On my EDC Key chain I have the following
1) Spyderco Grasshopper knife. (UK legal carry).
2) Small multi-tool with non locking blade.
3) Compact firesteel. (Works when wet).
4) Swisstool Keytool looks like a key but has screwdriver, bottle opener, small sharp edge.
5) Small Torch, single AAA powered.
6) Firestash peanut lighter. (O-ring sealed so petrol doesn't evaporate).
7) My keys.
On my person a 550 Paracord bracelet
I also carry my Snugpak Response Pak.
That contains a crap load of stuff but has primarily the 5 C's of survivability
Cutting tool 3 inch folding lock knife (well hidden) and a Gerber suspension multi-tool
Cover. Poncho and a 55 gal drum liner.
Cordage. More 550 Cord and a pencil with about 10' of duct tape round it.
Container. Metal Mug and folding 1 liter water bottle with my sawyer water filter and a Hexi Stove plus fuel
Combustion device. Another fire-steel and a couple of bic lighters (flint type not electric)
Also I have a freeloader solar charger with cables. 2x Zippo hand warmers plus fuel (awesome btw), Sewing kit. First aid kit, Spare socks (a must). a lantern/torch combo made by pifco again 3xAAA powered to keep a standard. a small 3xAAA torch (£2 from ASDA and pretty good too).
For personal protection almost anything can be construed as a weapon! It is down to your behavior not the item...
A metal mechanical pencil will quite easily kill if employed correctly lol
I have personally carried a locking or fixed blade for most of my adult life and so far no problems.
I have seen large marker pens made by cold steel that would be pretty nasty if you thwacked someone with it.
Also the friendly swede on amazon makes a really nice monkeys fist too! (well worth a look).
Hope that's a little help for you buddy That's just a list of my most common items
Remember nothing is cast in stone and there are a million things you can carry or not for that matter. It's just a case of what works for you for the situation in hand and the space available to carry it in.
Most of all remember. the more skills you have in your head the less you need to carry