Top 7 EDC Gear Options You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

EDC is a term that a lot of preppers use and it simply means “every day carry”. These are the kind of items that you should have with you at all times and in all situations. You might carry a knife, a gun, a flashlight, or a first aid kit. Every person has a different list and so there will always be debate over what items are best.

If you’re still new to personal preparedness, then here are some suggestions for 7 EDC items that you should consider adding to your arsenal. These items are easy to get your hands on and they could make your survival a lot easier. Check out Storage Prepper’s top picks for EDC and then share yours in the comments.

  1. 20” Machete with Sheath


A machete is a large knife that can be used for a plethora of things. These long knives are great for defending yourself from animals or even an attacker. They are super sharp. They are also good for clearing your path while walking through the woods or even carving. The great thing about this knife is that it comes with a sheath that you can attach to your side. It is an easy to handle tool/weapon that could make a huge difference in your survival.

  1. Emergency Essentials Lumbar / Fanny Pack

lumbar fanny pack

I understand that fanny packs are not the most fashionable items in the world but this one is different. It is still not very fashionable but it fits on your side and it can carry a slew of items. Obviously it will not hold large items but it can free up your hands for other purposes. This pack is lightweight and it is inexpensive as well.

  1. Military Spec Prismatic Sighting Compass

military compas

Direction is key. If you do not where you are going then you basically have no clue about where you are. This compass is a great tool that can be kept in your pocket. It will always work and you will not have to fear EMP issues with this tool. Perhaps the coolest thing about this compass is that it has the military sighting attached to the top. It makes it much easier to find where you are going.

  1. Streamlight Polytac LED Handheld Light

polytac light

Everybody needs a solid flashlight. In the event that you are out on your own you will enjoy having light when you need it. If you are scavenging through the woods or even a dark building you will appreciate having a flashlight. This unit is very strong and can even be used as a blunt object for defense.

  1. Water One Inc. Pure Sip

pure sip

Water is something that we are always going to need. You might have many gallons already prepared but there will come a time when that water runs dry. There are also times when your canteen will be empty and you might still be out on a supply run. Having this type of tool could make a huge difference. This straw will allow you to drink water from places that you might otherwise ignore.

  1. Kershaw Cryo Speed Safe Folding Knife

speed safe knife

A great pocketknife can never be overstated. Having a solid blade will make your survival much easier and much more realistic. A great pocketknife is going to need to have strength, durability, and it needs to be sharp. This Kershaw is all of the above. No survivalist should be caught without a pocketknife and with this tool you will always be ready.

  1. TI-EDC Handwoven Outdoor Paracord Survival Bracelet

edc survival bracelet

Paracord bracelets are not only cool looking they serve a great purpose. These bracelets can unwind and provide you with the cord you need in an emergency. You might need to make a raft or you might need to secure a person. Regardless of what the needs are this corded bracelet will work well for you. You would be surprised to learn that this bracelet has over 10 feet of cord!

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About Ms. Prepper

I’m Laura P, aka, Passion Prepper, aka, Storage Prepper! I’ve been homesteading nearly all my life and prepping for the last 6 years. I strongly believe our great country of America was built on self-sufficient families like mine and yours. Politics bores me, learning new stuff, getting outside and living life thrills me.

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