Something I Have Overlooked
I have failed to mention that the very first thing I did was pull together an EDC kit. It took very little in the way of time and resources, and the potential it provides far, far outstrips the effort and expense I put into it. I would recommend that be the first step anyone takes on the road to independence. Be prepared, you’ll never regret it!
(Please note that there is a difference between an EDC bag, a car kit bag, and a bug out bag.)
I started with a $15 backpack which I still use as my EDC, and goes everywhere with me. I have some spare cash, a knife, lip balm, a pad of paper, a pen, a sharpie, a cheap flashlight, a lighter superglue, mints, tweazers,..you get the idea. Personalize it for your own needs. Since an EDC goes everywhere and does not stay in the car (that would be a car kit), a couple of weeks ago I decided to add a spare set of keys to each of my vehicles. Guess what happened a couple of weeks ago that made me realize I needed to add them to the EDC…
Posted on March 9, 2012, in EDC, Resilience and tagged Beginner Prepper, Beginner Prepping, EDC, EDC Bag, Prepper, Prepping, Resilience, Self Sufficiency, Sufficiency, Sustainability. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Okay, what’s the difference between the EDC you describe and my grandmother’s purse? She had everything in there. I think she had jumper cables in her purse.
Sorry for the delayed response. The difference is a guy can’t look cool carrying a purse, no matter what marketers may call the thing. Her purse was, by definition, an EDC. I hope you spent as much time as you could gleaning old school wisdom from her, those older generations were the original resilientists. For a classic example of this, check out the little old lady in “Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa.”