10 E.D.C. Items to Travel With on Any Mission

10 E.D.C. Items to Travel With on Any Mission


Every Day Carry is a code that all kinds of patriots and oathkeepers live by. Here’s an assortment of gear you can carry on your person like emergency-ready knives, watches, tools, and more. Plus, we round out the list with a few storage options for on-the-go EDC.


BENCHMADE - 810 CONTEGO

BENCHMADE - 810 CONTEGO

Don’t you just love the feel of G10 texture? The Contego is meticulously scaled with G-10, offering a grippy, ergonomic feel that lets you confidently wield the 4-inch blade. Or, fold it closed and use the knife’s carbide glass breaker for rescues and escapes.

SOG KNIVES - AEGIS

SOG KNIVES - AEGIS

SOG Assisted openers have an addictive blade action. You’ll be opening and closing this 3.5-inch, AUS 8 steel blade again and again. Plus, at a weight of just over 3 ounces, you’ll barely notice it in your pocket. Partially serrated for multi-functional use, because you never know what you’re gonna get into, right?

GARMIN - TACTIX GPS WATCH

GARMIN - TACTIX GPS WATCH

Chart your next course with the Tactix. It’s best-selling GPS-enabled command center all on your wrist, complete with 3-axis compass, altimeter, barometer, and waypoint functionality that syncs up with your smartphone. It’s ready for emergencies as much as it’s ready for adventure. Read an in-depth member review of this command center of a watch.

FENIX - PD35

FENIX - PD35

One review put it best: “This flashlight light up my backyard like it was noon without a cloud in the sky.” This 5.5-inch bad boy boasts an impressive 960 lumens, and five brightness levels. Built of durable aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, the PD35 can take a beating and keep on beaming.

STAT GEAR - T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

Stat Gear - T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

Sometimes the name says it all. The Auto Rescue Tool is a multi-talented lifesaver complete with 440C stainless steel blade, a hook blade for slashing quickly through seatbelts, and a spring-loaded steel tip window punch for when every second matters. A favorite among first-responders and LEOs, StatGear’s safety tool is a GovX bestseller with a proven track record.

LEATHERMAN - RAIL

LEATHERMAN - RAIL

Knowing our audience, there’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you know your way around an assault rifle. Designed specifically with AR platforms in mind, the Leatherman RAIL is perfect for making on-the-fly adjustments so you’re always on target. The two-pronged sight adjustment tool is handy, and the disassembly punch lets you practice good weapon maintenance at all times. Wrench, hex bit, and a carabiner for keeping it within arm’s reach. Keep putting rounds on target, gentlemen.

5.11 TACTICAL - MAVERICK ASSAULTER'S BELT

5.11 TACTICAL - MAVERICK ASSAULTER'S BELT

The best belt is the one you don't ever have to think about. The comfortable and ergonomic Maverick Assaulter's belt has a one-time fit that is customizable to your preference, so you can fit it once and forget about it. But before you do, remember that it’s got AustriAlpine buckles for fast attach and releases, and a quick attach web loop at the front for carrying miscellaneous items.

FOBUS - S&W M&P 9MM, .40, .45, SD 9 & 40

FOBUS - S&W M&P 9MM, .40, .45, SD 9 & 40

Draw fast and decisively, confident in your abilities and with the knowledge that you will always be ready with this Fobus holster. Available in belt, roto-belt, and roto-paddle variants, this affordable holster is built of a durable RX18 polymer.

VERTX - EDC GAMUT 18 HOUR BACKPACK

VERTX - EDC GAMUT 18 HOUR BACKPACK

Perfect as a go-bag or every day travel bag. Rip away the front panel to reveal a useful lattice of MOLLE webbing for affixing any number of accessories. Built of 220-310 Cordura fabric, this feature-rich bag is perfect for all kinds of travel and mission requirements. The backpack’s center compartment is large enough for a laptop and a full-sized handgun, and the zippered side pockets are great for miscellaneous items. A maximum capacity of 28 liters, because you never know what you might need to bring with you.

VERTX - EDC COURIER MESSENGER BAG

VERTX - EDC COURIER MESSENGER BAG

Alternatively, go with the Courier Messenger bag, with a maximum capacity of 23 liters. Most of the same features as the Gamut 18-hour above, but with a shoulder carry strap. Designed for convenience, but also boasts a hidden talent. You’re able to swing this bag to your front and quickly retrieve your weapon if that’s where you decide to keep it. A travel bag that performance in a high-incident scenario? We’re on board with that.


Leave a comment:

Steve M.

9/19/2015 5:55 AM

May be just semantics, but there is no such thing as an "assault" rifle. It's just a rifle, or a service rifle, if you prefer.

Michael L.

12/17/2015 6:18 PM

Right ... and no such thing (in the vernacular) as a "sniper rifle," a "street sweeper," a "bullpup," an "upland bird gun," a "squirrel rifle," a "plinker," an "AR," a "sweet sixteen" (that may be before your time), a "pocket pistol," an "EDC," a "hogleg,".... In other words, when I read "assault rifle" I assume we're talking about an individual's rifle, in one of the common military calibers, semi-automatic (possibly automatic capable), plastic stock, pistol grip, black, tan or camo colored rifle. Just simpler to say, "assault rifle."

James M.

2/5/2016 1:00 PM

Trying to get PC like the Libtards?

Kenneth F.

2/23/2016 11:50 AM

Agreed, labels such as "assault rifle" helps the next step of denyal of 2nd amendment rights. As if it were something more than any other weapon. The weapon is an inert object, like a bat or a hammer. Used in an inappropriate manner, all are assault weapons. But only when used in an assault. Politicians think we're all idiots who must be controlled and "protected". We all know the old freedom vs security thing and how it works. I invite all law enforcement, firefighters, military and veterans of each to take a good look at Oath Keepers. Don't listen to the media hype. It's BS. There are many just like you who are lining up to protect and defend our Constitution. God bless and protect our great Republic!