While it’s common for preppers to make bug out bags, everyday carry (EDC) bags aren’t nearly as common. The thing about emergencies is you never know when they will happen, and a bug out bag won’t do you much good if it isn’t readily available when you need it.
For example, if you’re at work when disaster strikes and your bug out bag is at home. An EDC bag, on the other hand, is something you can keep nearby at all times.
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Of course, advertising that you are carrying around a bag full of survival supplies probably isn’t in your best interest. With that said, it’s important to keep in mind the gray man principles when building your EDC bag. Ultimately, your goal should be to build a bag that contains everything you need for both minor and major emergencies while still being inconspicuous.
Your EDC bag should look like any other briefcase, laptop bag, or backpack that you might see someone carrying on the streets. In other words, it shouldn’t inhibit your ability to blend in with the people around you.
As for what your EDC bag should contain, there are a number of items you may want to consider. An ideal EDC bag should contain items such as extra cash or a pocketknife which are useful in common situations, as well as items such as a tourniquet or a lighter for more extreme urban emergencies.
In this video, City Prepping shares what he thinks should be in a good gray man EDC bag. Here’s his list:
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- Nutrition bars
- Mackbook Pro
- Solar charger battery tank
- Double plasma lighter
- Klean Kanteen
- A.T.S tourniquet
- Petzl headlamp
- Leatherman multitool
- 128gb USB thumbdrive
For more information about these items and more tips on being a gray man in an urban disaster, watch the video below.