ALWAYS carry kit

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by monkeyman, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I was just wondering what anyone else carries ON THEM all the time in the way of gear/kit asa sort of on body BOB. Im not talking about the BOB that stays in the vehicle while you are a block or 5 away dealing with your business or even the pack that goes along when you go hikeing but what is on you when you go shopping or to work and so on?

    I know since I dont wear BDUs as much now mine has reduced. I still carry my handgun 24/7 unless a work situation creates a conflict (currently a Bersa Firestorm 9mm UC with 13+1 and a spare 13 round mag). On top of that unless striped of everything to go into a 'steril' building like an airport I also carry 2 pocket knives, a dimond dust whet stone, a Zipo, a card or 2 of spare flints in my wallet, 3-4 refills of fluid for the Zipo in Tobasco sauce bottles from MREs, a 9 LED flashlight, multibit screw driver and my cell phone. Deepending on which hat Im wearing, I also have my parachute cord hatband on which is about 50' of cord braided down to be a single wrap around the hat and about 1/2" or so around. The cell is on my belt and the cord is on one of my hats I wear a lot but the rest is in pockets.

    So what survival tools do you carry on you all the time and how?
  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Since I ALWAYS have my wallet & keys . . .

    Wallet contains P38 can-opener, bandaids, safety pins, fishing line & hooks&shot, and a micro-knife.
    Key chain holds a fire-striker, a micro-LED light (BRIGHT!), & a compass.
    On my belt I always carry a folding pocket knife or a multitool.
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I am woefully unprepped when I'm just out to get groceries or whatnot. I always carry the snubby 357, but that's it. Not even a cellphone, I don't own one.
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot, do also have the p38 can opener on my key chain.

    I just tend to think about it at times, kind of like when have to go up in a highrise, or even in a big warehouse store, things like if the lights got knocked out by a storm or anything. If didnt have my light how hard it would be to find the way out. Then also in the event of a vehicle being towed/stolen/destroyed and something happens.

    I figure a cell phone is a BIG bit of kit to have. Before I got my cell I use now I had one that was deactivated so no bill and carried it in my glove box since they will at least call 911 if there is an accident or some such. I like the idea though of haveing my cell with service since its a life saver for not only stuff where you may need 911 but those smaller personal situations like when you left the lights on and need to call a friend for a jump start some such. Its also kind of handy since they cram so much other stuff in them now. My cell is my alarm clock, notepad, camera, modem for my computerand phone book as well as my phone.
  5. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Cell, crkt pocket knife, 3w led AA flashlight, money. I will be in a city when I only carry these so everything else I can buy/get or go to my bob in the vehicle.
  6. bubbajoe

    bubbajoe Monkey+++



    these pics are a little outdated. the inova x5 has been upgraded to a surefire L2. the wallet tool has been re placed with a boker subcom folder, used as a money clip. mostly carry a buck assisted opener when i go off the farm. i only carry the fixed blade around the farm. i always have the leatherman on me. i wore that wallet out and now carry a little bigger one with more pockets. the watch has a compass ,thermometer and a red led light. i also carry an arc AAA and a photon. lets see.. wire ,spider wire,duct tape,saftey pins, tick tweezers,alcohol wipes, sani wipes,floss,whistle,chapstick,flint,mini bic,sharpie,ion pen,prybaby,versa driver,glow rings, gerber shortcut. added a few more things not pictured. small matchsafe, p 51 can opener, swiss tool (pretty useless, thinking of removing it)
  7. evilgijoe88

    evilgijoe88 Monkey+++

    a leatherman, maglight, a cheapo lockblade pocket knife, about 2 ft of duct tape on my safeway card,1 2x2 gauze, small bandaid,1.50 in quarters which never leaves my wallet, 2 lighters(1zippo other cheaie bic)
  8. the dog

    the dog Monkey+++

    i was at a sportsamans warehouse over the weekend.i seen somehting there that looked like a credit card but twice as had knife,tweezers,flashlight.different models had different was called somehting like...carry lite??? maybe.has anyone seen these?? sorta like a flat swiss army knife in the size of a credit card.
  9. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    Gerber multitool, caribiner flashlight keychain, 12' of 550 cord made into a bracelet, and a lighter.
  10. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    I always have, my kershaw knife, wristwatch with a band I made out of 550 cord, bout 15 ft. little gerber knife I use for a money clip and my smartphone. thats in my pockets.

    In my backpack i have much more and its with me pretty much all the time.
    The list would be something like , laptop with many attachments (usb gps) gerber multitool, swiss army knife, magnesium firestarter, sharpening stone, more 550 cord, few breakfast type bars. blah blah :)
  11. FalconDance

    FalconDance Neighborhood Witch

    In general: basic first aid stuff and meds (plenty of Benadryl since I'm just a little allergic to wasp stings), box cutter (which govt buildings do not like much), pop-top can opener, very small knife/tweezer combo (must upgrade that), lighter, salt, itty bitty flashlight, couple safety pins, mini sewing kit, notepad and pens. There may be more in my purse, but I can't think right now - still working on the morning caffeine ingestion ;).

    I really do need to sift through and modify that list a bit. For example, I'd like to carry a firearm but my revolver is just a bit too big :rolleyes:. Still looking for a boot knife, as well, but the budget isn't stretching anyplace near far enough at present. I'm constantly re-evaluating the goodies (as a mom, this list is so far pared down now the younguns are all up and grown, you'd not believe it!) so it's a work in progress. That and I really don't like carrying a purse/bag - prefer the old fashioned "pocket" or bag firmly attached to the belt but I so seldom wear belts right now.....

    Hats off to you who carry full kit.
  12. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    carry a full kit ? really is it necessary ???
    please explaine?
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I'm not fully dressed, without my Gerber multi-plyer with toolkit, very bright TerraLUX flashlight, Master twoblade pocket knife with gutting hook, disposable lighter, and a pocket load of screwdriver and nut driver tips. Wallet has condom and bandaids, spare truck keys, and miniature copies of kids birth certificates, with all of our SS numbers attached. boot lace for boot or firebow. And my keys hang from a blackdiamond carabiner rated for 800lbs. I've looked at these bracelets, but I think they could be improved upon. Wearable survival: Bison Designs fire-starting paracord bracelet
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  14. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    Ive seen them .In my opinion it's more of a novelty. It might work once or twice but the ones i have actually had in my hands would break in it's first use. There may be some higher quality ones out there, but I haven't seen any.
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  16. Roachboy

    Roachboy Monkey

    I really should get more serious about my EDC kit. Depending on where I'm going I tend to have the following:
    Almost 100ft of paracord weaved into a belt, 1 flat mini pc first aid kit, Buck trio folding knife, an altoid tin kit I tossed together(containing some matches in the box, a couple birthday candles, small pouches of bacitracin, a few cough drops, a small thing of superglue and a tube of chapstick) and then a folded emergency blanket goes in one of my cargo pockets.

    I've also got a small led flashlight on my keys and once in a while I'll remember my leatherman multitool (I really should be better about that.)

    I'll be adding a firearm as soon as I can afford it P:
  17. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    In the direction our society is heading, a firearm in the vehicle should be as standard as a jack and spare tire.
  18. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Hmmm, I don't carry much compared to some folks here.
    On belt:
    Colt series 80 1811 Govt
    One spare mag
    Buck Ranger

    In pockets:
    Cell phone
    various spare change
    Wallet with FRN's / ID
    Surefire backup light

    On key ring;
    Round screwdriver thingy
    One key for house, shed & every personal vehicle.

    And the hat O'the day on my head. [coo]
  19. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    For the past 7 months, I have been working at a location that requires everyone to go through a metal screener each time you go into the building.

    It is so childish and non-essential!

    All it amounts to, in the final analysis is this screening requirement justifies hiring more law enforcement personnel for the screening. Soooo, it is actually a jobs program that harasses the taxpayer.

    Anyway, I have been keeping most of my everyday carry in my car. I am looking forward to getting to a situation where that screening foolishness is not present.
  20. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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