This handy little EDC Kit (or every day carry kit) is just the sort of thing we all need in our pockets or bags, should that deadly human-to-human coronavirus ever decimate mankind – you’ll be equipped to head for the hills and wait it all out.
The Nomad 13 Portable Solar Panel is a 10.5 x 7 x 1 inch (26.7 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm) twin panel solar array designed to be carried in a backpack, saddlebag or trunk. It weighs in at 1.6 lbs (0.72 kg) and is capable of recharging your iPhone/GPS units/camera/iPad in 1-4 hours or recharging your laptop in 6-12 hours.
The aptly named Hobo 3-in-1 Utensil Kit is one of those useful little items designed to reduce weight whilst camping, or traversing the continental USA illegally aboard cargo trains.
These Everyday Carry Brass Compass Keyrings are made in Minnesota and come with an unlimited, lifetime warranty. Which is not something you hear all that often in today’s world of flimsy plastic nonsense. Each of the compasses are waterproof, weatherproof and made from solid brass.
This is the “Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw”, it’s a fantastic little piece of gear to toss into the rucksack before a weekend out in the mountains.
The Nano 7 Hammock by Grand Trunk is a fantastic, 7 ounce piece of kit that rolls up into a little bag that’ll fit in the palm of your hand.
This is quite easily the coolest tent that I’ve ever come across. It’s called the ‘Tentsile Stingray’ and it’s a tent that can be set up on the ground normally, or suspended in the air with the aid of 3 high-capacity tree-straps.
The Crovel Extreme II is the follow-up to the now world famous Crovel Extreme I, a tactical survival shovel that packs over a dozen tools into a single, mid-sized utility shovel.
This is the Double Bit Cruiser Axe by Base Camp X, it’s exactly the sort of thing I’d like to have hanging over the fireplace in my log cabin in Montana. Once I get around to owning a log cabin in Montana.
US Army Field Manuals are well-known and highly respected by campers, soldiers, survivalists, hikers and “preppers” – there are over 600 different books in total so the team at Best Made collected the top 3 and created a set that can be bought via their website for $22 USD. That seems like a pretty good deal considering the fact that if you ever find yourself actually needing them, money will likely only be useful to you as kindling.
Perkin Knives is a UK based company that specialises in producing Damascus steel knives, hatchets and axes.
We featured the Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit in early 2012 and it was hugely popular, the “everyday carry kit” includes a pair of screwdrivers, a pair of tweezers, a pry-bar and a fantastic waterproof lighter.