If your family is anything like mine, they know that you are “into that survival stuff.” We’d spend entire evenings around the Christmas tree exchanging pocket knives, flashlights and random little survival tools that can be stashed in cars, desks, backpacks and just about anywhere else.
Some of them are just novelty items, but some of them are pretty darn useful. You’ll have to determine yourself if one of these has a place in your EDC because everyone’s situation is different. I’ll list out a few and mention who may consider carrying one daily.
WINDOW BREAKER AND SEATBELT CUTTING TOOLS
This is something that you should probably only need to use if you’re inside a motor vehicle. If you ride in a friends car often or maybe you carpool over a large body of water daily, you might want to include one of these. Also, if you’re a professional truck driver or courier, one of these would be highly recommended to carry daily.
PERSONAL ALARM/ WHISTLE/ PEPPER SPRAY COMBINATIONS
If you’re often alone in an environment that is ripe with crime then you may want to carry one of these tools in your EDC. Women are most often victims of crimes that one of these tools could have deterred.
MINI FLASH LIGHT COMBINATIONS
There are so many different little flashlights given as gifts, and some of them are actually pretty cool. A little keychain flashlight might just be what you need in your EDC. Some people only carry ones that take standard batteries like AAA, and many mini-flashlights use tiny 3-volt watch batteries that are harder to find in an emergency.