Revising and updating your EDC

Posted by: teacher

Revising and updating your EDC - 01/19/20 10:25 PM

How often do you re-think, re-plan and re-packac your kits?
I'm updating mine, creating one for the office and replacing out of date meds.
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 01/22/20 11:34 AM

The main emergency kits in each car are disassembled, inventoried, and reassembled three times per year. Each component is checked and maintained or replaced as needed. Either one of these two kits are designed as the core for a bug out or bug in situation, with a pair of “wife portable” plastic bins in the garage providing additional time and capability, with components that for the most part aren’t subject to expiration.

For EDC, I have a laptop bag that goes with me when I’m working, and a (lighter) hydration pack for outdoor activities. Things in my laptop bag are constantly being used and replaced as needed; generally I check through the hydration pack and the gear I keep in it at the beginning of each Spring.

With on-body carry I’ve settled on what works best for me, swapping out my EDC pen between “work” and “not work” and occasionally testing out a new flashlight.
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/13/20 01:33 PM

I injured my back Friday doing yard work. Sunday, after getting out of the hot tub, I could not get up. I needed a cane to get up and walk. For now, I have a folding walking cane in my EDC bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/13/20 02:50 PM

Having suffered through innumerable back injuries, you have my sympathy. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/14/20 04:09 PM

It's been a week. I'm at the point where I can move around. I felt better as I went out to get my hair and nails done.

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/15/20 03:01 AM

I'm glad you're on the mend, Jeanette_Isabelle! Pack trouble is no fun at all!
Posted by: Janysboy

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/15/20 09:21 PM

I've been looking for a way to carry a small piece of ductape on my person as part of my EDC. So far, no luck. Anyone know of a source? I've checked my local Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, and Target. No luck.
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/15/20 09:32 PM

How small are you looking for?

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: Acropolis50

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/15/20 09:54 PM

My method to EDC duct tape ( or for me Gorilla tape) is to wrap it around a ,cut to size, piece of clear plastic report cover. U can purchase plastic report covers at ant office supply store or over the internet.

I’ve created such rolls as small as 4”” ( thus holding 8” of tape), all the way up to 25’. I regularly EDC a 48” roll attached to a plastic wrapped,XL, yellow, cotton, hot ironed bandana. This gives me a handy multi use flat bandage, chest seal, smoke mask, signal flag or tourniquet( adding a pen as a windlass), etc.

Alternatively, ,u could just fold it over on itself. But when opened, the effectiveness of the adhesive is reduced.
Posted by: Famdoc

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/16/20 12:38 AM

I wrap several feet of gorilla tape around an expired ID or credit card or similar piece of plastic, like an ID card holder, and keep that in my backpack. It seems to be just as sticky when needed.
Posted by: Janysboy

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/16/20 12:53 PM

I was looking for something to carry in my wslle
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/16/20 01:55 PM

Wslle? Is that a typo or a product I'm unfamiliar with?

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: Janysboy

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/16/20 09:46 PM

Sorry, that's wallet. And I've figured a way to keep the duct tape.
Posted by: teacher

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/17/20 10:59 PM

SOL sells tiny rolls, you can also wrap a bit around a pencil.
Posted by: Janysboy

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/20/20 09:18 PM

I posted a while back mixing purel hand sanitizer with petroleum jelly as a fire starter. Finally got to try it. 1cc of the gel on a cotton pad burned for 2 minutes.
Posted by: LCranston

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 02/21/20 02:10 PM

I used an empty plastic gift card, and wrapped the long way. It takes up less space in my winter coat.

I dont carry that much, only a few feet.
Posted by: teacher

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 04/01/20 04:45 PM

Well, now carrying ( and using) gloves and getting a face mask.
Posted by: hikermor

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 04/01/20 05:33 PM

Purell hand sanitizer works quite well as fuel in an alcohol stove - handy multipurpose item.
Posted by: Ren

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 04/03/20 01:31 PM

BCB International here in the UK, produce an alcohol gel fuel, Fire Dragon, which also can be used a hand sanitiser.

https://www.firedragonfuel.com/
Posted by: Chisel

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 04/05/20 06:55 PM

Best choice , and cheapest, is to find any expired plastic card and wrap a few feet of duct tape around it. You can control how 'fat' the card will become by how many inches/feet you wrap around it.
Posted by: nursemike

Re: Revising and updating your EDC - 04/06/20 01:30 PM

I have been putting a layer of duct or electricians tape on the side of my altoid box storage tins, knife handles, and nalgene bottles. sometimes I tuck a sewing needle or saw blade underneath it.