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TI-EDC Survival Whistle

TI-EDC Survival Whistle

You never know when you’ll be stuck in an emergency where you need to call for help. Whether you’re lost in the woods, or being attacked by a gang of thugs (or bears), this super loud titanium whistle will draw attention to your precarious situation. Works in wet or dry environments.

XENO K1 Cu Flashlight

XENO K1 Cu Flashlight

Specode’s elegant keychain flashlight resembles a chunky dog tag, and is made from real brass. It packs a 60-lumen CREE XP-G2 LED light source, and is rechargeable via its MicroUSB port. Also available in aluminum.

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Boker Plus Cop Tool

Boker Plus Cop Tool

This useful multitool features a sturdy 440C steel blade that works as a serrated knife, chisel, lever, belt cutter, scraping tool, and more. Its G-10 handle scales provide good grip, and it comes with a matching leather sheath. Measures 6.25″ long overall, with a 1.25″ blade length.

Rough Enough Tool Bag

Rough Enough Tool Bag

Made from a coarse, unbleached canvas, Rough Enough’s compact gear bag is built for durability. It has a large compartment that can hold small tools, accessories, chargers, knives, and more, and a mesh zippered pouch for pens and other items. It measures 9″ x 4.5″ x 2.5″, and comes in army green, black, or camo.

Best Water Bottles 2020

Best Water Bottles 2020

To stay healthy, it’s critical to remain well hydrated. So you should always carry a nice, full water bottle in your bag if you can. But as Everyday Carry points out, not all bottles are created equal. Their top picks include plastic, stainless steel, and vacuum insulated models in all shapes and sizes.

Valtcan Titanium Bolt Pen

Valtcan Titanium Bolt Pen

We dig the slick, technical look of Valtcan’s tactical bolt action pens. They feature a milled titanium body for strength and balance, a tungsten tipped glass breaker, and take a variety of off-the-shelf refills to suit your writing preferences. Choose from silver or black finishes.

SOG Snippet Multitool

SOG Snippet Multitool

Scissors in multitools are often small and hard to hold. That’s not the case with SOG’s Snippet, which has a pair of scissors as its central tool. It even has finger loops for precision. It also has a blade, a screwdriver, a nail file, a toothpick, tweezers and a bottle opener.

Mantis M-3 Churchkey 1 Knife

Mantis M-3 Churchkey 1 Knife

Mantis Knives’ long and skinny frame-lock model has a stubby 1-1/2″ drop-point 420 steel blade, but opens to a total length of 6″, providing plenty of grip space on its 6061 aluminum handle. It doubles as a bottle opener as well.

Stedemon Tactical Pen

Stedemon Tactical Pen

This 3.375″ long pen is perfect for keeping in your pocket all the time. It might be small, but its TC4 titanium body is strong. It has a ceramic ball glass breaker on its rear, and comes in black, grey, or blue finishes.

Streamlight KeyMate Flashlight

Streamlight KeyMate Flashlight

Streamlight’s clever key-shaped flashlight is perfect for eyeing locks in the dark, or for illuminating other nighttime tasks. It’s got a clean white 35-lumen LED light source, is weather resistant, and has a USB-rechargeable battery built-in.

Heavy Cover Titanium Spork

Heavy Cover Titanium Spork

Rather than combining the fork and spoon into a single, less than ideal utensil, Heavy Cover’s lightweight titanium tool gives you both a spoon and a fork. It also packs a bottle opener, and a 5 small box wrenched in its middle.

MRF Universal Multi Tool 3.0

MRF Universal Multi Tool 3.0

The latest version of MRF’s credit card-sized multitool packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife edges, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, a hex driver, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability. Comes with a leather carrying case to protect you from its sharp edges.

CRKT Get-a-Way Driver

CRKT Get-a-Way Driver

CRKT’s compact multitool hangs from a carabiner clip and packs two 1/4″ drivers – one in its tip, and one on its side. It stores four bits in its handle, and has an oxygen bottle valve wrench, an LED light, and a removable bottle opener. Available with hex or torx bit sets.

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Enigma Titanium Pocket Tool

Enigma Titanium Pocket Tool

Pangea Designs‘ keychain tool can open both twist-off and pry-off bottle caps with ease, and also packs a stepped hex wrench in SAE or metric sizes. Made from sturdy 6al4v titanium alloy with a stonewashed finish.

Most Popular EDC of 2019

Most Popular EDC of 2019

A new year is upon us, and it’s time to look back and reflect on what 2019 brought us. It certainly bestowed us with some great gear for our pockets and backpacks, and Everyday Carry has tallied up the 10 items that generated the most buzz in the past year.

Palm Socket Wrench

Palm Socket Wrench

This puck-shaped tool lets you carry a set of socket wrenches anywhere. Its universal Cr-Mo steel sockets fit 15 different SAE and Metric socket sizes, and can turn hexagonal, Torx, spline, square, and even damaged bolt heads. It also can hold hex driver bits with its magnetic 1/4″ holder.

Unigear Tactical Gear Pouch

Unigear Tactical Gear Pouch

This compact pouch has four pockets, offering up space for a pocket knife, lighter, phone, mini flashlight, pen, and more. It can be easily attached to MOLLE straps or other bags using a sturdy aluminum carabiner, and also has a belt loop attachment. Available in several colors.

Embrite Glow Beacon

Embrite Glow Beacon

This 2″ x 3″ slab glows brilliantly for up to 12 hours once exposed to sunlight or a UV light source. Its got a hook and loop backing so you can Velcro it onto bags or other objects to improve nighttime visibility. Available in green or aqua, or with an optional biohazard symbol for added effect.

Nitecore Tup Pocket Light

Nitecore Tup Pocket Light

Nitecore’s powerful compact flashlight has a squared-off case to keep it from rolling, and a built in belt clip for easy carrying. It’s got a super-bright 1000 lumen CREE XP_L HD V6 LED, and an OLED display that shows its current mode. Special price available for a limited time from Drop.

Atlas Sling

Atlas Sling

Created by our good friends at Everyday Carry in collaboration with Manhattan Portage, this hybrid sling bag is perfect for keeping your small accessories organized. It’s got elastic loops inside, MOLLE webbing on front, and a quick-release strap. It can be worn cross shoulder, over the back, or used as a standalone pouch.

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Tecboss Torch Lighter

Tecboss Torch Lighter

This sleek, pen-style lighter has a torch-style flame that resists wind, so it’s great for starting campfires and charcoal grills. It’s made from zinc alloy, and has an adjustable flame height control. Refills easily with butane.

AceCamp Pocket Tool

AceCamp Pocket Tool

Outdoor outfitter AceCamp’s versatile and value-priced pocket tool packs in 11 functions, including a knife, saw, bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, small pick, and thread loop. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and it all folds down to just 3.75″ x 7.5″ when closed.

Sanrenmu 7046 Multi-function Knife

Sanrenmu 7046 Multi-function Knife

This snub-nosed liner lock knife from Sanrenmu is a bargain. It has a tanto-style 2.6″ blade made from 814 steel, and its aluminum alloy handles house both an emergency wrench and a glass breaker tool. Measures 6.42″ long when opened.

Massdrop x Bharucha Prism Knife

Massdrop x Bharucha Prism Knife

We love the dramatic open-frame design of Drop’s pocket knife, based on knifemaker Tashi Bharucha’s much more expensive custom Church knife. This production version has a 6AL4V titanium handle and a durable 3.4″ long RWL34 steel blade. It measures 7.4″ open, weighs just 3.6 oz, and is perfect for everyday carry.

Gerber Key Note Knife

Gerber Key Note Knife

Gerber’s ultra compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages, and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either a nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.

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