When it comes to survival, there are few items more critical to have at the ready than a knife, a flashlight, and a way to tell time without your smartphone. Our pals over at Everyday Carry assembled 10 ready-to-go gear combos for every budget and situation.
Always be prepared (to eat) with this durable lightweight camping utensil, which combines a fork, spook, and knife in one. The fork has a serrated edge, while the spoon on back has a flat tip, making it perfect for digging out melons, ice cream, or other scoopy stuff.
You don’t have to be a truck driver to get value from this impressive tool, which combines an axe, hammer, nail puller, pry bar, spanner, and a tire chain hook in one. Has a fiberglass handle and shock-absorbing grip. It’s perfect for taking down zombies too.
We’ve seen lots of multitools, but the Talon features one of the smartest designs yet. It has 17 tools, one of which functions as a handle for a 1/4″ hex socket. It’s TSA-friendly, and built from a from a sturdy, lightweight composite that won’t scratch stuff in your pocket.
If you carry just one tool in your bag, let it be Vouke’s combination flashlight and bladed multitool. It’a got a bright CREE LED lamp, and six versatile blades for everything from fishing to cutting wood, opening bottles and cans, and tightening nuts and screws.
Outfit your kit with the latest and greatest gear, courtesy of our pals at Everyday Carry. Their latest selection includes some awesome tools, knives, a rugged timepiece, and places to carry them all. That Gamblemade Gatekeeper is the one carabiner to rule them all.
You’ll never have to worry about replacing the battery in this keychain flashlight, thanks to its built-in USB charging port. Has two standard brightness levels, and an infinitely variable output mode as well. Runs for up to 48 hours on a charge. Also available as a UV blacklight.
An EDC tool for camping and outdoor living. While it works as a sturdy fork and spoon, inside, the Ka-Bar Spork conceals a serrated knife, perfect for cutting meat, as well as survival and self-defense. The spork and knife are made from a high-strength tactical polymer.
A pen that’s ready to come to your aid, whether through written word or action, the Double Duty Tactical Pen 1.5 offers both a Fisher Space Pen tip for writing, and sharp point for self-defense. Made from machined aluminum, with a knurled grip that works for holding either tool.
Striker says B.A.M.F.F. stands for “Broad Array Multi Flood Flashlight,” but we know what it really stands for. Either way, these badass lights offer dual CREE LEDs,the ability to cast both spot and flood lights at the same time, and 400, 600, or 800 lumens of brightness.
Want to know the latest and greatest gear for every adventure life has to throw at you? Head on over to Everyday Carry and check out their latest collection of top trends in the world of EDC. We absolutely love JHO’s “The Nug” knife, but sadly it’s sold out already.
5.11 Tactical’s lightweight tool is perfect for first responders, police officers, or anyone who ever faces emergencies. It cuts seatbelt webbing, can pry open doors and windows, and has an oxygen key. Comes with a rigid sheath for belt, boot, or MOLLE, and a breakaway neck chain.
An LED keychain light designed to look like a bullet casing. Offers 130 lumens of brightness, and is IPX-8 waterproof. While the two-toned brass and copper version is more authentic looking, it’s hard for us to resist anything made of titanium. Guess we’ll just have to buy both.