Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Everyday Carry (EDC) Bag: Everyone Should Have One!

(Today's post is linked to a post from Are We Crazy, or Not! Hop on over there and check their post! They are very knowledgeable and give great ideas! You can also see what others carry in their EDC Bag.)

Everyday Carry (EDC) Bags are one of the most important items that a prepared person should have with them. They carry the most immediate things you need for an emergency as well as daily life things. 

EDC bags are not bug-out bags or get home bags. They are the bags you carry with you everywhere. You would have them with you at work, home, shopping, camping, and any where else you may go. As you can see, my EDC bag is also my purse. I carry a lot of things in my bag that are daily use items as well as emergency needs.

I choose my bag because of the size, the fact that the strap was long enough to carry cross-body as well as over the shoulder, and the pockets on the inside of the bag. My bag came from Thirty-One Gifts of all places, but was close to what I was looking for. You can find it here. The rest of what I carry in my EDC bag is listed below. 


Organizing Should Bag that is 11.5" x 9.5" x 1.5"
Billfold that carries my ID, cards, cash, checks, and pictures of the kids
Keys for home, car, and work. Key ring also has a mini Mag Lite and a mini dagger.
Small, basic first aid kit from Emergency Essentials
Comb
Feminine sanitation products
A condom in case I need to keep something dry
Kleenex
An Imodium tablet
Lip Balm (or 3)
Tea Bags
Dramamine since I can get motion sickness fairly easily
Notepad and multiple pens
Hand warmers
Two pocket knives
An old ID with 3-4 feet of duct tape wrapped around it
Hand Lotion
Camera
A hard candy or several
A small Mag Lite flashlight
A Multipurpose Tool - this one has 12 functions. I use it quite a bit
Missing, but usually have a small Bic lighter.

Everyone's EDC bag will look differently. I do not have a baby or young children to worry about so I don't have those items. When I did, I would carry a diaper, small pack of wipes, a small snack, and infant pain reliever.

Do you carry a EDC bag? What do you carry in it?

Thanks for reading,
Erica

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