The term EDC has become more and more popular when it comes to survival materials and Tactical equipment. Nowadays, more companies are introducing the EDC feature into their products. But what this notorious category is?
EDC (Everyday Carry) defines all materials of any category that are useful and essential for our daily activities. This category includes a wide range of products that are not standard but different and adapted to each user’s needs. This is how we create the EDC collection which is either included in a backpack or is transported directly with us through our clothing. An EDC collection does not include a fixed number of objects as it can consist of one (1) single object up to many others. But its main feature is that it must be easy to use and functional. In this respect a collection consisting of many and heavier objects cannot be classified as EDC because it loses its ease of transport and functionality. The philosophy of this category is to build a package of items that will be all day long with us during our business and daily activities. The idea was born out of the Special Forces Survival Kit, which is a fundamental principle for surviving in the worst-case scenarios. Survival kit is the absolutely essential collection so that the user can survive for 24 hours in the unlucky event of survival and escape. It contains materials for finding food, collecting water, firebombing materials, survival signage, cold survival (aluminum rug), compass, money, medicines, knife etc. The use of this kit relates to the worst case scenario where the mission has now been aborted and speed is now the primary goal. So by rejecting the other two levels of equipment that the user carries (48 hours or more), is now left with only his clothing and the survival kit which is in his pocket or in a separate case. The items selected are therefore oriented on the nature of the particular mission.
With the advent of multiple scenarios of danger and challenges during the daily lives of all users over time, the need to create such a user-oriented collection that operates and works in both urban and outdoor settings has arisen. In short means, the world needed a collection not only for the Army and Special Forces but for many different needs of all users. Here are the companies that take the challenge of creating product lines that are user-friendly and functional for all users, regardless of background, age, gender and activities.
So we understand that when users decide to choose an EDC collection, firstly they determine the needs of their daily routine and the scenarios that they might face. The factors that influence the choice of these items are the nature of their work, the interests and the routine that is followed during the day. Indicatively, it is stated that a universal bag containing a light, knife or multi-tool, watch, nylon paracord rope, lighter and a notepad with pen, is a good base for EDC collection without being naturally binding on the type of materials.
(Small EDC pack)
(Full EDC pack)
So if you fall into the category of survivalists, tactical users or those who want the essentials for their work organized and ready to use at any time, then you should make your EDC collection today!