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EDC Defensive Carry

EDC Essentials: Defensive Carry

Option Gray’s founder, Cody Martin, spent more than 11 years in federal law enforcement working undercover, narcotics, violent crime, surveillance, and executive protection, as well as instructing firearms and officer survival courses. Let’s take a look at his ever changing defensive EDC.

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what to carry when running

EDC: What to carry when running

We spend a lot of time discussing our EDC in terms of what we carry when we are working or out and about in town. How about when we are getting in a run? We’ll talk about the gear you should have with you, but more importantly, the Mental EDC you should also be carrying. How do you take your God-given gut feeling and instincts and gain the knowledge to know what to do next?

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everyday carry tourniquet

Should I carry a tourniquet?

It can be a pain to carry all the stuff we “need” on a daily basis, but the weight and bulk can add up. If it becomes too much, we start looking for stuff to leave at home based on nothing in particular other than, “What do I use the least?” While this has some merit to it, maybe we should rethink the things we leave at home in terms of how critically important they could be in the rare situation we find ourselves needing them. If you’re not carrying a tourniquet on a daily basis, we hope we can convince you to change your mind.

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gray man backpack

How to choose a gray man backpack – 9 features to consider

We are fortunate to live in a day and age where our options for backpacks are seemingly limitless. However, this overabundance of choices can also make it extremely difficult to make a decision on what to buy. When buying a backpack with gray man use in mind, there a few features and attributes you need to be mindful of. Let’s discuss what to look for when it comes time to make that next purchase.

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hatchet

10 Ways to use a hatchet

A good quality hatchet can be used for more than just making kindling. Inspired by a conversation with a Wisconsite, I found that incorporating the usefulness of a hatchet into everyday life just made sense. These tools are incredibly versatile and can make short work of many tasks. Here are 10 ways to use a hatchet, meant to inspire you to pick one up and see how you can make it one of your most-used tools.

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Gobi gear segsac traveler 18.5l

Gobi Gear SegSac Traveler 18.5L Stuff Sack – What fits inside?

A stuff sack is a great option for lightweight travel, from going on a cross-the-world flight or spending time camping to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. To make using them even easier, GOBI GEAR created a segmentation system that creates five compartments in each stuff sack. Let’s take a look at how to organize and fit in enough gear for a multi-day trip into an 18.5L size stuff sack.

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everyday carry secondary tier 2 edc kit

How to build a Tier 2 Secondary EDC Kit

Secondary EDC is gear that is carried in a separate bag or container but is still with you as you go about day-to-day life. Learn about this second tier of EDC and get inspiration on what types of gear you should consider as you build a kit unique to you.

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