Category: Preparedness

When someone mentions preparedness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it prepping, the end of the world, the apocalypse…or, does it simply mean being in a state of readiness for whatever life throws at you? We believe preparedness is having the knowledge, skills, ability, and gear to handle life in a way that builds confidence and peace of mind. This isn’t about doom and gloom, it’s about getting out and living life to the fullest.

compass matchcase with stormproof matches

How to keep matches dry – 3 options

Keeping your gear dry. It seems like a fairly common-sense thing … until you walk outside. All of a sudden, having the ability to make fire becomes a critical and potentially life saving skill. We look at different options to ensure your matches and tinder stay out of the elements.

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550 paracord

How to use paracord – 21 practical uses

Paracord is inexpensive, easy to get your hands on, and can be used for so many different things. We put together a quick list of ways you can use it and why it’s important to make sure you always have some with you, no matter if your adventure is in a far off jungle or making your way to and from the office.

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tacmed soft t tourniquet and phlster flatpack tourniquet carrier

How to carry a tourniquet

This week we are going to highlight one of the most overlooked pieces of an Intentional EDC … Medical. Actually, we are going to focus in even more and look at carrying a tourniquet and how to incorporate one into your Primary EDC.

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flashlight in the dark

How to use a flashlight for self-defense

A self-defense flashlight is a light specifically chosen and carried to be used as a less-than-lethal defense tool. We want to talk about why a flashlight is a vital part of an Intentional EDC, how to use your light as a force option as well as some considerations when buying a flashlight.

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notebook, pen, and cell phone

10 Items for your Nightstand EDC

Your EDC is what’s in your pockets, but it’s also any additional gear you own, regardless of where it’s stored or how it’s used. Today, let’s look at your Nightstand EDC and identify 10 items you should consider keeping by your bed while you sleep.

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gray man gear and clothing

Being a gray man: Clothing and gear

A gray man blends in with his surroundings, becoming forgettable—another face in the crowd. Clothing can either help you disappear, or make you stand out. Let’s take a look at why clothing is so important, how to determine the right clothing to wear, and how to be intentional about the gear you carry.

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crowd of busy people

Gray man theory – situational awareness

You decipher events on a daily basis already, even though you may not be aware of it. You may have a “gut feeling” about a person, and change your actions because of it. Second in our 5-part series “Being a gray man,” we introduce you to situational awareness, what it means to the gray man and 3 steps to start practicing it today.

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glock 43 in alex and ryan design master blaster holster, with boker ridgeback fixed blade knife, sunglasses, and a bottle of water.

Gray man theory – What is a gray man?

You are already intentional about your EDC. You believe in taking personal responsibility for yourself and those you love. But, how do you start to get into a mindset that prepares you for both the mundane and the intense moments of life? First in our 5-part series “Being a gray man,” we explore what the gray man theory is, what a gray man is, and why it should apply to you.

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watch, phone, and clock

7 Reasons why being on time can improve your life

The knowledge, skills and abilities you carry with you can never be taken away. No matter where you are in life, taking the initiative to be a better person to those around you will always be worth it. Let’s take a look at how making changes to be on time can positively impact this critical component to your life.

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TSA compliant EDC kit

Flying: How to build a TSA-Friendly EDC Kit

We wanted to put together a TSA-Friendly EDC Kit that you could take with you in a backpack, purse or brief case so you have it on your person and accessible, even when traveling via airplane. You’ll need to modify this based on the duration of your trip, time of year, weather, who you are traveling with and your destination, but we hope it gives you guidance on the type of gear you should consider packing.

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