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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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EDC kit for travel

Flying: Plan for your travel EDC Kit

The first of our two-part series on traveling domestically via air, we take a look at why it’s important to plan ahead for the unexpected. The goal of everyday carry is to be prepared, aware and intentional. Let’s look at how to apply your mental EDC by planning ahead of time for the restrictive environment of airplane travel.

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The three tiers of everyday carry (EDC)

What is EDC? It just means everyday carry, right? Well, we wanted to add some more definition around what everyday carry is. By separating your EDC into three tiers (Primary, Secondary and Extended) we can start to be much more intentional about what we carry, why we carry it and when we should carry it.

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