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I wear casual business wear (dress pants w/o pockets, blouses and cardigans). I'm quite tall for a woman so I have one brand of pants that fit me and are long enough and they don't have pockets so the option of putting stuff in pockets is out. The only place I have my stuff is in my purse.

 

Maybe I should rethink this....I'm kinda new to the whole carrying survival stuff. I used to just have basics in my purse like wallet, altoids, lighter, nail clipper, aspirin, rolaids, band-aids, chapstick, perfume stick, change, mini brush with mirror, towelettes, pen, hand sanitizer, flashlight, feminine stuff, and ponytail holder.

 

I have added a pocket knife multi-tool since reading the posts here. And I am building a ghb...but I have nothing on my person....

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I wear casual business wear (dress pants w/o pockets, blouses and cardigans). I'm quite tall for a woman so I have one brand of pants that fit me and are long enough and they don't have pockets so the option of putting stuff in pockets is out. The only place I have my stuff is in my purse.

 

Maybe I should rethink this....I'm kinda new to the whole carrying survival stuff. I used to just have basics in my purse like wallet, altoids, lighter, nail clipper, aspirin, rolaids, band-aids, chapstick, perfume stick, change, mini brush with mirror, towelettes, pen, hand sanitizer, flashlight, feminine stuff, and ponytail holder.

 

I have added a pocket knife multi-tool since reading the posts here. And I am building a ghb...but I have nothing on my person....

 

Those contents can be used for alot when in a bind. You have a comfort item ALtoids. FireStarters (lighter, hand sanitizer, probaby the perfume too), first Aid (aspirin, Rolaids, bandAids, towelettes and girly Napkin...doubles good as a bandage) Mirror for signaling or broke it for a little weapon.. if you can handle the bad luck. And your SwissArmy Knife of "feminine stuff"

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lemonmint,

my work situation requires me to leave my GHB in the truck. That bag is a 72 hour bag. I have about 5 days worth in my desk (interesting is that NASA urges everyone to have at least a days worth in their desk - does it worry anyone else that the GOVERNMENT is now urging you to prep?) and a 1 day, get to the truck EDC. Not one single thing wrong with "staging" your preps - EDC gets me to GHB which gets me to BOL or BOB. Your EDC is all you may have to rely on in a totally unexpected SHTF. Japan just had another big quake (no tsunami this time, thank God) which reminded me of the lady who, after the ground stopped moving during the big one, got on her bike and rode for the hills. Did not go back for anything - she just ran. The 75+ year old (IIRC) lady was one of the few survivors of her village as the tsunami wiped it out about 5 minutes after the quake stopped. Sometimes, all you can do is run!

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Man Bag is being put togeather..I bought the "Red rock" Coyote..

I did carry/have things I needed in a simple box in the back of the car..couple of small quick bag's of"need" Items to get me home..

 

Now its expanding a bit..never can be completley done..JMO...

I will post as soon as its togeather.

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Man Bag is being put togeather..I bought the "Red rock" Coyote..

I did carry/have things I needed in a simple box in the back of the car..couple of small quick bag's of"need" Items to get me home..

 

Now its expanding a bit..never can be completley done..JMO...

I will post as soon as its togeather.

 

 

Great, keep us posted. I love to see what others pack.............i'm a gadget guy so small multi functional things are my preference

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I keep a bugout bag in my car because it's usually where I am. As far as what's in my pockets.....................i'm screwed if separated from house or auto

 

t2940,

You really NEED to change that fact! EVERYONE should have fire, a sharp edge and some type of signalling device (I like whistles and mirrors (the CD can be a great signally mirror, BTW)) in their pocket at ALL times except, perhaps, when they are asleep. When sleeping it should be next to the bed! As I sit at home drinking coffee and starting my day I have 5 edges, 3 fires, 2 mirrors, a whistle (with compass and magnifying glass), and two multi-tools in my pockets. Oh, and a pocket pistol in my pocket. I wear vests because they are extra pockets. If I was dressed to go out, I'd have more.

While I may just be a paranoid, old guy; I got to be an old guy by BEING paranoid. After you carry the stuff for awhile you get used to having it and using it. When my daughter was asked if she had a knife, she said "dad does". I asked what made her think I had a knife on me and she said "because your, well, YOU"! Can't argue with that.

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My EDC changes based on whether I'm cycling or driving, and whether or not I'm going someplace that restricts my sidearm.

 

Core items always on my person:

Lockblade knife (CRKT M21-14G, it's larger than most, but locks up as strong as a fixed blade and can support my weight when driven through half inch plywood - I tested it)

Keychain w/Freedom microlight, Peanut Lighter, Leatherman PS4 (and my keys for the apt, mailbox, safe deposit box, truck ignition, bicycle lock, wall locker at work)

Bandana (BugsAway type, by Ex-officio)

Cellphone (Android 'smartphone' type)

 

The knife is always clipped to the right front pocket of my pants, clip visible on the outside of my pants (it tends to wear a hole in the pocket after a while, so my wife sewed a heavy duty patch to the inside of the pocket on all my pants). Keychain goes in left front pocket, bandana in left rear pocket, cell phone in leg pocket (if I wear tac pants) or in my shirt pocket (or clipped to my belt when I wear a T-shirt).

 

Optional items, depending on transportation and destination:

Ruger LCP w/Crimson Trace Laser (loaded with 90g Hornady Critical Defense)

Spare magazine for the LCP (loaded with Glaser Safety Slugs)

Walther Tactical Flashlight (small, but bright, bought several of these on sale from Midway last year)

 

If I'm going to be biking all day, I wear a concealment T under my vest (to carry the LCP), otherwise it goes in a pocket holster in my pants, or I slip it into a jacket pocket. Spare clip is always opposite side of the body from the pistol. If I carry the flashlight, it goes in a jacket pocket opposite my pistol.

 

Always carried when bicycling:

ASP P16 baton (this is usually clipped to the bike frame, when not carried)

Pepper Spray, UV/Dye type (clipped to the bike frame, or carried in the special pocket for it on my bike vest)

 

That's pretty much it, for on body carry. My bike bag is well equipped with other things (water, food, tools, rain gear) and I have a small Get Home bag in my locker at work.

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Military ID, CKRT Folder, State DL, 30' Parachute cord in my watch band, 10' Parachete cord and 4 keys on my key chain, Note book, Iphone 4

spike pen, 2 ball point pens 1 mechanical steel pencil, 14ga x 2.75" needle, 1" silk tape,2x sandwich size ziplock bags, 1 Bic light, $30.

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Military ID, CKRT Folder, State DL, 30' Parachute cord in my watch band, 10' Parachete cord and 4 keys on my key chain, Note book, Iphone 4

spike pen, 2 ball point pens 1 mechanical steel pencil, 14ga x 2.75" needle, 1" silk tape,2x sandwich size ziplock bags, 1 Bic light, $30.

 

 

Thank you for your service.

 

It's been a couple of months now Capt Bart (from above post) I'm covered now

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Smith & Wesson tactical pen.

Cold steel Voyager knife.

AA 350lumens flash light.

Keys.

I-Phone 3GS.

ID & money in wallet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your not " Physically Fit ", then your just Food for the Zombies.LOL.

In GOD I Trust, Everyone else keep your hands where I can see them!

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I'm so used to carrying my purse that's where my stuff is but if we got seperated I'd be up a creek. Thanks I hadn't thought of that before will have to start brain storming as my attire doesn't always have pockets.

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(We'll go clockwise from my favorite piece. I never leave the house without all of this stuff.)

 

Kahr CW9 9mm handgun with IWB holster from Wild Bill's Concealment

Streamlight Polytac LED with leather holder

Car keys with handcuff key and bottle opener

CRKT Sting knife with kydex holster

x2 Kahr 8 round 9mm magazines

Miche money clip with magnet and some spare money, credit cards, copies of important documents

Gerber multi-plyer "Suspension"

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On the ranch it's not considered unusual to have tools on a belt, so I carry my Leatherman Wave there in a custom sheath that also holds my firesteel. Pockets hold cell phone and Benchmade Emissary folding knife.

 

When I go to town I add a Kahr CM9 and a spare clip both with 115gr Gold Saber bonded bullets, plus my wallet, cash, and a lighter. I carry a maglite XL-50 in my coat pocket also, usually if I'm going to be out after dark I have a jacket.

 

In addition to what I have in my pants pockets and belt, every fall/winter jacket I have has a mini BIC lighter and knife in the chest pocket. My heavier coats and overalls also have a mylar bivy sack and Altoids tin kit in their pockets.

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On the ranch it's not considered unusual to have tools on a belt, so I carry my Leatherman Wave there in a custom sheath that also holds my firesteel. Pockets hold cell phone and Benchmade Emissary folding knife.

 

When I go to town I add a Kahr CM9 and a spare clip both with 115gr Gold Saber bonded bullets, plus my wallet, cash, and a lighter. I carry a maglite XL-50 in my coat pocket also, usually if I'm going to be out after dark I have a jacket.

 

In addition to what I have in my pants pockets and belt, every fall/winter jacket I have has a mini BIC lighter and knife in the chest pocket. My heavier coats and overalls also have a mylar bivy sack and Altoids tin kit in their pockets.

 

 

 

I'm naming that the perfect man kit.................

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