Introduction: Every Day Carry (Almost)

Today I will be showing you some EDC (Every Day Carry) items that I carry... sometimes. What I mean by that is that there are places where you cannot carry certain items, like lighters or sharp objects. So to avoid potential trouble I do not bring it with me. And I am not responsible for any trouble you get into when you carry these items around. Anyway, let's get right into it. So proceed to step numero uno.

Step 1: Ear Buds

I am pretty sure that almost everybody carries ear buds. Because almost everyone likes to listen to music and no one has a live band in their pocket. But aside from listening to music they have certain unusual uses, such as:

1. Snare

- Snares can be used to catch small game for food.

2. Cordage

- The only part of ear buds that I have seen get pulled apart is the part you stick in your ears, of course if you cut the wires then they won't really be that strong (obviously).

3. Tourniquet

- If you are in a real pinch (if you need a tourniquet then you are already in a real pinch in my book) then get your ear buds and tie them above the wound.

4. Possible Fire Fuel

- just strip the protective casing off the outside of your ear buds and add that to your fire. I do not recommend burning plastic so only use this as a last resort and be careful, this can cause issues with your health.

Step 2: Lighter

Lighting fires is very easy with a zippo lighter. Which is definitely important. Fire is used to make tools, purify water, cook food, and keep warm.

Step 3: Wallet

Wallets can be used to store relatively small flat items. One of those more important items includes money. Money is used every where and it can come in pretty handy. Like when you have just come out of a survival situation and you need a good burger and fries or you need to call for help. Another important and relatively small item is a Multipurpose Pocket Survival Tool which is basically a credit card sized survival tool. It includes a can opener, knife edge, screwdriver, ruler, cap opener, 4 position wrench, butterfly wrench, saw blade, direction ancillary indication (makeshift compass, lay it on a flat area, fill hole with lines with water, then put a magnetized piece of metal on the surface of the water and you have a compass), and a 2 position wrench. So this is a very useful item to have.

Step 4: End

So I hope you have enjoyed this quick little Instructable on some simple every day carry items. If you have any comments then please leave one in the comment section.

Comments

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aMADhatt3r (author)2015-12-26

Please do not ever use headphones, rope, or anything for that matter as a tourniquet. Unless you are a specially trained professional you should not ever use a tourniquet. If you need to stop the bleeding of a serious injury, use a clean rag to apply direct pressure to the wound.

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If you need a tourniquet and you know what to do, you don't have to be a professional you just gotta have a little common sense. And applying pressure to the wound at all times is impractical especially if you need your hands, to get away from someone or something, also applying pressure works, but only if you can apply enough pressure, otherwise you are just using your hand as a dirty loose bandage .

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Street-Wise Irish (author)2015-12-26

It's just an idea aMADhatt3r, but thanks for the comment anyway

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