3 Everyday Carry Gear (EDC) “Back-Up Weapons” Every Survivalist Should Carry!

EDC Everyday Carry Weapons For Backup

Like most of you, I’m really big into making sure my everyday carry gear (EDC) matches my tactical lifestyle.

That includes my self-defense weapons.

Besides my Glock 19, I like to carry several “back-up weapons” for when a gun isn’t the right legal response or when I need an alternative to help me gain the space I need to get to my firearm.

Here Are 3 Everyday Carry Gear “Backup Weapons” Every Survivalist Should Carry

EDC Everyday Carry Weapons For Backup

1. Combat Folder Knife

I actually prefer a fixed-blade knife for self-defense…

…Because no matter how much you practice, your chances of getting a folder knife open when you’re ambushed or locked up in a clinch with your attacker is next to zero.

Unfortunately, many states consider fixed-blade knives “illegal”.

For that reason, I carry my Limited-Edition Benchmade folder on me as backup.

2. Mini-Flashlight

Besides my knife, my mini tactical flashlight gets the most usage on a daily basis.

If I’m in a parking lot at night, I always pull it out and shine it around the parking lot as I make my way to my truck.

This alerts anyone who may be lying in wait that I’m paying attention and they’re less likely to target me.

In addition, the LED light is blindingly bright… allows me to focus the beam from wide to tight… and has a strobe feature for disorienting an attacker to allow me time to escape or get to my primary weapon.

3. Tactical Pen

Remember in the movie, The Bourne Identity, when CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) was ambushed in an apartment by an assassin?

In the close-quarters combat fight scene – facing a knife – Bourne grabs a simple plastic pen off a desk and repeatedly stabs his attacker.

While any pen “can” be used as a weapon, one that’s made specifically for self-defense will serve as a valuable back-up for your EDC arsenal.

Plus, you can take it on a plane and other places you can’t take a gun – if any of us ever gets on a plane again!

If you don’t have one yourself, you can get a tactical pen here…

Even if you do have one, you should grab another one for your spouse, kids, or others you care about.

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Urban Survival Tips: “Crocodile Dundee” Was Right!

Ok, I know it’s just a movie, but that scene from Crocodile Dundee is always going to be one of my favorites.

Dundee, a tough guy from the Australian wilderness, is visiting New York City when a mugger pulls a switchblade on him.

“He’s got a knife!” says his smoking hot lady friend.

“That’s not a knoif,” Dundee says.THAT’S a knoif.”

Then he pulls out a HUGE knife that he’s carrying across his back, under his jacket.

The knife is so big that the switchblade-wielding punk fills his pants and takes off running… but not before dropping his puny weapon first!

Well, “Crocodile” had the right idea about surviving in the urban jungle of Manhattan – and the reasons why all have to do with…

7+ Urban Survival Uses For The Machete

Best Urban Survival Machete: The Guardian

Now, I’m not saying you should carry a giant knife or machete around with you as an “everyday carry” blade.

But for survival purposes – especially in urban areas – you may want to consider something much bigger than your pocket knife.

And I realize that when most people think of “urban” tools and weapons, they don’t really think of the machete.

That’s because the machete has always been more of a wilderness survival tool – or at least, most people think of it that way.

That’s a mistake!

If you treat it like it’s only for when you’re out in the woods, you’re missing out on a great tool for survival and self-defense in ANY environment, including urban and suburban places.

Even if you’re miles away from the nearest blade of grass, the machete can do TONS of things for you:

You can use the blade for leverage, making the machete a crowbar and even a breaching tool (to bust open locks that might be between you and safety).

You can use it as an emergency extraction tool, for cutting your way through seat belts, smashing your way through glass, and even cutting holes in sheet metal to rescue somebody in a car accident.

In a short-term collapse or “WROL/SHTF” sort of situation, you can use it as an urban and suburban foraging tool – to do everything from chop wood from suburban trees, to digging latrines when the plumbing stops working (too bad about that public park, but you gotta do what you gotta do).

It also makes a great general purpose utility, escape, and evasion tool, which you can use to smash open doors while searching for supplies in abandoned buildings, cut sections of tarp, or lengths of rope, and much more.

And yes, just like “Crocodile Dundee” did, you can use the machete as a kind of “urban sword,” as a powerful and intimidating self-defense weapon!

There’s just one problem…

Not all machetes are created equal.

That doesn’t stop some manufacturers from trying, of course.

Recently, for example, Wal-Mart upgraded their cheap, piece-of-junk “camping” machete…

…to a slightly better cheap, piece-of-junk “camping” machete.

That’s not the kind of “weapon” you want to trust your life to!

My guardian machete, though, is one badass piece of hardware.

It’s heavier than all the other machetes on the market (on purpose) because of the special steel we use that’s so much stronger than what other companies – even the ‘”big boys” – try to pass off for field use.

It’s a knife that even Crocodile Dundee would look at and say, “Now that’s a knoif,” and you can check it out for yourself here.

Frankly, there is no better machete on the market.

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