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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MCS 277 – 5 Pros Of Balisongs (Butterfly Knives)

Balisong / Butterfly Knife Pros

Call it a balisong.

Call it a butterfly knife.

Whatever you call it, its place in popular culture is clear.

Plus it’s frickin’ cool.

They are largely associated with Filipino martial culture…

…but may or may not have come from somewhere else.

Whatever their history, and no matter how much you see them in TV, movies, and even comic strips…

…these unique knives have a LOT of great qualities.

Should YOU consider the balisong or butterfly knife for everyday carry, utility, and even self-defense?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Buck Greene lists 5 reasons the balisong makes a great companion for the prepared citizen.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • How the unique nature of the balisong makes it simple to deploy.
  • Why the butterfly knife is one of the SAFEST folding knives you’ll ever carry!
  • The martial arts application for the balisong that ISN’T cutting or stabbing.
  • Why a butterfly knife is uniquely concealable for EDC.
  • How to open a butterfly knife WITHOUT fancy tricks!

Some of you may consider the balisong a product of a bygone era.

It is, however, a very realistic choice for your tactical knife… and this podcast explains why.

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MCS 268 – CIA EDC Gear Hacks

CIA EDC Gear Hacks For Escape And Evasion

An attack, or any crisis, is really an event.

It could take place in seconds.

And the outcome?

It could mean life or death.

Your actions will likely be the deciding factor.

In other words, YOU will decide if you live or die…

…and whether your loved ones do, too!

This is why we learn, practice, and train… and it’s why we prepare ourselves with gear, too.

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson shares a small taste of his monthly New World Patriot Alliance master class session – this time with former CIA agent Jason Hanson, as the two discuss CIA Every Day Carry (EDC) gear hacks for escape and evasion.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The piece of “spy gear” that anyone can carry to hide valuables while they’re abroad.
  • The child’s accessory that can help you escape and evade!
  • The only two things you need to pick ANY lock.
  • The one item you should be carrying ALL OVER your person, especially when you travel.
  • And much more!

CIA agents deal with potentially hostile situations all the time. Learn from someone who’s been there and done that in this sneak peak of a much larger interview.

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EDC Tactical Gear: Life-Saving Police Gear Even YOU Can Carry!

Police Cop Gear: Less Lethal EDC For Citizen Protectors

The recent mass shootings put the focus on first responders more than ever before.

But it isn’t just those rare, horrible attacks that cops, SWAT and tactical officers, and medical personnel deal with every day.

Every day, police officers deal with life-and-death situations requiring the use of force.

Whether it’s domestic disputes…

…assaults, street fights, and property crimes…

…or murders and gunfights…

…every cop relies on the gear he carries every day to survive while doing his job.

In other words, a cop’s EDC gear isn’t just the tools he or she uses to do the job.

It’s their no sh*t survival kit!

In fact, it’s one of the most constantly field-tested survival kits there is – with the purpose of getting them safe and sound back to their home… to those they love… alive!

Don’t YOU have that same goal as you face the world each day?

Of course you do – so let’s take a minute to talk about…

Police Gear EVERY “Protector” Should EDC

Police Cop Gear: Less Lethal EDC For Citizen Protectors
Police Cop Gear: Less Lethal EDC For Citizen Protectors

Every survivalist, prepper, CCW-holder, and prepared citizen carries EDC gear (aka. “everyday carry” gear) – even if that’s a just a simple pocket knife for general tasks, or for personal defense.

The fact is, in an emergency, the gear you have on your person and in your pockets might be the ONLY stuff you have to deal with the problem.

Whether it’s sudden street violence… a collapse, an “active shooter” situation… or a sudden riot… your EDC tools — like the stuff on a cop’s duty belt — are all you’ve got when it counts.

Cops already know this.

Unfortunately, most civilians don’t think beyond their gun or knife at what they CAN carry – and why they should.

Now, I get it…

You probably can’t carry a baton (a “nightstick”).

You might not want to cart around a taser.

You might not even be able to carry a firearm, which every police officer has on his or her belt.

But there are OTHER pieces of EDC gear — perfectly LEGAL gear for civilians — that can save your life in a real attack!

Consider these additions to your own EDC arsenal…

1. Handcuff Key

Every cop carries handcuffs, and every cop carries handcuff keys.

These are universal and there are TONS of handcuff keys you can buy.

Some are so small and light that you can clip them to the inside of your belt and forget all about them.

If you find yourself in a kidnapping or hostage situation, you might be handcuffed because cuffs are a fast way to immobilize a prisoner.

If you have a handcuff key hidden on you, getting free so you can escape and evade is that much easier.

There have been several high-profile hostage situations when mass shooters held people prisoner before shooting them one by one.

Even if you NEVER use it, a hidden handcuff key is cheap insurance you’ll never notice you’re carrying.

2. Flashlight

Flashlights are so bright and so cheap these days that it should be a crime not to carry one.

Yet too many people just don’t bother to drop one of these into their pocket each morning.

It takes just a few dollars to get a high-quality aluminum LED unit.

They’re small.

They’re bright.

They can be used as striking tools.

But most importantly, they enable you to identify your target in low light so you don’t shoot or stab the wrong person.

On top of all that, an EDC flashlight is great for utility purposes, including walking at night and alerting cars to your presence.

If you don’t have one, you NEED to get one and carry it, just like cops do.

3. “Rubber” Gloves

In any emergency, shooting, or other violent or traumatic event, there’s going to be blood.

NOBODY wants contact with other people’s blood these days.

A pair of surgical gloves is something anybody can tuck away.

They take up almost no room and weigh nothing.

Cops carry them as necessary protection when responding in life-or-death emergencies.

You can too.

With your gloves at the ready, you’ll be able to protect yourself while rendering first aid and other medical assistance in an emergency.

4. Pepper Spray

Finally, you need to be carrying pepper spray, even though most people don’t bother.

Cops carry pepper spray (and tasers) so they have “less lethal” options for subduing a suspect.

You should be carrying it so that lethal force isn’t your ONLY option in a fight.

This protects you legally, because if you defend yourself, you can only use the amount of force needed to stop the attack — and no more!

A judge and jury will cut you a LOT more slack if you only pepper spray a guy who’s coming at you, but who isn’t quite a murderous threat.

If you shoot that guy, it’s YOU going to jail…

…but if you pepper spray him to subdue him, that’s an appropriate use of force.

If all you’re carrying is a gun, your ONLY option is to KILL someone (at least potentially, which is how courts look at lethal force).

In other words, you have to carry pepper spray so that you can take your response to a “less lethal” level BEFORE you use potentially lethal force – when called for.

After all, “if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”

(Make that mistake in a real street altercation and you could end up in prison.)

Plus, pepper spray is very often legal, even in states that are fairly anti-gun.

Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to EDC survival gear.

Learn from what the police carry to protect themselves and others.

Copy their EDC choices and you’ll be better equipped every single day.

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MCS 258 – CCW Gear You Aren’t Carrying. . . But SHOULD!

Conceal;ed Carry Gear That CCW Holders Should Carry For Survival

Carrying a gun is NOT enough.

A lot of people put on a gun and think they’ve got self-defense covered.

They’re WRONG!

If you carry a gun, there’s a lot of OTHER gear you SHOULD be carrying.

In fact, if you have a firearm on your person. . .

. . . you’d be crazy NOT to have this gear with you.

The right equipment could mean the difference between life and death in a gunfight.

The same is true for AFTER a gunfight, if you or someone you care about has been wounded.

So what gear should you be carrying — and which EDC items are absolute must-haves?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Buck Greene pinch-hits for Jeff Anderson to answer these questions… and more!

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The self-defense item you need to carry so that you’re only option ISN’T lethal force!
  • The simplest way to “reload” your gun if it jams or runs dry.
  • The utility tool that you’d be a FOOL not to carry every day.
  • A simple commercial medical device that could save your life, even if you’ve been badly wounded!
  • An unusual piece of gear that is a virtual “force field” in a gunfight!

Carrying EDC gear is all about preparing ahead of time.

Make sure you’re not missing critical items that could save your life in a real-life gunfight.

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