Thursday, February 11, 2016

Best EDC Backpack Guide for anyone with an EDC Bag

Finding the best edc bag, is no easy task and may take you a little while to find the right one. Dont feel like your failing when you need to change your every day carry bag or that you made the wrong choice. Your edc evolves and adjusts to your needs and the environment around you.

We have created this resource to give you a one stop shop of creating your first edc bag or edc pack, refining your current edc bag, or creating a whole new edc bag.

Quick Guide for building the Best EDC Bag

The best features for your best edc backpack:
  • be large enough to hold all your items
  • be lightweight and strong
  • be discrete
  • have plenty of pockets
  • Give you options (any type of option is good - survival comes with options)

If you cannot fund yourself carrying a bag for you every day carry items you need to consider how else you can fit these on your person every day. We recommend considering these places for you edc items:-

  • the front pocket of your shirt or polo shirt
  • the extra pockets of your cargo pants
  • on your wrist (think paracord bracelets or wrist watches)
  • your phone! (to hide survival knowledge such as offline maps, your car’s owner’s manual and survival ebooks)
  • around your neck (lots of things can be hung there)

Now that you are reviewing or building your edc bag you need to accept that these rules must not be broken:

  • large backpacks that you would normally use as get home bags or bug out bags
  • camouflage bags (you’re just asking for it)
  • bags that are too small (and don’t allow you to store all the items you think you’ll need)

Stage 1

Now that you are looking to choose the best EDC bag to easily contain your every day carry items. This is an important part of your day to day preparedness, for all types of situations that life brings.  

There are many brands, styles, features, and sizes of bags out there, in this guide we will help you workout what to identify and avoid so that you find yourself the perfect edc bag.

If you have already prepared your every day carry items and understand the type of bag you need click here to see our full edc bag summary list.


PictureNamePrice $$$

Ibagbar Durable Canvas Shoulder Bag

21.99

US Military Fanny Pack

14.99

Vbiger Vintage Canvas Shoulder

17.05

Lightweight Travel Backpack

19.32

Under Armour Storm Hustle II Backpack

64.99

SwissGear Travel Gear

59.99

Mountaintop 40L

39.99

Rucksacks Tactical Molle Backpack

24.99

Vintage Canvas Shoulder Bag

24.99

ebella Men's Unbalance

25.9

Crossbody Bag Vintage

36.69

Rothco Venturer Travel Portfolio Bag

12.2

RFID Blocking Secure Briefcase

49.99

Le'aokuu Mens Satchel

35.3

Computer Bag Satchel Bag

35.99

Zicac Men's Vintage Canvas Multifunction

18.99

Samsonite Colombian Leather Flap-Over

82.49

Mens satchel vintage leather messenger bag

48.78

MiCoolker(TM) Multifunction Versatile

25.99

Items for your every day carry bag
The list of every day carry items that you need in your bag joy to get to the absolute minimal. So to help you understand the minimal items you need with a series of questions to help you identify what you need in your every day carry bag so that this becomes the best EDC bag that is ready for any situation big or small.

# What items do you NEED to carry for your daily routine?

These are the items that you can’t leave your house without, wallet, keys, and phone.  Depending on what you do each day, where you live or what you do professionally you may require more. Write a list of what you need and keep it as minimal as possible, it will be the core of your EDC kit and we will add on from here.

# What are the threats, risks, and  problems that you face daily?

Risk & Problems for your edc bag

Have a successful and functioning EDC bag you need to first understand the risks and problems you need to tackle every day.

First make a list of the problems and chores you need to be able to address on the fly and in every controlled environment.  This list is likely include things like looking in dark places, opening boxes, wrapping, picking up & photographing variety of items.

As for your risks these are often a little more difficult to determine that completely specific to each person environment and geographical area. In identifying the problems you my face it is best to do some research and understand the problems and incidents that I can within the areas you regularly find yourself in.

Once you have identified the risks and problem you do and may face you can consider the items you want to carry. These can be broken into two categories with these simple questions.

# What could you carry that would be universally useful across many situations and tasks?
This is a simple methodology of multipurpose survival items which all survivalists know is the key to survival success. When considering the items with multiple uses you should first consider those that are easy to access, 
tape, paracord, a multitool or good knife.  Now if your bag doesn't include any of these items you need to start including one or more, as the multiple uses won't let you down.

# What items do you want to carry for unlikely but import situations you may have to face (eg physical harm)?
Obviously we hope to never use these items, they are nice to have in every day, but highly important when problems occur.
This category includes egress and emergency tools such as a seatbelt cutter, window breaker for cars and trucks, a spare handcuff key, or a pry tool.  These tools are all about increasing your chance of survival when a dangerous situation occurs.


These might seem like basic questions, but think deeply and  consider the questions when creating your EDC pack list.  Keep in mind that you are not trying to solve every problem or issue with your EDC pack, for that you will want a full Bug Out Bag.  Keep your EDC pack as streamlined as possible.  The idea is that you carry these items with you EVERY DAY, so you can't create an edc pack that is bulky, heavy or overcrowded.  


Stage 2
Picking the right size for your best edc bag

So now you have worked out every items that you need to have in your every day carry, so now it is a straight forward task in working out the size of bag you need. Unlikely most things in life bigger is not better. You need to find a bag with the size that carry just what you need. 

Start with measuring the largest item.  Its size will be the minimum dimensions of your EDC bag.  

Now remember this is your every day carry so you will also need to consider occasional items  to your EDC kit such as rain gear, water bottles, food, documents, or anything else you will be carrying as the need arises.  

These additional items need to be prepared for; either with extra room in the bag or add on extra space which is popular with most available bags.

Finally it is important to remember that this bag is for carrying every day, so remember large bags full of items will not go everywhere with you. Think about the size and look you are always happy to have with you and be prepared to change your edc bag items between two bags.


Step 3: Finding what is the Best EDC Bag Style for You?
The types of bags that work as your best edc bag, are almost endless. To help we have created a summary guide of the most common EDC bag styles:

Edc pouch organizer
Often over looked the EDC Pouch Organizer is the smallest style of EDC bag.  This is for people who don't want to carry a bag but have too many items to simply carry in their pants pockets.  EDC pouches  organizer typically:
◾small volumes of water
◾Have many interior ways of separating items and keeping them organised
◾ can be easily attached and connected to large kit
# can be presented as survival or business equipment
◾can fit in a large pocket or attached on a belt

EDC  pouch organizer is usually design to hold the following edc items from your list:
◾Folding Knife
◾Compass
◾Tactical Pen
◾Waterproof Notebook
◾First Aid Items
◾Glasses
◾Phone
◾Keys
◾Multitool
◾Lighter
◾Credit Cards
◾Cash
◾Survival Whistle




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  1. This is really awesome backpack post. Lots of information, so everyone will be helpful from the post. I like backpack related post.

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