FD Leatherworks EDC Set
MSRP: $32 and up
Made by a retired firefighter in Florida, this EDC belt, “HK” snap key hanger and multi-tool pouch are just a taste of the craftsmanship you can expect from his shop. Head to F-D-Leatherworks.myshopify.com to peruse all the knife sheaths, radio sets and other gear for firefighters and private citizens alike.
Streamlight Pocket Mate USB
Though a palm-sized flashlight is a standard part of most concealed carriers’ EDC loadouts, a backup flashlight on your keys is a lot handier than you might think for all of the “non-tactical” tasks throughout the day. The Pocket Mate from Streamlight recharges like a cellphone and even has a clip for the bill of your hat. Head to Streamlight.com to learn more.
One of the most neglected pieces of emergency gear is a pair of nitrile gloves. They are essential if you’re going to be able to defend yourself against blood-borne pathogens while rendering aid to others, and carrying them can become difficult and inconvenient. This pouch from CountyComm.com will allow you to keep a few sets of gloves isolated and secure from tears until you need them.
Walker’s Firemax Walkie Talkie
This headset not only delivers the clear sound and solid hearing protection you expect from a set of Walker’s muffs but also allows you to communicate on the channel of your choice with other members of your party. You can go to WalkersGameEar.com to learn more.
Fix It Sticks
The “All-Purpose Driver Kit” pictured here is a multi-level zippered case filled with a ratcheting T-handle; 22 quarter-inch drive sockets in standard and metric; 46 quarter-inch hex bits; Torx, Phillips and slotted bits; and a magnetic Velcro strip to keep small parts from getting away from you. It is truly ideal for glove boxes, ATVs and range bags, and it is available at Store.FixItSticks.com.
Glock 81 Field Knife
If you’re looking for a general-purpose knife you can put in or affix to an emergency kit and not have to worry about it until it’s needed, the classic Glock Field Knife is tough to beat. Made in Austria in the same “practical-trumps-all” tradition as Glock pistols, it is available in black, flat dark earth, battlefield green and gray (as pictured). You can purchase one in countless places online.