Whether you know it or not, everyone has an EDC kit. The difference is that those of us with a survival mindset actually put a little thought and planning into what we carry around with us on a daily basis. And everyone’s kit is going to be a little different depending on where you live, what you do and what you think you need to survive. Here’s what I carry:
Navy SEAL EDC
- iPhone 6 + Spigen Case
- Bose SoundTrue Headphones w/mic
- Emerson Commander
- Bobby Pin
- zZz IWB Custom Holster
- Handmade Wallet from my friend Gregoire Texier with small amount of cash, credit card and ID
- ITS EDC Med Kit (with cover)
- Handcuff Key
- Challenge coin for one of my fallen Brothers and BUDS classmate
- Glock 26 + Extra Magazine (with extensions) and Talon Grips
- Keys to my Honda Odyssey (Yes, that’s correct…I drive a minivan)
- Surefire E2D LED Defender Flashlight
- MTM|Special OPS Silencer Watch
- Glasses. Can’t read or see my front sight without them!
What Does Survival Mean to You?
This is what works for me. For some people survival might mean stopping someone from bringing harm to themselves or those they love, while for others it might just mean never running out of money for Starbucks or never missing the perfect picture opportunity.
Although it’s great to check out what other people are carrying around with them, don’t try to get into a competition or think that one kit is better than another. Like I said, what a bodyguard carries with them might not be the same essentials as say a professional photographer. Checking out what others carry is a good way to assess what you carry and see if maybe an item someone is carrying with them might be useful to you.
Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight
I do think it’s important to continually assess what you need to have with you and have different EDCs for traveling to different locations, using different modes of transportation or traveling for different durations.
So what does a Navy SEAL have in an Everyday Carry (EDC) Kit? Like I said, this is just my kit — not what every Navy SEAL, or even any other Navy SEAL, might carry. I listed the items and provided links if you’re interested in checking them out for your own kit. There are a few other items I carry, but I am keeping them out of public view for OPSEC reasons, and I recommend you do the same.
The reason the two items didn’t make it into my pictures was that one was on my wrist and the other on my face…watch and glasses — brain fart…I forgot.
I also have a purse…I mean MAN BAG that I always have with me when I leave the house. There are a ton of other items I keep in there, but that’s the subject of a future post.
Post a picture of your EDC in the comments or let me know if you have any questions about mine.