Gerber LMF II.
When SHTF situation comes, speed and reliability in your gear will be the difference to your survival.
Titanium Spork Spork, Knife/Fork/Spoon Combo
Super light weight for your bug out bag and camping adventures.
Victorinox Pocket Knife Excelsior
We love this great value everyday carry knife. Blade length 8.4cm with addition smaller blade. Use one for everyday box cutting etc, keep one blade unused for when you really need it.
Promithi Non Locking Pocket Folding Knife
Very sharp 6.57mm blade, excellent value.
Spyderco Spy-DK Lightweight Plain Edge Folding Knife - Black
A top 5 best legal carry knife list would not be complete with an offering from Spyderco. Best quality knifes with a price that reflects this. But worth every cent. 6.8cm blade.
Lansky Sharpeners LKN333 World Legal Slip Joint Knife
Another very high quality knife with a price to match. World legal design, 5.1cm blade.
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Your vehicle should always be prepared for self defence and survival, on every journey.
1) Always aim to have a full tank of petrol. Do not fall into the bad habit of always running on empty. Not only is it bad for your engine as it draws in the dirt on the bottom of your tank, an unexpected breakdown or becoming stranded due to bad weather, having a full tank of petrol could make all the difference to survival.
2) First aid kit. At least two or 3 packs should be placed in different places of your vehicle. One behind the passengers seat. One in the boot and one in the drivers door well. A vehicle crash or roll over may only allow access to one of your first aid packs.
3) Toe Rope. Absolute essential that can make all the difference to surviving getting your vehicle stuck. Inexpensive item that take up little space. No excuses, get one.
Tough knuckle protection adds that little extra for striking, self defence and survival.
These are our favourite value gloves for firearms training and weapons training. Good quality at excellent value.
If you are a professional operator, then Oakley versions and Mechanix versions and better, but with a much higher price tag.
For ever day carry and training, the OMAGAI tactical gloves (image above) offer quality at a very affordable price. Allows for having more pairs of gloves stashed in your vehicle and home. And when a tough training session destroys them, financial loss is minimal.
We highly recommend this item as part of your EDC (everyday carry).
Multifunctional and with UV protection, not only are these items fantastic for protecting you against the sun and harsh weather in a survival situation. But simply loading one up with rocks, coins or batteries and tied off, converts it into a SAP or Backjack type weapon. The elasticity of the material gives a great amount of force when used as a striking tool.
Make one part of your EDC. Weight and size is not an issue, keep one in your coat pocket and you won't even notice it.
Rubber door stop in your bug-out and travel bag.
A simple rubber door stop placed behind your front door at night, one of the simplest and cheapest ways to stop a home intruder who may have obtained keys to your home (think rental and how many people may have had a key to your front door) or they managed to pick your door lock. It takes seconds to jam into the base of your front door or bedroom door and locks the door solid from opening.
You can also use it as a way to open the door to strangers and if they try to barge in, the door will jam into the door stop which should be 10cm behind your front door with your foot on it as you open the door.
Why keep one in your travel bag? Staying away in a hotel room...simply jam under your hotel room door at night a sleep well knowing that no one can enter your room. It weighs hardly anything and costs less than €10 to buy a decent quality one. The only question is why wouldn't you travel with one? It works.
Don't buy the very cheap rubber door stops, many of them we have tested collapse when enough force is applied to them. We like the Big Foot solid rubber door stop shown above.
Every home, vehicle and bug-out bag should have at least one!
With several versions of this award winning product, we recommend the portable straw water filter for your bug-out bag and vehicle. And the 650ml water bottle version for camping and hiking trips.
A quality stainless steel pen that's great for taking notes, can also be used for self defence.
'Tactical self defence pens' may look cool and yes we agree they are a useful EDC item for self defence, but you shouldn't travel with such an item and you should only carry what you train with DAILY. Being caught trying to get on a plane, or certain high security government buildings with a aggressive pen branded by a firearms manufacturer, is really not a good idea in the current world climate of global terrorism.
And the reality is, using a pen for self defence should not be considered as anything more than a good tool for 1 to 3 strikes on your assailant. Beyond that, you need to revert to your hand to hand combative training. The Bourne Identity clip below is a great example of how even a simple pen can be used for self defence.
We recommend LEGAL TO CARRY ANYWHERE and the original pen of James Bond, Parker Jotter.
Every bug out bag should contain FiberFix. (Also keep some in the car!)
We love duct tape too, our favourite brand is Gorilla Tape, but even high quality duct tape has it's limitations, especially when exposed to direct hear from the sun and rain.
When out in the field under harsh conditions, the best product by far for speed and permanent fix is FiberFix. Works in the rain, hot sun and fixes just about anything from a leaking pipe to torn tent to broken handles on tools.
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