Everyday Carry: Multi-Tiered EDC System

Everyday Carry: Multi-Tiered EDC System

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“EDC” stands for Everyday Carry. It is the set of gear that a person carries on a daily basis to provide them with a certain set of capabilities that best serves their needs. Many people in society (e.g., non-Preppers) just carry a basic set of gear like a smartphone, wallet and keys. They don’t even know the term “EDC”. Preppers commonly expand upon this concept by including additional gear that provide a greater set of capabilities, such as a small knife, flashlight and a multi-tool. An EDC should be specifically designed for the intended usage needs of the individual, and not just replicated from another person’s EDC. For example, someone who lives in an urban environment may choose to EDC a USB flash drive for the storage of electronic data. Someone who lives in a rural environment would probably not have any need for an item like that, but instead might choose to carry a compass or a fixed blade knife (fine for wilderness usage, but often times illegal to carry in some US cities). In my opinion, Preppers should start off with expanding their core EDC items (e.g., wallet, phone) with a pocket size flashlight and a cutting tool (e.g., multi-tool and or folding knife), and then continue to expand their custom EDC setup from there.

I prefer to view my EDC as a multi-tiered system of gear groupings based on priority. Tier 1 represents the core EDC items that are absolutely mandatory, and pretty much standardized in modern society. Tier 2 expands upon Tier 1 by including what I like to refer to as “Prepper Tools”. These two tiers represent my basic EDC configuration that I will carry on my person 99% of the time. Tier 3 expands upon the above tiers even further by including some add-on items that are more for redundancy in addition to added capabilities that are nice to have, but not necessarily mandatory. The items included in Tier 3 also require me to have additional pocket storage space available in my clothing, such as through wearing cargo pockets or a jacket (e.g., Scottevest). If I do not have either of those options available, I usually will just store the Tier 3 items in my EDC Backpack, which could be considered Tier 4 for a Prepper’s complete system. However, this document and the companion video will just outline the items that are carried in my pockets and not in any additional bags (e.g., backpack, sling bag).

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  1. Overwatch on August 17, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    First dislike. There are other videos out there that are better on this topic. Bulge is your concern? What urban environment are we talking about? Soho in New York or Portland, Oregon?

  2. 안희조 on August 17, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I really like the way he organized his edc with several tiers.
    Great video!

  3. EDC Coffee Company on August 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Love the Feed! Keep it up!
    EDC Coffee Co.

  4. Talath Dirnen on August 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Clif, I love your videos, I’ve been with you for years but every time I watch one of your EDC, GHB of BOB videos my Amazon wish list grows! Great work as always my friend, all the best, Stef

  5. donald mcgreggor on August 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    YOu should get better wallet, so many new gen out there, my personal fav is Mani Wonders

  6. Dimitar Dzhumakov on August 17, 2019 at 2:37 pm


  7. Garrett Fong on August 17, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    great chanel love ur aproach at edc

  8. DeltaGaming on August 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    hey UrbanPrepper! i realised that you like the look and feel of the zippo that you have, but do not like refilling it so often, i remembered a while back i saw an ad that explained that they had zippo inserts for most lighters of zippo brand that were pressurized instead of soaked so they lasted about two to three months instead of a week

  9. Will on August 17, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Just found your channel. Great video. Forgive me if you’ve got a video on the topic (i’ll have to do some checking) but what’s the rationale behind the offline Wikipedia copy?

  10. Jay Fish and Shoot on August 17, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Like & subscribed

  11. Duke Makedo on August 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Textbook example. We watch videos like this to find some super- picky, smart person that’s a wee bit obsessive on a subject, and explains it well, yet concisely. Good job.

  12. Rev Sue on August 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    My goodness, I had no idea that a man’s pockets could contain these kinds of jewels! The money you’ve spent here, is unimaginable! Though, i will say, it was all well spent. God bless you and may peace walk with you

  13. Shane Ellswood on August 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Huh! It turns out I’m a tier 2/3 EDC prepper. I’m chuffed!

  14. Michael M on August 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    you wear a bandana to prevent UV problems.. yet your kid is bald with nothing? edit your video. worried about protecting your head but a baby in the sun is cool? 👍

  15. Curtis Kelly on August 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    You should make an Altoids edc and see how long you can last in the woods with it. If that be one night, two nights, three nights, or a whole week. I think that would be a good video.

  16. Steven Gilbert on August 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I love that you did this video in front of the hurricane as opposed to the space needle or something like that…. the hurricane is, well was, a Seattle classic

  17. I am fucking your waifu and there's nothing you can do about it on August 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    You must have been very sad to make all those tiers.

  18. Ten Minute Tokyo 2 on August 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    How do you avoid getting replaced by the India Inc Mafia at work?

  19. Matt on August 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Pretty ridiculous when you look at the fact that he doesn’t even carry a gun.:. You can all the knifes and first aid in the world but that’s not gonna protect you from a gun wielding bad guy

  20. All Day Son on August 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    How many birthday candles are you lighting just to carry a zippo! Lmao

  21. Doopadoo Man on August 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    I like your face

  22. Koff on August 17, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Get a couple of extra zippo flints and store them under the refill pad in the zippo. Saved me quite a few times.

  23. Fred Karasek on August 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    10:00 Time to get a Buff head wear for your kid in the backpack..

  24. Erika Contreras on August 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Love your channel! I hope I’m not the only female that likes to prep.

  25. R. CATTANEO on August 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Way ro go..
    Cover your head but leave baby’s head exposed to the hot sun..

  26. Tenderfoot Prepper on August 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Always look forward to your EDC vids. Do you still have the mini-magnets glued to your Altoids kid items to avoid rattle?

  27. Michal Válka on August 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for your videi. It’s a good idea to think about EDC as a tiers system.
    But there Is one thing I am missing. Surgical gloves or some kind of one-use only gloves. I would use them (and I already did) if I help someone with bleeding injury or helping for example homeless people back on their feet. It’s also useful when you change tire on your car or repair your kids bike on the go. I have one pair in my tier 1 and one pair in tier 2.

  28. amy fletcher on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Just came across your video. Saw you with the baby on your back with no head cover. Children can be fussy about that. You could use an umbrella for sun cover for hikes. Just popped into my head so had to share.

  29. All Day Son on August 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve noticed in your past videos you carry some useless stuff. But the stamps take the cake and the blister pad

  30. B M on August 17, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    12:05 I hate that multi tool, I bought one while I was in the army and the very first time I used it I batoned the knife with a soft wet stick one time and the blade snapped like it was made of glass. Though I think mine was the larger version. The skeletool I believe it was called.

  31. Кудряшка Сью on August 17, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    like and thank you. good job. nice kids👍

  32. Locke's Node on August 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Innovative organization system, I’m thinking of using something similar for myself, but why no hand sanitizer?

  33. xenusceptic on August 17, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    A snowflake you live in a city you have money ……that’s all you need

  34. EZO1988 on August 17, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Hey, check the survival bandanas that you can make or order. Is like having a foldable map with several instructions. you could even customise yours into a map of the city, personal info or anything else that you find usefull

  35. Doopadoo Man on August 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I like your face

  36. R. CATTANEO on August 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Great and informative video

  37. Bradley Hicks on August 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    i appreciate your videos. At work I have you or CP playing in my office. Keep it up.

  38. Ithehill's Mind on August 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I keep matches in my wallet and a 3” by 1’6” (ish) cloth loosely tied on my calf under my pants for an emergency turnecet

  39. Patrick Aherne on August 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    That one CAT tourniquet is a fake, not the NSN marked one.

  40. Tim Lipinski on August 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    My watch EDC is a Digital Watch UP-Graded to 24-Hour Mode. A NATO watchband with a name brand Suunto Button Compass from REI. Do a video of "The Ten Essentials" by the Seattle Mountaineers ! And any pen that uses a Fisher Space Pen Refill ! Thank you for the video ! tjl

  41. Ashley Sabatini on August 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Did you ever think of how you could help your family members survive during a critical situation? What supplies would you need, food, water, shelter, first-aid, personal protection? This great survival guide “suvo amazing guide” (Google it) provides a good understanding of what gear and supplies you need to get as you prepare for such an event.

  42. cbd228 the awsome on August 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    love this channel and its content, but how does this guy fit all this in his pockets!?

  43. everydaypepper on August 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Can you do a video where you show how you wear all this gear? Also for anyone interested, you can get a cheap key bar; cut it down to just one side. That got ride of a lot of the bulk on my keys. Check out the Brigade Quarter Master tweezers. They are tiny and work great.

  44. ImpulseThaRapper on August 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm


  45. Noelle Mattison on August 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Why don’t you take notes on your phone?

  46. severzero on August 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    That skyline looks familiar what city are you from?!

  47. Wyatt Nichols on August 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Great vid. I live in California, so i can’t EDC a firearm either. Great vid. 👍🏻

  48. Artur Van Kelst on August 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Hey watch this https://youtu.be/qJR8-OXAERo this wil be handy for your edc

  49. kittyonemeow2 on August 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    i love that space pen o have 2 and they work every time 💖

  50. George Mickles on August 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    TMW UrbanPrepper is using both hands…..and a third hand comes on-screen lmao.

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