More Than What You Carry
Posted on February 25 2016
I understand that essentially all of you are familiar with the concept of EDC (Every day Carry) and carry some tools on your person to prepare you for daily chores. While tools are necessary for EDC, the idea of EDC is so much larger than that.
What would happen if you no longer possessed the tools that you typically carry every day? Would you be totally helpless to deal with the tasks that await you?
If you are an advocate of EDC, then you shouldn't be unprepared. The idea being, EDC comprises primarily of a mindset to be ready for anything. It is also a mindset to be inventive with whatever you may have.
Many of us carry a pocket knife. We can use that knife to pry, drive flathead screws, scrape, hammer, etc. Possessing that knife allows you to practice improvising with it. It enables you to improvise in different circumstances.
These improvising skills lead to a mindset of determination when faced with a challenge. Likewise, if you were in a position without any tools, and you have an EDC mindset, you shouldn't give up, try to make the most with what you possess to get the job completed.
EDC also requires a mindset to recognise reality; otherwise, you would not know what to prepare for, or you would fail to understand the fact that it helps to be prepared. Many people are oblivious to reality. They just do not have a want to be prepared, to make the most out of one's situation. Individuals who EDC should not fall into this category.
If you lack any of these mindsets, and you do not carry tools for everyday preparedness, then I would suggest you begin. Learning to think like an EDC'er is a process that comes with time and with experience. Don't waste another day. Start taking things into your hands.
If there's an obstacle that you repeatedly come across, carry the tools necessary to overcome it. You will become a better person because of it.