Freedom Preppers on Pinterest Freedom Preppers on Twitter Follow Freedom Preppers on Facebook



home > preppers > survival gear > everyday carry bag

Everyday Carry Bag: EDC

The purpose of  the everyday carry bag is to get your home. It differs from your Bug Out Bag in that it is just the essentials. Bare bones, lightweight, designed for 72 hours or less.

Checklists for preppers, hikers and hunters abound on the Internet.  You can find suggested equipment checklists on forums and chat rooms, retailer’s and outfitter’s websites.  Personally, we built our gear checklist on a foundation established on the “Prepper Rule of Threes” to come up with twelve essential items in our Everyday Carry Bag. From the twelve essentials we add items that specifically work for us.  Here is what we use as our basic checklist:



Preparedness Guides

Preppers Checklists

Level of Preparedness

Survival Skills

Bug-Out Location

Survival Gear

Prepping with Pets



  • Tarp
  • Paracord
  • Lighters
  • Flashlight
  • Water
  • Water Purification Tabs + Lifestraw
  • Survival Knife
  • Weapon, Ammo
  • Hand Crank Radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • Meal Replacement Bars
  • Compass + Map

everyday carry bag

The temptation with your everyday carry bag is to load it up with gear. This may be possible for you if your everyday carry bag is within your grasp at all times. But imagine this scenario, you have your gear laden every day carry bag in your car and the SHTF hits the fan while you and your co-workers are across town at lunch or in a meeting.

Everyday carry, to us, means all the time, within your reach. Accordingly it to should be stripped to the bare bones, just the basics as outlined above.



everyday carry bag