The Vanquest TRIDENT-20 is part of what is maybe the best line up of urban EDC backpacks on the market today. It’s of high build quality, has many handy features, takes organisation options to a whole new level and sets the bar for what an elite urban everyday carry backpack should be like.
The Benchmade 915 Triage came in for review as part of my effort to find the best EDC rescue knife for my elite everyday carry backpack setup a while ago. In case you’ve read my review on the Boker Plus CFR you know already that I’m putting together an elite urban survival backpack with only the best gear for the job. This is my attempt to document my considerations and choices, hoping to help my fellow preppers and survivalist friends in making their own informed choices.
The Extrema Ratio BF2 CD – Urban Survival Utility Pocket Knife is the utility brother to the Extrema Ratio BF3 Dark Talon that I wrote about in this review.
Made by Extrema Ratio knives this is a true utility EDC folder, delivering the high quality demanded for professional use by military and police personnel into the hands of us urban survivalists.
The Boker Plus CFR EMT knife, the Combat First Responder. It came in for review today as part of my effort to find the best emergency responder knife for my elite everyday carry backpack setup.
The idea is simple: put together an urban survival backpack with only the best gear for the job. The Boker Plus CFR is one of only a few knives that could make the cut for best EMT knife. Let’s find out if it will.
If you’re as much of an urban survival nut as I am you’ll appreciate this find; the Extrema Ratio BF3 Dark Talon. Made buy Extrema Ratio knives this tactical folder is beauty and aggression folded into one. EDC-ing this easily concealable knife gives you the edge you’re looking for.
Being focused on urban survival I’m always looking for that cross over product which has proven itself in outdoor survival and is also applicable in a urban, downtown city survival scenario. The Fallkniven F1 is such a product.
It has proven itself to many a woodsman already and it has the characteristics I’m looking for in a survival knife for an urban perspective. So I couldn’t resist any longer and bought me one, let me share my first impressions with you.
Everyday Carry Gear is the central theme within the EDC community, what to carry, or not to carry is the question. There are as many different setups as there are EDC junkies and the kind of survival gear you choose is as much a personal choice as it is a logical one.
So what then are you to do when you’re just starting out? What everyday carry gear is the right choice for you?
As you might know already I like to carry a decent size edc backpack with me to work to keep all my tier 2 gear in. Picking the right backpack for that task sounds easier then I found it to be. After a lot of looking around and trying out I happened upon the U145 Urban Tablet Backpack. Now, seven months of hard daily use later it has become my trusted urban everyday carry bag for the urban office environment I live in. During these seven months I got to use and experience it enough to write a good, honest review on it.
Okay, it should really be called “The 5 Best Survival Tin Knives I Ran Across And One Multi Tool. But you can see how that doesn’t really work for a title. I hope you’ll forgive me.
But, to the subject at hand! There is shockingly little information out there on the inter webs on what knives to use in (urban) survival tins. To add to that, practically every survival tin shown on YouTube doesn’t come with a decent knife option. Time, I thought, to list a few great knives that work well in your tin and show them inside one so you can see what’s possible and make an informed choice.
At the hart of your urban survival tin should be a well chosen knife. It’s without a doubt one of the most versatile tools you can carry and likely the most important piece of gear you´ll have on you. And despite the necessarily small size it has due to the constraints of the tin you should be able to use it for tasks such as cutting/slicing, splitting, self-defense, first aid tool, food prep, shelter building, fire making, hunting and prying. So picking an urban survival tin knife is quit an important decision.
The Sanrenmu BG4-913P Urban EDC Survival Folding Knife is a must have when working and living in an urban downtown office type environment. The need to protect yourself and to prepare for incidents and disasters is equally important as when living in a rural area, the only difference is, you can’t carry the same gear. This knife though helps equal the playing field.
In my search for an office safe urban EDC folding knife I have come across knives that scored good on one or two of the criteria I’ve set for an urban everyday carry knife, but so far I’ve seen only one that scored well on all. The Sanrenmu B4-762 is that knife.
The underlying theory of everyday carry is one of being prepared and self reliant, what that in effect means concerning the items to carry differs from person to person. One thing we all do agree on though is that at the heart of any EDC kit needs to be an everyday carry knife. Being an urban survival guy, my view on EDC knives is one that keeps the urban setting front and center. You can’t carry the same knife into the office as you can on your ranch.