TRIDENT-20 Urban Everyday Carry Backpack

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.

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Benchmade 915 Triage Urban Everyday Carry Rescue Knife – In For Review

Benchmade 915 Triage compared to Boker Plus CFR and Extrema Ratio Glauca B1.

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.

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Boker Plus CFR Urban Everyday Carry Rescue Knife – In For Review

The beauty of the Boker Plus CFR EMT knife exposed

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.

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Fallkniven F1 First Impression

Fallkniven F1 survival knife for the urban setting in its sheath

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.

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Everyday Carry Gear

Overview of everyday carry gear

Urban everyday carry gear is the central theme within the urban EDC community. What to carry, and what not to carry is the question. There are as many different setups as there are EDC junkies and the kind of urban EDC gear you choose is as much a personal choice as it isa logical one.

So what then are you to do when you’re just starting out? What urban everyday carry gear is the right choice for you?

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The Pelican U145 Urban Everyday Carry Backpack

Showing what I carry in my urban EDC backpack

As you might know already I like to carry a decent size urban everyday carry 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 with it enough to write a good, honest review on it.

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5 Best Survival Tin Knives

Types of knives that fit in a altoids size survival tin.

Okay, it should really be called “The 5 Best Survival Tin Knives I Ran Across And One Multi Tool”, only 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 available 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.

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Sanrenmu 913P Urban EDC Survival Folding Knife

Sanrenmu 913P Urban Survival Knife

The Sanrenmu BG4-913P Urban EDC Survival Folding Knife is a good choice 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.

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Urban Everyday Carry Knife Philosophy

Overview of office safe urban everyday carry (EDC) knives

My theory for what to choose as an urban everyday carry knife is rooted in my desire for being prepared and self reliant in a downtown, city like environment. What that really means in terms of what urban EDC knife I carry differs from situation to situation.

There is no one size fits all here.

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Lessons From American Blackout

City wide blackouts spell disasters for inhabitants

American Blackout is a movie that recently aired on National Geographic. If you have any interest in prepping there’s little chance you’ve missed it. It chronicles a national power failure brought on by a cyber attack, shown through the eyes of everyday people.

Filmed on camera’s and mobile phones they tell their story of surviving 10 days without power. It’s worth the watch. So if you haven’t seen it yet, get on it.

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Victorinox Pioneer Swiss Army Pocket Knife Review

True urban survival knife collection :)

Founded in 1884, Victorinox is a knife manufacturer out of Switzerland that is the sole supplier of multi-purpose knives to the Swiss army. Which is what most of us know them from, Swiss Army Knives.

It is definitely what I know them from, having been issued a Victorinox pocket knife when I started my tour of duty with the Royal Dutch Military Police, some time ago now.

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