Every Day Carry

TruePrepper Every Day Carry Guide

A comprehensive every day carry guide for preppers both new and experienced.

This is a dynamic guide curated by all of our authors. TruePrepper Every Day Carry Guide is constantly being updated with up to date and accurate information, so please check back frequently for updates.


Every day carry encompasses all the items you carry on your person every day. Versatility, weight, size, and functionality are all important for EDC gear.

The Basic Everyday Carry Kit

Our basic everyday carry checklist with recommended gear for each area.

The EDC Basics – You are probably already carrying a few of these on you each and every day. If you aren’t, you should seriously consider keeping these basic EDC items with you.

  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Medicines
  • Folding Knife
  • Smart Phone
EDC Holster on Belt

Add for Functionality – Add from below to round out your kit. If you opt to carry more items than you can keep on your person, it is not uncommon to get an EDC bag to store some of the larger items in.

  • CCW
  • Multi-function Watch
  • Small Notebook
  • Pen
  • Small Multitool
  • Lip Balm
  • Charging Cord for Phone
  • Small Flashlight
  • Small First Aid Kit

The Next Step

EDC adds tons of versatile functionality to your every day life. You’ll find yourself using many of the tools you added very often. Now we’re going to pivot and move on to the items you won’t use often at all.

Specialized kits are designed for people with specific situations. Not everyone needs every type of specialized kit. Knowing your capabilities and threats will help you as we move on to the next section: Specialized Kits.

Every Day Carry EDC Guide