EDC: Everday Carry Kit For Women
In 2015 I wrote a post on what I carried in my EDC, Everyday Carry Kit. It’s changed a bit over the years, as my boys get older.
- Backpack, an urban women’s model
- Wallet (Always have cash)
- Epi-Pen set for youngest child’s severe allergies, wrapped in gallon freezer bag
- Inhaler for youngest child, wrapped in gallon freezer bag
- Hard sunglass case with prescription sunglasses (If you can’t see well without glasses, a second set is an essential)
- 3 sandwich bags, with 3 uses of toilet paper
- Bag with tampons and other female products, 2 days worth, plus bags for trash
- Power bank for phone, with cord (1 full charge)
- Leatherman Micra multi purpose tool
- LED flashlight
- Green Baggu bag (I use this daily when shopping, it is ultra light but very strong. If needed it would make a great carry bag, up to 50 pounds.)
- First aid kit, in hard case, wrapped in bag. Contains ointments, bandaids, blister band aids and more.
- Natural chapstick (can also be used on exposed skin on face and hands, in cold)
- Small bottle natural lotion
- Hand sanitizer (great for starting fires)
- Toothbrushes (The tiny single use ones, they can be reused if needed)
- Repair kit for dental crowns
- Pain killers
- Headband and hair-tie (really important if you have long hair)
- Gloves, even a thin $1 pair help with wind chill
- Carabiner on pack, for attaching items
- 1-2 snack items (1 being a meat energy bar), if my kids are with me, it is more.
What is missing:
- My prescription medication (I should have 2-3 days)
- 1 pair of low-cut Injini toe socks (since I am often in sandals, even in late fall/early spring, this would make walking a lot more comfortable.)
- Hat. In winter I carry a small packing hiking beanie hat.