Time and time again, we all know that the key to staying prepared for emergencies is having an EDC kit close by – even if you are a lady. The good news is that there are plenty of Keybar accessories you can work with for this purpose.
As a woman, you know you need an EDC kit to stay prepared at all times. With the rise in crime and other unfortunate incidents like terrorist attacks, shootings, or accidents, it has become a time when even a simple outing to the movies can land you in danger. Women are particularly vulnerable because someone can decide to take advantage of you easily – unless you are prepared.
Why should women have EDC kits/bags?
For a woman, you have an advantage over guys in terms of carrying EDC items, since you are already accustomed to having a bag with you at all times. Because of this, it is normal to see a lady carrying a purse, so you end up not attracting any unwarranted attention to yourself.
EDC tools help you to survive any minor or major situations that can arise without showing people you are prepared – something that any normal adult would want. Situations that warrant the use of the kit include when you are followed on the subway or street by unknown people, when you get lost during a hike, when you are away from home during natural disasters, getting stuck in overnight traffic, and so on.
How to select an EDC bag or purse
Is it durable?
This is among the most important choices you need to make when selecting an EDC bag or purse. Look at attributes such as the fabric type and quality, as well as any other materials that make up the purse to ensure it can withstand daily wear and tear.
Inaddition, look at the stitching and its tightness, the security and security of all the closures such as zippers, snaps and buckle closures, and the strap material strength.
EDC is meant to give you access to your needed items as quickly as possible. You do not want to be in the middle of an emergency situation, yet you are digging through the pockets to find necessary items. The more pockets the bag has, the easier it is to keep your EDC items accessible and organized.
Great choices of these purses include those with additional attachment points, webbed loops,O-rings and so on.
What is its weight when empty?
When you are buying any bag or purse, it is important to consider the weight, but this becomes even more important when you are buying an EDC bag. Because you will be carrying the bag as frequently as possible, you do not want it to weigh you down or make you feel uncomfortable due to strain, since you are carrying emergency and normal tools.
It is good to select a durable but lightweight bag, and this will help you stay comfortable when using the bag every day without straining.
Note that experts will say that it is better to select a cross-body bag or small backpack, instead of a bag you wear on only one shoulder. This will distribute the weight of the EDC items more evenly on your shoulders. If you cannot avoid the one-shoulder bags though, it is important to switch shoulders whenever possible.
Where can you carry the items?
Aside from the bag or purse, there are items that you can carry on other parts of your body. For instance, you can attach a USB stick on a lanyard and wear it around your neck. You can carry multiple keychain items like pens in your coat or shirt pockets. If you have a compass, you can wear it on your wrist, thanks to a paracord bracelet.
Even though EDC items are marketed mostly towards men, you cannot afford to ignore them if you are a woman, because of the rise of insecurity. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry at the end of the day.
Why should you have a keychain multi tool?
If you are not a fan of heavy or bulky tools within your pockets (which you likely aren’t), then having a keychain multi tool is a good idea. It will also allow you to retain high quality and functionality of all the tools at your disposal. Because of its light weight as well, it is easy to carry around.
Is there specific criteria to use when looking for a keychain multi-tool?
Yes, since not every keychain will work well when you add other items on it. A keychain multi-tool will tend to have a length of three inches or less, and has the most expansive range of form factors. Look for those made of metal (preferably stainless steel). They should also be easy to use and lightweight so that you do not feel weighed down.
Are all the extra tools important?
To answer this, you need to know what kind of tools you require, then this will guide you on the specifications to look for. The denominations of the functions will also determine its user-friendliness – whether you use metric or imperial measurement systems.