February is here and everyone is excited to celebrate love in all shapes and sizes. There are couples, married or otherwise, that are raring to spend some quality time with their significant other. Then we have the single guys and gals excited about the prospect of finally meeting THE ONE. But more than just spending time with the person you love, you also need to showcase your affection in other ways. One of those ways is to make sure she is always safe, especially if you’re not around. Make sure they have their everyday carry kit with non-lethal weapons and other survival tools to keep your lady love safe.
February also happens to be National Black History Month. In the United Kingdom, they’re celebrating LGBT History Month, which is observed in October in the United States. If you look closely at these two observances, you’ll find some rather atrocious events that leave a bad taste in the mouth.
The LGBT and Black communities have the bulk of their share of hate crimes and violent attacks instigated by people who find their preferences and race unacceptable. Sad to say, discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice are still a thing in 2021. While we have seen some changes in the previous years, there is still a need to be vigilant and to have the capability to defend oneself from such evildoers. Hence, everyone needs to have survival tools
StatGear Surviv-All Survival Knife
A pocket knife is an everyday carry essential simply because it’s a pretty useful tool. Aside from the normal stuff such as cutting and slicing, a pocket knife is also an effective less-lethal weapon. I say less lethal because you can use it only to scare or hurt an attacker. However, it can be deadly if you don’t know how to control yourself or use the knife properly. Hence, proper training is necessary if you plan on packing a knife in your EDC kit.
The Surviv-All Survival Knife from StatGear boasts a full tang blade made from high carbon 440 stainless steel. The drop point blade measures 4.25 inches, which is beyond the allowed 3 inches for concealed carrying in most states. You will need to get permission from the local authorities for this.
The Surviv-All is a multi-function survival tool. Aside from the blade, it also comes with a stainless steel pommel at the bottom of the handle. The heavy-duty belt sheath sports a fire starter rod tucked along its side. Strike it on the back of the blade to create fire.
On the sheath’s backside is a sharpener stone to keep your Surviv-All in razor sharp. The sheath is also equipped with a cord cutter for cutting strings, fish lines, and similar things. Finally, the para-secure knife handle strap is made of paracord, which has tons of emergency uses.
Another everyday carry essential from StatGear, the Slinger is smaller than usual but it gives the feel of a full-sized knife. The D2 steel blade pops out quickly with the help of internal ball bearings. In fact, it takes just about .25 of a second for the blade to spring into action. The Slinger is also equipped with a flipper for releasing the blade with just one hand. The frame lock, meanwhile, keeps you safe while handling the knife.
The stainless steel handle is 3 inches long and designed to provide a firm grip reminiscent of a full-sized knife. Since the Slinger is lighter and more compact, it’s pretty easy to conceal. It’s the perfect knife to hide in your pocket, purse, or bag. Statgear is currently offering the Slinger with a free deep-carry pocket clip.
StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
The T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool is a good tool to have in your EDC kit even if you don’t usually ride a vehicle. Designed by a New York City paramedic, the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool features a hook blade for cutting seatbelts, a spring-loaded window punch, and a 1/2 serrated 440c stainless steel blade.
In an emergency use the seatbelt cutter to cut yourself loose in case the seatbelt is jammed. The window punch at the tip of the handle is for breaking the glass so you can get out of the car if the door won’t budge. Simply press the steel tip on the glass to break it.
The 3 1/4 inches long blade can be used for a variety of tasks including cutting, slicing, and sawing. Of course, you can use it to defend yourself with proper training. The T3 tactical tool comes with a stainless steel belt clip and heavy-duty nylon belt sheath. Have it engraved for a minimal fee to give it a more personal touch.
StatGear SuperVizor XT Auto Escape Tool
Unlike the T3, the SuperVizor XT Auto Escape Tool does not have a knife blade. It does feature two indispensable car emergency tools. The SuperVizor XT comes with a carbide window punch and a 440 stainless steel seatbelt cutter.
Another feature that makes it different from the T3 is the rubber grip handle that is designed to prevent it from slipping from your hand. This is important as you can’t afford such mistakes when you’re life is on the line.
The StatGear SuperVizor XT also comes with a sheath that can be mounted on the car’s sun visor. This allows for quicker and easier access when you need it most.
StatGear Hygiene Hand Antimicrobial Brass EDC Door Opener and Stylus
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic opened the eyes of many to the dangers of viruses, bacteria, and other unseen hazards. They’re a different kind of threat compared to what people with everyday carry kits usually prepare for.
Right now, it’s not enough to just have a pocket knife, multi-tool, flashlight, and other everyday carry kit essentials. When you leave your home, it’s a must to bring a face mask, face shield, and hand sanitizer.
One survival tool that deserves a space in your EDC kit is the Hygiene Hand. This simple tool keeps you from touching surfaces that are dirty or have been exposed to the coronavirus. The Hygiene Hand lets you push buttons, open doors, and even sign your name on touchscreens without actually touching them.
Ankaka 6-in-1 Tactical Pen
Tactical pens are popular among preppers and other people who value safety. These survival tools are badass versions of the regular pen. Why so? They can be used as a weapon if used properly. Some tactical pens also perform other functions making them everyday carry essentials indeed.
The Ankaka 6-in-1 tactical pen is a prime example of a multi-function tool. As a non-lethal tactical weapon, it can be used for self-defense. It is made of aircraft aluminum and comes with a pointed tungsten carbide tip that magnifies the pain on contact. The handle and thumb head is designed to give the user the best grip to strike with full power.
As a multi-tool, it functions as a flashlight, screwdriver, hexagonal wrench, and bottle opener. The self-defense tip can also be used for breaking glass. Oh, and it writes, even on wet surfaces. It even has 5 ink refills.
Tactical Pen Knife by Frog & CO
The Tactical Pen Knife is the epitome of concealed carry. On the outside, it looks like a normal pen. In fact, it writes like a normal pen. Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Tactical Pen knife transforms into something horrific, well, for thieves and other unscrupulous fellows, at least.
The everyday carry essential hides a 2.5-inch serrated knife under its cap. The Tactical Pen Knife is only 5.5 inches long and weighs 1.6 ounces, which makes it pretty portable. There’s no doubt it belongs to your spouse’s or girlfriend’s EDC kit.
LifeShield® Self Defense Kit by Frog & CO
Frog & Co knows a thing or two about everyday carry essentials to keep your lady love safe. In fact, it recently released the LifeShield® Self Defense Kit, which contains a stun gun, pepper spray, and personal alarm. Each survival tool is good enough to deter any would-be assailant. But why settle for one if you can get all three packed in a nice carrying case, right?
The non-lethal weapons are effective in disabling the attacker temporarily. Those precious seconds should give you ample time to do what is necessary for your survival. If you decide to counter the attack, it’s best if you know how to handle yourself in a fight. That said, take your partner to a self-defense or martial arts training class.
The stun gun is capable of shocking a person with 2.2 million volts of electricity. As horrifying s that sounds, it shouldn’t be enough to kill someone. Still, it’s enough to stop an attacker in his tracks. The pepper gel spray produces up to 25 bursts of its capsaicinoid-based formula up to 10 feet away. The personal alarm, meanwhile, blurts out 120 decibels of sound that can be heard up to 600 feet away.
ECOXGEAR EcoCharge+ IP67 Waterproof Flashlight + Power Bank
Multi-tools are everyday carry essentials simply because they perform lots of tasks detriment to one’s safety and survival Take the ECOXGEAR EcoCharge, for example. This gadget is both a powerbank and an LED flashlight.
The EcoCharge boasts a 3200mAh rechargeable lithium battery capable of charging phones and other USB devices. The Bright Cree LED flashlight comes with 150 lumens of bright light. This essential survival tool is rated IP67 waterproof and shock resistant.
Cobra CXY800 Rechargeable 35-Mile Two-Way Radio Walkie Talkies
Smartphones are so, well, smart that you can do practically anything with them. While they’re your best option in communication, they shouldn’t be your only one. When you’re ill-prepared, you may end up with a drained phone during an emergency. That means you can’t call for help and your chances of getting rescued go down.
The same thing happens after an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. All electric devices including your phone go kaput so you can’t call for help or reach out to your family. A two-way radio, however, will still work.
The IP54 waterproof Cobra CXY800 Rechargeable 35-Mile Two-Way Radio Walkie Talkies allow you to keep in touch even with the electrical and internet grid down. It also fills you in on weather alerts and announcements through 7 NOAA channels. More importantly, you and your lady love can stay in contact as long as you’re not more than 35 miles apart.
There are plenty of other everyday carry essentials that we didn’t cover here since we focused on tools for self-defense. Follow Gentleman Pirate Club and check out more readings on what items need to be in your EDC kit and other emergency kits.