Every Day Carry (EDC)

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Eric –Welcome to episode #27  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded June 26,  2019.

My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer.

(Ian – My name is Ian.  I’m not here right now; I have been overwhelmed by the sudden fame of being a massive internet celebrity.  I have taken this week off to spend time with my emotional support alpacas.)

Alan – I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I’m a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now.

Hugues – Hello from Canada’s East Coast. I’m Hugues from Nova Scotia, I’m a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, Volunteer Firefighter and Station Chief, Volunteer Search & Rescue Tech and Prepper. I’ve been preaching and living the prepper lifestyle to varying degrees for the last 6 years or so, this was born out of necessity to ensure the short-term survival of my family which includes three young children.

Owen –   Live in Eastern Canada, background in homesteading, blacksmithing, general trades.

Gavin – Business owner, CCFR Field Officer, Volunteer First Responder, Stop the bleed and Firearms instructor with Ragnarok Tactical and podcaster on the other CPP


Guest Spot?


Eric – We have some utilitarian content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode – our personal EDC gear.

News –

Owen –

Alan –

CPP guys- 

Eric –



Eric –

Ian –  

Alan –

Gavin – too busy traveling, but, I have tested my gear and upgraded my skills in my travels and took a week long tracking class


Main Topic –

Eric – Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here)

Ian –   Cell phone, Pocket knife, flashlight, multi-tool, eyewear depending on the situation.  Always a knife, if legal. I generally carry more on my periphery (suitcases, vehicles, quad, etc), than on my actual person.   “Less” is More likely to be carried, but the periphery items ensure you still have what’s needed.

Eric –

Alan -my gear is layered. In my pockets I always have a zippo, a small folder (currently a little wee buck I picked up about 20 years ago at Canadian Tire for $5.99) and a small button-cell flashlight, bandana, car key, wallet and watch. Usually a pair of sunglasses and a ball cap nearby

My lunch box (comes with me every day) has a CPR mask, pair of medical gloves, and a pencil case with a few goodies: multitool (Leatherman classic currently), headlamp, a few spare batteries, charger cords for usb and iPhone, some paracord, a few Band-Aids, a pair of nail clippers, and a lighter. There’s also a needle and some silk thread, a little bit of velcro and small wrap of duct tape (both orange and gray)

I have second pouch I don’t normally keep with me but is usually in my computer bag. It has another folder, a Ferro rod and magnesium stick, a few razor blades (for fine work), a sharpening stone, a couple of water purification tabs, and more paracord

On top of that is my car kit/get home back which we’ve already discussed on a previous episode. I’ve carried more things in the past but rarely find a need for more 

Gavin – Glasses, Cell phone, Pocket knife, multitool, pocket lockpick set, escape tools, mini IFAK on my ankle with TQ, Rolled Gauze, Gloves and a Fox Seal, plus my full trauma kit in my trunk along with my 72hr bag and a battery booster pack with air compressor and when possible while traveling in the US I carry my Glock 34 and a spare mag.


Endeavor to start carrying two of what you consider to be the most useful items as a personal EDC…..


(Or whatever you guys want)

Episode Closing

Upcoming events

2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON

July 11-14



Last call!  July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. All are welcome. Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course July 5, and a ‘stop the bleed ‘course on the 6th.  .Not to mention the pig roast!

Under facebook, under “9th Annual Podcaster Charity Shoot”

There will also be a chance to fire some prohib weapons such as short barreled pistols for a fee!  There is also talk of full autos being available, not confirmed yet!



Eric –  I’m going to bring episode 27of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.

Alan – We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO

Hugues – I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Video uploads to resume in late May.



Ian – You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .


Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)


CPP T-shirts for sale!

Price is: 19.95 plus shipping and mandatory government bribe. (Tax)

Eric – Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, XXXXX

Eric – Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!

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