Evasion is always better than defense in a mugging scenario but a peaceful escape in an engagement with minimal loss is possible with a decoy wallet.
Introducing the highly portable and versatile urban kit for Survival + Evasion + Resistance + Escape by Vigilant Gear Micro SERE Kit.
Wilderness survival kits are common and widely equipped but urban equivalents are rarely configured for active everyday carry (EDC). This is despite the average person being in such environments for significantly longer periods of time.
Vigilant Gear has assembled the most impressive portable SERE / urban survival kit currently available in a prepackaged form. All 16 pieces have been meticulously selected for function, quality and form.
Storage Case //
Low profile and compact transparent plastic case measuring 2.3″ x 1.8″ x 0.5″. Perfectly stores all the contents of the SERE kit. Transportable within any bag or even clothing pockets.
Signal Mirror + IR Panel //
A dual purpose miniature card tool with a survival mirror reflector on one side and an infrared (IR) visual panel on the other. Both sides are protective coated to be removed before use.
Ti Bogota Entry Toolset //
The smallest version of the universal lock pick set for pin and tumbler locks. Made from aircraft grade titanium – nonmagnetic and noncorrosive. *Optional for the Micro SERE kit.
TIHK (x2) //
A set of 2 ‘Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Keys’. Polymer (nonmetallic) covert universal handcuff keys. Opens most standardized handcuffs. Read the full TIHK review here.
Fire Steel //
A single piece of raw ferrocerium rod without a handle. AKA flint rod, fire striker, fire rod, spark stick, match stick and match rod. Although small in size, it’s good for many uses.
Lock Bypass + Shim Set //
An EZ Decoder and Quick Stick tools for bypassing many types of padlocks and stationary locks. Also a spring steel split-pawl shim for unlocking single-locked handcuffs.
Leader Wire //
A thin but durable nylon coated leader wire. 6 feet in length and made with a stainless steel core. Used for urban survival and utility purposes.
Tinder Quik Fire Tabs //
A specially treated cotton bundle designed for efficient and slow burning. Safe for storage. Can be used with the ferrocerium rod (see above).
Ceramic Razor //
A completely nonmetallic razor blade made of black zirconia ceramic. Measures 25 x 8mm. Extremely wear resistant and corrosion proof.
Micro Escape Tool //
A tiny stainless steel multi-tool for SERE scenarios; saw for cutting nonmetallic handcuffs, rope and duct tape or use as a handcuff shim.
Kevlar Cordage //
6 feet of genuine Kevlar 3 stranded cordage. Thin but powerful. Withstands 188lbs of weight, resistant to extreme heat and corrosive chemicals.
A very small but reliable 14mm button compass. Grade AA liquid filled construction. Highly luminous dial can glow for hours.
I usually build my own urban / wilderness / special / travel survival kit from the ground up but the Micro SERE Kit is so well designed that it has earned a spot in my minimal vagabonding packing list.
The Micro SERE Kit is available exclusively from Vigilant Gear as a whole set or individually (most) per item.
Vigilant Gear Micro SERE Kit /// $50+
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As a vagabond and minimalist, I carry very little with me as I travel the world. Among my limited active possessions, the gear around my neck is one of the most important to me.
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