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GoBites Uno + Duo

GoBites Uno + Duo SporkThe spoon and fork are such elegantly simple tools that the only major change in a millennia is the fusion of them, the spork – AKA the foon.

[ August 28 2014 ]         DATA, GEAR, MINIMALISM

ModuLoader Pocket Shield

The gear we EDC is constantly upgraded and evolved but the pockets we carry them in haven’t changed in a century, until now…

[ August 03 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR

S&S Pocket Shiv

Whether designed as a weapon or utility, all knives are tools; combat, cutlery, EDC, survival and some with specialized purposes…

[ July 28 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR, SURVIVAL

KABAR Hellfire Knife

As a former operator and longtime edged tool connoisseur, my knives are custom or modified with production models rarely considered.

[ July 04 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR, SURVIVAL

Swiss+Tech Utili-Key®

MacGyver was a traveler, operator, survivalist, situational gear technician and this tool would have been part of his keychain EDC.

[ May 12 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR

NOMAD CHARGEKEY: Lightning + Micro USB

Nomad CHARGEKEY: Lightning + Micro USBNOMAD has created the most innovative mobile gadget cable for VAGABONDS equipping iPhones+, Androids and other USB devices.


Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 Multi Tool

Swiss+Tech Micro-Max Multitool - Vagabonding Travel GearAs a vagbond traveling ultralight, all my gear is limited to the size of a flight carry-on, making the Micro-Max 19-in-1 my multitool of choice.

[ April 28 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR, MINIMALISM, SURVIVAL

Vigilant Gear Micro SERE Kit

 Vigilant Gear Micro SERE Kit /// VINJABONDIntroducing 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.

Micro SERE Kit Contents :

Micro SERE Kit Storage Case

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.

Mini Survival Mirror with IR panel - SERE Kit

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.

Bogota Titan Nano Entry Toolset - SERE Kit

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: Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key  - 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.

Ferrocerium Rod - SERE Kit

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 - SERE Kit

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.

6ft Length of Stainless Steel, Nylon Coated Leader Wire - SERE Kit

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 Quick Firestarting Tab - SERE Kit

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 Blade - SERE Kit

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 - SERE Kit

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 - SERE Kit

Kevlar Cordage //
   6 feet of genuine Kevlar 3 stranded cordage. Thin but powerful. Withstands 188lbs of weight, resistant to extreme heat and corrosive chemicals.

Luminous Button Compass - SERE Kit

Compass //
   A very small but reliable 14mm button compass. Grade AA liquid filled construction. Highly luminous dial can glow for hours.

- Vigilant Gear Micro SERE Urban Survival Kit - VINJABOND

– Vigilant Gear Micro SERE Urban Survival Kit –

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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[ April 21 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR, HACKS, SURVIVAL


SportHolster: Ultra Minimal EDC Backpack /// VINJABONDThe sportHolster is an ultra minimal backpack designed for maximum mobility during active use and seamless everyday carry (EDC).

[ March 19 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR, MINIMALISM


Karambite Knife by VinjabondAs a vagabond I’m constantly facing new and exotic parts of the world, many with unpredictable potential dangers with varying knife laws. This self defense tool is the most ideal and effective for my world travel lifestyle.

[ March 13 2014 ]         DATA, EDC, GEAR, SURVIVAL