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Survivalist, prepper, trained specialist or not, experiencing a catastrophic, doomsday or SHTF event while traveling abroad changes things.
This is a continuous series of posts about random, nonspecific but typical days in the life of my vagabonding lifestyle. –view all days
* FEATURED EQUIPMENT //
VSSL MINI CACHE
The smaller, more mobile version of the high-end and rugged Supplies Cache. The waterproof end cap is integrated with a powerful 200 lumens flashlight and the top with an oil filled compass.
* EVERYDAY CARRY //
A precision writing instrument first and special circumstance tactical CQC device second while equally effective as both but as inconspicuous as the former. Ruggedly built in the USA by Tuff-Writer.
A high-end / high-tech compact tactical folding knife applicable for hard use utility, combat defense and international everyday carry. Ceramic bearing pivot and CPM-154 blade. A Guardian Tactical design.
This is the world’s most beautiful carabiner. That is a peculiar thing to say because a carabiner is just a metal loop made to hold things but it’s not delicate, this is a legitimate tool for endless EDC uses.
LIFE CAPSULE OMEGA
A highly mobile and specialized personal carry device designed for survival and lifestyle carry, hence the “capsule of life”. I’ve had 2 of these as part of my vagabonding packing list and EDC since 2012.
This is the “Cadillac” of multi-tools. The best money can buy and it does cost a lot of money, but it’s worth every damn penny. Titanium scales, S30VN blade and various other precision built tools within.
A most iconic watch that kills it at both black tie events or volcano treks and performs anywhere from the deep ocean to any active war zone. The defacto wear anywhere tool watch by Rolex.
ASP P12 BATON
This is the best and most compact (without loss of effectiveness) tactical expandable baton you can get currently in the market. Offers a significantly favorable concealability / force damage ratio.
DARK P12 21A
A grippingly compact yet powerful tactical / personal illumination device that’s pocket carry friendly. The purposed eye blinding focus beam and front impact bezel makes this a CQC capable device.
* LOAD CARRY SYSTEMS //
FAST PACK SCOUT
A highly compact but rugged tactical rucksack built for mobility. This is my current primary pack for lifestyle vagabonding, replacing my FAST Pack EDC. It will also serve as my EDC, go-bag and trekking kit.
FAST PACK EDC
This American made flagship pack by Triple Aught Design is essentially the “grail rucksack”. The most outstanding of its kind reigning since its introduction. It’s more agile, tactile, ample and versatile.
By Maxpedition, this multi-functional mobility compact duffle bag can be used and be packed in a variety of ways; survival, travel, urban. Specifically for minimalist but technical loadout options with speed in mind.
ZERO GRID CUBES
Dual-layered 420D ripstop nylon set includes of 3 (1 Large and 2 Small) cubes for clothing compression and accessory organization and shoe bag. I have various kits of these in my go-bags around the world.
On demand expanding / folding dump pouch folds up small and folds out huge for varied carry options, made from 1000-Denier ballistic nylon. Ideal for temporary or situationally strategic kit carry options.
TACTICAL TRAVEL TRAY
This unique carry / desk kit caddy by Maxpedition expands to an everyday carry items tray from a flat envelope-like bag. With highly functional travel and stationery layout capabilities.
A tough and agile polymer capsule container designed for MOLLE attachment and other modular and custom everyday carry methods for both on-person and within a dedicated carry system.
* APPAREL //
STEALTH HOODIE LT
Triple Aught Design’s flagship outer wear. An advanced technical performance jacket for active use in the fiercest weather conditions yet during any season. Lightweight body armor for the elements.
CONDITION BLACK T-SHIRT
Nimbly armored with ceramic particles to an advanced textile material with active stitching, the most technical and tactical t-shirt ever. Excels for casual wear, trekking and even war.
Breathable, lightweight, odor resistant and long-wearing. The award winging, ultimate active underwear made from advanced synthetics. I’ve been wearing these around the world since 2012.
GORUCK TAC HAT
A rugged and brand sanitized military-style tactical hat. Low profile fit with six panel construction using Cordura 1000D. VELCRO® panels on the front and brim underside. Made in the USA.
ALPHA TOUCH GLOVES
A precision tactical glove that can be used for comfort in bad weather, use on any touch device, do delicate repairs, drive a vehicle with craft or just go to battle with its trigger finger design.
SHADOW AMPHIBIAN BOOTS
This is the grail tactical boot by LALO. The finest, most practical and advanced footwear of this kind without going custom. Fits like basketball sneakers but designed for battle and harsh environments.
* SUPPLIES //
Actual Kevlar material made into thin cords with the strength of thick rope for wilderness and urban survival as well as any number of gear and situational enhancement and modification applications.
ESCAPE SERE RAZOR
An all ceramic “hideaway” razor blade for escape and evasion purposes with extreme concealment carry capabilities. However, also functional as an emergency utility blade for its extreme edge keeping capability.
MICRO GOLD BULLION
Certified 999.9 Fine pure gold bullion bars sealed in official Pamp authenticity cases. I carry a certain selection of these for emergency currency EDC and a part of some of my globally placed go-bags.