We were asked to write about EDK’s. Well I had no earthly idea what that was so I asked and was told it meant an Every Day Kit. A kit that has you prepared for what may come your way that you always have with you no matter where you go. Ladies my age call this a purse. If you are a guy, it is what you have in your pockets unless you carry a computer bag, brief case or some other sort of pack.
In case the worse happens:
Multi-use knife (but understand that you can not take this everywhere, no government buildings, air ports etc).
Water in a flask (change it out every few days or better yet, get more fluids by using it every day),
A pack of cheese or peanut butter crackers and for me as a diabetic, candy
Small scissors, a band aid kit, alcohol swipes and a tampon. I hope none of the guys are turning red at this point but our troops carry them too. They expand and stop the bleeding in clean bullet holes, they are sterile and handy for absorbing blood from any type of wound.
Sample size medications in the original containers like aspirin, tylenol, stomach and allergy medication. Aspirin is especially important because if you or another person have symptoms of a heart attack, 911 will request it be taken. Keep them all in original packaging to keep problems from happening. If authorities ask if you have medication on you, producing it in this way will be less of a concern. Remember to carry prescription medication in it’s correct packaging as well. I have known of several people who had their medication in a pill carrier or pocket and were arrested. It got cleared up eventually but why go through that problem if you don’t have to?
Mirror, whistle, lighter or sealed matches, small sewing kit.
You may want to have a weapon as in gun or pepper spray and an alarm. Don’t forget that you can also use your car”s alarm if you are close enough and the car is close enough to hit the alarm button on the key fob.
Hankies, small sachets of insect repellant, hand wipes or sanitizer and sunscreen.
A folding fan, quarters and small bills to make a call or use in machines, small magnifying glass.
If you still have room, add some antibiotic cream, small folded emergency blanket or poncho.
I remember a friend up in Pennsylvania who seemed to have anything you could possibly ask for in her purse. She always had a multi-pocketed bag and could dig out whatever you could dream of. I once saw her pull out a measuring tape for someone and another time some anti-itch cream in individual sizes. At the time, I was still carrying diaper bags for our young foster children and just couldn’t dream of having all those things at the ready. Now, I do. Things are sort of odd out there in the world. Each time you leave the front door, have some “just in case” supplies with you.
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU CARRY THAT WAS NOT ON THE LIST IN THE ARTICLE?
HAVE YOU HAD AN EMERGENCY COME UP THAT MADE YOU GLAD THAT YOU WERE PREPARED WITH YOUR EDK?
Please let us know!