Everyday Carry: Scout’s Honor

Be Prepared has been the Scout Motto, used around the world, since as far back as 1907. And in a way, you could argue it as the precursor to everyday carry. After all, isn’t that exactly the point of EDC, to be ready for any contingencies that might rise up during the course of daily life? The good news is, you don’t have to presently be involved in any scout organization to garner the benefits of this mindset. You don’t even have to have ever been a scout to extract value. Just keep your mind sharp, your body fit, and carry around a complement of excellent tools to help you tackle any problem every single day. Trust us; it will make your life much more simple and enjoyable.

Word Pocket Notebook

Made in the USA, each of these pocket notebooks comes loaded with 48 high-quality lined pages between their covers. Each cover is printed with the brand’s handy organizational bullet point system key. And since they come in a three-pack, you’ve got plenty of room to scribble down all your great ideas.

Purchase: $10

Eyeskey Sighting Compass

If the stuff ever hits the fan and you find yourself lost in the wilderness, your life is going to be so much easier if you know how to read a compass and carry one with you. And this military-grade sighting compass is one of the best tools for the job – be it getting your bearings, measuring distance, or just staying on track.

Purchase: $15

Arktype RMK Quick-Release Keychain

Arktype’s RMK keychain is excellent on several fronts. It keeps your keys and keychain tools at the ready, keeps your pockets a little lighter, has an excellent and secure magnetic quick release for fast access, and features hand-woven 550 paracord wrapped around it that can be taken apart and used in case of an emergency or survival situation.

Purchase: $32

CRKT Tao 2 Tactical Pen

What use is a pocket notebook without a stellar EDC pen to go along with it? This superb writing utensil from CRKT is built to function in some of the worst conditions on the planet. In fact, it can continue to function upside-down, underwater, in freezing cold, or in boiling heat. And it’s built from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum to boot.

Purchase: $38

The James Brand County Knife

An elevated version of the same types of simple pocket knives many of us had as kids, this classic slipjoint folder is built from a combination of Sandvik steel (for the blade), stainless steel (the handle and hardware), and ebony wood. At 3.5″ closed and 1.9 ounces, it’s the perfect size to stash in your pocket, but built well enough to tackle even the toughest jobs.

Purchase: $150

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