Being prepared for anything is a state of mind. However, it does require at least some gear. There are a lot of companies that produce everyday carry gear for those who want to be prepared. A lot of this gear is less than necessary, but these three pieces of 5.11 EDC gear could actually help if the casual becomes tactical, or if you need to conduct repairs in the field.

5.11 EDC Gear PL 2AAA

There is nothing more important than light, when you need it. And while there are all kinds of high-end flashlights with dual activation and bevels designed to deal blows, there is something about having a lightweight light for when you just want to find something. However, the EDC PL 2AAA flashlight still kicks out 107 lumens of light. So, folks can also use it for self defense. The company builds this single mode light from aerospace grade aluminum. It includes a pocket clip for easy access, and it is impact and IPX-4 water resistant. It measures 5-inches long and weighs 2.14 ounces, which includes two AAA batteries. MSRP is .$24.99.

TKO Ratchet Kit

Maintenance is just part of owning a gun and gear. And while no one wants to do maintenance in the field, sometimes it is required. For those times, consider the TKO Ratchet Kit. The compact kit comes with a variety of tools often needed for guns and gear. This includes a bi-directional magnetic ratchet, punch tool, pry tool and six hex bits. Additionally, the bits are color coded for quickly finding the one that is needed. It also comes with a webbed holster with belt clip and MOLLE attachments, which provide countless ways to carry. MSRP is $19.99.

EDT Multitool

Compact tools can be handy, especially one that contains multiple tools built into a single unit, such as the EDT Multitool. This compact, stainless-steel unit measures a mere 72mm by 20mm. However, it still features both a hex wrench and a flathead screwdriver, along with wire strippers, a ruler, pry tool and bottle opener. It also comes with a Kydex sheath and carabiner. MSRP is $12.99.

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