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From Chris Cleanshave Miller

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My ‪#‎EDC‬ or ‪#‎EveryDayCarry‬ – Mini Bic Lighter, small Swiss Army knife, P-38 Can Opener and an LED Flashlight. What’s in your pocket?  You could throw together a simple survival kit like this one for around $10.  So take the time, and get prepared for the future now.

Send Survival Bros a picture of your #EDC tools, and we’ll share it on the blog site here!  thesurvivalbros@gmail.com

Visit his author page on Amazon.com, and download some of his backpacking books.

Thanks for checking out your Emergency Preparedness blog Survival Bros regularly.  More fun soon.  Cheers.

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By Cameron McKirdy
Last week I traded an antique wooden chest for a bunch of used Swiss Army knives. I kept some, and swapped out others for a new Buck folder.

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They call this classic the Buck Stockman. I liked it because it has three fatty blades. It’s nothing special, but it will do work. The knife dealer in my town said it was made in China, so it’s not the best quality, compaired to Buck knives made in America. But I will use this folder. The blades on the mini Victorinox tools don’t have much of a surface to work with. They are perfect for the small emergency caches I’ve been burying. All in all, I made a good trade up. The knife dealer pays out half of the retail value of the item. Makes sense. It’s fair to me.

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I swooped these old knives from an estate sale today. I paid a little too much. $10. I offered $5, but got rejected. I forked it over because it was for a good cause. I should still be able to make a few bucks on these, or trade up later. I’d like another multitool for them. I’m really digging these older knifes with wood handles, so I may keep the large one. The little folding knife was designed to work with a pocket watch. You can see where it would attached to a chain.

I’m hooked on collecting knives. I can’t wait for next weekend so I can hit up more garage sales. The time to buy is when people have to sell. Buying used is way more fun that paying full retail for something. I like that these objects have a history, and I get to add to it. Peace and love.

Hey friends.  I had to show you my Swiss Army multitool.  This is a super rare traveler’s set.  I couldn’t even find a picture of it on the internet.  I bought this 10 years ago while traveling through Europe.  I saved around 50% by purchasing it in Switzerland, compared to the states.  The set cost me 127 Francs.  Which today converts to $138.99 US.  It’s one of the nicest knives Victorinox makes, and came with a compass, Maglite Solitare keychain flashlight, and leather carrying case.  The best part is, I got the side of the knife engraved with my name for free.  It’s mint, but I’m going to start using it as part of my EDC, or every day carry. 

Unfortunately, I left the batteries in the flashlight, and now I can’t get the end cap off to fix it.  So I’m sending it to Maglite for a free repair or replacement.  I just have to pay for shipping.  That’s the second flashlight I’ve found this week that had the batteries leak.  Not cool.  Lesson learned.  Take the batteries out, or keep them fresh.  You can find just the knife for sale online for about $75.  It got a 5 star rating on Amazon.  It’s no wonder, because they’ve been in business since 1884.

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Produced by Cameron McKirdy