5 EDC Essentials from Veteran-Owned Businesses

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November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States. It's a day where we give thanks to the men and women in uniform that have served our country. There are plenty of vet-owned businesses out there, but the ones that specialize in gear are especially relevant to us over at Everyday Carry. These professionals have spent years in the field, and few people out there know what makes a great piece of gear as much as they do. As a way to show our appreciation, we've rounded up some of our favorite Veteran-made goods. Read on to check out some of our favorite picks!


GORUCK Rucker

US Special Forces Veteran Owned

The “Rucker” is a smaller daypack from GORUCK. It’s built from a rugged 1000D Cordura nylon that's weatherproof, abrasion-resistant, and durable. Inside, you’ll find multiple pockets for stashing smaller EDC goods. The Rucker opens perfectly flat for easy packing and access to your gear even at the bottom of the bag. As is the case with most of GORUCK’s backpacks, there’s an internal pocket for a weighted “Ruck Plate” that’s meant for weight training. GORUCK’s bags are built in the USA by a US Special Forces Veteran. For Veterans Day, they’re running a sale on the Rucker. Hit the link below and save yourself nearly a hundred bucks on this rock-solid bag.

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ITS Tactical Nylon Zip Pouches

US Navy Special Warfare Veteran Owned

Accessory pouches seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but the offering from ITS Tactical stands out thanks to some thoughtful design features and best-in-class materials. These pouches are available in three sizes: Standard, Skinny, and Mini. Each side of the Cordura bags has its own pull handle, so no matter where the pouch is in your bag, you can easily yank it out. Even the heavy duty zippers are finished off with mil-spec paracord pulls. These handy little pouches are available in a multitude of different colors. You can pick them up starting at $16.99 from ITS at the link below.

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Readyman Survival Card

US Special Forces Owned

If there’s anyone you want survival advice from, it would be a Special Forces Vet or a skilled outdoorsman. Luckily, Readyman was founded by both. They’ve designed this survival tool that packs all of the essentials (and then some) into an easy-to-carry card. The Wilderness Survival Card 2.0 has nine fish hooks, five arrow heads, four snare locks, an awl, two sewing needles, three saw blades, and a pair of tweezers. This kit sounds like it would take up an entire bag by itself, yet it fits inside of a standard Altoids tin or slips into your wallet. Hit the link below to snag this awesome piece of kit for just under thirteen bucks.

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Red Oxx Mfg. Co Rigger's Wallet

Marine Corps Recon Veteran Owned

The Rigger's Wallet from Red Oxx is built to last. This Cordura nylon trifold wallet features a hook-and-loop closure to secure its contents. Inside, you'll find a zippered coin pocket to keep you change in place. A clear window slot lets you flash credentials without removing your ID from the wallet. The middle section has room for several cards and additional folded bills behind the main pocket. The top-loading cash pocket sized deep enough to accommodate currency from all parts of the globe. The Red Oxx Rigger's Wallet is available in 12 different colors at the link below.

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BOND Travel Gear Escapade Gear Pouch

US Army Veteran Owned

This handy organizer pairs durable construction and materials outside with serious organization features inside. BOND has paid special attention to the wear-prone spots on the pouch by double stitching zippers and reinforcing stress points. To keep your gear in place, BOND Travel Gear makes great use of silicone-backed elastic straps that hold onto your gear with both the tension of the elastic and the grip of the rubber. Overall, the pouch measures in at 7” x 8.7” x 1.2” — just large enough for most essentials without being unwieldy. You can rock the Escapade in two ways: inside your bag for more organization, or as a standalone pouch with the addition of shoulder strap.

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Do you EDC gear from a Veteran-owned company? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.

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I love my Modern Carry PocKit gear organizer from Yellow Birch Outfitters, another great, Veteran-owned fear manufacturer.
I saved this to my wishlist possibilities. Thanks, Andy!
Spartan Blades !
Years of SOF service and really fine gear, worth every cent!
Love to carry my Phrike and Enyo.
Kind regards,
Chris
I have to goruckgym bag and love it its so solid I wrote a review if any one wants to check it out love the site! https://ruggedpulse.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/goruck-38-l-gym-bag/
These are great products. Also, check out Sword & Plough for their incredibly rugged bags of all sorts. They had a photo of one of their bags that got dragged under a car for miles. Very dirty and scuffed, but intact. Computer inside worked fine. Wowser!