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TOWN AND COUNTRY EDC

DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS DEMAND DIFFERENT SURVIVAL KITS.
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The story goes that there were two cousins, a town mouse and a country mouse. The details change with the telling but essentially the town mouse goes to visit his rural cousin and finds the lifestyle there isn’t to his liking. He doesn’t much care for the food and the quiet, Spartan existence. He implores his country cousin to come with him to the city.

His country counterpart soon comes to visit and, wouldn’t you know it, he finds that the fast-paced urban environment isn’t for him. Far too much going on that could lead to his demise and he prefers his simpler existence. The fable’s moral is usually said to be that it is better to be poor but secure than rich but living in fear.

However, there’s another angle at work here. Had the country mouse been a little better prepared, he may have enjoyed his visit to the big city a bit more. And if the town mouse knew ahead of time what he was getting into, he might have realized the value in a quiet afternoon spent with a good friend.

The mission defines the gear and the working environment is an important factor. While there are many similarities between urban and rural survival planning, each area of operation has specific unique qualities that must be taken into account.

We’re going to look at putting together two basic survival kits, one with an urban focus and one with a wilderness emphasis. Bear in mind that there truly is no one size fits all solution when it comes to survival prepping. Every kit is going to be a little bit different. They should each reflect the user’s skills and experience while also remaining well within the budget.

Lock picking might sound like a sketchy skill set but if you’re locked out of where you need to go, it’ll come in handy.
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