Everyday Carry

Witchy EDC

Originally posted by thewitchystuff

An EDC, short for Everyday Carry, is a set of items you carry around every day to assist you with your common problems, as well as emergency situations. These usually include, for normal people, flashlights, knives, wallets, smartphones and multitools.

But we’re witches and that means that the span of “common problems” and “emergency situations” we might encounter is a bit more… peculiar. This is why if one wants to be a fully, personally prepared witch, their EDC should contain some more items than the usual ‘muggle’ one.

This kit idea is different from a portable altar/witch kit in the sense that it is not designed to be your complete resource in a mobile, compact form, as many closeted witches treat their portable supplies, but rather a help set for times when you don’t have time or place to tackle stuff in a more elaborate way. A kind of set that allows you to perform a vast variety of spells from types of magic you might want to do on a daily basis,

Here’s a couple items you might want to carry around in your EDC if you’re a witch, grouped by use:

Basics

  • tealight candles/birthday candles
  • lighter/matches
  • marker pen
  • knife
  • reference copies of your most commonly used sigils (if you can’t draw them from memory)
  • clear quartz
  • basil
  • pieces of paper/sticky notes (for writing incantations or sigils down)

Protection

  • salt packets
  • acorns
  • bay leaves
  • black salt/charcoal tablets (charcoal tablets will come in handy if you have tummy problems, too)
  • rosemary (if you get rosemary essential oil, it can also be used to de-congest your nose and improve mental focus!)

Healing

  • amber
  • ground garlic (also useful to spice your food up ;))
  • mint (also useful for tummy aches)
  • chamomile
  • green aventurine/jade
  • carnelian

Social

  • glamoured lip-balm/lipstick with your common blessing (courage, charm etc.)
  • lavender
  • thyme
  • tiger’s eye
  • Peacekeeper’s powder

Self-care

  • rose quartz
  • sodalite
  • amethyst
  • orange peels (dried)
  • chocolate

Aggression

The herbs can be carried in packets made from plastic straws or as teabags, which you can brew to make an instant potion or tear to have the dried herb itself available. 

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Functional and lightweight updated EDC. Every tool for every job.

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I just kinda throw this carry together. And it turned out to be a really nice combo. Thought I would share it. Enjoy folks.

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A bug out bag can be a lifesaver in helping you deal with the unexpected, as long as it’s filled with the right gear.

Even if you’ve got a good emergency bag to haul around, picking out what to put in it can be a daunting task.

What’s in your bug out bag should reflect your own needs and situations. For example, keep in mind what events you’re preparing for, your plan of escape, who’s going with you, and so on.

While all of this can be highly personal, most bug out bags do share a few fundamental core essentials.

If you need help starting your own bug out bag kit, we’ve put together this checklist to give you an idea of what bases you should have covered.

This list should give you a good foundation for starting your BOB, but feel free to sub in your preferred products for each category and add anything else you’ll need.


Bug Out Bag Checklist


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✓ First Aid Kit

In an emergency situation, planning ahead for a possible injury is extremely important. Having a good first aid kit as part of your bug out bag is essential. This one comes with the traditional bandages and shears. It also comes with a survival blanket, compass, and poncho.

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✓ Emergency Radio

An emergency radio is essential for finding out rescue and safety information. The Kaito KA500 is a good radio for this, and more. It integrates a solar panel and dynamo for charging if the power grid fails. It also has a built-in USB rechargeable battery pack for your personal devices.

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Fire Source

Being able to start a fire to keep warm at night is important. The easiest way to get this done is with a lighter. Zippo lighters are popular for this for a reason. They provide a reliable light when others fail, even when it’s a bit windy.

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✓ Multi-tool

Space and weight is a premium and there isn’t room to carry around individual tools in your bug out bag. It’s better to carry a good multi-tool instead. The SOG PowerAssist offers easy, assisted one-handed operation. SOG’s compound leverage system also makes the pliers on this tool easier to use than others.

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✓ Flashlight

When disaster strikes, you’re going to want more than the light on your keychain or the flash on your cell phone. A dedicated light is the best tool for the job and it deserves a spot in your bug out bag. The Anker LC90 offers 900 lumens in a small water resistant package. It’s also rechargeable via USB.

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✓ Dry Food

Food is energy, and without food it will be hard to power through and get out of an emergency situation. With these S.O.S. 3600 calorie food bars, you’ll have safe food on hand no matter what happens. They have a five year shelf life if you keep them sealed.

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✓ Water Bottle and Purifier

Water is an absolute essential in any survival situation. You can last a bit without food, but go for long without water and you’ll be in deep trouble fast. The LifeStraw Go is unique from other water bottles in that it integrates a water purifier. Once you run out of the safe water you put in it to start, you can deal with questionable water sources with it if needed.

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First time prepping a bug out bag? Leave a comment and let us know what you’re planning to include. For more experienced EDCers, what are the top 3 must-have items for a BOB?

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