These 3 items are my EDC essential bushcraft items I always carry around my neck ANY TIME I go into the bush for a walk, hike or overnight solo trips.
Important notice: depending on your Province, State or Country, you must be aware of your concealed weapon regulations. Having them tucked in your shirt while you’re in public...could be an issue. I am a big fan of a neck knife, the easy access, the quick release...it just makes sense. My choice so far is a CRKT neck knife. There are many different sizes or brands you can pick from. This brand and size is my choice.
FERRO ROD: @uberleben.co
If I was ever given an option to pick one item to have with me if you drop me off in the middle of nowhere… It would be a Ferro Rod. Lighters and matches can break or get wet…Ferro Rods can fall in the water and still strike a spark.
The ability to light a fire wherever you are brings me more comfort than any other gear possibly could. Not all Ferro rods are created equally!!! PERSONAL ALARM: After some research, there’s a debate as to whether or not bear bells deter or attract bears. And not all provinces, states or countries allow bear spray. Also, depending on where you are in the world, your concerns could range from coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, black bears and even grizzlies.
This alarm, which is called robocopp sos personal alarm has been specifically tested on grizzlies. This alarm does not make noise while you walk, it just sets off an extremely loud alarm when you pull it and that’s why I keep it around my neck. I’ve been in areas where carrying a gun was recommended due to large amounts of predators in the area and carrying a gun is not something I want to do while going for a walk, hike or solo overnight trips. I also often go for walks or day hikes with my kids and have them all carry one around their neck. It gives them a level of confidence and it double as a alarm that can be pulled incase someone gets lost. I love this piece of gear.
BONUS GEAR: The paracord around my neck… Even though it is only approximately 3 feet… It’s a great replacement for a shoelace... 5 more feet around my knife💪 Good paracord is filled with more rope. See pic