What Should You Carry Every Day for Personal Safety? Mace Brand Weighs In

Think about what you carry every day, no matter where you're going. For most of us, we think of keys, a phone, wallet, or a purse. Every Day Carry, or EDC for short, is a catchall term for the essential items you regularly keep on your person. Your EDC varies depending on your hobbies, occupation, and even where you're going. Let's take a look at what you should carry for personal safety, and get some real-life examples of what works. At Mace® Brand, we have what you need to empower yourself and your family, and help ensure personal safety.


Health care workers frequently work long hours and often work at all times of the day. Some face challenging safety situations commuting to and from work. Waiting for public transportation, using deserted parking garages, or walking alone could all pose a risk. What do they carry? Many nurses carry pepper spray or a palm stun device for safety. And most have been trained in situational awareness, they're aware of their surroundings at all times.

Another personal safety choice of healthcare workers that's also ideal for just about everyone, Mace® Brand personal alarms. Confidence comes with empowerment.

These Mace® Brand wristlet alarms not only let people around you know you need help, but the ear-piercing sound can also be used for medical emergencies. Just pull the cord to activate. 


He's an experienced firearms instructor, and he practices what he preaches when it comes to EDC. Kevin McVey lives in North Carolina, and the picture above is what he carries every day. It's a case that contains a Canik 9mm pistol, CRKT Provoke Knife, Mace Brand Magnum 3 Pepper Gel, Fenix PD35 Flashlight, and a Tactile Turn pen.

"I've carried pepper gel for the last few years and have been extremely happy with it," Kevin says. "My current every day carry stays pretty consistent, which I feel is extremely important in building muscle memory for training purposes."

When it comes to traveling Kevin has this advice. "When you are traveling you always need to be responsible and research the state laws to protect yourself. When flying, I have to dump almost everything, and I carry my tactical flashlight, tactical pen, and a medical kit."



What about normal trips around town, meeting a friend for lunch, or a "girls night out?"  Be prepared. Mace Brand has pepper sprays, pepper gels, and personal alarms that are easy to carry and can attach right to a purse or bookbag. Remember, if your personal defense choice is buried in the bottom of your purse or even in a pocket, you might not have enough time to react to a potentially harmful situation. 


If one of your duties is walking a dog every day, carry a canister of  MACE®  Muzzle Dog Repellent. It comes with a velcro strap, which makes it easy to carry, and protects you and your pet from other animals who may not be so friendly. The spray won't harm the animals, but it will give you enough time to get to safety.

At Mace® Brand, we take our mission seriously of providing community and family safety through individual empowerment. What you carry and how you choose to protect your family is up to you. We have what you need, and we hope you never have to use our products. Stay safe everyone. 


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