There are many elements to surviving in potentially deadly or hazardous situations. For this video we worked with Randy “Rawhide” Wurst, from Wurst Case scenario survival school. Randy is one of four guys who wrote the classified survival manual for SOCOM.

Part 6: Your personal body/ belt/ clothing: On my neck I always have a (NaNo light) with a small Swiss Army Knife on a chain. I now have on me in any situation a light source and a small knife with useful tools built in the knife.
In my pockets I have a toothbrush, reading glasses, leather gloves, & a Bic lighter. You must keep your teeth & gums stimulated and clean of plaque. If your old like me you need to see close up for detail work. Leather gloves protect my hands, if you damage your hands you can lose up to 50% of your capabilities. A Bic lighter, so I always have a device to light a fire with one hand. If I have a jacket on I have a white or red signaling light attached to an outside pocket. If I can’t yell or call out, or move I can use the small signal light to attract attention to my position.
Personal clothing: I wear what is appropriate for the season and weather conditions. I always wear rip-stop cargo pants, or shorts, and I always wear long sleeve shirts. I can always roll up a long sleeve shirt, but I can’t roll down a short sleeve shirt. If the weather is hot and if I’ll be in and out of water I wear light weight Danner lace boots, but almost every other time I wear Gortex Danner or Rocky boots. If you damage your feet you can’t walk very well. I will always have a hat on for the weather conditions I will encounter, and I will always wear a belt.
Whenever possible I will always carry a walking stick. I will have in a shirt or jacket pocket an energy bar or powder. I always have gum too!

For these videos we worked with Randy “Rawhide” Wurst, from Wurst Case scenario. I will break it down to the layers according to “Randy’s world.” A short explanation is needed here. Primitive skills are great and one needs to know them and get proficient with those skill sets; but just having said that, we live in the 21st century, and if you can’t see the value of 21st tool/ equipment you should be using, you should be eliminated from the gene pool. “Just Saying”.

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37 thoughts on “Survival Gear you should keep on your body | Every day carry | Part 6 | Tactical Rifleman”

  1. Good video, but as far as I'm concerned, any Leatherman is good to carry. I have one of the originals and cherish it.
    This video didn't go into it, but sometimes we have to substitute or make do since we're often restricted legally or socially as to what we can carry. The tea light idea is clever and easy to copy. The dollar stores also sell small flat tins like those sold for gift cards and they fit nicely into a pocket or of course the Altoids tins are available everywhere.

  2. I don't go anywhere without a knife on me at minimum for a tool/defense along with a light.
    I tried carrying liquid stitches (super glue) on my person but I end up losing it or breaking the cap off, so I just keep a few bottles in my truck along with any tools I might need & a few lighters, etc.
    On that topic, learn how to diagnose/fix basic vehicle issues & keep a basic mechanics set in the trunk along with an actual vehicle jack + stands (can't rely on what comes with the car to do a fix fast & safe).
    Those tools & knowledge are relevant to survival because what if you're stuck in bumblefuck & it's 0200. If it's freezing cold and it's going to take X amount of hours for help, well you might be in for a very bad night.
    Vehicles will run on octane booster(or 90% alcohol) & thats much safer to store than gas if you run out. That's saved my butt once or twice when I had a busted fuel gauge & ran dry.

  3. I saw all your videos with this guy, and for someone with his knowledge he carries way too much gear in his truck as well as his person. I always thought the more you know the less you need to carry. It appears like he's bordering on paranoia. He is a civilian now so how many life and death situations can he possibly get into.

  4. Take a small container. Place a candle in it. Melt it in the container by using a heat gun, like one use for scrapping paint. It will melt perfectly in less than a minute. No smoke. Very little smell. Just keep the heat gun about 6 inches away. I did mine in the basement on my wooden work table in little mint tins. My wife was upstairs and did not smell or even know that I did it. She in general knows everything.

  5. Get canning Paraffin for wax. Get wicks at Michael's or JoAnn Fabrics. Put a coffee can inside the pot of hot water. Then you can make all the can candles you want. Tie the wick to a pencil to keep it in place as the wax cools.
    In cold climates also make a large can candle for warmth in case your car breaks down.
    Said this as a reply to another one of your videos. Thanks for your videos again!

  6. For us outside of the US, can you please ask Randy to upload his training on a paid videosharing platform like Skill Share and let us know? I would really be interested in his training. Thank you

  7. Could you do a video out mindset, courses of action, and every day carry items for students on college campuses? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Keep in mind some of the constraints we deal with. Like on most campuses even knives are banned so options could be conceilment or going with something like a steel tubed pen like the zebra, etc. Size and weight is also a concern. Thank you

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