New Zealand Everyday Carry Company - Origins



Paranoia doesn't exist; complacency does. I've taken my fair share of long walks in bad places. I came to the realization very early in life that most of society live inside a bubble of comfort. They choose not to venture too far from their safe space because they don't want to accept the reality of the world . But for those who do decide to walk into the unknown come to the realization that we don't get second chances, we are the first and final line of defence. Self reliance and preparation stand at the centre of everything I do, because the cold reality is; no one is coming.

Being prepared for a situation that threatens your life or the lives of your loved ones is not merely an option, but a necessity in a world full of uncertainties. It was this realization that sparked the birth of New Zealand Everyday Carry Co. in 2020, amidst the pandemic. I had no idea how to build a website or even navigate a business online, so like everything I do, I dived headfirst into the unknown.

Embracing a Tactical Mindset

At the heart of New Zealand Everyday Carry Co. lies a deeply ingrained philosophy rooted in my personal experiences as a soldier and first responder. I understood the importance of being prepared for any situation very early in life. It was through these experiences that I gained a perspective on the world, shaping how I view it today.

"Our lives are in a constant state of unknowns. Not being prepared for the unexpected flat out sucks, but taking a tactical plan of action will provide confidence that you are ready for the unanticipated."

My journey as a first responder highlighted the critical need for individuals to equip themselves with the necessary tools, gear, and training to navigate the challenges life throws at them. All too often, I hear "She'll be right" or "That will never happen to me." This realization formed the bedrock of the company's mission: to empower people to embrace a tactical mindset and live prepared, not in fear or ignorance, but with confidence.

A Haven for Like-Minded People

With this mission in mind, I launched NZ Everyday Carry Co. and began catering to the needs of like-minded people across the country. Very quickly, the website became a digital haven, showcasing EDC equipment from various renowned brands. Low-vis backpacks, flashlights, multi-tools, knives, and more are part of the selection that forms the foundation to cater to every individual's EDC needs and preferences.

Supporting the EDC Community

My vision for New Zealand Everyday Carry Co. is not just to be a store; it is to be a community-driven platform that fosters a sense of belonging and shared mindsets of EDC and preparedness. The website will feature blog posts where like-minded individuals can share their knowledge, experiences, and reviews of the latest EDC gear.

By connecting with like-minded individuals, you will gain valuable insights, discover new products, and expand your understanding of the world we live in and how you can best prepare for the unknown. The blog section will also serve as a resource hub, providing practical tips and advice on preparedness, self-defense, EDC maintenance, situational awareness, urban survival, and much more.

A Vision for a Prepared Future

As New Zealand Everyday Carry Co. continues to grow, my vision extends beyond being an EDC provider. I aim to become an advocate for personal preparedness, emphasizing the importance of having the right tools and mindset to face any situation head-on. With an unwavering commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and community engagement, NZ Everyday Carry Co. is on a mission to equip people with the tools they need to thrive in an ever-changing world. Embrace a tactical mindset, live prepared, and gain the confidence to face the unknown.

Thank you to everyone who has supported NZ EDC Co. thus far. You know who you are.

Stay prepared. Stay confident.

James - NZ EDC Co.