The purpose of the EDC is to stay in a constant state of logical and critical thinking. Utilizing only the resources around you. Ask yourself; how can I fix, complete, or survive life or death situations? Two concepts to keep in mind when choosing and using your EDC gear are Lateral Thinking and P.A.C.E Report.
Lateral Thinking: An Alpha should use lateral thinking to move from one known idea to creating new ideas. Four types of thinking tools.
Have multipurpose items that can help change how you figure things out.
Question the question and rearrange the pieces for the scenario.
Pretend you were someone else trying to solve a problem. Say, if you were a soldier or a scientist, how would they escape from a hostage situation?
Consider real world restrictions, resources, and support.
P.A.C.E Communication Plan
Primary: The first considered and most often an efficient way of completing the objective because you’re communicating.
Alternate: The second route to take to accomplish the same task. Usually initiated in conjunction with Primary, just in case.
Contingency: This method is not the quickest, cheapest, nor easiest in comparison to the first two methods, but can complete the objective in an acceptable manner.
Emergency: This is the last resort and usually has the longest delay, highest cost, and most significant impact.