I also happen to be a prepper. I think I have a pretty good idea what may be coming in the not too distant future, and I want to be ready.
How do I balance these two realities?
My goal was to create a simple carry system that is unobtrusive and unassuming. Something that would blend in and let me carry a little bit of EDC gear without notice. No major bulges or anything conspicuous that could draw attention—from court security, judges, jurors, or even my co-workers.
I considered many different systems. I tried key-ring systems that wound up with 1.5 pounds of metal bulging and jangling in my pocket. I looked at flat wallet-like containers for my back pocket.
And then I looked around me. And I realized. What is less conspicuous than a phone pouch? I see lawyers with one or even two phone pouches on their belts every day.
I began purchasing. Some were too loose or closed with weak magnets. Others rode on a single metal hook that jutted out far from the waist and tended to twist.