If you are going into the wilderness, you need gear like rope, a fire starter and a tarp. This gear is useful for urban survival too. However, the environment is really different in cities. You can probably find or scavenge everything you need for survival. There is one catch though: you’ll need to be able to access supplies. This is where your EDC tools come into play.
Everyday Carry Gear isn’t just the crap you happen to keep in your pockets or bag all the time. EDC is a mentality in which you make sure to always have what you need to survive – whether it be “first world” problems like a broken shoelace or a true SHTF disaster.