Discussion in 'Recreation, Hobbies & Interests' started by Darkbulb, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    The topic of "EDC" or "Every Day Carry" has gained increasing popularity as the term - once mostly referred to firearms carry - have extended to embrace 'anything that you carry on a daily basis'.

    Sure, pants and shoes are for many of us EDC items (or so I hope) - but these latest EDC trends and threads focus primarily on the tools/gadgets/toys that you seem to bring with you every time you step out the door - hopefully wearing said clothes.

    If you're up for it do share YOUR EDC kit - or kits - below - be it lighters, knives, wallets, flashlights, etc, etc....
    EDC kits probably also change by season and if so - what are you going to be carrying this fall/winter?

    Maybe we can learn, inspire and enable each other in yet another area :)

    My current EDC kit is pretty basic:
    Top row: SlowWatch, Popov wallet, Anker High-Capacity battery
    Middle row: Karma 'social' WiFi, Persol sunglasses (living in CA I consider that an EDC)
    Bottom row: Popov Hobo leather case w/ hobo notebook, Popov notebook case, Parker 25 pen.
    * Forgot to include my Opinel #6 knife that also always comes with me

    What I am waiting for:
    MecArmy X-1 Titanium keyring flashlight
    Popov small card wallet
    Popov leather keychain
    FidgetCraft Spinner
    Brass spinner

    What I am considering/have on my wish-list:
    Key-Bar - or something similar
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
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  2. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    For my work EDC I carry it all in a Maxpedition Micro pouch. Which is
    Leatherman Rebar
    Olight S15R
    JB key
    Paracord (random uses)
    Pen (one pen, four colours)
    Note Pad

    In everyday life I always have a pen knife. Either a SAK, LM Wave or a Spyderco. Now that the dark nights are here its mostly a Olight S1.

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  3. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    What's a JB Key?
  4. jb7

    jb7 Bloke

    Keys (Car & House)

    Anything else would just get on my tits. I'm not expecting to go all Bear Grylls at a whim, nor am I prepped for a Zombie Apocalypse.

    I wouldn't be against the idea of a spare pair of fold up undies that fits in your wallet, a shart can take you by surprise and strike at any time.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
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  5. pjgh

    pjgh Forum GOD!

    Halifax, UK
    Jeez! Not surprised you have a manbag @Darkbulb

    Spectacles, testicles, wallet & watch ... I jest ... no watch.

    No, for me it's:

    Handkerchief - drilled into me from childhood, more for generally wiping things rather than my nose
    Wallet - Current Account card, Nectar card, work door card, Driving License, British Fencing membership, British Veterans Fencing membership, AA membership (the Automobile Association, that is) & work ID ... notes. Oooh! New plastic fiver!
    House & Car Keys

    If it's a work day, mobile phone will go in somewhere. I don't have a personal mobile, so no special pocket for that.

    I used to have a Leatherman on my belt for work as it really is a bloomin' useful tool for all manner of things, but will ALWAYS get you out of a pinch if you're any sort of Techie. Alas, doing fun work like that with real people for real people is a dim and distant memory for me now a Manager.

    Oh, often I'll have a carrier bag in some coat pocket ... I'm Yorkshire! 5p! FIVE PENCE! I'll carry a bag around, thank you.

    Otherwise, that's me ... light and simple < Yeah, right! I'm heavy and simple :D

    Sorry, no tech, no gadgets, no toys ... in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, I will have punched you, nicked your cool stuff and be removing zombie brains with the corkscrew attachment of YOUR Leatherman!
  6. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Sigh, true, and just a few years ago I made fun of guys and their murses....
  7. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    A junction box key to get to the electrics of almost anything on site.
  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Ahhh... a doohickey! :)
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  9. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    Never heard that term before.
  10. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    NORTH AMERICAN informal

    1. a small object or gadget, especially one whose name the speaker does not know or cannot recall.
      "a garage filled with electronic parts and other valuable doohickeys"
      synonyms: thing, so-and so, whatever it's called;
      informalwhatsit, whatnot, doodad, thingy,thingamajig, thingamabob, what's-its-name, whatchamacallit, whatchacallit
      "it's the little red thing next to the blue doohickey"
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  11. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    Ah okay. Gotcha.
    Heres the little badger
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  12. Lord Fatboy

    Lord Fatboy Forum GOD!

    I'm trying to bring back the bum-bag ("Executive Man Bag"), but worn like a bandolier in typical metro-sexual sillyness. If I was to list everything I carry in it, we'de here for days, so I'll just do me keys & phone. I bought 4 of them off Korean ebay - via Azerbaijan - when they stopped manufacturing them. It's a heavy phone. A different sort of man could swap them for the pool balls in his twatting sock and not miss a step.
    : KEYS.png
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2016
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  13. Missoni

    Missoni Fellow Traveller

    Lots of Places
    ...EDC is a new acronym for me, I like it. If I am in the city I will usually only carry cash, card holder notebook and pen however my work often takes me off the beaten track at short notice. Over the years I have honed my EDC 'field' kit down to the following:

    - passport and identity documentation in own spec neck wallet
    - cash, elastic band, Bellray card holder, Muji small notebook, Muji gel pen
    - Man bag - Waterfield Cargo
    - Filofax slim, A4 notebook (own spec)
    - Muji pencil case containing Namiki pilot fountain pen, 6 ink cartridges & Missoni pencil
    - Nokia 'Kalashnikov', Motorola Razr, IPhone, IPad Mini, 3 flash memory sticks
    - Sillouette sunglasses (titanium frameless), cleaning wipes, Petzl head torch
    - Merino scull cap, Scott long-johns and top, silk mummy bag (own spec)
    - 6 Aspirin, 6 Imodium, 4 plasters, antiseptic gel, Scuba toothbrush

    ...probably puts a lot of women's bags to shame...:)
  14. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    How many wheels on your bag? :)
  15. Nico1970

    Nico1970 Forum GOD! Staff Member


    The Swiss Champ is pretty cool...
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