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#110663 - 10/30/07 03:09 AM My Townie EDC
TQS Offline
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 141
Loc: Humboldt County, CA
Here is my current EDC:

I never use the lighter since I don't smoke, and I have been thinking of not carrying it, but haven't stopped yet because it reminds me to keep thinking of finishing my PSK.
The photon is a red covert (notice the sheath around the bulb) which often comes in handy. It's surprising how little a light it takes to function in complete darkness.
The cell phone usually only comes with me when I drive (for emergency AAA contact), which I haven't done since 2005 except for a few miles, but I might start carrying it with me wherever since I am paying for it and all my minutes will otherwise go to waste.
The Fisher space pen is nice as it has a stylus at one end, though I don't have need of a stylus. It is a good point thought for self-defense if it comes to that.
I use the memo pad as a mini-phonebook, and I use it often to jot down ideas and names of books that come up in conversations.
The WileyX sunglasses are a must, as I am light-sensitive, which means I get migraines sometimes even at the slightest reflected automobile glare.
Plenty of cash for burritos at the Mexican truck, and a buy-six-get-one-free card. I am half-way there.
The wallet is a shark-bite, so no annoying velcro rip sound, which makes me start to shape-shift.
The Victorinox often comes in handy, as can easily be imagined. It always amazes me how so much can be done with something so little. I have had it for about 25 years.
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#110680 - 10/30/07 10:33 AM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: TQS]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Can't see the pic, but the description sounds good.

Keep the lighter. I quit smoking (except for an occasional cigar or pipe once or twice a month) in 1992, but I still carry a lighter. I can make fire rubbing sticks and such if I need to. The lighter is just really convenient and not that much trouble.
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#110700 - 10/30/07 03:02 PM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: TQS]
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Oh no, not the roach coach!! (just kidding)

Your setup sounds good. You might want to look into a different cell phone plan (Cingular, err, now the "new" AT&T) that has a rollover minutes plan. That way you get to keep what you don't use.

How about adding a small whistle?

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#111032 - 11/01/07 04:46 PM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: TQS]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
The photo of your EDC is gone. Can you re-post it?

Just for laughs, here's my EDC (below). Feedback appreciated. smile

  • CRKT Lake Signature liner lock one handed knife.
  • US Army Issue P38 can opener
  • US Army Issue dog tags (can't hurt to have ID and blood type readily available; probably won't be taken even if mugged)
  • Small bic disposable lighter wrapped in plastic sealed w/ tape
  • Fox 40 (mini) whistle
  • Squeezable LED mini-light (doesn't have switch -- had bad luck with that type)
  • Cell phone
  • Bandana
  • Two way pager (email capable)
  • Mini compass (amazing how often I refer to it just out driving around now that I have it)
  • Victronox SAK Deluxe Tinker (pliers, 2 x knife, hook, awl/reamer, scissors, can opener/screwdriver/wire stripper, can piercer/mini screwdriver, corkscrew, tooth pick, and tweezers).
  • 550 cord, 5 ft.
  • chapstick
  • sunglasses
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#111140 - 11/02/07 03:12 AM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: Hikin_Jim]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 754
Jim,

Can we assume you carry a wallet(id, cash, etc.), keys, pen...

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#111147 - 11/02/07 04:03 AM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: teacher]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
Yes, wallet, keys, and pen as well as comb and writing paper. Also a large college ring that can open a beer bottle -- a beverage for a different kind of survival. lol
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#111153 - 11/02/07 10:00 AM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: TQS]
TQS Offline
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 141
Loc: Humboldt County, CA
Here is my second attempt to upload my photo:


Edited by TQS (11/02/07 10:02 AM)
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#111277 - 11/03/07 11:59 AM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: benjammin]
TQS Offline
Member

Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 141
Loc: Humboldt County, CA
Yep, I just happened to have a light for some smoker again. Other than that, I have no use for it in town. But on the odd chance I get "lost" in the woods and need a small fire to see me through the night, I'll keep it on me. Then again, I am probably going to have to make a hybrid townie-rural kit, not quite wholely wilderness survival, not quite wholely urban.

I don't know, but I think I need to get out more.
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#111282 - 11/03/07 02:23 PM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: TQS]
Brangdon Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
The main omission which strikes me is a whistle. Otherwise it seems basically fine.

The phone and lighter are a lot of bulk which don't seem to give you a lot of value. I carry an all-singing, all-dancing smart phone, but I know not everyone shares my love of gadgets.

I'd consider adding a bandanna or large handkerchief if you can find a suitable pocket for it. Back pockets are ideal; a good silk one will fold flat enough not to be noticed there, and it has a lot of uses in first aid or for cordage.
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#111293 - 11/03/07 03:50 PM Re: My Townie EDC [Re: TQS]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 754
Yeah, I EDC a lighter and haven't used it in 5+ years. Still...

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