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#281410 - 07/20/16 08:20 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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...Currently trying figure out how to carry a spare set of keys.

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#281416 - 07/20/16 09:48 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
...Currently trying figure out how to carry a spare set of keys.



Car keys (bulky) or house key?

I carry a set in my purse.

If a purse is not an option, then I'd look at "man bags" and travel security products. These at REI focus on waist and neck wallets but I think there are also lower leg options elsewhere.

https://www.rei.com/c/wallets-and-money-belts?r=c&pagesize=90&ir=category%3Awallets-and-money-belts&page=1

Here's a wallet for wearing on the lower leg:

https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Creek-Undercover-Leg-Wallet/dp/B0054IHBLY


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#281417 - 07/20/16 09:51 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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I've made a couple of tweaks to my EDC gear lately. I picked up a single mode head and the new-clip version Malkoff MDC body. Since I am a bit of a flashlight geek I've got a lot of nice ones that I will rotate at times. But the MDC does almost everything well. I may still get the head with the TIR reflector but for now I'm content.

My EDC knife has also been upgraded to a Spyderco Dragonfly with a HAP40 blade.
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#281426 - 07/21/16 02:42 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Dagny]
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Originally Posted By: Dagny
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
...Currently trying figure out how to carry a spare set of keys.



Car keys (bulky) or house key?



Yeah, spare car keys (chip keys) are a problem. I imagine they make them big so they're more difficult to lose. Last time I needed a spare chip key it cost me $300 (bloody highway robbery!).

I had a standard non-chip key made and broke off the fat plastic part. When I'm travelling, this goes in my wallet or other secure location. At least this gives me access to the vehicle for shelter/security, extended survival gear, listening to the radio for information, and charging my phone.

I wonder if the "chip" part could be cloned and carried separately like a security fob (but not stored in the vehicle for obvious reasons)? It's a good question to ask a locksmith.


Edited by dougwalkabout (07/21/16 02:44 PM)

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#281440 - 07/22/16 02:34 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
I wonder if the "chip" part could be cloned and carried separately like a security fob (but not stored in the vehicle for obvious reasons)? It's a good question to ask a locksmith.


Depends on the car's make and model. Some are really hard to clone.

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#281477 - 07/26/16 01:29 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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#281490 - 07/26/16 02:44 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: WesleyH]
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#281759 - 08/19/16 10:24 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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adding kleenex and a bandana. the exam gloves have been moved from EDC to various kits.

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#281761 - 08/19/16 10:56 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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We're going out of town for the weekend so I repacked my "Adventure Pack". Today. It's basically my day hike, camping, fishing, bushcrafty-picnic and GHB backpack. It's basically been EDC this summer.

We're still in Heat Alert status around here. It's been a hot and humid summer, with little rain, serious storms and fire bans everywhere. The nights have started to get cooler though, with the temp swing between day and night enough to induce hypothermia, especially if the day includes water sports or a hot sweaty hike.

I'm tempted to add a synthetic short-sleeved t-shirt and a pair of thin leggings, but my pack is crammed. I do have a light-weight long sleeved button-up shirt in my pack, so the t-shirt is overkill.

I decided to swap in a pair of men's boxer briefs for the leggings, and crammed them into my hygiene kit. wink The seasons are about to change, I hope!
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#281764 - 08/19/16 11:09 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: bacpacjac]
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If you can, get a pair of boxers in Merino wool -- comfortable, warm and they don't take on odors like some synthetics.

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