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#285647 - 08/26/17 01:42 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: hikermor]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4621
Loc: SOCAL
I don't like a lot of stuff on my keyring. It's very possible I will end up with a neck carry that I'll wear infrequently rather than EDC. But it's something that I could wear whenever required and because of the gate latch, everything can be removed as not needed. I can wear the compass by itself without a problem and that's the primary item.

I may add the other items on a split ring, so I can take the ring off and drop it into my pocket -- modular. That concept would allow me to up the size of some items (standard Ti Peanut lighter and larger capsule) with the idea of putting it on quickly and then moving some items to my pocket later. Being modular it can stay a work in progress.

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#285651 - 08/26/17 06:04 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Pockets have so much room.
If I need more, I'll add a shoulder or belt bag.

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#285661 - 08/26/17 09:45 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4621
Loc: SOCAL
I agree, pocket carry is the way to go for EDC, but it's nice to have other options. On the subject of changing your EDC should also be rethinking of how you carry. My work in process is just a way of rethinking.

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#285669 - 08/27/17 02:21 AM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1482
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
mine has pretty much standardized after a couple of years..I have a couple of 2x2 non adherent pads and a blood stopper gauze that fits in my Maxpedition wallet, large bandana, a Benchmade Axis folder and extra mag for the G43 in my left front, and on a belt key clip... keys, Fenix E05, P38, brass whistle, and pill fob with a couple aspirin and advil... G43 when I leave the house

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#285700 - 08/28/17 01:54 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Loc: SOCAL
My EDC necessarily shifts depending what I'm wearing. My typical summer wear is shorts and a tee-shirt which is actually not bad due to 6 pocket shorts. However, if I'm wearing jeans the pockets are fewer and tighter. Hence, I'm considering neck carry.

In cooler times of year, big pockets are not an issue.

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#285701 - 08/28/17 02:17 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1618
Loc: Ocala, FL
For years I carried a 2-cell or 3-cell D MAG-LITE in my bag. To save weight, I switched to a mini MAG-LITE. I did not like it and so I did not carry it. Saturday night, Mom and I were walking back to the car from the community center. I did not have a flashlight. I miss my D-cell MAG-LITE. I like the way it feels in my hand as I carry it. I got to have my D-cell MAG-LITE. I put one of my 2-cell D flashlights back in my bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285706 - 08/28/17 05:03 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6080
Loc: southern Cal
My lighting EDC, especially when I am out in the woods, is some sort of headlamp. They can be carried in the hand, as well as worn on the head, and they are often better deployed in that manner. I prefer something using AA, or increasingly, 18650 batteries. Current lights often offer variable light levels, so you can count of long run times with reasonable illumination, or really bright light for short periods.

I have used D-cell Maglites in the past. They were good items in their time, virtually the first quality flashlights.
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#285714 - 08/28/17 08:22 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1482
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I attempted to standardize my LED lanterns, weather radio, and task lights to NiMH re chargable AA cells (Eneloop) after the 2004 hurricane season...I still have the 2D LED MagLights in the house and car for their for their long run time, but way to heavy for EDC...my keychain light is a Fenix E05 three level AAA Eneloop powered, and I slip a Solar Force Z2 into my pocket for storm season... and typically a Solar Force L2 18650 in the pocket of my GoreTex jacket

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#285716 - 08/28/17 08:36 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: LesSnyder]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1618
Loc: Ocala, FL
I know there are lights significantly lighter; I got to have my D-cell MAG-LITE.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#285733 - 08/29/17 05:56 AM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
Burncycle Offline
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Posts: 508
My normal EDC has evolved over time, but two of the most used items I've been carrying are the humble tweezers and a pair of nitrile gloves so they've become permanent additions.

I've carried different flashlights, knives, etc over the years but lately have settled in I think. Sometimes I go light, other days heavy, but always have the same basics covered.

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