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#284728 - 06/07/17 07:19 PM Changing your EDC kit --
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How often do you look over your kit and remove or upgrade items?

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#284731 - 06/07/17 07:29 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Before any significant trip, beyond just around town. Home kits are usually done at least twice a year, but also before any threatening weather events. Also, when I find a new and better piece of kit than what I had.

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#284733 - 06/07/17 10:26 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 05/29/10
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It tends to be a work in progress. As pieces break, wear out, or are lost, they're replaced with upgrades. I'll occasionally buy a piece for a specific occasion as needed, but I don't buy it till I think I'm going to need it.
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#284734 - 06/07/17 10:33 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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It tends to be a work in progress. As pieces break, wear out, or are lost, they're replaced with upgrades. I'll occasionally buy a piece for a specific occasion as needed, but I don't buy it till I think I'm going to need it.
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#284737 - 06/08/17 02:06 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Not very often;
My light has been hanging on my belt for 9 years, the SAK 13 years. Did replace the belt sheath, worn those out...

Watch is a Frankenstein of parts from the same model of watch I bought three times and replaced bits and pieces of them to get a working one. First one was bought 11 years ago.

Wallet does need replacing, have some repairs on it and still have some extra pockets it shouldn't have. I hate shopping for a new one...

Replaced phone almost 16 months ago, after the previous one really started to be an issue after 5.5 years of service with 2 worn out belt sheaths and a replacement battery.

Might need to replace the patch kit for a bike (ride my bike to work, supermarket, etc). Haven't used it since I upgrade to puncture resistant tires.

Pens, tissues, plasters, etc. Those things just get used/lost and replaced.
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#285119 - 07/24/17 09:10 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Unpacked my car kit to remove some redundancy. Re-considering adding exam gloves.

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#285121 - 07/24/17 10:09 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Some day you will be giving first aid to a perfect stranger. You will be glad you have exam gloves...
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#285604 - 08/25/17 06:28 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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considering adding a jacket or umbrella...

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#285630 - 08/25/17 11:56 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4577
Loc: SOCAL
What are thoughts here regarding neck carry?

I'm currently working on a neck carry option. I've decided to go with mostly titanium or Delrin for the trinkets (all of which are from CountyComm.com). Ti and Delrin are lightweight and stable. Ti is my first choice, but Delrin is lighter in weight.

I'm starting with 24" of 550 paracord sheath to which I've attached a gate clip. The clip makes it easy to add/remove individual items while leaving the items not in use. The SS clip there now appears non magnetic. It doesn't effect the compass, but to be safe, I've ordered a Ti gate clip.

So far I have Titanium compass, whistle, Split Pea lighter and pico pull storage capsule. I also have the compass and pico pull in Delrin (plastic) and may go that way to save a little weight. The pico pull may go away entirely if there's nothing to put in it... or just leave it empty as a place to put "stuff" later. I don't need any daily meds/drugs -- maybe an aspirin or three for that heart attack thing... or just leave it off for now, add it later as needed.

There is a 1xAAA Ti flashlight I use for EDC at times, but as light as it is empty, add a battery and it may not be light enough. Odds are against the light being part of the neck carry assembly, but that could change.

Normally I hate strongly dislike carrying anything around my neck, but I'm giving it another try. It's a work in progress.

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#285640 - 08/26/17 03:11 AM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Add house and car keys and I have practically the same assemblage, but it goes into my pocket. I don't care to have that much around my neck.
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