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#294627 - 01/19/20 10:25 PM Revising and updating your EDC
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
How often do you re-think, re-plan and re-packac your kits?
I'm updating mine, creating one for the office and replacing out of date meds.

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#294650 - 01/22/20 11:34 AM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3403
Loc: USA
The main emergency kits in each car are disassembled, inventoried, and reassembled three times per year. Each component is checked and maintained or replaced as needed. Either one of these two kits are designed as the core for a bug out or bug in situation, with a pair of “wife portable” plastic bins in the garage providing additional time and capability, with components that for the most part aren’t subject to expiration.

For EDC, I have a laptop bag that goes with me when I’m working, and a (lighter) hydration pack for outdoor activities. Things in my laptop bag are constantly being used and replaced as needed; generally I check through the hydration pack and the gear I keep in it at the beginning of each Spring.

With on-body carry I’ve settled on what works best for me, swapping out my EDC pen between “work” and “not work” and occasionally testing out a new flashlight.

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#294832 - 02/13/20 01:33 PM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2449
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I injured my back Friday doing yard work. Sunday, after getting out of the hot tub, I could not get up. I needed a cane to get up and walk. For now, I have a folding walking cane in my EDC bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

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#294833 - 02/13/20 02:50 PM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3403
Loc: USA
Having suffered through innumerable back injuries, you have my sympathy. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

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#294835 - 02/14/20 04:09 PM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2449
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
It's been a week. I'm at the point where I can move around. I felt better as I went out to get my hair and nails done.

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

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#294836 - 02/15/20 03:01 AM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2722
Loc: Big Sky Country
I'm glad you're on the mend, Jeanette_Isabelle! Pack trouble is no fun at all!
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“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

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#294841 - 02/15/20 09:21 PM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
Janysboy Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/20/19
Posts: 61
I've been looking for a way to carry a small piece of ductape on my person as part of my EDC. So far, no luck. Anyone know of a source? I've checked my local Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, and Target. No luck.

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#294842 - 02/15/20 09:32 PM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: Janysboy]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2449
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
How small are you looking for?

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

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#294843 - 02/15/20 09:54 PM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
Acropolis50 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 11/20/19
Posts: 14
My method to EDC duct tape ( or for me Gorilla tape) is to wrap it around a ,cut to size, piece of clear plastic report cover. U can purchase plastic report covers at ant office supply store or over the internet.

I’ve created such rolls as small as 4”” ( thus holding 8” of tape), all the way up to 25’. I regularly EDC a 48” roll attached to a plastic wrapped,XL, yellow, cotton, hot ironed bandana. This gives me a handy multi use flat bandage, chest seal, smoke mask, signal flag or tourniquet( adding a pen as a windlass), etc.

Alternatively, ,u could just fold it over on itself. But when opened, the effectiveness of the adhesive is reduced.


Edited by Acropolis50 (02/16/20 12:02 AM)

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#294844 - 02/16/20 12:38 AM Re: Revising and updating your EDC [Re: teacher]
Famdoc Offline
Member

Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 125
Loc: PA
I wrap several feet of gorilla tape around an expired ID or credit card or similar piece of plastic, like an ID card holder, and keep that in my backpack. It seems to be just as sticky when needed.

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