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#291240 - 12/01/18 02:46 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 191
Loc: Iowa
I will 'second' the layer idea. Now that cold weather is upon (most) of us I have a "layer two" in my every day coat. There is also the bag in the car just across the street when yet more goodies are available.

As others have said, keeping additional supplies and/or alternative equipment around in the extra office drawer, car, computer bag or where ever, is that third layer and just a good idea.

I recently got some cheap older hand held UHF/VHF dual band ham radios which also receive commercial FM broadcast and all the NOAA channels and have put one of them with some extra battery packs etc. in my office kennel too. It's older so also covers GMRS and the FRS bands so I've got alternative communications to just the cell phone. Keeping some simple tools and a multi-tool and some 'junk' food, water bottles (also a water carrier) and longer term 'real' food in the spare file drawer is something I also have set up. We've always got first-aid supplies at the office so I can also quickly augment my personal EDC FAK if something comes up. Don't forget to keep a roll or two of quarters around in case you can still raid vending machines - and in a pinch they are great in a sock as an improvised sap.

Paul -

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#291405 - 12/13/18 09:16 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2531
And I plan to fill my water bottle at the start of any long hikes home - and not carry it full "just in case."

YMMV

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#291557 - 01/05/19 10:50 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Posts: 2531
Also, any edc in excess of 5kg isn't for me.

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#291561 - 01/05/19 11:07 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Offline
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
11 lbs (5kg) is way past my urban EDC limit. My urban EDC is limited to pocket carry and Iím still experimenting with neck carry for smaller items. CountyComm has Ti ball chain which might work. I may cover the chain with paracord sheathing ó experimenting...

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#291569 - 01/07/19 06:55 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2531
My work carry is almost always a bag; more room for things like a jacket/umbrella, water bottle, spare battery, snack bar, etc.

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#296764 - 08/12/20 10:39 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2531
I'm considering adding an fm radio to keep track of events going on in the city
Likely paired with a local news app.

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#296825 - 08/18/20 09:10 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
Acropolis50 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 11/20/19
Posts: 14
My EDC and 72 hour kits both include the now discontinued tiny Sony , armband, , earbud, am-fm , AAA battery powered radios. I store the batteries separately to avoid damage from a leaky battery. I have to remember to substitute Lithium AAAs.

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#296906 - 09/03/20 03:42 AM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2531
Spare mask.
spare keys

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#297879 - 12/28/20 08:33 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2531
spare, spare mask.

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