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#37691 - 02/21/05 10:56 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
groo Offline

Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 722
Loc: Florida
wish that I had had with me last night after getting a NASTY cut

Been there, done that. Now, I carry a couple of bandaids, folded in half, in my wallet. It's
obviously not a complete first aid solution, but they have kept me from getting blood
everywhere on more than one occasion. :-)

For me, a bandaid is more than just a way to keep dirt out and blood in. It also prevents
the little flap of skin you get with shallow angle cuts from catching on everything.
I *hate* that. A cut that's not serious can still be annoying and distracting.

#37692 - 02/21/05 11:03 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
rbruce Offline

Registered: 05/25/04
Posts: 153
Loc: California
I'm sure most of you saw the thread in "around the campfire" about the popular EDC thread having been lost in a move. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Let's all start posting our EDCs here.

Link to Bladeforums EDC thread.

Here's my EDC:

wallet w/ cash, credit cards, phone card, IDs, etc.
Victorinox Midnite MiniChamp
Victorinox Voyager
Al Mar SERE 2000

That's about it for EDC, pretty simple. Sorry, no pics, I don't have a digital camera.


#37693 - 02/21/05 11:08 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
Burncycle Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 508

Doesn't show the PSK

#37695 - 02/22/05 07:49 AM Re: what is your every day carry?
ratstr Offline

Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 180
Loc: Istanbul-LTBA
I work in an airport and I need to pass through some detectors and x-ray etc. to get to my office. So I am fairly limited on my work time carry:

In a Nite-Ize rigid cell phone holster:

Leatherman Micra
UK AAA flashlight
Nokia 5140 GSM phone (It has a compass, LED light and a radio in it. Also a shell is on the way for the phone which contains a GPS unit)

In pockets:

Earphone for the phone
Petzl Zipka headlight
Rothenberger Pocket torch lighter (huge tank)
A pair of latex gloves stuffed in to a 14 oz after coffee mints tin box.
A Storm whistle on key ring and carabine LED flashlight.
A wool watch cap

All these go into the pockets of my +7000 mts Gore-tex lined Polar windbreaker. It was made for a Turkish team that climbed Everest. Only a few were produced I managed to get one <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />) I usually do not need anything else as the outer layer for the winter.

I keep a very detailed FAK, camping kit and a SAR kit (including axes, shovels, saws, pry bars etc.) in my vehicle (a 1976 Range Rover - not stock for sure <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />)

If I am not going to work, I add a Leatherman Wave and a pair of La Sportiva Amphibio Boots.

I live in the city and my chances of legal blade carry is low. I keep my SOGs, Fiskars and Mora in my field kits. My kits are sort of layers and I decide depending on where I am going and what I will be doing. My heaviest kit ends up in a Vaude Terkum 90+10 back pack and it is designed for remote area disaster work.


#37696 - 02/22/05 02:41 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
What kind of kobuton is it that you can fit a PSK inside?

#37697 - 02/22/05 02:45 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
Dan-e-boy Offline

Registered: 11/22/03
Posts: 52
Loc: Pennsylvania
Leatherman Wave
Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian in D2
Inova X5T-HA LED Flashlight
Windmill Butane Lighter
Mini Fox40 Whistle
Photon II LED Light (White)
Red Bandana
Fisher Space Pen
Timex Ironman Digital Watch
Cellular Phone
Wallet & Keys

#37698 - 02/22/05 03:02 PM CORRECTION Re: what is your every day carry?
ratstr Offline

Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 180
Loc: Istanbul-LTBA
"A pair of latex gloves stuffed in to a 14 oz after coffee mints tin box." will be corrected as "A pair of latex gloves stuffed in to a 14 grams after coffee mints tin box." I think 14 oz should be a big box:)


#37699 - 02/22/05 10:48 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
Brangdon Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
Is that an electronic compass in the watch? Do you trust it? Is it bulky?

I quite fancy one as I like gadgets, but I have reservations (partly through experience with a car-based digital compass).
Quality is addictive.

#37700 - 02/23/05 02:18 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
This is not my exact model (mine is a stainless band and a few other asthetic differences) but this is another in the Timex Expedition line of products which shows the compass.

The blue/red needle is the compass and although it appears to be analog it is in fact a digital compass. I also own another Timex (a Helix) with a built in digital compass and they are great. Although nothing beats a high quality traditional compass like a Silva Ranger CL or a Suunto MC-2G Navigator, I have tested these Timex digital watch compasses very throughly by using a high quality Silva Ranger as the benchmark and I am extremely pleased with them. No <20mm button compass I have seen even comes close, including the very nice little SAS button compass I bought from Tadgear for $33.
Learn to improvise everything.

#37701 - 02/24/05 04:04 AM Re: what is your every day carry?
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
Here's what my EDC looks like. I have very recently reconsidered carrying water purification tabs and an oven bag as I have done up until this point. The two knives in the pic are not both carried together every day. The Sebenza is carried daily everywhere I go and when venturing off of the pavement (which I do once a week on average) my EDC is supplimented by the Shadow III and the contents of it's hollow handle. I used to actually EDC the CRK Shadow III until I got the Sebenza. However I will be starting a new job soon where more professional dress will be required and concealing the Shadow III (although it is perfectly legal for me to carry) comfortabley and effectively will simply not be practical. This was a big part of my motivation ofr purchasing this nifty little ambi Sebenza.

Wallet w/ usual stuff
LGC1300 Cell Phone
CRK Large Classic Sebenza
Photon II
SS Timex Expedition Compass/Watch
Mini Bic Lighter

CRK Shadow III
In handle:
-Green fishing bobber LED
-Red fishing bobber LED
-1" Ferrocerium Rod
-1.25" MFS
-2 Tinderquik Tabs
-10mm Button Compass
-1" Diamond Rod Sharpening Hone
Learn to improvise everything.

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