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#37722 - 03/13/05 09:04 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
Anonymous
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Heh, I always wear hoodies and jackets so my belt is always concealed and I dont draw stares. If you are very uncomfortable with people checking out your gear all the time, I might reccomend checking for a cellphone type sheath and clip that to your belt. Of course, it can be hard to find one that both fits and is reliably secure.

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#37723 - 03/14/05 07:22 AM Re: what is your every day carry?
stormadvisor Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 87
Loc: Ohio
Hello to all. I am new to the forums and enjoyed reading what everyone carries. I was sitting here at work and thought about my EDC. Here is my list.

On my person:
Lip balm
Handkerchief
Wallet with usual cards and a "polished aluminum" Formica sample
Spyderco 93mm Rescue
Nokia cell phone
I always have an insulated cup and my radio (Alinco dj-596 dual band, ham radio transceiver)

Clothing I always wear:
A very poor work uniform (private security)
Work issue water resistant boots (They are supposed to be water proof…NOT)
Baseball style hat
Marmot shell and liner (when needed)

My lunchbox:
Meds: aspirin, Tylenol, asthma inhaler, Rolaids
Tea, hot cocoa, Cup-of-soup
Antibacterial hand gel
Dental floss
Assorted band aids
Business cards (not mine)

Although I do not carry my lunchbox, normally, on my days off, I have used the items when I have had it with me.
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#37724 - 03/14/05 10:34 AM Re: what is your every day carry? -SwissTool Sprit
Brangdon Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
Thanks for that. I have the original Swiss Tool, and I agree it's a bit too big. Mine doesn't have the scissors, nor does it have a corkscrew or a very small eye-glass screwdriver. I could live without the corkscrew, but 3 tools is rather a lot to be missing. Also, it does have the problem of rounded screwdriver blades.

The Spirit is smaller and adds the scissors, but do the other problems remain? I'm not sure it's worth upgrading. My current carry is a Leatherman Juice Cs4 which has the tools I want, but they don't lock and the build quality isn't so high as the Swiss Tool.
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#37725 - 03/14/05 01:10 PM Re: what is your every day carry? -SwissTool Sprit
Anonymous
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Storm advisor,
I like the way you put lip balm at the top of your list <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> anyway welcome on board.

Who was it on this board that said "with Victorinox you always know the quality you're getting. With Lman it's a gamble"? or something along those lines.

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#37726 - 03/14/05 09:21 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2153
Loc: Bucks County PA
ALWAYS:

In a Nite-Ize Pock-ITS
  • Leatherman Wave
  • Innova X-5
  • 6" Crecent Wrench (Sometime I used this more than the Leatherman)
  • Angled EMT Shears
  • Industrial Sharpie
  • Bic Lighter
  • Small Ceramic Knife Sharpener
  • 2X CR 123 Battery


In my pockets somewhere:

Non-Latex Gloves (in film canister or small nylon pouch

Also..
Cell Phone
Fire Pager



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#37727 - 03/14/05 10:51 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
frenchy Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
My normal work day EDC :

These are always on my person :



# 1 belt pouch (about the same size a Maxpedition M1 pouch) with a white Photon 3 and a red Freedom microlights.
The pouch contains, inside the small outer pocket, some band-aids, etc.. and in the other compartments the following items :
# 3 different sets of ? papers ? (ID, driving licence, credit cards, a.s. o.
# 6 spare batteries for 6P and Photons, sewing kit and small Bic lighter
# 7 large garbage bag + (on top) fresnel lens
# 8 gentleman folder
# 9 small pen
# 10 flat whistle + lanyard
# 11 money purse
(not shown) car + house keys

In pant back pocket
# 2 Doug?s RSK,

On my belt
# 4 Surefire 6P
# 5 Leatherman PST
# 12 cell phone

When traveling by car or train, I add a Fred Perrin's "griffe" around my neck.

Never far away :
during normal workdays, I carry a Maxpedition Condor backpack, with papers, portable computer, small set of tools, cables, CDs etc...
+ large garbage bag + Doug's PSK + emergency poncho + small FM radio + Inova 24/7

Sometimes, when an office's party/lunch is planned, I take a nice looking folder along (a custom "Thiers" knife).

That should do it !
( I guess I don't need to mention shoes, pant, shirt, underwear a.s.o. .... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />)
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#37728 - 03/14/05 11:15 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
stormadvisor Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 87
Loc: Ohio
Quote:
I like the way you put lip balm at the top of your list

Since I am constantly talking I get dried out quick. I can't go a day without it.
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#37729 - 04/14/05 07:53 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
brian Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
Something in a recent post got me thinking about your EDC. To you really carry all of this stuff *on your body, all day, every day*?
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#37730 - 04/14/05 08:38 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Quote:
leather gloves


Doesn't the TSA ever ask you what you need those leather gloves for? I carry them myself every day.

-- Craig

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#37731 - 04/15/05 02:32 PM Re: what is your every day carry?
brian Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
The reason I'm asking is becasue I'm pretty minimalistic on EDC these days. Basically carrying the following...

Quote:

Mini Bic Lighter
CRK Sebenza
Blackberry
White Photon II
Wallet
Keys

...and sometimes, like when engaged in swimming or other watersports at the lake, river or gulf of mexico, I even narrow that down to nothing more than a knife and a lighter (or ferrocerium rod) which I always have with me as a minimum.

Anyway, I was considering going back to a more robust EDC (for when I'm on dry land) by adding a multi-tool, a bandanna, a bigger, better flashlight and a small PSK/FAK combo. Just wondering if you and some of the other guys here that listed larger EDCs are actually, truely carrying that stuff all day, every day and if so then how you keep from growing tired of carrying it.

Thanks


Edited by brian (04/15/05 02:59 PM)
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