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#48884 - 09/14/05 02:48 AM EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
SARbound Offline
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Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 503
Loc: Quebec City, Canada
Hmmm...

I see a lot of you guys seem to be carrying gear on you with carabiners, belt pouches, and the like. But what if your everyday outfits is just a pair of nice, non-cargo, formal pants with a polo shirt?

I'm asking because I never wear anything on my belt except my cell phone once i'm out of the office and heading home by foot. In my left front pocket, I carry my keyring and in my right front pocket, I got my tri-fold wallet.



Here is a picture of my keyring with my newly added Photon Freedom Micro... I'm afraid my keyring is getting a little too big to my taste, it looks like I have two big Oreo cookies hidden in my left pocket. I'm also worried about damaging the Photon...

Bah, <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> it just feels good telling some people about it.
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#48885 - 09/14/05 03:09 PM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Franciscomv Offline
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Registered: 09/04/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Buenos Aires, Argentina
I don't use cargo pants, shirt and slacks is what I usually wear, and don't usually carry anything on my belt (sometimes a folder if it has no clip).

I always carry a SAK (hanging from a V'nox belt hanger) and a knife in my front right pocket, keyring and wallet in my left front pocket. My keyring is attached to a two carabiner rig (two carabiners joined by a short strap) and has a Victorinox Executive and a small flashlight, besides my keys. Shirt pockets are great, if I feel that my pants are too loaded, I can slip my wallet into one of my shirt pockets, or one of my knives.

I carry the rest of my gear (more flashlights, multitool, PSK, trauma and first aid kits, etc.) in a small backpack that never leaves my side.
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#48886 - 09/14/05 03:20 PM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Anonymous
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I wish I could get mine as small as yours in the first place.

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#48887 - 09/14/05 04:35 PM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Fitzoid Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 289
Loc: WI, MA, and NYC
Fortunately, I wear cargo pants most days or I'd have separation anxiety from all my gear. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> But you can certainly lighten that load a bit without getting rid of anything important. First, you have 5 items connected with four large rings. That wastes a lot of space. I would ditch the carbiner and the large clip attached to the photon and replace them with something like these:

http://www.countycomm.com/gateclip.htm

I use the smallest size and am pretty happy with them.

Another possibility is simply keep your car keys (and alarm doodle) separate from your other keys. If everything is clipped together, they can tend to bunch up in uncomfortable ways.

By the way, I EDC all the stuff below in my non-cargo pockets. Everyone thinks I'm happy to see them -- little do they know how well prepared I am. (Actually, it's really not noticable in most pairs of pants. I've only ever been asked about the Leatherman clip extending from my pocket.)



The Charge's sharp toolbits are carried in a butter-soft, very thin Sabenza pouch, which you see right under them. You'll notice that my keys are not on my EDC keychain. They ride alone.

Good luck and I hope more pockets are in your future!


Edited by Fitzoid (09/14/05 04:47 PM)
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#48888 - 09/15/05 12:19 AM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Marc Offline
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Registered: 02/21/05
Posts: 78
I am about to pick this up tomorrow, I'll let you know how it works out. Doug Ritter mentions it and it seems like a good solution; being able to add and remove parts or "modules" as needed (boy am I a freak, modules?...wow)



Marc

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year."

John Foster Dulles


Edited by Marc (09/15/05 12:21 AM)

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#48889 - 09/15/05 02:11 AM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Anonymous
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Hey thats a neat keychain.
Can you give details, brands etc.

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#48890 - 09/15/05 04:45 AM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
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Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 11
Loc: Canada

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#48891 - 09/15/05 05:29 AM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Fitzoid Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 289
Loc: WI, MA, and NYC
Here's another view with bits extended:



The items are:

1) Lockpicks -- This is the lightest, smallest set I've found. Not sure where I got it... I can look it up if you're interested

2) Large green spy capsule

3) Small blue spy capsule

4) REI small whistle

5) Uncle Bill's Sliver Gripper

6) Photon Freedom Micro 2x

7) Small compass I pulled out of this and tied with a double hangman's knot to size zero of this. This was a little tricky to tie because I used .7mm bead cord. This compass is surprisingly good and I've found it quite useful.

It's all attached via a paracord lanyard to a Nuwai QIII flashlight. There's over 6 feet of cord in this short lanyard.

I actually carry a good deal more than all of this, but I'll post my EDC in a separate thread sometime... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#48892 - 09/15/05 05:38 AM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
wolf Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 329
Loc: Michigan
Quote:
1) Lockpicks -- This is the lightest, smallest set I've found. Not sure where I got it... I can look it up if you're interested


I'm interested! Where'd you get it? <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
How do you like your Nuwai?
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#48893 - 09/15/05 05:44 AM Re: EDC keyrings; when is it too big?
Anonymous
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If you dont mind me asking but what can/do you fit into those capsuals.

I wouldn't mind the details on the lockpicks, but they aren't high on my wish list right now, so dont worry about it if its a hassle.

Thanks Wayne

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