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#290280 - 08/19/18 09:40 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: hikermor]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 360
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: hikermor
A ball point pen will write reliably on your bare skin.

Triggered a thought: I keep a grease pencil/china marker in the truck, to scribble reminders on the inside of my windshield--not EDC, but a useful, kinda heads-up display...
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#290284 - 08/20/18 02:53 AM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 896
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
I'm often surprised by what I don't see in people's kits:
- cash
- Sunglasses
- spare key
- extra contacts/ solution
- pen
- ibuprofen
- spare cell charger/ battery
- water bottle


Got it all covered.
I carry upwards of $200 cash all the time and spare credit cards; not sure what you consider extra. I had an extra $50 in the car until I needed it so now I need to replace it.
Sunglasses fit in one of my many pockets in my left VOMP.
Spare key - I used to carry a spare set in my last backpack; and then the pack was stolen so...
I carry readers on my person at all times.
I have a pen & pencil in my VOMP.
I have painkillers in my EDC FAC, desk and at home.
I've got chargers all over the place (house, car, work and pack).
I've got water bottles/containers all over the place but only a collapsible container in my pack.
I usually carry a pair of leather gloves as well in a side pocket of the pack but I want to store some latex gloves in the pack as well (someone gave me a box of them, otherwise I would have chosen nitrile).
I typically have my rain jacket in the pack and I will be including my 2GoSystems Trifecta bivy as well.

Like I said, I have the EDC covered except when the unknown happened and my pack was stolen along with $1200 of gear. I've managed to replace everything except the spare car key; Ford wants an arm and a leg for that.

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#290287 - 08/20/18 10:30 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
For EDC, I am surprised at how few people carry any duct tape, aluminum foil, high tensile string(like dacron fishing string), and ziplocs. These are things that take up very little space, and I use them all on a regular basis. Yet you just don't see these things in people's pockets as much as you'd think.
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#291128 - 11/16/18 06:37 AM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: benjammin]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2376
Originally Posted By: benjammin
For EDC, I am surprised at how few people carry any duct tape, aluminum foil, high tensile string(like dacron fishing string), and ziplocs. These are things that take up very little space, and I use them all on a regular basis. Yet you just don't see these things in people's pockets as much as you'd think.


Agree. Small things can be very useful; I'd add
- safety pins
- rubber bands ( Thank you Colin Fletcher)
- 1m of para cord
- ear plugs



Edited by TeacherRO (11/16/18 06:37 AM)

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#291138 - 11/18/18 06:09 AM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: haertig]
Ors Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 663
Loc: Florida, USA
I would hope that electronic locks have gotten to the point where you need more than just a voice command to open them.

We’re in an apartment now, but it’s a consideration when we buy a house within the next year.
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