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#290280 - 08/19/18 09:40 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: hikermor]
UncleGoo Offline

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 354
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...

#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: 893
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.

#290287 - 08/20/18 10:30 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
benjammin Offline
Carpal Tunnel

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.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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