Thursday, 8 May 2014

Every Day Carry (EDC)

For the uninitiated, EDC, or, "every day carry", refers to the items you take with you every day.

Obviously, my pockets go along with me everywhere I'm wearing street clothes. The meds bag for SURE goes with me any time I'm going away from home, and if I'm not going to be in my own vehicle (which is well equipped as a BOV), I try to always remember to bring the satchel too.

Note: this is my minimum EDC. I almost always have additional blades and other items directly on my person as well.

Updated: 2015.08.20

Pockets
Right, front:

  • S.O.G. Para-tool
  • Zippo w/butane torch insert
  • Stupid (flip) phone
  • AA coin
  • Keys
    • house
    • storage
    • vehicle
    • parents' house
    • parents' vehicle
    • partner's house
    • handcuff (standard police issue type)
    • emergency whistle
    • para cord
     





    Left, front:
  • Swiss Army type pocketknife
  • hair-ties
  • lip conditioner (fancy, hippie Chapstick)  
  •  Wallet
    • ID
    • cash
    • Credit/debit cards
    • Proof of disabilities
    • spare vehicle key
    • thumb drive
  • lipstick 
  • Zippo


Right, hip:
  • Folding knife
  • Pen
  • Paper + waterproof notebook (will have photos of notebook up soon)
  • Smart Phone (not pictured because that's what I was using to take photos)

    Left, hip:
    • another folding knife
    • business cards
    • misc things throughout the day
     Right, cargo:
    • 4 strips jerkey
    • 4 oz. Dried fruit & nuts
    • 2 nutrition bars (meal replacement)
    Left, cargo:
    • pocket first aid kit
    • electrolyte tabs
    • nitrile gloves
    • travel toothbrush & toothpaste tablets 
    • folding water bottle 
    •  aluminium foil
    • ranger bands 
    • disposable lighter
    • nylon twine (mason line)
     Left, utility:
    •  6000 mAh portable phone charger
     Carrying/wearing/attached to clothing or bag
    • Filtering water bottle 
    • Sunglasses
    • COFFEE!! (in stainless steel travel mug)
    • boot knives
    Meds bag (fits into satchel)



    Outside mesh pocket

    • Mini flashlight
    • Swiss Army knife
    • 2 packets instant coffee
    • 2 Phone charging cables
    • AC + DC charging adaptors
    • 2000 mAh portable phone charger
    • hand salve
    • coconut oil



    Testing side

    • blood glucose meter
    • test strips
    • lancet device
    • extra lancet drums
    • albuterol inhaler
    • nasal sprays
    • Epi-pen
    • alcohol swabs
    • phone stand
    • pen
    • headphones



    Meds side

    • 1 week's worth insulin & needles
    • 1 week's worth daily + pain meds
    • Additional meds (Airborne, gas reducer, antiemtic, electrolyte tabs, etc)
    • 6000 mAh portable phone charger (moved to utility pocket of trousers)
    • Hard candy










    Satchel (like a purse, but more cool)




    Main compartment
    • Frio wallet (evaporative cooling pouch for insulin)
    • SOG Para-tool (a bigger/better version of the one in my pocket)
    • Tape measure
    • Epi-pen
    • Pit stick
    • flashlight
    • Comb
    • Hair clip
    • Clove cigarette case


    Medium front compartment
    • makeup
    • toothbrush +toothpaste
    • tampons
    • TP
    • Sharpies
    • Pens
    • comb knife
    • jerky
    • nutrition/meal replacement bar
    • nuts & fruit



    Small front compartment
    • Charging cable
    • headphones
    • lighter
    • lens wipes
    • hair ties/scrunchie
    • spare bluetooth hooks