I think there are enough newer members to start this again but amazingly, AOM had the almost exact same conversation about 4 or 5 years ago.
For me its wallet, phone, and keys if I can get away with only that.
I think we had this conversation a month or two ago as well, haha.
House keys minimum. Normally my phone but not always. If I need it cash or card. Rarely more than that.
Normal things for me to carry: thin wallet, keys, cap stick, and cell phone. Luckily being the technology person I am, everything I need is accessed on the smart phone :P Except for maybe a knife, but then again we just need to invent the iKnife and we're set. There can be an app for that I swear.
Cell phone, keys, wallet is the bare minimum for me, although I tend to carry a lot of stuff sometimes. Among the bigger things I've carried in my pocket are a book (about the size of those cheesy paperbacks you buy at airports, not a textbook, obviously) or my tablet (one of those 7" ones, not an iPad, obviously.)
You sir have big pockets. I cannot ever get a 7" tablet in my pockets :P
Maybe Old Navy just makes their pockets big. I can fit one into the pocket of one of my ON jeans; have never tried with any other pants. And it's not as if I wear plus-size clothing either; I'm actually a really skinny guy. I was surprised too.
I carry the following everyday and everywhere:
Handgun, extra ammo, fighting knife (Kerambit), Swiss Army knife, wallet, handkerchief, cell phone, pen or pencil, note pad, keys (may be used as weapons when protruding between fingers).
Carry weapons as local laws allow and/or your conscience and needs demand. Fighting knife as backup to gun or as situation may dictate. Swiss Army knife for screw driver, bottle cap opener, can opener, awl, scissors, blades, other tools as may be needed and possible weapon. Handkerchief for wiping bodily fluids or any other liquids, tourniquet, garrote, sweatband, snot rag, etc. Pen or pencil and paper for the many unexpected times writing something down is imperative (pens and pencils can also be weapons). Other items need no explanation.
Yep, I am highly concerned with protecting myself, those I love and the weak and helpless. I have had the great misfortune of encountering too many violent situations in my life to be passive and unready.