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Everyday Carry

A group to discuss those objects we carry every day, and the balance between utility, effectiveness, and sentimentality.

Members: 336
Latest Activity: Mar 28

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Phone/Mobile Device Protection

Started by Buffalo Bill. Last reply by Tayton Mahone Feb 23. 9 Replies

Hello Gents,I'm curious how you guys protect your mobile electronic devices (if you do so at all.)  I recently upgraded to an iPhone.  I know, I'm extremely late to the party.  But anyways, when I…Continue

Tags: Phone, Carry, Everyday, EDC

Unnecessary EDC?

Started by Beowulf87. Last reply by John Lee Pettimore Feb 12. 31 Replies

So here's a quick little thought.  How many of you practice unnecessary EDC?  By this I mean, how many of you carry an object that you have no real practical need for?  Not a knife, not your wallet,…Continue

Show Your EDC, Gentlemen

Started by Buffalo Bill. Last reply by Williamssen Jan 5. 136 Replies

Ideally, all of the existing threads concerning what should be carried in a man's pockets on a daily basis.  Since I do not possess the administrative power to do so, I encourage you to repost your…Continue

Replacement brand

Started by Steven Fields. Last reply by Shawn Steinschreiber Dec 18, 2013. 5 Replies

I have long carried an A.T. Cross pen and pencil set.  However, the last set I purchased was made in China and while the pen is ok the pencil is a piece of junk.  Does anyone have any suggestions for…Continue

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Comment by Brian Bartelt on January 4, 2014 at 11:27am

Hey all.  Great idea for a group.

Comment by Charles Alexander Rasmussen on November 10, 2013 at 12:40am

I forgot to add: Chapstick, and hand sanitizer.

Comment by Charles Alexander Rasmussen on November 10, 2013 at 12:29am

EDC.png <----This is my everyday carry. Currently being deployed to Afghanistan changes it up though.

Comment by Nick McDonald on October 31, 2013 at 12:09am

Hello everyone!

As a Soldier in the US Army, I have A LOT of pockets that I typically use, so I'll keep it down to the everyday kit:

Lower left (ankle area) pocket: miniature Orthodox Bible (New Testament and Psalms).

Lower Right: "Western Style" long leather wallet (perfect for ACU use)

Right cargo: Prayer rope

Left Cargo: Sunglasses

Both "normal" pockets change on a daily basis

Right shoulder pocket: Mustache scissors, comb, and mustache comb.

Right Breast: ID card

Comment by Kyle Arcurio on October 28, 2013 at 3:42pm

My first post in this group, so I might as well get it out now.  Can I get an "amen" that these items will ALWAYS return to their assigned pockets on a day-to-day basis?!?!

- Right hip pocket: car keys, knife, switchblade mustache comb

- Left hip pocket: phone, eye drops (as of late--allergies)

- Back right pocket: leather wallet

Comment by Chet Hand on February 14, 2013 at 3:08am

I have a few basics that I like to carry every day.  I keep them in a basket on the dresser and every day toss them in my pockets. 

- Vintage Buck 307 folding stockman pocket knife, front left pocket.

- Small Surefire KL1 tactical flashlight, front left pocket.

- Leather wallet, back left pocket.

- Small leatherbound notebook for tracking things, back right pocket.

- Pencil in the front shirt pocket.

- Smith and Wesson mod 642, .38spl revolver, front right pocket.

- Fire department pager, on belt.

- Cowboy hat, and leather HH cowboy boots.

 

These are my every day, any occasion items that are always with me.

Comment by Tony on February 14, 2013 at 2:57am
I don't usually carry a whole lot of stuff:
Insulin pump
Cell phone
Wallet
Keys
Kahr CW9

Have invested in a Maxpedition Fat Boy Versapack so I can start carrying a glucometer in order to keep better control of my blood sugar.
Comment by Liam S. on October 26, 2012 at 5:44pm

Kyle - with a stag, or bone handle, that's a great choice. I carry a Case Stockman. One of the smaller Opinel (#7 or #8) are nice too - they are a late 1890s pattern, pretty much unchanged. 

Comment by Dillon Alexzander Combs on September 12, 2012 at 1:17pm

Wallet - Money, I.D's, References, Manly Clothing Measurement Card, Notes, Grocery List. No change. Back Pocket.

Phone - Back Pocket

Keys - Truck Keys, House Key and if you have work keys, front pocket.

Pocket Knife - Small not huge. front pocket

Comment by Jeff Mazza on August 22, 2012 at 3:47pm

I came across this group by accident and was intrigued by the name.  Who would have thought that someone would think of a group like this.  I guess in a way it makes perfect sense.   Since the majority of us don't carry a "murse" and usually not a briefcase, all we have left are our pockets.   I am pretty picky about what I put in my pocket.  In the past I carried a small pocket knife but found if a hole formed I would lose it.  So now I don't tend to unless I am wearing a blazer or jeans.  Dress pants are not good for pocket knives.  I have a very slim wallet, a business card holder and my Moleskine.  Very seldom do I carry change.  Unfortunately I still wear a phone case on my belt.   A handkerchief in my back pocket.   My life is still undergoing a transformation as I lost my wife a few months ago.  I am trying to re-establish places to keep my everyday carry.   Feel free to check out my web site.  www.cognitivecompost.com

 

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