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Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Oct 8, 2013. 43 Replies

Of course I expect most answers to be the same or similar. So men, what do you carry everyday?Personally, I carry a knife, a wallet, a handkerchief, a can of badger hand salve, and occasionally, a…Continue

Facial hair fail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Alan Epperson Sep 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello gentlemen, I need your help. I have always wanted to grow facial hair but no matter what I can't. Does anyone have any tips or advice they can give me on how to go from baby face to…Continue

 

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Karl Helweg replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"I have been carrying a few hundred dollars cash for many years just in case of serious opportunities, bargains, or emergencies.  Cash speaks louder than plastic.  As a former store owner I preferred cash since it costs money and takes time…"
Oct 8, 2013
Liam Strain replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"That, and not as many people carry around enough cash for new tires."
Oct 8, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"There's a reason for that.  McDonald's apparently found that people spend considerably more per transaction when they use a card instead of cash ... which is why they originally installed the machines.  Painless spending. JB"
Oct 8, 2013
Brian Splash replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"Second that and also when the items are grouped and photographed it makes for a great insight to the person ."
Oct 8, 2013
Liam Strain replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"A card should not be required. But it is increasingly unusual to find a place where it could not be used. "
Oct 8, 2013
Liam Strain replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"There are few here that don't take cards. Pretty much the only things I can think of that are cash only, are some of the dicier liquor stores.  "
Oct 8, 2013
Matt J K replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"Just a comment re: cash.  Do you remember the NorthEast blackout of 2003?  Where I lived, ATMs didn't work reliably for days.  I have always been a cash carrier, so I was able to help out a number of friends who were screwed…"
Oct 8, 2013
Betz replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"He apparently does not frequent Chinese food establishments. :) "
Oct 8, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"If under $20 liquidity makes you feel secure, have at it.  Doesn't sound like much of a contingency plan to me, though. JB"
Oct 8, 2013
Betz replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"I can't imagine not being able to use a credit or debit card to pay for tires or fuel. I carry multiple cards in case some silly fraud thing happens. "
Oct 8, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"If I blow more tires than I have spares ... tires cost $150 each, minimum.  A tank of diesel costs $110.  Those are about the most run-of-the-mill day-to-day emergencies I can think of ... and both can leave you stranded. What would…"
Oct 8, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"(1) Why?  And, (2) if its an emergency, you don't always get to choose your establishment. JB"
Oct 8, 2013
Betz replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"Seems like a lot to me! I definitely would never carry that much cash. Certainly never over $100. I really can't imagine an emergency in my day to day life that would require that much cash, but to each his own."
Oct 8, 2013
Art replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"and I would be cautious, Jack, of an establishment that is not 'set up' to take debit/credit cards."
Oct 8, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"The purpose of cash, in my mind, is for emergencies where a card won't work -- for whatever reason (loss, fraud, mistake, store doesn't take cards, etc., etc.).  But, if you don't have enough to cover more than a toll or fast…"
Oct 8, 2013
Betz replied to Christopher Alan Epperson's discussion Men's everyday carry: What should a man carry everyday?
"I usually only use cash for bridge tolls, buying small things at stores like water or something along those lines. I don't like carrying lots of cash in case I get robbed.  If I need to buy something more than $20, I'll use a…"
Oct 8, 2013

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