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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by brokedave, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Adam Ng

    Adam Ng Loaded Pockets

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    Watch, phone, sunglasses during the day and flash light for night time. I forgot my knives and wallet countless times. Sometime I did not even miss them til I see them at the end of the day.
     
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  2. JC807

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    Watch
    Keys
    Folding knife
    Phone
    Wallet and or/ E&E
     
  3. Bander124

    Bander124 Loaded Pockets

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    For me it's knife, watch ( no electronic devices at work), and nope that's it just knife and watch

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  4. thegrouch314

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    I don't carry a flashlight because I nearly always have my backpack with me, so it hangs out in there.

    As others have said, watch. I like the stopwatch function. I wear a necklace 24/7 which makes a great fiddle toy as well as being of sentimental value. I guess my number 3 would be either a hanky or bandana. It's just so useful.

    I'd gladly trade a flashlight for a notebook and pen though, or even just the pen
     
  5. tweak4

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    I go minimal- staples are just about it for me, and even then, I'm down to keys (which includes some very simple tools like Uncle Bill's Silver Grippers), wallet, knife (ok, actually a good folder and a Leatherman Micra) and my phone, which doubles as a flashlight.
    Depending on what a given day is likely to have in store, I might throw some additional supplies in my work bag, but my minimal kit for a "normal" day is just wallet, keys, knife & phone. And my wedding ring, if you're going to get picky, but since it doesn't really help me do anything, I wasn't really counting it.
     
  6. Tallboyjim

    Tallboyjim Loaded Pockets

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    Wallet, phone, keys (which have a tube & 58mm SAK) 99% of the time.
     
  7. Swe_Nurse

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    I count my multitool as a knife in this since I rarely carry a dedicated folder (due to practical and, to a lesser extent, legal reasons).

    Other than that my top three items are:
    First aid/trauma kit.
    Lighter
    Pen and notebook
     
  8. PragmaticMurphyist

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    Holding it down to the top three:
    • Wristwatch - typically a Seiko automatic diver
    • Duct tape - about 8' wrapped round an old plastic store card
    • Pen - Fisher Space Pen Bullet, fine blue refill
    Additional:
    • Multitool - Vic SwissChamp
    • Tissues - x3
    • Bandana - one of several
    • Notepad - RITR 3x5 spiral bound
    • Cordage - Gearward CSC micro kevlar
     
  9. brandaves

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    Wedding band, memorial bracelet, watch, pen, and my CC.

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  10. Lellobeetle

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    Meds, hankerchief and stamps.
     
  11. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Loaded Pockets

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    Besides the staples, these three:

    Gun
    Extra magazine
    Sunglasses
     
  12. karlito

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    Watch,ChapStick, & prescription sunglasses. Don't need a flashlight.

    sent from your mamma's house
     
  13. EldoEsq

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    Shield
    ID
    Firearm

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  14. Day Tripper

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    I feel like I'm a minimalist of sorts when it comes to on-person carry. I hate having bulky crap in my pockets. My top 3 EDC must haves are my wallet, my phone, and an SAK (lately a Pioneer-X). I can honestly say that I either have them on me or within arms reach 90% of the time I'm awake. Next up would be my keys, watch, and firearm...I don't leave home without them.