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Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by cowsmilk, May 16, 2015.
How’s the pokey stick? Sounds like something I could use. Any pics please?
My "pokey stick" is just a hitch pin I cut and bent to carry on a key ring.
Bet it comes in handy though
Out in the RV for the weekend. Drawer catch broke and my sm ratchet driver worked perfectly to get the screws out and back in.
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I used a Leatherman Free P2 to attach a receptacle to the end of an extension cord.
Replaced the LED "bulb" of the sidewalk lightning at a neighbors home.
My EDC toolkit (rides in my backpack) helped me the extra trip home to fetch my toolbox.
I used this Streamlight Protac90 today while browsing a dimly lit antique mall. Some of the overhead lights were off making it difficult to view the merchandise.
Here’s a random. We all have paracord on everything we own. But how often do we really use it!?
Well, I recently was able to help construct a hanging magnet with a old hank I had in one of my organizers… That hank had to be atleast 5 years old. Lol Worked like a charm. We retrieved a Bit from one if the mechanic’s ratchets that had fallen INTO the generator they were working on.
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I don't know. For the past three decades or so I have distilled my EDC down to the point that what I carry is almost invisible to me. I use my EDC (something or other) every day, numerous times and don't even realize it. My EDC has become one with my person; it's like an extension of me. I'm pretty sure I use something from my EDC every day, multiple times per day, but I don't even think consciously about it anymore. I am like on autopilot with my EDC stuff.
To me, this is what EDC is all about; it is about distilling down exactly the things you need for the daily situations you will be exposed to. Using, touching or looking at a piece of EDC gear is not a matter of anything other than utility for me. It's just automatic. I know where everything is, I know what it can, and what it cannot do, and I'd probably have to consciously think about the items I take and use daily.
So..."Did I put my EDC to work today??" Absolutely! Just like I do every day. My EDC is programmed into my brain. What exactly I used it for would be a long list...every day.
After all, this is the essence of "EDC", is it not?
I use my AAA clicker and Microtech OTF pretty much every day. I also EDC a tiny Knipex plier and use that once a month, I guess, but it really saves me when I need it.
Too, as part of my tools pouch - and it helped me yesterday to remove a screw that was "murdered" with the wrong bit by a family member.
Usually the scripts goes like this:
"Do you need help?"
"Of course not, I can do this myself!"
A little time later I hear some swear words and curses
I appear to "look if everything is alright"
I'm received with: my tools are crap and why I didn't do <insert task here> already last week, etc.
In order to keep peace at home I don't reply or comment or argue but just get the job done
Sometimes I get lucky by not getting comments about things are crooked or wrong color, etc.
Life is good
I never thought to do this before, but lately I find myself using the Wave feature on my Spyderco Endela and Endura as a bottle opener as was the case today. It's not a everyday occurrence, normally my handy pocket tool would be on brew duty.
My wife has been redecorating the living room and asked for a pliers to remove a nail. I handed her the Knipex Cobra pliers I was carrying in an ankle holster.
I used a Streamlight Protac 90 flashlight to inspect a sump pump submerged in a dark pit before replacing it.
Cool! Do you practice a cross-draw with this setup?
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I find that my most used items aren't what most would consider traditional EDC gear. The ear pods get used more than anything.
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Nope and never do that's why I stopped carrying most things, such as knife, flashlight, & chapstick. Now all I carry are gun, phone, keys, & wallet. In my car & desk at work I keep a couple knives, a flashlight, chapstick and lotion for when the hands get so dry they snag my sweaters. Really no need at all to carry the rest in my pockets, I'm always at my desk, in my car, or at home.
On weekends I add a pocket knife to the mix, but that's it.
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Ughh. The one time I didn’t have any cordage, the birthday balloons didn’t have any string. Totally could have gutted a length and made some strings. Was one of the bigger edc fails of my career.
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One of my colleagues was having a nightmare with a can of drink, where the tab (what some still call the ring-pull) had detached from the rivet on the top of the can. Used my SAK (Cybertool 41) to force the tear strip to part from the tear line, thus opening the can without damaging it or the contents, using the bottle opener blade on the SAK.
Colleague: Thankful, and now refreshed.
Other colleagues in the break room: "Why have we not got SAKs?!"
Me: Job jobbed, satisfied, back to my lunch