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EDC at Work

Discussion in 'Where, When, & How Do We Carry All This Stuff?' started by FLYBYU44, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. protaganis

    protaganis Loaded Pockets

    Mar 3, 2008
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    I work security.

    Typically I carry:
    Right Hip - Nite Ize Pock-Its - Gerber Recoil, Coast LED Lenser light, 6 AAA batteries, small razor knife
    Left Hip - Nite Ize PDA Holster - Pocket PC, Cleaning cloth, Signal Mirror, Micro LED Flashlight
    Left Hip - Phone Holster, Blackberry Phone, Micro Stylus Pen
    Cargo Pocket, Left - Keys, Tarpon Bay knife, Swiss Army Tech Knife
    Cargo Pocket, Right - Breath Spray, Meds (Asprin, Advil, etc. Damned fluorescent lights), 8x scope
    Misc - Highgear Axis watch, IR Thermometer, ASP Baton, Pen, Pencil, Safety Glasses

    They have us check some weird stuff, so the IR Thermometer gets more use than anything in my kit... Neat toy at home too. ;D
  2. SarGeek

    SarGeek Empty Pockets

    Sep 2, 2006
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    I work as an EMT for a busy suburban/rural ambulance service. We get a lot of freedom regarding what can be carried with the only limitation is "weapons" ie a pistol...pocket knives are ok.
    I've fallen in love with the 5.11 TDUs. Unlike normal EMT pants the pockets are enclosed like normal cargo pockets preventing gear from sticking out. I'm a bit clumbsy and with regular EMT pants having a pair of EMT shears in my pockets always ended up getting me snagged on something. The TDUs have pockets within the cargo pockets keeping my gear up right and accessable but enclosed. No real differance in accessing most stuff.
    LF: Cell phone
    RF: Nothing
    LR: Radio when on a call otherwise nothing
    RR: Wallet
    L Cargo: CRKT M16 EDC, Leatherman Skeletool, Ultrafire Alpha from DX (super bright and very durable)
    R Cargo: Protocol book, Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopia, a Zebra BP Pen, two patient pens, 2 pairs of EMT shears, disposable tourniquet
    Belt: Company pager, Benchmade Rescue Hook (I love that thing), glove pouch, key ring (containing work key fob, training room key (I'm an instructor), hand cuff key, fauxton, car remote).
    L Shirt Pocket: Zebra BP Pen
    R Shirt Pocket: Note pad

    Sometimes I carry my Leatherman Crunch but now that I have a skeletool I'm carrying the crunch a little less.
  3. TKC

    TKC Loaded Pockets

    Apr 14, 2006
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    I started a new job this week. I wear scrubs at work. I wear my Pocket Hippo in a neck sheath ( Gene Ingram made me the neck sheath.) under my scrubs. I have 2 pens and a moleskin notebook with me, oh and gum. That is all I EDC whilst at work. When I am in my street clothes, I carry my cell. phone & a folding knife.
  4. yellowhammer

    yellowhammer Loaded Pockets

    Jun 6, 2007
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    I'm a custodian here ;D

    [img width=640 height=426]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/upnor%20castle/2008_0614upnor_northward0076.jpg[/img]

    And this is most of my work EDC;

    [img width=640 height=426]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/upnor%20castle/2008_0603castle0048.jpg[/img]

    Missing is my micro-widgy pry bar (surprisingly useful), the camera I was using to take the photo ;) and the bunch of BIG keys. You want a proper key chain, get a job in a castle ;D

    My EDC bag proper is in the office, with my wallet, house keys (with all the odds & sods we love), note book, etc. Lighter is being replaced with a Blazer and the P2D is now a H50 Zebralight. Much more useful indoors.
  5. Komitet

    Komitet Empty Pockets

    Mar 14, 2008
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    Here's what I carry religiously everyday on my belt:
    In the plastic envelope:
    -75 minute phone card
    - $20 bill
    - variety of band-aids
    - safety pins (3)
    - two cleansing towelettes

    Gerber Clutch
    CountyComm straight razor
    Inova Microlight
    CountyComm SERE saw
    3 foot strand of telephone wire
    "AAA" battery (backup for my AAA flashlight i carry in pocket)
    Bic mini-lighter
    Gerber Artifact
    In the purple capsule: (Over-the-counter meds)
    - 200 mg Motrin (3)
    - 325 mg Tylenol
    - heartburn tablet
    - anti-diarrheal meds (usually three, but needed one this morningĀ  :green:)
    In the gold capsule: (Prescription)
    - Doxycycline (broad-spectrum antibiotic) (3)
    - Hydrocodone (Yes, by PRESCRIPTION!!!)

    This is what it looks like wrapped in its Chisco Marsupial pouch, stowed in a CCI cell phone holder.

    I keep it on my belt all day and noone looks twice. Everyone immediately thinks it's a cell phone...
  6. Tex8746

    Tex8746 Loaded Pockets

    Sep 4, 2008
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    First Post on here; Combat Medic: (EDC on/off duty)

    I'm more of a minimalist and Rules and Regs for post regulate my usage of CCW permit, but I ALWAYS have this junk with me

    LM Wave (with extra bits)
    Cold Steel Recon 1
    Sure Fire 6P LED
    SW Trauma Sheers
    3"x5" all-weather spiral
    Inka Pen x2
    Led Lenser and 8G micro cruzer- on Keys

    Then Theres My medic bag:
    BlackHawk Back Pack - Special Ops Medical - http://www.rangerjoes.com/blackhawk-back-pack-special-ops-medical-p-2841.html
    Too much equipment to list

    36" collapsable steel baton
    G30 Glock .45 ACP (when applicable)

    Scrubs (work in ER sometimes):
    Gerber EVO Jr (super light and thin profile!)
    Sure Fire E1B backup

    Hopefully getting a HK45 soon :roof:
  7. parnass

    parnass Loaded Pockets

    Mar 29, 2006
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    :welcome: Welcome to EDC Forums, Tex8746. Thanks for your service.
  8. Blue_cat_333

    Blue_cat_333 Loaded Pockets

    Mar 28, 2008
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    I work in an office with the occassional job in the field. We are required to wear business casual (button up shirt and Dockers) or we have the option of wearing 5.11s.

    EDC is generally pretty light right now, but in a "transition" phase adding more tools.

    SAK attached to a Streamlight Key Mate (green LED)
    Pocket Mod with some pre-printed reference material for work
    Cell phone on belt

    Looking to add a bag with some additional items I recently purchased at County Comm.
  9. Terry Monk

    Terry Monk Loaded Pockets

    Jan 3, 2008
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    I'm a field service worker for the local water utility.

    Lucky 1890 Morgan silver dollar on lanyard around my neck
    SureFire A2 flashlight - invaluable
    sometimes SureFire G2 depending on the day
    Gerber multi-tool
    HTC Touch cell phone
    company Nextel cell phone
    one of many knives - most recently a Benchmade mini-grip but soon to be BM RIFT (can't wait)
    can of chew

    In my lunchbox/EDC bag:
    2 cell phone chargers
    backup titanium batteries for the flashlights
    plastic spoons
  10. MikeDub

    MikeDub Loaded Pockets

    Nov 1, 2007
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    Forgot about this thread. Back up it goes!
    My work EDC has changed. I've taken to carrying an Alox Vic Farmer and Fenix P2DQ5 instead of the Cadet and E1L :)censored: lens shattered a few months ago and haven't gotten around to calling Surefire for an RMA :brickwall:)
  11. JPTP

    JPTP Empty Pockets

    Dec 14, 2007
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    I guess I'm lucky as I can carry just about what I please. Except grenades. :mad:
  12. scott_blah

    scott_blah Loaded Pockets

    Feb 17, 2009
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    I work for a Medical Laboratory as a courier and in the office on the odd occasion. So edc is fairly limited as im in and out of doctors surgeries all day and having a big blade hanging off my person wouldnt be so professional :brickwall:

    So at work:
    Leatherman Juice S2
    Apple Iphone (email, wi-fi, and many other gadgets :cool:)
    Work phone
    Ballpoint clicky pen
    Work car keys
    Personal keys (car, house, second car, cheapy keyring led)
    (looking for a small folding blade, any suggestions)

    Out of work:
    Much the same as above really except
    CRKT M16-10KZ (edc and self sefence use, but looking to get a better self defence blade, any suggestions here?(Governed by australian laws))

    thats about it really, here was me thinking I carried a fair bit :lolhammer: :censored: some of u guys are prepared :popcorn:
  13. mkphc

    mkphc Loaded Pockets

    Sep 3, 2006
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    I am a Plumbing HVAC contractor
    I EDC the following;
    LF Wegner business card holder (used as wallet) EX10, Leatherman squirt P4
    RF BRK Mini Canadian, keys on a leash
    lr spare AW rcr123
    carpenter pocket charge al on clip
    samsung rugby on belt pouch
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j86/mkphc/sundayedc.jpg[/img]
  14. bpa

    bpa Loaded Pockets

    Apr 24, 2006
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    Safety is the most important EDC in the workplace, be it the office or a construction site. I used to work for a workers' comp insurer that would not insure an employer unless they had a solid safety program in place. If they did not, the company would help them improve what they had.

    Everybody wins - the workers are safer, the company pays lower rates (imagine that!) and the insurance company has fewer claims.
  15. _STL_15_

    _STL_15_ Loaded Pockets

    Feb 11, 2009
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    I still carry pretty heavy at work. I work in retail.

    Cell Phone- Moto. Renagade
    Ipod Touch
    Wallet with Victorix Swiss Card, matches, and couple feet of good olde duct tape
    Keys with a Peanut lighter, Mag Solitare, emergency whistle, and Kershaw chive
    Rock River LED Flashlight (sometimes a G2 or a p3d)
    Boker folder
    Kershaw leek
    Leatherman Wave II
    Pentech VP Pen
    Torch Lighter
    Chap Stick
    And usually a few feet of spare paracord
  16. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Loaded Pockets

    Jan 19, 2007
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    i'm a veterinarian and here's my "EDC":

    I try to wear scrubs as much as possible (kept trashing regular clothes)
    - BM mini-grip
    - small bic lighter
    - stethoscope (Littman Cardio III)
    - SF E1E (although i'm getting a stylus penlight to replace this)
    - small hemostat/clamp

    To and from work, i usually throw my Bersa .380 IWB and then lock it in my bag at work.
  17. grimm_kaosboy

    grimm_kaosboy Empty Pockets

    Aug 21, 2008
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    My work EDC is the same as any day off, although I've posted before its changed a little so I'll put the new set up here.
    Front right-buck 880
    Front left-nitecore extreme
    Rear right-wallet
    Rear left-bandana and can of snuff
    Left hand belt-Vic swisstool with 1/4" driver and zippo
    Right hand belt-Vic swisschamp in sos pouch
    Neck-raidops spartan and t-moblie sidekick 2008
    Left wrist-luminox titanium watch
    Left index finger-wedding band
  18. protaganis

    protaganis Loaded Pockets

    Mar 3, 2008
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    Leatherman Wave and Bit kit.
    Coast T7 and 2 sets batteries.
    SAK Cybertool
    Blackberry 8900 with bookreaders, games and misc other apps. (never know how long you'll have downtime)
    Rhino 530 hcx (radio & GPS combo w/2 spare batteries)
    Pill Towel tube (about 3 towels left)
    Zivio bluetooth headset
    Solio charger & kit
    3 fisher pens (Red, Blue and Black)
    Pocket Ref book and 2 Moleskin notebooks
    Pipe, pipe tool, Tobacco & Zippo
    Camilus Lev-R-Lock knife
    1 Photon micro light
    Allergy meds (I HATE allergies)
    1 8x Monocular
    Reading and Sun glasses
    Aluminum briefcase
    Kevlar vest (class 3A)
    Sig p228 w/laser and 5 mags.
    Pistol maint. kit
    Nite Ize lrg. Pock-Its
    Nite Ize Med. pouch
  19. Mare of Earth

    Mare of Earth Loaded Pockets

    Feb 23, 2009
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    I am a desk jockey at a daycare.


    On person: varies - sometimes I have no pockets.
    Desk and door keys on lanyard
    Leatherman Micra
    lip balm

    In Purse: in desk at work, never more than 20 ft away everywhere else
    items not on person due to lack of pockets (see above)
    digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 8megapixel)
    iPod Touch
    Cell Phone w/ gps (AT&T Tilt - very hacked)
    eBook reader (Sony 505)
    iGo with iTips for all electronics except camera
    Fisher bullet space pen
    lcd booklight with spare batteries (at least 3 AAA)
    3 microfiber lens cleaning cloths
    hairbrush w/clips and elastic bands
    secondary keychain with aluminum self-defence bar and nail clippers
    bee sting shot
    various food items: crackers/beef jerky/sunflower seeds/granola bars/etc..
    stainless steel water bottle
    LCD flashlight (also takes AAAs)
    small first aid kit
    small manicure kit (scissors/clippers/file/tweezers)
    Bic lighter in metal case
    card holder
    drink mixes
    eye drops
    high fidelity earplugs
    pillcase #1: tylenol/bronkaid/sudafed
    pillcase #2: aleve/ibuprophen

    I am working on rebuilding an emergency kit with a solar charger, so some elements are mixed and missing at present.
    Also trying to find a better purse - one that has many pockets/pouches/concealed areas and that will better protect some contents.
  20. 325doc

    325doc Empty Pockets

    Nov 16, 2008
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    Paramedic in a busy suburban E.M.S. system:
    While working: Uniform, Blackhawk CQB belt with kydex stiffner and d-ring, pouch with 3 pair of nitrile gloves, (1)Leatheman P.S.T., (1) Spyderco Endura (I got in "94" while in Army and still kicking), phone, notepad, EMS guide, (2) pens, blue sharpie, narcotic keys with a SAK small knife (unsure of name @ this time), rescue gloves in back pocket, Uvex Genesis clear glasses, county radio and either Surfire G-2 or a Coleman 3-watt L.E.D. light from Wal-mart (size of G-2) anf finially trauma shears. We don't have E.M.S (pocket pants ) so the L-man and glove pouch are on my left side waist, rescue gloves in my rear right pocket and EMS guide on rear left pocket. I keep the wallet in the building because we work in bad neighborhoods so you can understand the deal. Glasses are around my neck with a laynard when on calls and light/trauma shears are in the coat. Also wear Thorogood structal fire boots (8") lace ups with sharkskin toes.
    That is all.