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EDC Pocket Kits

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by coyote, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. tanstaf1

    tanstaf1 Empty Pockets

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    I can't carry a visible pouch or bag (except a cell phone case) as I work in a professional office setting.

    Here is what I carry every day distributed in my wallet in one pocket and the other three dress pants pockets or worn on my ankles under my socks.

    Some of the items are attached to a jangle of keys on key rings, some slid into pockets in my wallet along with my credit cards, and the rest in two thin cloth pouches. One pouch came with a Jabra bluetooth headphone and the other I got from the Boy Scout store and has a velcro'd and zippered pocket and is designed for a compass. It cost less than $10. These are not as cool as the ones you guys made, but I am lazy.

    The advantage of spreading this out into thin cloth cases or into my wallet in my pockets is that no one knows I have this stuff, other than the few item attached to my key rings which also have my rewards cards and have to be pulled out of my pocket every so often or to unlock doors.

    LokSak baggie (1qt.) for water (if bottle cannot be obtained)
    stainless steel wire wrapped around dry wall screw
    electrical tape wrapped around nail
    safety pin
    flash drive and card with personal documents & 3GB of survival reference material
    2 Aspirin
    2 Tylenol
    2 Ibuprofen
    2 Imodium caplets
    2 Cliff hydrolite tabs
    small square of moleskin
    .017 oz single use Krazy glue
    2 alcohol pads,
    2 band aids
    2 wash & dry pads
    2 Bens insect repellent pads
    2 single edge razor blades
    pocket survival folding hack saw
    Leatherman Squirt multi tool
    4 Katadyn water purification tabs
    folded extremely (very) heavy duty tin foil (from very old Air force survival kit))
    folded kitchen grade heavy duty tin foil
    dutch oven liner (for any leaks tin foil pan)
    Nano StreamLight LED flashlight
    bobbin of fishing line
    fishing line leader
    2 fish hooks
    2 small sinks
    2 x 12 ft. 550 paracord ankle bracelets
    Slim Rescue Howler whistle
    Boy Scout magnesium fire starter
    2 wax coated strike anywhere matches
    Vaseline soaked cotton
    card sized 5x fresnel lens,
    Ritter's Rescue Flash signal mirror
    short pencil
    ballpoint ink pen refill
    quarter sized canister of floss
    needle with eye big enough for floss
    2 spare cellphone batteries
    compass (mini-magnetic)
    maps of my AO and route to BOL (1:100,000) on polyurethaned double sided 11 x 17 paper (in case Back Country Navigator with all New England maps doesn't work on my EVO)

    Here's a pix (someday I'll take all of the stuff out and photo it):

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  2. fmf1854

    fmf1854 Loaded Pockets

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  3. highlife

    highlife Loaded Pockets

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    I love this idea. I may try this and sew some loop velcro on the back to stick inside my front bag pocket when not in my pocket.
     
  4. Jack_Wood

    Jack_Wood Loaded Pockets

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    I've actually been drawing up plans for something similar, but for my cargo pockets.
    Cargo pocket organizers, like these from Maxpedition, have their place, but I really wanted something lighter and easier to access. For dedicated pocket use, I have need of neither a zipper, nor the heavy fabric.
    It's purpose would be solely to keep small stuff from piling up in the bottom of my pocket, and help move stuff from one pair of pants to another.
    A small pouch made of pack cloth, with simple pockets, pen slots, and some elastic should do me fine. Will post back with details when it's done (may be a while, currently finishing up a jacket, and making a backpack and tarp for camping).
     
  5. nuphoria

    nuphoria Loaded Pockets

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    That's pretty much exactly what I'm after too.

    Just want to hold a knife, multi and torch in one flat space.
     
  6. Realfriend

    Realfriend Empty Pockets

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    I've created a pocket organizer that does what Jack_Wood described by chopping up one of those zippered organizers that I already had.
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    It holds my essential EDC items in a very flat profile that I can slip into my back pocket and nobody would notice it. I posted a video on Youtube that describes it more fully, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9mbqz6thU

    Let me know what you think!
     
  7. jag-engr
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    Nice work, Realfriend!

    I cam up with something similar not too long ago, but I just stapled the elastic band. I'd say yours is a step up in sophistication.

    From what kind of organizer did you get the green pouch material?
     
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    If you're ready to head down that slippery slope to insanity, take a look at the link in my signature...
     
  9. Realfriend

    Realfriend Empty Pockets

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    It's a "Maratac Extreme". I think I bought it from CountyComm for $10 just to see if I could do something with it.
     
  10. gstojinovic

    gstojinovic Loaded Pockets

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    Great looking gear!

    And neat idea with that pouch!
     
  11. Appleman

    Appleman Loaded Pockets

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    I was so inspired with these holsters I just had to made one of my own.
    I got this piece of leather while I was in Istanbul this past year.

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    Chris
     
  12. coyote

    coyote Loaded Pockets

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    alright Chris! nice leather & workmanship, and nice kit. hope you enjoy the concept as much as i have.
     
  13. Appleman

    Appleman Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks

    It all made sense when I seen the post. Nothing rubbing together and clinking around.
     
  14. here is one I just made using rip-stop nylon

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  15. twoisone
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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    How'd I miss this thread? Those units all look awesome!
     
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  16. coyote

    coyote Loaded Pockets

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    nice job ODT. lightweight and inexpensive alternative to leather. and unlike elastic fabric, nylon allows one-handed re-insertion.

    enjoy!
     
  17. gooseman1991

    gooseman1991 Loaded Pockets

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    I made me an Altoids tin the other day. Might post some pics in a lil while. Very handy but was irritating to sit on in my back pocket and I am afraid it is going to leave the "Skoal Ring" effect very quickly in any pocket.

    Goose
     
  18. gooseman1991

    gooseman1991 Loaded Pockets

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    Ok so here it is. Swiss Knife, extra AA for when I get my Jetbeam BA10 or Fenix E11, big Bic, and EARPLUGS!!!

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    Here is an Altoids smalls, would probably carry better I just havn't tried yet. Extra battery and PLUGS!!!

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  19. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I usually leave mine in my jacket. If I'm wearing a shirt that has button up breast pockets it goes in one of them instead.