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Essential EDC items

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by cosine, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. carrot

    carrot Loaded Pockets

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    - Glasses - Transisitions in Oakley Straight Line 2.0 frames
    - Pen - Cross Ion, Fisher Space Bullet, or Pentel RSVP
    - Flashlight - Surefire A2 (and a spare set of batteries)
    - Multitool - Victorinox Classic-SD or Leatherman Micra
    - Wallet & keys - also attached: Utili-key and Photon Freedom Micro

    Everything else, like the cell phone, I consider optional.
     
  2. Brangdon

    Brangdon Loaded Pockets

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    Wallet, keys, photon freedom, fox-40 whistle. The last 3 are on the same keyring so I can't easily leave the house or drive anywhere without them.

    There's normally a small penknife, but I wouldn't return home for it and I'm prepared to put it in checked luggage when I fly, so it's not really essential. I also have a second keyring with many tools on it, but the first keyring is core.
     
  3. heathah

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    Keys (house/work keys on one ring + truck keys on another)
    Knives (always more than 2)
    Flashlights (always more than 2)
    Multitools (always more than 2)
    Eyeglasses
    Wallet
    Watch
    Cell Phone

    My wife.   :smitten:

    For the most part, redundancy is key for me: O0

    Except for the wife part... :knuppel2:
     
  4. jeffm

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    Keys, cell phone, knife, light, and cash.

    Everything else is extra. Even fire-making is not as necessary while living in the big city.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Loaded Pockets

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    Eye glasses
    Keys
    Wallet
    Watch
    Cell phone
    Spyderco UKPK and/or SAK Mauser
    Peak Matterhorn AA 1LED
    Clipper lighter

    These are the meat of my edc.
    Always nicer with gravy though.   ;)
     
  6. P97DC

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    My EDC is Wallet, keys, knife, & pistol.
     
  7. RigMedic

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    1) Key ring w/ Arc AAA
    2) Cell phone - Motorolla V555
    3) Folding knife - Spyderco PS Endura 4 to be exact
    4) Wallet

    Those are the absolute essentials...
     
  8. deeker

    deeker Loaded Pockets

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    My wallet, knife, flashlight, cell phone and keys.

    The wallet is 'the Jimi'. A great un-wallet, I guess.

    The Knife has lately been a Spyderco Dodo or Tasman Salt... or a Delica, or Rescue... or...

    The flashlight is either an Inova X1 for indoor or daytime use, or an Inova X0 or SureFire G2 for extended/night use.

    Keys, I used a small accessory 'biner with three separate rings - one has my two work keys, one has my two house keys, one has vehicle key and remote fob. I can leave the others in the vehicle if I want to take up less pocket space, or clip it to a belt loop so they won't get lost.
     
  9. JHB

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    Wallet
    Money Clip
    Keys
    Mission Wallet - Knife/Solitaire/Swisscard/ First Aid
    ID cards
    Train Ticket
     
  10. POCKETS

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    Sounds like my pocket inventory almost. But what you have listed are essential with me.
     
  11. CaptainBob

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    undies, pants, shirt, socks, shoes, possibly a jacket, a well worn ballcap, pocket trash, ONE knife.....no guns, neck knives, boot knives or really bright flashlights :D

    if I NEED all the other junk I plan accordingly 8) :lol

    this is a great thread on a great fourm. I try to take a look every day O0
     
  12. KeyGrip

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    Knife, multi-tool, watch, wallet, keys, and a pen. All I need is an Arc AAA and a Prybaby.
     
  13. SRMC

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    I usually carry an Emerson-Benchmade CQC7, SOG Crosscut multitool. My absolute essentials, however, include a Bison Designs keyring with two Bison capsules containing ibuprofen and prescription medication. I can do without the knives or tools, but the capsules go everywhere.

    SRMC
     
  14. BigHonu

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    Essentials:

    Money clip with cash, debit card, driver's license, credit card
    Cell phone
    Knife
    Light
    spare batts
    OTC meds/perscription meds
    first aid stuff
     
  15. Bruiser

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    For me:

    Wallet
    pocket knife
    pen
    Photon-light
    keys

    Those are just the bare essentials. The rest depends where/what I'm doing.
     
  16. dajak

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    My essentials always consist of 3 things, knife, fire and light.
    That are for me the most important things to carry, and most of the time that are a HDS edc ultimate 60, a Sebenza and a BIC lighter.
     
  17. Crocodilo

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    Never ever without:
    -Glasses (normal or shades)
    -Wristwatch
    -Folding knife (several to choose from, but mainly benchmades)

    Daily, outside the house:
    -Keychain with house keys and a Leatherman Squirt
    -Keychain with car and work keys, a Photon micro light, a brand new PrybabyXL and a carabiner
    -Cell phone with camera on a small protective holster
    -Moleskine pocket notebook with ID, ATM card and paper money
    -Pen or pencil, ususally Pilot G2 or Space Pen

    Almost always, in a fanny pack:
    -SureFire flashlight (several to choose from)
    -Wallet
    -Prescription glasses
    -Smith and Wesson .357 2 inch with reload and permit
    -Leatherman Wave
    -Pen disk with files and portable apps
    -Garmin Foretrex GPS

    On the car:
    -First aid kit
    -Collapsible baton
    -Cell phone charger
    -Maglite 2AA
    -Cold Steel large knife
    -Regular prescription and sun glasses
    -Pen and paper

    On a back pack, when needed for country walks:
    -Paper maps
    -Walking stick
    -Binoculars
    -Digital camera
    -Water bottle
    -Compass
    -Bandana
    -Sports towel

    "Crocodilo" Diniz
    Portugal
     
  18. Gunfyter_6

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    The minimum...
    Wallet
    Watch
    Keys w/Photon Freedom
    Sun glasses
    Knife (Spyderco)
    LM Wave


    The Gravy :)
    Carried in a waist pack...
    Cell Phone & Inova X1 (v.2)
    On a key ring attachment waist pack...
    LM Micra, Fox 40, Swiss-Tec Util- Key, P38, Capsule with 4 Aspirin, chewing gum or mints.
     
  19. bigfoot

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    Wallet, keys, Photon light, mini Fox 40, Spyderco Delica, cell phone.

    Mini Witz survival kit and Leatherman PST or new Wave if venturing very far.

    Maxpedition/Countycomm Nucleus bag of tricks if venturing really far.
     
  20. TKC

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    Yeah, a knife and flashlight ARE on me at all times as well. They are my must haves!!!!