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Honestly...the value of this forum

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by SwampDonkey, May 4, 2020.

  1. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey Loaded Pockets

    Oct 4, 2015
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    Maybe it's because I have been driven, focused on the daily race and oblivious to my peripherals? Maybe it's because I gave up on "boards" in favor of other media exchange a long while back and forgot the initial reason they existed? Maybe it's because I ride dual sports/fish/lift/shoot/hike/whatever solo vs in groups? Maybe it's because my social circles have limited people that think like me......or you?

    It's been nice to see the diverse styles and approaches not just to EDC, but life on this thread. One thing that is readily apparent is that many of you do not subscribe to the average production zone mentality in your selection of intricacies such as a watch, blade, whatever and or that you have unique taste. Where am I going with this post? Just saying some of the posts on this board have either inspired me or made me open doors I left closed for a while. Some of you classy SOB's challenge the standard in what you select to carry, and that is good. It has been a valued call to slightly re-examine my own dogmatic approach to the hamster wheel. Take it as you will. Keep contributing, I'll try to do the same.
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  2. twin63

    twin63 Loaded Pockets

    Oct 2, 2009
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    Agreed. I’ve enjoyed this place over the years. Met some great folks and learned more than I could have ever asked for.
  3. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Jun 30, 2015
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    I'll second those thoughts gents.

    Although I have to confess the first 6 months to a year after 'discovering' edcf my budget went to hell in a hand basket! Just barely recovering now. :)

    Hey, maybe I forgot to read the warning in the Forum intro about the need for self control? ;)

    But I'm not going away either! :)

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
  4. aicolainen

    aicolainen Loaded Pockets

    Jan 7, 2017
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    I'll be honest
    I came here to save time. I much prefer the forum platforms over social media platforms so when I got interested in EDC I searched for "edc forum" and this forum came up. In time I registered with BF and WUS as well, but I only go there on rare occasions when I'm looking for very specific information. Day to day, I much prefer the "little bit of everything" that I get here.
    Another reason I keep coming back is, like I've mentioned before", the slow pace and friendly tone. Information overload, whining and trolling is all to common (on the internet) these days. This place, and mostly the EDC community in general, seems to be made up of very friendly people.

    If there is one thing I'm missing on this forum, it's more threads on how to do stuff yourself. It's a wee bit consumer oriented, with many of us just buying stuff and showing it off. That's OK, but I'm quite certain there are many users on here that has much experience in a wide area of modding, maintenance, repairing and even down right making things from scratch. If some of these users took it upon themselves to make "project threads" and let us n00bs have a look into their process, I think it would make this forum even more interesting, and hopefully inspire more members to get creative and share their process. With time, I'm hoping I can contribute more myself, but not quite there yet..
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  5. adnj

    adnj Loaded Pockets

    Mar 10, 2009
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    EDCF has always been a place that gives you some real world perspective on some items that one may never see carried by anyone else.

    I would also like to see (and post!) more about the things that we do and how we do them that are unique or convenient. I just don't seem to be able to take the time.

    Sent from my LG-V520 using Tapatalk
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  6. Tesla

    Tesla Loaded Pockets

    Apr 23, 2009
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    Well, I think forums assure us that we at least all have one thing in common...an addiction to EDC. With some of the higher end stuff, I think it's good that a man's reach should exceed his grasp...:bounce:
    #6 Tesla, May 5, 2020
    Last edited: May 5, 2020
  7. Nick4305
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Jun 6, 2013
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    Stay hungry. Stay foolish. :)
  8. Gaulois

    Gaulois Loaded Pockets

    Apr 5, 2015
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    Been there for a few years now. Probably one of my best Internet moves. Never saw or had an argue with anybody, people are so nice one to another, no competition etc. I deserted another EDC based forum hosted in my country for such deviances.

    Also, I'm happy to have started contacts with people from around the world that way.
  9. suburbDad

    suburbDad Loaded Pockets

    Jan 31, 2014
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    I’ve gone through what you’ve felt.

    but I can’t stop coming back..

    I realize I may seem to view certain things as cliche but I still enjoy the process of how others view edc and see the evolution of what edc means depending on different regions
  10. xtrajack

    xtrajack Loaded Pockets

    Feb 9, 2011
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    One of the few places that seems to be free from the general divisiveness running rampant in the world today.
  11. medic68

    medic68 Loaded Pockets

    Aug 20, 2013
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    There is a level of "politeness" here that I find refreshing. Like the OP said, "some of you classy bastards challenge the standard" and I like that,
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  12. HeadOffice

    HeadOffice Loaded Pockets

    Dec 18, 2018
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    I deleted my social media accounts and never looked back...