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If you could only carry 5 EDC items what would they be?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Gatsby, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. critterfixer
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    critterfixer Loaded Pockets

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    1.) Ruger LCP
    2,) Leatherman Juice Cs4
    3.) iPhone 4
    4.) Wallet
    5.) Keys
     
  2. Cheyenne

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    1. Spyderco UKPK
    2. Victorinox Champ
    3. Led Lenser P7
    4. String
    5. Lighter
     
  3. cubegleamer

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    1 Ruger LCP
    2 Leatherman Juice CS
    3 Spyderco Endura Wave
    4 Jetbeam BC10
    5 Wallet
     
  4. Nickortizzle1035

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    1. para ordinance 1911 "LTC"
    2. surefire E2D LED
    3. Benchade Onslaught
    4. Zippo
    5. Leatherman Surge
     
  5. Mister Scribble

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    Cell phone, wallet, watch, flashlight, SAK.
     
  6. tomp

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    1. flashlight
    2. knife
    3. pistol
    4, keys
    5. wallet
     
  7. midnightreport

    midnightreport Loaded Pockets

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    Leatherman Juice CS4 - As much as I like all my one-hand-opening folders, my Leatherman has all the tools I need on a day-to-day basis (and anything I'd really need/know how to use effectively in a **** scenario). In daily use, I most often need the knife to open packages and such and the screwdrivers at my tech support job.

    Wallet - NY-LA from Countycomm. Contains ID, emergency money, the usual.

    Cell phone - Samsung piece of junk, but it does the job

    Flashlight - I've carried a 4Sevens Quark Mini 123 continuously for the past eight months, and have no desire to change to anything else. I use it when

    Pepper spray - Because people can be unpredictable. Deploying pepper spray is an appropriate response for a much wider range of potential situations I might face, compared to carrying a knife or firearm for self-defense (given my position as a college student living in the city). I carry a 2oz can of Fox Labs in a Ripoffs holster behind my right hip.

    This is an interesting thought experiment, I think I'll try just carrying this tomorrow.
     
  8. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    1911
    wallet
    Strider folder
    Fenix TK10 (I like the dual settings over my 6P)
    LM Wave
     
  9. TheDukeofTank

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    Well, in EDC normal life, my 5 items would be. In a **** situation, the components would be the same just different models.

    1. Knife - I would have to go with my Spyderco Paramilitary 2. Aside from a few survival tasks, this beauty can handle anything I throw at it. (**** situation - Ontario SP45 in custom kydex w/ firesteel & sharpener)

    2. Multitool - After owning/carrying a SAK for the majority of my life and trying multiple Leatherman MTs, my go-to MT has to be my Victorinox Spirit. All tools open from the outside? Yep... Success.
    (**** situation - the same thing :))

    3. Flashlight - Well, in the last few months, my Nitecore Extreme Infinity hasn't been dethroned from my left pocket. Carries like a dream, bright, rugged & is an excellent thrower to boot.
    (**** situation - 4sevens Quark 123x2 Turbo X)

    4. First Aid - I tend to be injury prone from time to time... Invaluable tool.
    (**** situation - the same kit... It's well stocked)

    5. Water Bottle - Hydration is key and my Camelbak 1L is on point.
    (**** situation - Camelbak 2.5L pack)

    Now, I took my watch (Seiko Monster), walet, keys, sunglasses (Oakley Fuelcells) & phone (Htc Desire) out of the lineup... Those are items that "regular people" carry and there is no additional thought put into those items as far as preparedness.
     
  10. signal

    signal Loaded Pockets

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    Leatherman charge tti
    Zero tolerance 0350
    4sevens quark 123
    Zippo
    Sig p232
     
  11. dbert

    dbert Loaded Pockets

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    My five things=my actual EDC

    money clip
    phone
    spyderco ladybug
    gerber shard
    sunglasses
     
  12. ZMZ67

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    Knife - Preferably a Kershaw Leek but a smaller knife is sufficient
    Flashlight - Quark 1X123W
    Wallet - nothing special
    Key ring - aside from keys it has a Swiss Tech Utilikey,two Photon Freedoms and a paracord fob
    Smart Phone -a dated Samsung Rogue but it serves my purposes and negates the need for a watch

    There are other items I would like to carry but this group covers my daily needs,provides minimal emergency tools and is limited enough that I can carry it all the time.
     
  13. caemgen

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    01 wallet (bellroy all-conditions)
    02 mobile phone (samsung galaxy s8 w/ magpul field case)
    03 sunglasses (rudy project graal sx)
    04 multi-tool (gerber center-drive)
    05 flashlight (nitecore srt 3)
     
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  14. Prybry

    Prybry Loaded Pockets

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    Knife #1 Explorer SAK (to lend in office setting)
    Knife #2 Buck Crosslock double blade (kept hidden from *******, used in front of knife lovers)
    Light TAD Jetbeam Mk2
    Phone Droid 2 in hip case
    16G Thumb Drive

    Not counting...
    Wallet Thin fire hose model from Duluth Tool
    Watch Seiko Kinetic (various models)
    Belt Rigger style
    Keys On Black Dimond screwlock carbiner
    Pen Minka SST/Rubber o-ring - w/roller ball
    Hanky clean one every morning
    Bracelet Medic-alert
    Rings Wedding and Service award from work

    Anybody else carry two knives in an office setting? One ******* friendly and one not so friendly...
     
  15. bdbart

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    Knife
    Torch
    Lighter
    Safety pin
    Tweezers
     
  16. TuhonBillMcG

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    Here’s my top five EDC items based on categorizing of needs.
    Urban carry is a small nylon attaché case.
    Rural carry is a small, no name daypack (I just ordered a Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II. I’ll let you know how I like it after we get to know each other over a few trips).

    1. Shelter: To me this means everything from clothing, to a sleeping bag, to a tent. I plan my EDC shelter needs on the worse weather I am likely to encounter in my area at that particular time of year.

    Urban:
    Warm weather. A small nylon poncho from EMS that packs to the size of a soda can.
    http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3645725

    Cold weather. Heavy duty space blanket. http://camping4less.com/index.php?cPath=118_124&main_page=product_info&products_id=102050

    Rural: The bare minimum I carry is a small sleeping bag and a tarp in my BOB. This bivy bag is my bare bones sleeping bag when I can’t carry something bigger. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00055.html

    2. Water: In my urban kit I carry a 18oz Kleen Canteen. http://www.kleankanteen.com/
    In my Rural BOB kit I carry 38 oz Nalgene/Guyot Designs stainless steel bottle.
    http://www.twowolvesoutdoor.com/guyotstandard.htm

    3. First Aid Kit. A small kit for urban carry and a much larger kit for rural carry (the further away from quick help, the bigger the kit I carry).

    4. Communication or direction.
    Uban. Cell phone. This was supposed to be the year I finally broke down and upgraded to a smart phone. I had my eye on the mil spec Casio Commando, but it got such bad reviews from actual users that I decided to keep my basic, no-frills phone.
    Rural. Compass. This is one of the models I carry http://www.amazon.com/Brunton-F-9020G-Classic-Compass/dp/B000093ILT
    (I also keep a Storm whistle http://www.stormwhistles.com/ , a signal mirror and a local map with the compass).

    5. Knife. When I travel in Europe I have a Victorinox Swisschamp on my belt and a stainless Mora Clipper as a kitchen knife in my hotel room. In the US, I carry both a Cold Steel 2XL Voyager and a Rajah II in urban settings (I’m a peace officer, so I have more leeway in my cutting tools than most folks). In rural areas I carry a Fallkniven S1.

    I also have the items from this kit scattered around my pockets:
    http://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/product.php?product=233

    Regards,
    Bill McGrath
     
  17. airwayguru

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    Here is my list of my 5 items. This is primary EDC anyway:

    Surefire G2: Well the name says it all. Light weight, bright light, and will not freeze to your hand when the tempature drops.
    Folding Knife: Either my Spyderco Rescue or CQD Mark I folding knife. Well name brands and have been used well in emergenices and non emergencies.
    Blackmarker: Able to write on anything for patient information, clearing buildings, and general writing purpose for who need to find assistance.
    ASP: Self Defence and Gaining Access into structures, cars, etc. when needed.
    Tactical Gloves: Able to protect hands when doing hard labor, rescues, and general hand protection.
     
  18. Ryno

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    1. Knife
    2. Torch
    3. Lighter
    4. Phone
    5. Condom
     
  19. MDCCLXXVI

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    1. Knife - Spyderco Paramilitary 2
    2. Flashlight - HDS Rotary 200 w/ Surefire CR123
    3. Multitool - Charge TTi
    4. Lighter - BiC
    5. Pocket lint

    Edit:

    I do carry a coward-friendly knife in my office; a Vic Classic.
     
  20. jessek

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    1. Knife
    2. Keys
    3. Phone
    4. Wallet
    5. Watch