Hey guys, I've been EDC'ing for a couple years now but never joined the forums. Thought I'd just share what I feel is a less usual EDC system than most people. Enough people think I'm crazy for carrying all these things. The items I EDC have been shaped over the years to what I find the most useful for the work that I have to do. There are 3 categories of items I carry: (1) Always on me - this would include in the shower, when I'm sleeping, etc. Emphasis on ALWAYS. (2) EDC, on person - I wear these items when I leave the house, so outside, I always have them on me. (3) EDC Backpack - when I leave the house. 1. Always on me I made a paracord belt which I wear and never take off: (Bowline, Tautline, Alpine Butterfly) The items: - Mini Fox 40 Whistle (Neck lanyard) - Liteflux LF2XT Flashlight w/ 10440 Li-Ion (Neck lanyard) - Fenix E01 Flashlight w/ Lithium AAA, taped to prevent accidental activation (Paracord Belt) - ID/Driving License & Emergency Cash (Sealed plastic card holder on paracord belt) - Spyderco Ladybug H1 (Paracord Belt) - ~12' of 8-strand paracord - Watch w/ mini compass 2. EDC items Assuming cargo pants, - Tissues in ziplock bag (Lower right pocket) - Notebook (Lower right pocket / Shirt pocket) - Pen, Pencil, Eraser (Lower right pocket / Shirt pocket) - Small pouch (Lower left pocket) - I don't always carry this - Wallet (Right pocket) - Phone (Left pocket) - Keys (Right pocket) - Mini Compass - Spyderco Bug Knife - 2 Guitar picks (Gator, 0.7mm & 1.5mm) - Etymotic ER20 Earplugs (Great for concerts!)- Hidden waist pouch + some carabiners - 1m/3ft measuring tape - 4Sevens Quark AA w/ AW14500 Li-Ion - Leatherman Juice S2 (waist pouch holster) - Benchmade Mini-Griptilian 556 Small pouch: - Gator guitar pick 1.5mm - Red Photon Freedom flashlight (Mainly for stargazing) - Extra AW14500 Li-Ion & 10440 Li-Ion - Small Clip - Small ballpoint pen - Basic meds (antihistamine, painkiller, activated charcoal, bandaids, safety pins, alcohol wipe) Wallet: Besides a few cards/cash/normal, - Sheet of small paper - Bandaids & Alcohol wipe - Cheatsheet of knots, emergency contact, LF2XT programming manual - Small flexible fresnel magnifier - 0.7mm Gator guitar pick - T6 & T9 (I think) torx for adjusting knives, etc. - Small allen/hex key which two of my flashlights use Waist Pouch: - Vial of hand sanitizer - Signalling mirror (mostly used as normal mirror) - Paper clips - Nail clipper - Safety pins - Small magnet - Butane lighter - Mini sharpie - Less-than-basic FAK in ziplock (Bandaids, alcohol swab, safety pins) - Basic meds in ziplock (painkiller, antihistamine, activated charcoal) - Firesteel - Small vial of 99% Isopropyl - Some paper in ziplock - Small spoon - Plastic bag - Comb - Extra ziplock - Nylon fishing line - Brass wire (useful for poking things in small places) - Short bit of solder - Elastic bands - Extra-soft foam earplugs - twisty tie - Clip-on sunglasses - 1.5mm guitar pick EDC Backpack - Small [backup] water bottle (I usually carry a larger 1 liter bottle in addition to this) - Fox 40 Whistle - Corsair Flash Voyager (4GB) - Modified M@glite 2D (With Kiu socket, SMO reflector, Boroflat lens, 3xIMR26500, FM1909 bi-pin bulb for 2000 lumens) - Poncho - Space blanket - Chain (Used to lock my bag to my chair when I'm at restaurants, etc.) - Extra t-shirt & briefs - ~30ft 8-strand paracord - Bandana - Roll of gaffer tape (MUCH nicer than duct tape) - Extra borofloat lens (with LDF diffuser) for M@glite 2D - Tissue - Small vial containing extra bulb for M@glite 2D - Protractor (also used as a quadrant/"sextant" for measuring angles of celestial bodies) - Small New Testament - A couple soft earplugs - Extra socks - 4Sevens headlamp band - Brunton 7x18 monocular- - Garbage bag - Ziplock containing surgical mask & star charts - Philips screwdriver (big) - USB Card reader - Philips screwdriver (small) - Deoxit red - 3.5mm-6.5mm TRS adapter (for headphones, etc.) - 4Sevens Quark 123^2 w/ AW17670 Li-Ion - Retractable USB cord - 4Sevens Prism - Small water spray bottle - Spare glasses & sunglasses (not visible) - Silva engineer's compass - 4Sevens Quark fingergrip - Firesteel - Wetfire tinder - Notebook - Extending antenna (to reach those hard-to-reach places) - Straw - Metal chopsticks - Toothbrush & Toothpaste - pen - chapstick - Small water filter - SAK (Victorinox Tinker Deluxe?) - Some gaffer tape & masking tape - Spare Lithium AAA cells - Sewing kit - Clip for Photon Freedom - Eyemask - Some small clips - Wetfire tinder - Small vials of: Detergent, mineral oil, hand sanitizer, 99% isopropyl alcohol, insect repellent, salt - Wire saw - 2 small tubes of superglue (UHU super & krazy glue) - Small stick of hot 'plastic' glue - Medicinal teabag - Syringe - Surgical gloves - Fork & Spoon - Tweezers - Aluminum foil - Basic 1st aid kit Not pictured: - Small raincoat/jacket, carried in colder weather - Small file - 1"x4" DMT knife sharpener (extra-fine) - 2 small clamps Of course, all these items are the "basic" items. I add on to the backpack whatever else I may need for the day (i.e. laptop, books, other tools & cables, etc.) Whew!