I: INTRODUCTION II: ABOUT ME III: HOW I STARTED EDC'ING IV: EDC ITEMS THAT I HAVE V: GADGETS I'M THINKING ABOUT I: INTRODUCTION Hello everyone, and yes I do mean everyone even the forum moderators. My name is Christoph. I'm glad to be here on the forums. I will probably be browsing more then actually posting but that probably goes without saying. II: ABOUT ME I'm 28 and I live near Fredericksburg, TX. I am married and don't have any kids, want them, but can't afford them. I am a graphic designer but unfortunately its not what I'm doing right now. I work full time, but unfortunately my wife can't due to fibromyalgia. So it makes things very hard and a very tight budget. I am not an outdoors person or even a traveling kind of guy. I basically lead a very boring life of get up, browse the internet, go to work, come home, browse the internet, go to bed. I'm especially not the outdoorsy kind of guy because I am Entomophobic. (Fear of bugs). My specialties lie in computers. I am not even a handyman even though my wife wishes I was. I also almost know nothing about cars. I do know computers though. I am also not a weapon kind of person either, so meaning. I'm not into knifes or guns but that doesn't mean I don't want something geeky like the Zap Cane that delivers 1 million volts to an attacker. I live in the country, but I am more of a city person though. Since I am not a handyman. I'm just not into tools either like handyman tools like saws, screwdrivers and stuff. I would like rather have 4 computer monitors then a full blown tool set. I also find the news verrry boring. I am also not a organized person, I am very forgetful. I tend to forget a lot of things. My desk is always messy, and so is my car. I really do try to get more organized and try to remember things with evernote and reqall. But I'm still not where I would like to be. I don't like to wear hats either, and not really a sunglass kind of guy either. Really the only accessory I wear is a watch. No hats, no fanny packs, no necklaces, or bracelets. III: HOW I STARTED EDC'ING Well I started looking up on the internet of useful things to keep in your wallet and what I came up was with this. * 2 Bandaids * 1 Alcohol Swab * Needle * wax paper with various tapes on it * usb credit card * blank piece of paper * wallet size pen * rubberand * bussiness card with your number * Tool Logic credit card I keep all of these things in my wallet. Then I started looking up useful things to keep in a glove compartment. But I haven't completed a full list and don't have really anything in my car either. Anyways this all got me started looking up other things like multi-purpose canes, and other useful things that I should probably have on me. Which eventually led me to Survival Bracelets which all of you know is 550 para cord wrapped into a bracelet. Then I found Survival anklets, survival belts, survival watches, and survival hats. I got started looking into the multi-purpose canes because I was looking into defensive weapons. So I started buy very few things, meaning 3 items, and eventually I ended up here. IV: EDC ITEMS THAT I HAVE 1. Tool Logic T1 Credit Card (For Wallet) Philips and Flat Head ScrewdriverTweezers and ToothpickWallet PenNail File and Cuticle TipLetter OpenerScissors 2. 4GB USB Credit Card (For Wallet) I bought one that actually looked like a credit card 3. Money Belt It is just a normal belt, but with a zipper on the inside to hold tri-folded money. In case if I ever forget my wallet and I am in a bind, or ever get mugged. 4. And all the other stuff that I have mentioned above that is in my wallet, like bandaids, tape, etc. V: GADGETS I'M THINKING ABOUT Since I started looking into paracord survival accessories. I saw a paracord survival belt, thought it was cool but then I already just recently bought the money belt and I think that it will serve me better. So then I started looking into a paracord bracelet. Found one on www.thinkgeek.com but then I thought well I really don't wear a bracelet anyways. But I do wear a watch and I am in need of a new one. So then I found a paracord survival watch. Anyways I will probably go into this part into a whole new thread and in the proper discussion board. Despite this organized post. I have very disorganized but gotta start somewhere.