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Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Otis, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Otis

    Otis Loaded Pockets

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    Howdy All-

    This is a real situation that I'm tired of having to figure out myself using only my own mind. In the later evening I have no pockets. I generally wear a t-shirt and boxer briefs. If I get good ideas here, Ill spare you all a photo:)

    Here's my dilemma. I like to keep a knife and light on me at all times. MANY times I've had to look for them in the evening. Id like to carry a small folder and a light with me. I can go as small as a Photon and a Spyderco Bug but would like to go larger. I've tried to make/buy bracelets (paracord or otherwise) to put them on in the evening, but id like some kind of a quick release.... I've looked at neck knives, I've rigged up binder clips....I've even tried to train the dog to carry them around for me to use.* Maybe I've stumbled across the solution but didn't "tweak" it enough to recognize it..

    Any thoughts or suggestions? If this is an issue for you, how do you address it? If its not, put yourself in my shoes (which I actually won't have on) and consider how might you resolve this? Whats your setup?

    Thanks in advance,

    Otis



    *Blatant fib, but i like the visual.
     
  2. ballistic

    ballistic Loaded Pockets

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    Why did Porky Pig come to mind when I read the thread title lol?

    Small blade and flashlight with pocket clips tucked & clipped into waistband (appendix carry, light "weak" side, blade on strong/dominant side) of said boxer briefs. I'd suggest something like a Spyderco Delica and Streamlight Protac 1L-1AA. Problem solved.
     
  3. mizedog

    mizedog Loaded Pockets

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    This whole story sounds funny at first read, but I get it. It seems that as soon as I'm in that situation, I need a light. Last night I decided to quickly run to the garage to grab something I didn't want to forget to take today. I needed my light, didn't have it.

    Maybe a Classic SD, or Utilikey and button light on a neck chain for bed? That would put you ahead of things if you woke to an emergency. That's something I've always been concerned about. I know others keep pants with loaded pockets by their beds.

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  4. mrtwohands

    mrtwohands Loaded Pockets

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    I agree. I would try a clipped flashlight. Luckily they come quite small now. Have you looked at the Streamlight Stylus?
     
  5. SeanByrdman

    SeanByrdman Loaded Pockets

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    Buy athletic shorts and use them as boxers. Most marvelous and magical


    The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: "What good is it?"
    ― Aldo Leopold
     
  6. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    For wandering around the house in the evening I usually am wearing some kind of sweats; usually at least one pocket. I always have my phone, a SAK, and my pedometer on me. Not so concerned about a light -- I have them all over the place and I can find any of them in the dark no worries.

    Once I hit the sack, I either am not wearing the sweats or I have emptied the pockets. But I always put said items in the same place and just as with the lights I can find them in the dark.

    Yes I am a creature of habit. And my night vision is pretty good.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  7. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    Actually if he were going this route I'd suggest the Streamlight Microstream. Smaller brother to the Stylus -- just one AAA cell. But to really go lighter weight, maybe a photon type light or a NiteCore Tube... although a neck chain would probably be called for.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  8. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Color me confused but if you want to carry EDC Pocket stuff then just wear pockets too.

    Not trying to be rude but it bugs me to carry any other way than with pockets so I have pockets on if I need pockets,pretty simple.
     
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  9. Gary Gross

    Gary Gross Loaded Pockets

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    I'm with @SeanByrdman on this one. In warm weather I'm wearing basketball shorts around the house. I have a Nightcore Tube and a Vic Midnight Manager on a single key ring in one pocket and my phone in the other. I often have a Benchmade Mini Grip clipped IWB as well.
     
  10. SeanByrdman

    SeanByrdman Loaded Pockets

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    Forgot to mention I wear either pocket t shirts or a light hoodie. And my belt pouches/cases for my phone tend to be able to be used without a belt


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  11. thegrouch314

    thegrouch314 Loaded Pockets

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    Maybe some lounge shorts? You can get them in super light cotton with pockets.
    I wear them to sleep in because I like the air flow but also it's more comfortable imo than having a knife clipped to my waistband. Also I like having my phone on me
     
  12. Weko

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    Been using a nightcore tube on a P-7 clip on the neck of the t-shirt of the night. Have not had a need for a knife on me since they are all over the house but have spare house key on the same clip. I sometimes have to check if I still have it as I no longer notice it.
     
  13. Ethos

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    I've carried a folder and or a clip light like any AAA "IWB" on my boxers for going out to the garage or whatevs. Works fine. Usually lay on the coffee table until I'm up though. Often I'm wearing sport shorts though.

    Tried a neck lanyard with a keychain light and a small SAK like the Cadet or an ESEE Candiru? The Olight i3E EOS would be great on a piece of paracord.
     
  14. Ethos

    Ethos Loaded Pockets

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    Underoos have a pocket in the front:confused:, or you could get a Bat Utility Belt? :cool:
     
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  15. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    Donald Duck sprung to my mind. Lol

    Taking things a step further, what would a naturist do? Apart from a waist/neck pouch of some sort, how about one of those mobile phone pouches that a lot of joggers use??
     
  16. Mark_Trail

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    As already mentioned I'd also recommend small and lite, clipped to the collar of your t-shirt


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  17. Otis

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    Thanks Gents. (And Ladies) The P-7 on the collar/waistband is something I haven't tried. That is a great idea. (Its second to the "Underoos with pocket" idea however. That one is gold.:)

    I used to work nights as a Caretaker- and I really got hooked on wearing a tritium watch and having a knife/light on me even when napping so I can respond quickly. I do like the idea of a small bracelet for the bug/photon.

    I saw Pulp Fiction again recently and was considering the tried-and-true (from the movie) method of holding on to my knife/light in the same way that individual held on to his watch.....but it might upset my innards..

    Be well All.

    Happy Friday.

    Otis
     
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  18. Ethos

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    Underoos are awesome! Knife, light, altoids tin survival kit, napkin full of cheetos. :frantic:Lol JK
     
  19. Slipjoint

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    I'm going to have to agree on the athletic shorts. I used to wear cotton shorts, but they don't breathe nearly as well. But modern athletic shorts and an underarmor-type shirt breathe gloriously. Until I got an underarmor shirt for a gift, I never realized how awful cotton was. The difference in breathability and comfort is shocking. And while cotton will stink after a day, you can wear the underarmor type fabrics for days on end and still smell fairly fresh (which is pretty important when camping, hiking, or soldiering).

    By the way, you may also want to check out a cooling towel. You get it wet, wring it out, and wrap it around your head or neck to cool down. They work quite well when on hot days for a little extra relief.

    Anyhow, the subject of lightweight "Lazyboy" EDC has been something that's been on my mind lately. The weather here in California has been HOT lately, and I've largely been wearing basketball shorts around the house. Unfortunately, these shorts have elastic waistbands that will slip off if you weigh your pockets down with gear.

    Mostly, I just stay near my gear and grab what I need as a got through the day. But this necessitates trips back to the stash when i need something, which can be annoying.

    What I have been pondering is a minimalist ultralight EDC. Something like a single-cell AAA light and a zytel-handled pocketknife. I have a couple of the Coast AAA lights (which are inexpensive and quite decent). I will probably pair this with a Bucklite Mini-Buck or similar pocketknife to take care of the basics without any significant weight.
     
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  20. j2coe

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    a small clip pouch for the inside or outside like some of the concealed carry holsters maybe.

    or JUST PUT ON SOME PANTS PERVERT :frantic:
    KIDDING KIDDING
     
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