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Discussion in 'Where, When, & How Do We Carry All This Stuff?' started by Trickster, Dec 17, 2009.
So you work in a decompession chamber?
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Technically a re-compression chamber but yeah. We treat patients with the bends and carbon monoxide poisoning and such. I used to be the medic inside the chamber with the patients in case of complications but now I mostly oversee the treatment as a whole.
I believe it is time for an update here, since my employer and my field of work has changed quite a lot.
I am still working as an airline captain but I have changed to a company that flies solely regional flights within Central Europe. I have almost zero overnights, thus no checked luggage.
On top of that, I felt the need to change certain things in my professional EDC.
Usually at work I carry the following items on my person:
Wallet (recycled firefighter, containing my finances, my federal ID, my drivers license and my health insurance card)
Necklace with whistle and USB flash drive (prepped with Knoppix)
Bellroy Cover for field notes, with a Lamy pen and a field notes
A Fisher Spacepen
A Surefire Aviator (2017 Modell, with amber as Second Color)
5.11 Trainer Belt
On top of that I have bought shirts and pants that are visually indistinguishable from the clothing I get from my employer, but are fire retardant. Since shoes are my business to purchase anyways, I took the liberty of buying a pair of shoes made for police officers, meaning they look like dress shoes, but in reality are pretty much combat boots.
In my flight kit I carry:
Papers (passports, license, medical, insurance stuff, my company ID(if not clipped to my shirt pocket))
Flight Log Book
iPad mini (personal)
iPad Air 2 (company)
Apple Magic Keyboard
Surefire P1R Peacekeeper plus Maxpedition Holster
Batteries, AA, cr123a, 18650 (rechargeable and disposable)
Change of clothes
Emergency Poncho and Bivvy
Dräger PBE (escape hood against general airborne poisons and specific threats related to fire)
Technon Breath of Life PBE
Uvex Silvair Mask FFP3
FAK, including specials to protect myself in case of a pandemic
Sunglasses, from Revision Military, including a clear and a teinted spare lens
A Field Notes Expedition, prepared in case of any issue where someone wats to nail me down for something (specifically any incident that hopefully never happens)
A couple of Field Notes for general notetaking
An empty Nalgene bottle, 1L with wideneck, also containing a sawyer mini and some microbur forte)
Hi visibility vest for walking around outside on the ramp
I am pretty sure i did forget something, but nothing essential. If there are any special questions, go ahead
I'm currently working my summer job of being a pool lifeguard. So my pocket edc is generally limited to my phone and keys. Everything else goes in my 5.11 Rush 24. In addition to my normal edc stuff, I typically have two towels, spare clothes, 2 small first aid kits, and my lunch.
I've not updated on this thread since I changed jobs.
I no longer work in a medium secure psychiatric hospital, but as a Psychiatric Liaison Nurse. I do mental health assessments in the general hospital and emergency department. I don't dispense medication any more, and don't carry keys other than my 'magic' access card.
-Maxpedition keyper *black*
-Civilian Labs gear retractor with my id/access card
-wallet (slim leather one with rfid blocking and money clip)
-phone (Samsung s6 in leather case)
-Flashlight - 4Sevens Mini mk2 in pocket and a Thrunite Ti3 on my retractor)
- A4 size faux leather zippered document case. Still in the dark ages working for the nhs. All paperwork is written manually and then scanned as pdfs due to time constraints
I have a Rush 12 bag in the office with all the rest of my stuff. Haven't needed to carry anything else in work that isn't available only bag.
I'm an IT tech and carry
Leatherman skeletool/wave 2 with bit set
lm Piranha pry tool
Various PE knife
Small serrated knife
On key chain : Torx screwdriver, ceramic sharpener, SAK Rambler
* Earpiece, at the moment, A-Jays One+, for answering calls while driving (I operate alone).
* Folding knife, usually my Cold Steel Code 4 spear-point in CTS-XHP, though I may carry my Ka-Bar BK11 fixed-blade from time to time.
* Gloves. Mechanix M-Pact, still fresh and unused as I carry it as backup. They aren't dedicated animal-handling gloves, which I already have in my van.
* Headlamp. I only own one headlamp, despite using it very heavily. Mine's an Imalent HR20. At the time, I couldn't find another headlamp with comparable beam distance.
* Medical gloves. I don't want to pass anything nasty from one animal to another. I have gloves in my van but I carry an additional two pairs in my EDC in case I need to rescue an animal off-duty (happened a few times; snake in a house very near to mine so I agreed to attend; one of my own neighbourhood cats stuck on a ledge).
* Multi-tool. Used to be an SAK, but after I began working on enclosures, it became a Leatherman Surge. I also carry the attachable file and bit kit.
* Pen, just a plain ball-point for filling in forms. Animal welfare groups aren't the most technologically-equipped.
* Permanent marker, for me a standard Sharpie marker, for labelling purposes.
* Torchlight. Currently, my Klarus XT2C. I tend to use my headlamp more, but I like to have a solid torchlight as back-up. Outside of work, the XT2C also serves as a means of non-lethal self-defense. But I don't say that. The politically correct way to defend yourself is to call the police and wait while you're being hacked to pieces...
I'm a journalist, my EDC is well documented here.
But, when I am in certain government buildings (Parliament, Buckingham Palace or Courts), I carry the following:
*Press ID in holder with lanyard and one debt card
Nothing else because of all the security, I like to be in and out as quick as possible. Everything looks like what it is on the X-Ray machines and doesn't cause any problems.
Just wondering. Is that earpiece corded or bluetooth? I have a very old school flip phone so a blue tooth earpiece won't work. I have a Jabril earpiece that I've had to repair with shrink tube and glue a few times now (it has a 'boom mike'). Love it for driving but not sure how much longer it will last... No, I'm not looking to replace the phone. Its basically bullet proof. And when it dies I already have a similar spare! No I am not a Luddite! Just don't need all the smartphone features nor the data expenses.
Moshe ben David
Corded. I was thinking of getting a Bluetooth headset but just never got down to it. I guess I still prefer corded earpieces because I can use them as earphones for listening to music and even as somewhat-effective earplugs.
i am a theatre/ OR nurse, or scrub nurse. My EDC is quite minimal, but all has a use. and is as follows on person EDC is:
large mediacal shears, on a retractable belt clip on waist band of scrubs. (colour pink)
ID badge/door passkey on a retractable holder and clip on scrub top. (colour pink)
kaweco skyline sport fountain pen left hand broad nib, cliped to scrub top (colour pink)
qwirki clogs, crocs are banned, (colour pink)
cotton theatre cap. im alergic to the paper ones. (assorted paterns, but all..... you guessed it! pink)
a roll of "one inch pink" tape, in bottom scrub top pocket. for ortho rotation (was elastoplast, now tensoplast)
iphone 6s (personal) in arm case, around my calf. as personal phones are banned in theatre! and managers check the outline of your pockets as your walking about to make sure you have not got your phone on you!
in the scrub room i have my messenger bag, star wars boba fett design, stashed behind the glove boxes. this contains:
moleskine a5 notebook. my scrub log, for every case i scrub/assist for.
moleskine a6 notebook. my consultant preferance index, so i know what i need for every surgeon i am working with.
pencil case. full colour rage of sharpee writing pens, and markers, and bic multi colours.
general case. includes bulldog moisturiser and lip balm, kfs set, bit kit for leatherman surge, and leatherman surge. and poker dice and bee playing cards. (for when its quiet)
iphone charger. (lightning conector)
vape charger. (mini usb conector)
vape. (smok pro colour 7 colour)
random paperback (for when its quiet)
vitamain supplements (to add to bottled water)
and that is about it. you may be wondering why everthing pink? its because not many males will steal anything pink left in the changing room or wear a pair of pink shoes, or a pink hat! so i dont very often loose gear!
Here’s my usual work carry
These are carried in my cargo pocket.
What is the organiser?
They're well worth a look. I've got a cheapy Bluetooth (VTIN?) from amazon but I'm sure anker or someone will do something similar. They're the hook round the ears ones so one minute I'm rocking out in a traffic jam then I'm on the phone to a client after my phone cuts out the music and connects the call after 2 rings automatically (I'm on a Samsung s8 - I'd be amazed if your iPhone can't do the same) - cost about £15 if memory serves. Doesn't get tied up with seat belts, ID lanyards or sunglasses - they've been invaluable this week.
Thanks. I'll look for this.
It’s a cheap nurses pocket organizer I found on Amazon, but it works great - I carry a small trauma shears, a hemostat, an oxygen bottle wrench, a ThorFire PF01 light, a black Sharpie and a notepad (in a slot on the back).
I've moved on from Hotel Maintenance to Security, Guest Services Manager, Rooms Director, and finally Sales Director. Varied forms of EDC throughout all positions, but even now I still assist with Maintenance at my Hotel as our maintenance staff is thin and I've got experience. Couple that with owning my own handyman business, and I simply must carry gear.
Typical EDC, no matter what:
Leatherman Monarch 300 flashlight
Saddleback leather credit card wallet
Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark
Moleskine Cahier, grid
Uniball Jetstream in a Signo body
If I'm working for my handyman business I might add a folding razor knife and tape measure, and sometimes a sharpie in my pocket as well.
Here's a thought on something that may or may not be useful to you especially in the handyman biz.
I spent a few years selling flooring; mostly retail. Sales guys did our own measurements for estimates/quotes.
I very quickly learned that tape measures often were. not optimal. Spaces often were cluttered with 'stuff'; sometimes rooms could not be lit, etc etc. I invested in a laser measure device. NOT one of the early ones that used a laser only to aim but used sonar to measure. Those things need a huge flat wall as a target...! But a pure laser (best one I had was a Fat Max version; that was some years ago) saved me all sorts of trouble. Just 'shoot' through the air over the clutter!
Yeah, it was an investment. But really worth it at least for what I needed to do.
Moshe ben David
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look into those!
I am a spark so EDC (not including tools in tool box etc).
L/M Wave with LED Lenser torch and pen on pouch.
Volt stick in pocket with notepad and phone.
Work ID lanyard.
Pen style Stanley screwdriver for quick access into small things.