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Rank Your EDC In Order Of Importance

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by thegrouch314, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. JeffVenture

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    knife
    wallet
    hank
    phone
    everything else (this varies from day to day)
     
  2. Karmakanic

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    Wallet
    phone
    pen
    handkerchief
    penknife
     
  3. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    Watch
    Glasses, Regular or Ray-Bans
    Wallet
    Phone
    Keys
    Knife (Large Folder)
    Flashlight
    Handgun plus [2] Spare Mags
    Multi (Optional)
     
  4. EMarkM

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    Not sure if I’ve replied yet; forgive if answers differ!

    Glasses/contact lenses
    Watch
    Keys
    SAK
    Wallet
    iPhone SE
     
  5. MangeD700
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    MangeD700 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Prescription glasses
    Snus can
    Wallet
    iPhone
    Keys
    Watch
    Flashlight
    Pen
    Leatherman Tread, now used to have it, always.
    Leatherman Wave
    Prybar
    Knife, least used but most fun.




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  6. timcyms
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    In order that they get patted down on the way out the door:
    Wallet (currently a Trayvax Summit)
    Knife (Benchmade Mini-Grip D2 for work, various others on non-work days)
    Keys (Car and house)
    Phone (Pixel 3a XL)

    Also:
    Watch (Currently favoring the Islander ISL-01)

    For work:
    In work bag (Yeti Rambler 18oz)
    In work bag (Staples ARC planner)
    Into shirt pocket Rite in the Rain pen and a cheap throw away pen (for people you know you won't get a pen back from)
     
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  7. Wishoot

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    Not to be a party pooper, but I'm a minimalist and anything in my pocket is essential. Wallet, keys, phone, J-Frame.

    I'm fortunate that I no longer commute to an office every day. That helps a lot.
     
  8. dmattaponi

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    Personally I don’t consider items of clothing, jewelry, and/or items that are absolutely necessary for day to day function as a part of my “EDC”, because even though I carry them everyday, I consider them a part of my dress. I would carry, wear these things everyday because they are a matter of essential function. My keys to operate a vehicle, my watch, my wallet which allows me to do essential business, are examples of these. For me, EDC are those items I’ve learned to carry through the years, as a matter of experience, that have helped me, that I do not necessarily need to function. So ranking my EDC in order of importance...

    1) cell phone
    2) Swiss Army knife
    3) pocket flashlight
    4) pocket pen

    Oh, and I guess reading glasses nowadays...which might better fit in my essential/functional daily “dress” description above



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  9. Bad Company

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    Phone
    Keys
    Wallet
     
  10. smokingfish

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    Knife
    Flashlight
     
  11. vadsoom

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    Wallet
    Phone
    Flashlight
    Leatherman
     
  12. Radioactive_Man

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    Car keys- not going anywhere without them
    Wallet- Need my license and probably money
    Phone- Cause my phone is my life
    Knife- I like to cut things
     
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  13. Ed Humphries

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    1. Knife (Boker Auto or BM Griptillian normally)
    2. IPhone
    3. Keys
    4. Wallet
    5. Handkerchief (surprised more people haven't listed this)
    6. Sig P938 (if I'm going out)
    7. Small 1st Aid/meds kit (if I'm going out)
     
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  14. Durandal64

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    No matter what I'm doing, these are always with me:

    1. Knife
    2. Flashlight
    3. Phone
    4. Insulin Pen
    5. Keys for whatever I'm driving
    6. Wallet/ID/Payment

    Everything else after these items are nice-to-haves.
     
  15. Gumby

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    I guess I fall into the minimalist category. Items 1 thru 4 items are always with me and, items 5 and 6 only when I leave the house.

    1 - Wallet
    2 - Bandana
    3 - Vostok Amphibian Wristwatch
    4 - Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Folder
    5 - Keys
    6 - Phone

    Gumby
     
  16. sparkyfender

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    1. Phone

    2. Keys

    3.Small old fashioned pocket knife

    4. Handgun

    5. Flashlight

    6. Excedrin

    7. Automatic knife

    8. Spare magazine or speed loader
     
  17. jcombs

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    I don't consider my keys, wallet, or phone as part of my EDC. People who have never heard of the term EDC carry these things everyday, substitute a mass transit or bus pass for some, I guess.

    I can't start my truck or drive it legally without keys or a license, so these are non-negotiable. A phone is just as necessary, for me, to conduct business as I work out of the house and travel overnight a few days of the week. We haven't had a land line in the house for almost 20 years so it's the only means of communication for our family.

    After these necessities, I use a light slightly more than a knife, although it's close, then a pen, watch and a firearm would round out the in my pockets list.

    I keep a bag in the truck with a bunch of other things that have proven to be useful but wouldn't consider them as part of my EDC.
     
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  18. FiaOlleDog

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    Regular EDC for non-business trips:
    1. key-ring with flat keys, ThruNite Ti3 flashlight, SAK "Manager" knife & tools, zipper-pull whistle
    2. smartphone
    3. wallet with cash, cards, identification, driver license, etc.
    4. COVID-19 face mask (starting tomorrow we have a nation-wide (Germany) legal requirement to wear such a thing during shopping or public transport)
    5. hat (base cap or ranger-style)
    6. sun glasses
    7. a jacket (depending on weather: wind breaker, rain jacket, etc.)
    8. EDC pouch or EDC should bag or EDC backpack - depending on travel location, distance, time, etc.
     
  19. suburbDad

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    1. Wallet
    2. Cash (on clip)
    3. Belt <-- is this technically not EDC? I don't think anybody has mentioned it.
    4. Phone
    5. Leatherman
    6. Pocket Knife
    7. Torch
     
  20. SwampDonkey

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    In order of appearance:
    Watch
    Rosary Beads/Cross
    Phone
    Keys
    Heavy Belt
    Folding tactical blade
    Pistol + 1 spare mag
    Flashlight (depending on time of day)
    Prayer+Game face :cool: (never leave home without it)