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Unagi's EDC & Nothing more

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Unagi42, May 1, 2014.

  1. Unagi42
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    Unagi42 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It's been almost a year and I'm still here so I figure it's time to start my own thread. There will be many pictures here that you've seen elsewhere so I apologise prior but they are an important part of my evolution.
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    It all started about 3 years ago when I stopped home brewing (that is a whole other story) and I decided I need a manbag. Now that I am a dad I don't really care what people think because my pockets are bulging with gear & kids stuff. I've always been rough on gear and I wanted to get something masculine so I ended up on a law-enforcement gear website and discovered Maxpedition. Now before you go judging I know this forum & MaxP have had their differences but in my limited experience I cannot flaw their gear. I picked up an Olive Drab Remora and have not regretted it for an instant.

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    Current Contents:
    sunglasses in NiteIze shell case
    Fultons umbrella
    Deodorant (Shower-in-a-can)
    Wallet
    Weatherproof lighter
    Spydie Delica4
    Portable tote bag (not pictured)
    Iphone5 (not pictured)

    Kids carry:
    Crayons
    small pencils
    tiny colouring book
    Disposable bibs
    Snack (bar or sultanas)
    Straws & Bandaid plasters (not pictured)
    Spare toddlers underpants
     
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    I have worked as a gardener for over 10 years now & whatever I carry my gear in has to be sturdy & functional. These bags have a rough life and spend a lot of time on the back of the ute or in the dirt.
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    They also have to be secure and comfortable for the cycle to work.
    For the first 5 years I used various cheap hiking/daypacks (that tended to die after about a year). After discovering MaxP & having such success in my Remora I thought I'd try a Monsoon Gearslinger.
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    I did a lot of research and patiently waited the three month it took to get to me. At first I loved it, all those pockets, great shape and so sturdy. But soon I realised I couldn't fit all I needed in it and the gear inside would also poke into my back when I rode my bike. I also couldn't readily access the contents of the bag without totally opening it up. When fully loaded it also seemed to put too much pressure on a single shoulder (especially when riding). In summary it is a great bag, just not suited for a work bag.
    So I upgraded to a much larger sized bag, the MaxP Condor II. This larger size fitted all the daily necessary goods, gear was easily accessible, weight was evenly spread over both shoulders and the grab handle made it really easy to carry without tugging the arm straps. I have added an after-market molle drink holder for my thermos & removed the waist straps (as I find riding easier that way).
    Here is a shot of a typical day loadout;
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    Wet-weather gear
    - lightweight waterproof jacket (dark green with Fluro zip)
    - waterproof high-vis pack cover (Fluro yellow)
    - spare t-shirt & socks
    Tools
    - Fiskars collapsible pruning saw
    - length of rope
    - multi-grips
    Safety gear
    - Sunglasses in shell case
    - spare gloves
    - Fluro flag (for long loads)
    - Peaked cap (Aus-cam)
    - boonie hat (sigi-cam)
    Misc
    - wallet
    - deodorant (shower-in-a-can)
    - combination padlock
    - pen (not in pic)
    - emergency lightweight blanket (not in pic)
    - lunch (in red paracord net)
    - spare cloth shopping bag
    - thermos of coffee (carried in molle drink holder attached to side of bag)
    - earbuds (in altoids tin)
    - collapsible 500ml water bottle
    - 1/4 roll of toilet paper
    - house keys in keysmart (not in pic).
    - MaxP Fatty organiser (we'll talk contents later.
     
  4. Unagi42
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    I just wanted to say that everyone is welcome to post here. Questions, opinions, advice, off topic (within reason ;) ) This isn't the gospel according to Unagi, it's just what I carry, why I carry, and my opinion :cool:
     
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    Well brother, just 'cos you expressly asked for "off topic"... ;)
    Can you please tell me if you know what kind of plant is this, my mom has it on her balcony.
    Thanks !

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    Hey Nick,

    My pleasure.
    It's looks like a Schlumbergera truncata. I think it's called 'Gold Charm'.

    Strike that..... I think it's a Selenicereus macdonaldiae. Commonly called 'queen of the night'.
    Does the flower only open at night?
    Please look at the pic on Wikipedia to see if your agree.

    @Nick4305
     
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    Thanks for your answer, Unagi.
    I took a look at the "Queen" and it seems to be her, even if flowers (now are eight !) are always opened.
    But leaves and flowers shapese is the ame.
    Cheers.
    Nick
     
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    Hmnn....my thoughts too. Congratulate your Mum on a magnificent specimen that is clearly very healthy.
    It must be just the right conditions too.
     
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    Thanks, friend.
    Nick
     
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    Very nice pictures, sir. I like your lunch paracord net... It's so cool. I am looking forward to seeing your pictures.

    -Martines
     
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    Thank you Sir! It took longer than I thought & was smaller. Still a good exercise in paracord.
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    Check out more paracord coolness at: What do I do with this paracord stuff?
     
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    Always liked the look of Countycomm prybars but they do not ship overseas (first world international buyers problem). So of you can get them into the country they usually end up being closer to $40 instead of & 5! China & eBay to to the rescue, 25 cents (plus $5 shipping).
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    Feels pretty solid and gave it a paracord wrap to hide the ugly logo (as well as increase the grip size). Now to give it a hiding @ work! Just wish they'd hurry up and make /post my Skinth so I could carry it daily....... Patience.
     
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    I literally just opened my mail and had one of this mini pry bar s in there too, other than the logo they look alright for the low cost!

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
     
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    We were recently in a little country town & checked out the local made knitting / handcraft shop. I found a great collapsible shopping bags in 'tactical black' :). I think they are some kinda macrame and the base looks a lot like a yarmulke. Suits my needs as had around 25 litre capacity and bundles up into a small package (held closed with a button). My Wife thinks I'm a super dag but it has already come in handy on a few outings.
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    Doesn't need to be made of titanium or damascus to be handy EDC.
     
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    This is my Skinth. There are many other Skinths like it but this one is mine ;) The loadout is nothing exceptional but it works for me. Blade,multitool, light. Great work Eric @Metropolicity (and his team) a quality product that should last a long time. And like all quality product I'm now already thinking about another one, larger....more complex......
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    Great thread, @Unagi42

    I'm not a MaxPed guy but I have to say that the Remora looks like a good bag. I'm hoping to be in the market for a 2 strap bag soon. I will have to add the Remora in to the mix of bags to compare.

    I'm subscribed now so I can see more of your cool stuff.
     
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    Thanks @scbubba, I do appreciate the input. I really only use the single strap on the remora (and not the belt loop) and find that it is a perfect lightweight man-bag.
     
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    Multitools
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    Like most boys in the 80's I started with a standard SAK. It had a variety of tools but I remember mostly using the scissors (and leaving them out all the time).
    For my 21st I received a LM Juice and loved the innovation of the concealed pliers but hated the pinch when I used them! :cry:
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    Some 10 years later I became a 'tradesman' and was gifted a LM Charge Ti. I still use the same unit to this day and honestly feel that it is the 'rolls-Royce' of multitools. The pliers are fantastic for wire & drip line irrigation .
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    It is however a little heavy for weekend carry so I use the LM Style CS.
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    I also own a LM Micra & a LM Skeletool.
    Whilst these are both good multi's I find accessing the tools with short fingernails difficult (on the Micra) and that whenever I carried the Skeletool I'd miss the size of the Charge pliers.
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    Great pics, Unagi42 !!!
    Nick
     
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