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VIGILANTgreyman's EDC

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by VIGILANTgreyman, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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    I'd like to start by saying that I LOVE this forum. The people, the gear, the ideas and the assurance that I am not alone in my obsession makes for a wonderful place indeed. I've been posting here and there, but I figured it was time for a formal introduction.

    My name is Jake and I'm located just outside of St. Louis, MO. I'm currently a student working on a degree in criminal justice and also putting in a solid 40 every week. Between work, school, my fiancé (who gets edc, bless her), and this forum (not necessarily in that order :p) I also find time to enjoy: hunting (waterfowl, deer, turkey and predators), bass fishing, hiking, camping, firearms, knives, flashlights, cigars and finely crafted brews.

    Forgive my rambling; back to the reason we are all here, EDC. I've been EDC'ing since I was a youngster. It's part of life for me and I'm ecstatic to have stumbled across this forum populated by such fine individuals. I figured a good way to start off would be to give a breakdown of the stuff I lug around with me basically 7 days a week. The bag is cheap but functional, like most of my gear (looking at all the awesome stuff you guys have makes me sick with envy). I don't have anything too pretty yet due to my currently strict budget (school, wedding, you get the gist). Anyhow.. Without further adieu, my EDC Bag (9.5 lbs w/ full load-out).

    -EDC Bag-
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    Voodoo Organizer
    -12v USB
    -Portable USB Power Bank
    -Spare Batteries
    -Extra Flash Drive
    -Iphone Cable/Charger
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    Water Bottle/Sunglasses/Mag/FAK
    -Oakley Radars
    -21oz Hydro Flask w/ Klean Kanteen 3.0 Sport Cap
    -Mag pouch w/ spare mag of current carry handgun
    -EMT Shears
    -Antibacterial Wipes
    -Nitrile Gloves
    -FAK
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    FAK
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    -Small Front Zippered Pocket-
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    -Small Compartment-
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    -40 lumen headlamp
    -Nitecore MT1C
    -Whistle/LED light
    -Folding Kinfe (will rotate)
    -Moleskine & Parker
    -Earplugs
    -Lighters


    -Main Compartment-
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    -Spare mag for carry gun
    -Leatherman & Navy tools
    -Becker BK14 (recent purchase, scales incoming)
    -Condor Organizer
    -Sewing Kit

    Condor Organizer
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    -Paracord & nylon twine
    -Zipties
    -Duct Tape
    -Write in the Rain/Pencil/Pen/Sharpie
    -Gorilla glue
    -Nail Clippers
    -Ranger/Rubber bands
    -Notecards
    -Matches

    Sewing Kit
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    -Upholstery Thread/Dental Floss
    -Safetypins
    -Needles
    -Razor Blade
    -Wire (floral and heavier gauge)
    -Fishing line (6lb mono)


    CCW Pocket (handgun is usually on my person, but sometimes finds its way into the bag)
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    Thanks for looking everybody. Feel free to offer any feedback or advice. Stay posted for updates. Going to try and go through my Get Home Bag, EDC took kit, sharp collection and more.
     
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  2. marsos52

    marsos52 Loaded Pockets

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    nice bag set up..
     
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  3. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks marsos!

    1.17.14
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  4. MKram

    MKram Loaded Pockets

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    Which HS did you go to? I grew up just N of Florissant in the county... welcome to the forum. Nice S&W xd, and I'm LOL that you're carrying MRE toilet paper. Good luck with that..
     
  5. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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    Haha, thanks. You never know, I've had less to work with lol.. I went to Ft. Zumwalt South back in the day.
     
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  6. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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  10. scbubba
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    scbubba Loaded Pockets

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    Good looking stuff, V!

    How do you choose which firearm to carry (I saw short 1911, a KelTec, and an XD right)?

    Would be cool to see a rundown of the knives you are rotating through your carry (these old eyes can't zoom in on some of the smaller stuff).
     
  11. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks bubba! I choose my carry handgun based on a couple factors. I primarily carry my Springfield XD9 Sub-Compact or KelTec PF-9 when I need something more concealable. If I'm feeling fancy I'll let my Colt 1911 New Agent out of the safe to play. I have a few different holsters for each weapon and make my choice based on how I'm dressed, where I'm going and what I'll be doing. I train and practice with all three on a regular basis, so I'm equally comfortable when carrying them. (I'll get some pics up when I get a chance)

    Here is a shot of the folders I carry on my person.
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    L to R, top to bottom: Ontario Rat 1, Enlan El-02, Kershaw Thermite, Spyderco Tenacious, Kershaw Cryo, SRM 1602G, SRM 710, SRM 763, Vic Alox Cadet, Leatherman Wingman(usually in sheath on belt) -Not Pictured: Kershaw Brawler (Glovebox), Enlan EL-01 (Get Home Bag), Inron MY803 (EDC Tool Kit), SRM 913P ( EDC Bag), Leatherman Blast (EDC Bag).

    Fixed Blades:
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    -Mora, BK14, CRKT Folts Minimalist Bowie

    My Keychain Setup(s):
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    -Primary Keychain: Spyderco Ladybug Salt, Gerber Dime, iTP A3 EOS (Upgraded), Kingston 8GB, Ti Pocket Clip

    -Dressy Keychain: Alox SAK, Streamlight Nano

    Flashlights:
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    -Nitecore MT1C, iTP A1 EOS (usually rides in Leatherman combo sheath), A3 EOS (keychain). Not pictured: Fenix LD 20 (glovebox)

    I'll try to put up some more stuff when I get time!


    My EDC Thread: http://edcforums.com/threads/vigilantgreymans-edc.117431/
     
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  12. scbubba
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    scbubba Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for the response! Love that New Agent! Will look forward to seeing your carry options for each of the pistols.

    Nice collection of gear!
     
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    What holster is that for the XD9 sub compact?
     
  14. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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    Awesome edc bro! What leatherman is that ?


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  16. VIGILANTgreyman

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    Great thread; solid gear!

    May i ask for the how and why on the thermite thumb stud removal?

    Been considering the same on mine.
     
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    What's rubberized grip on the Kel Tec? Innertube?
     
  20. VIGILANTgreyman

    VIGILANTgreyman Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for the kind words! I just didn't like the size or look of the thumb stud and always find myself using the flipper. I took some vice grips to one side of the stud, pliers to the other and unscrewed it (had previously done this on my cryo). I had to crank pretty good to break the loctite, if you have problems heat the stud with a lighter.

    It has more of a tacky feel and adds a slight amount of cushioning. It really is a great improvement over the standard grips. I picked it up off eBay, the sellers name is: sprinter3636



    My EDC Thread: http://edcforums.com/threads/vigilantgreymans-edc.117431/