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What do you carry when you run?

Discussion in 'Where, When, & How Do We Carry All This Stuff?' started by SpacemanSpiff23, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. burntrat

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    I used to carry my keys and phone in my hands while running because I was afraid it would fall out from my shorts. Now that I discovered 5.11 holster shirts, I just carry in there. It's a great compression shirt that is meant for firearms, but you can put anything in there.

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  2. Ghost

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    With water (duh), cellphone, multitool, keys, some money and sunglasses! I found that a slim backpack like this that fits snug on my back doesn't bother me at all!

    During any sports activities (running, cycling or just at the gym) i also wear my t3c with the hrm.....
     
  4. jsmitty1967
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    I usually run in the evening after the kids go to bed. I take my Iphone for music and in case of emergency. I take a single cell light so it doesn't weigh me down and a Sunnto Vector to keep track of time. I also stay in the 3-4 mile run range so I don't pack water and I feel safe in my neighborhood so no knife.
     
  5. jehan60188

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    I'm going to chime in as a former distance runner, and current running enthusiast.
    don't carry water, stay hydrated through the day (granted, this means not running in 120 degree, 80% humidty; you'll have to *gasp* wake up early)
    don't carry a gun, or a knife, or whatever. if you're really worried about getting mugged drive/ride a bike to a safer area
    lace your key into your shoe, and you're all set.
     
  6. dovk0802

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    my main 'safety' concern for running are dogs. 99% can be scared off, but that 1%...
    I've taken to tucking a kabar ldk in the pouch for my iphone or when I pushing the BOB something else in front of the handlebar.
     
  7. RGNY

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    running EDC:

    -single car key on necklace
    -Boker SubClaw clipped to pocket (still feel naked w/o a knife)
    -Timex Ironman Sleek for interval timing.
    -cheap Oakley knockoff sunglasses from the 'dollar store'.
     
  8. jda

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    usualy only go for a 5 mile jog so its my normal edc + a 90 lb lab- because if I NEED to run chances are I wont have time to empty my pockets and I like to have my gear with me at all times.

    the four or five pounds weight is not realy a big differance for me
     
  9. tmshaffer

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    Now thats my take
     
  10. ?uesto

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    If anything, this can help you in your workout. :)
     
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    Spare ammo, because I only run if being shot at and then only to get a better position.
     
  12. ACHË

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    1. Water
    2. Small Multitool
    3. AA Flashlight
    4. Folding Knife
    5. Level I F.A.K.
    6. Cellphone
    7. Keys
    8. Waterproof Lighter
    8. Cash & ID's
    9. Plastic Bags

    I carry this in a thin waterproof underarmour hydration pack that looks exactly like this one:

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    Sans the FOX logo.


    **OC Spray on one hand; MP3 Player on the other.

    -It's around 2~4 lbs depending on how much water is in the bladder.

    I used to run with this Swiss gear hydration pack:

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    And it worked equally well except for not being waterproof.

    The Underarmour is almost submersible!
     
  13. BCKane

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    When i lived Queens i would carry two ASP Batons (as hand weights) and my Ipod for music. Unfortunately expandable batons are illegal to carry where i currently live with a small ~2" blade on my waitband.
     
  14. rckshrk

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    In an Active Pro Gear Jogger Concealment Holster, I carry:
    Wallet
    Folder
    2 x CR123 Flashlight
    Cell Phone
    Handgun
     
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    Same here, plus a hand held water bottle for long weekend runs.
     
  16. JSonn

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    I trail run with my dog all the time and usually carry a sizable load.

    Maxpedition Falcon pack
    Platypus water bottles
    Guyot collapsable dog bowl
    cell phone
    digi camera
    tick tweezers
    flashlight
    energy bar
    dog treats
    first aid/trauma kit for me and K9
    fire steel
    athletic tape
    bee sting/snake bite kit
    carabiner
    krama scarf (type of Thai bandana)
    nylon K9 muzzle
    water purification tablets

    Sometimes its more gear depeding on weather and location, but I carry this with me everyday with my dog when we are outside= even going for a run around the neighborhood or something
     
  17. lureman

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    I've ran for 30+ years and typically run about 5 marathons annually (last 6) years. I am a minimalistic guy so I run with my Garmin 405, my "cut down" truck key tied to my shoe lace, Road ID on wrist, tiny SanDisk MP3 player. and vandal-proof hose bib key.
     
  18. yatsunil

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    I clock about 6km three times a week and only have my phone, Ipod and house key with me in a small, flat waist pouch. May soon start adding a knife if I can find a place that stocks the Boker Subcom Titan :)
     
  19. dyril

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    My neighborhood is fairly quiet and safe given an active police presence. I don't exercise much so I just hydrate before and after. I go without pockets in the warmer months, so on either front side of my shorts' waistband I clip a pair of keys (dangling inside for less jangling) and a Sansa MP3 player. Phone stays loosely gripped in hand via wrist lanyard.
     
  20. J_C
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    Used to run a lot when I was younger. Now I just walk. As a runner I always carried the absolute minimum. I don't like a bunch of junk bouncing around in my pockets as I slog along, and my running shorts usually didn't have pockets in them anyway. When I was an active runner I kept a single house key in a little pouch that was attached to the shoe laces. When I ran in areas where dogs might be an issue I would occasionally carry a key-chain sized can of tear gas in my hand (this was before pepper spray was common).

    I also had an FM-radio buit into a headset so I could listen to music. These days I would probably wear an iPod or MP3 player.

    Nowadays when I walk I carry house keys, a photo id, and a cell phone. I don't really need much else.