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Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Anyday Carry, May 20, 2014.

  1. Antithetik
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    Antithetik EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Life in India seemed less complicated all around... :giggle:
     
  2. Gilatabar
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    Well to be fair, in India it's also your contract that kind of forbids you to have a second job, since you already work plenty of hours. But you very well couldd work nights then sleep 2h then go to your other job :p But yeah, some parts of life are easier in India, especially if someone is taking care of you :D
     
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    Thank you for your planned service, I hope you'll post with your MOS.
     
  4. Sheep Dog

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    Yes of course, I'm applying for NROTC Marine option at Ole Miss to go in as an officer, right now im leaning towards infantry or recon.... Thank you all so much for your interest and support!
     
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  5. Krieger

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    Police Officer - my "EDC" is ,y duty belt and gear haha. In addition, I carry a CAT tourniquet, a SOG auto folder, a GShock watch, and a paracord thin blue line survival bracelet.

    My patrol pack has 90rds of .223 ammo, water, cliff bars, spare radio batteries, another CAT, 17rds of 9mm (I carry 69rds on me) and some gloves/hat. This is carried in a Condor ambi sling pack. I also have a SOG Torrent (Moab 10 knockoff) that carried soke inclimate weather gear, another radio battery, and some more water. I usually grab one of these and sling it if I know I'm going to be stuck holding perimeter somewhere. I'll toss it down in a good spot and use it to stabilize my patrol rifle
     
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    Infantry reservist in the Canadian Forces and university student.
     
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    I'm a maritime SAR crew for the two lifeboats in my seaside town and a full time philosophy student.

    My EDC is pretty simple for the student: wallet, phone, and sak+light on keys with a pen. Because the SAR position is 24/7 I always carry a Thrunite T20T with a fresh RCR123, knipex 150 pliers, Spyderco Saver Salt (yellow), and 25 feet/7 metres of 600lbs/265kg Technora cord.

    I'm quite happy with my SAR EDC, but want to change my student EDC up a bit - i.e. spend money for no reason on cool titanium things. Did I mention they're titanium?
     
  8. Theskyiscrying

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    I'm a software consultant (Oracle ERP) and travel every week. My EDC kit is TSA compliant and I leave a bag with items I can't carry through security at the site I'm working as I'm usually at the same site for several months.
     
  9. madlag

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    By day I'm part of the IT Business Intelligence Sr. Leadership at a Fortune 50 Company in NC. By night I'm a watchmaker and EDC addict.
     
  10. Outbound

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    I'm currently in my last session of trade school for welding. Hoping to earn my Journeyman and Interprovincial Red Seal by the end of October. It's a slog as I have zero interest in welding. Getting into this trade was the worst mistake I've ever made. I'm sticking it out only to meet the bills until my wife and I get a bit more stable financially and to get the ticket. I'm too stubborn to quit anything.

    I only EDC two things at work: a red pen and a blue or black pen. The blue or black pen is for taking notes. The red pen is for red lining all the mistakes on nearly every print I'm given. I'm convinced engineers and architects are idiots who design things with their head in the clouds. Maybe it's just the ones at the company where I work. I usually spend a few hours each week reworking their designs so it's actually possible to make happen in the real world. Pisses me off to no end and it's one of the reasons I'm sick of the trade.

    I believe it should be a LEGAL requirement for any engineer/architect/designer/draftsman to have a journeyman ticket and 5 years experience in the industry the intend to work in BEFORE they can even enroll in college.

    "What do you mean water doesn't flow uphill? All my calculations show it can." "A 3" diameter pipe won't fit in a 2 7/8" hole? Why?" :mad::mad::mad: :censored::censored::censored:


    Next spring I'll be taking a run at the county paid on call fire department and looking into student loans to go back to school for Emergency Services Technology, basically a 1 year program where I'll get my NFPA 1001 and 1002 fire fighter training as well as my EMT-A training. After that, I'll be looking for full time work as a firefighter and/or paramedic.
     
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  11. DRPoolio

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    I spend my days in the wonderful world of group health insurance here in California. Chaos in the market has always been good for business, and right now chaos is at an all time high.
     
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    What kind of policeman are you that you need a rifle as part of your regular patrol carry? No doubt something more exciting that handing out tickets? :)
     
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    Health & Safety field, living in South Africa...but would snap up an opportunity to work in the States. ;) :p
     
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    I've always wanted to learn how to weld but it doesn't seem like a fun profession.
     
  15. chaosmagnet
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    You didn't ask me, and I'm not any kind of police officer. With that said in the small, quiet and safe town that I live in, every one of our officers has long arms in their patrol cars. All the surrounding towns are the same to the best of my knowledge.
     
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    I work for a labour hire company, specialising in Exhibition and Conventions, I build stands, lay carpet and get yelled at by Exhibitors for stuff they didn't pay for. I want to be a Sound Technician for the local punk bands where I live (Brisbane, Australia) and rescue animals in my spare time.

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    I'm the clinical lead on a mobile community health unit.
     
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    Is this a recent thing? Overstock from the military? Surprised it would be necessary in small towns for regular patrols. (I'm not American so please forgive me if these questions are naive)
     
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  19. Krieger

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    It's pretty common for police officers to carry one or two long guns in their squad ever since the North Hollywood Shootout.

    In an ideal world, I wouldn't ever need it but their are some craaazy people out here and some of them are well-armed! Another reason people should consider carrying to protect themselves. I carry an AR15 and a Mossberg 500 (loaded with less lethal beanbag rounds) and while I probably will never need the extra ammo, I'd rather be safe than sorry! :)
     
  20. chaosmagnet
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    Again, to avoid misunderstanding, the following is my opinion, and I've never been any kind of law enforcement officer.

    First, our police are armed. That's not true everywhere, but it is true in the USA.

    Second, handguns mostly suck for defensive purposes. Don't get me wrong, I own a bunch of handguns, I practice and teach concealed carry, and I enjoy handgun competition as well. But handgun bullets do not do very well in stopping aggressive humans, although there have been a lot of improvements. Handguns really shine in the respect that you can carry one with you all or most of the time.

    Third, long arms are much easier to be accurate with, an advantage that increases as the range increases. A shot that's extremely challenging with a handgun can be very easy with a rifle.

    Fourth, a shooter is responsible for every shot he or she takes. With a handgun, you may have to shoot more to stop an assailant, and your shots (especially at range) are going to be harder to make accurately. A miss could hit an unintended target, potentially injuring or killing someone.

    For me, I'm really glad that the cops in my town are carrying long arms; if they have to use their firearms to keep the community safe, I want them to have the best tools available and to prevail without endangering others' lives. I'm even more glad that they're almost never taken out of the patrol car during their shifts.

    Sorry for derailing the thread; I'm happy to start a new one or go to PM if there's more to discuss.