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What do you NOT carry, and why?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Stutz, Jan 27, 2015.

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What items do you NOT carry?

  1. blade

    6.7%
  2. MT or SAK

    17.8%
  3. light

    6.1%
  4. watch

    19.9%
  5. pen and/or notepad

    13.8%
  6. fire source

    43.1%
  7. keychain accessories

    24.9%
  8. one of the basics: phone, keys, wallet

    3.7%
  9. pry bar or Atwood-style tool

    64.3%
  10. other

    15.5%
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  1. Bloke

    Bloke Loaded Pockets

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    No offence taken matey
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  2. MangeD700
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    MangeD700 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I carry a flashlight that could be used as a baton, kind of...

    And also a whistle, used it more than i anticipated. Its a life insurance if something goes very wrong out in the woods.
     
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  3. C.Boland93
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    C.Boland93 Loaded Pockets

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    God forbid we in the UK carry anything remotely related to self defence!

    I'll probably get a whistle at some point as long as I can find a compact one for my keys.


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  4. Swe_Nurse

    Swe_Nurse Loaded Pockets

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    I do not carry a firearm, a fixed blade or an impact weapon of any kind. All due to local laws.
    I do not wear a wrist watch at work, for obvious reasons. No bracelet either.
    I do not have a key chain, I only have one key that I use on a regular basis (apartment) and one that I carry for backup (parent's house) and I carry those in my wallet. Bicycle keys usually end up on my EDC knife when I need them.

    Never missed a pry bar. Yet I'm probably gonna pick up one someday.
     
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  5. MangeD700
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    MangeD700 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Get a big one, then u can use it as a baton too ;)
     
  6. Gary Gross

    Gary Gross Loaded Pockets

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    Pen pen or notepad for me. I have plenty of them. I keep those in bags and my car. And I really like quality pens. But my phone is way too handy and I can reference my notes from any of my devices so it renders paper useless for me.
     
  7. reppans

    reppans Loaded Pockets

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    Baton/club/impact "weapon" loophole? :D

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  8. Knightrock
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    Knightrock EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hard water vs. soft water? :)
     
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  9. Outbound

    Outbound Loaded Pockets

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    I like to strive for minimalism with EDC. My EDC is a folding knife, wallet, phone and keys. On my key chain is a titanum belt hook/bottle opener thingy so I can put my keys on my belt loop and not in a pocket.

    A pen/notebook is way too bulky. The only time I bring a pen (on of those Colt tactical pens) is if I'm heading somewhere I know I'll be signing forms. I rarely need to write anything down when I'm out and about anyways.

    At work, everything is tossed in my lunchbox. I'm a welder. Things get wrecked. The only thing in my pockets at work is some cheapo pen I swiped from a co-worker that I use to write the occasional note or draw a picture outlining how stupid our engineer is. ;)

    In the bush I carry a few more things on my person, mainly survival related. But they're all small and streamlined too.

    I've never seen the point of those keychain pry bars. I've honestly never come across a time when I wished I had a 2 or 3 inch pry bar. I have a 2ft pry bar in my tool box at work, multiple pry bars in my tool box at home and a 2ft pry bar in my truck tool box. What good would a 2" pry bar do me?

    No gun on my person here either but that's due to Canada's draconian gun laws regarding concealed carry and handguns. If I could I would. That's one EDC I will never argue about. However, in the bush I'm never without a shotgun or rifle. Lots of big critters with sharp teeth and bad attitudes running about the backwoods here in northern Alberta and northern BC.
     
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  10. twoisone
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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    Shaken, not stirred!
     
  11. scski44

    scski44 Loaded Pockets

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    I do not carry a handgun because I can't CCW at 19. :censored:
     
  12. Sharon Hazan

    Sharon Hazan Loaded Pockets

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    blades. because is illegal
     
  13. MMMadson

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    I don't carry a pry bar. I don't carry a pen or notepad unless I'm at work. I would like to but I only have so much pocket space. I don't carry an extra mag all the time. I know I should, but I haven't found a iwb mag holder that I like. I don't carry a heavy duty multitool. I just carry a Gerber Dime, but I would like to upgrade to something bigger.

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  14. jcombs

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    I travel for my work and usually on the road in my truck. Many things I may need are in an EDC bag in my truck. I don't carry fire in my pockets (that's what she said) because I have not needed it yet, but always have a lighter in the truck/bag. I do have a prybar but it is on a trial basis. I bought a cheap 5 1/2" mini prybar from a big box store, cut the hook end off, drilled a hole in the end and stuck it on my keychain. I am not sure it will get used and if not, I will remove it and rely upon the real prybar in my bag. Cost about $4 and 10 minutes of my time to figure this out. We will see.
     
  15. Ray Loftis

    Ray Loftis Loaded Pockets

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    I started caring a three inch pry bar
    It's thick 1/4" stainless steel polished and smooth.
    I use it to open boxes, packages, and most importantly I just fiddle with it
    I honestly like it more than I thought I would and now won't leave home without it
    Oh,and if I ever need it for prying ...that's what it's made for


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  16. Ray Loftis

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  17. cole3418

    cole3418 Loaded Pockets

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    I don't carry a gun because I don't want to shoot anybody.
     
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  18. Stutz

    Stutz EDC Junkie

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    I hope you don't think people do because they WANT to shoot someone. :unsure:
     
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  19. Grizhicks

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    I'm going to echo Stutz (& for the same reasons)......
     
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  20. cole3418

    cole3418 Loaded Pockets

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    I assume that no one that carries a concealed gun actually wants to shoot someone but they would be more likely to do so if the situation arises. I would like to live my whole life without shooting anyone.
     
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