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Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Gatsby, Nov 12, 2008.
Flashlights: Nitecore D10, McGizmo EN Mule, Surefire 6P and L1, Aleph A19 Lego, Photon Freedom Micro
MTs: SOG Powerlock, Leatherman Skelletool CX, all Atwoods
Misc: SAK Rambler, Inka SS pen, Bill's Urban Wallet, Kershaw Twocan
I have many I could list, but I'll just go with the most beneficial two right now:
Victorinox Explorer Plus - seriously, is there anything I can't do with this knife? I've used it as a simple microscope in laboratory, it's my one go-to can opener (despite having several others on my other various SAKs, P-51, P-38s, and a geared can opener I need to give away), the screwdrivers are an excellent balance without excess, etc. My only complaints with the knife are the lack of nail file anywhere on the knife; the hook is a plain-backed model, and obviously, with it being a 91mm SAK, there's only a small blade opposite the main blade, and not a nail file/nail cleaner a la an uprated 84mm nail file/nail cleaner. Really, if the small blade could be replaced with the combo nail file/cleaner, it truly would be the perfect SAK to me.
Maratac AAA - I know I'm a Fenix fan, but while it puts out quite usable light - and truly is the goat of the flashlight kingdom - the low 1.5 lumen low on the Maratac is quite nice. I can actually use it to read without needing a diffuser for the Fenix E01, while it can also put out a heck of a lot more light when needed, too. Just this morning I used the Maratac to study with, instead of turning on an overhead light, therefore waking my roommate, or using either a Photon II or Fenix E01, and thereby, blind myself in the low-light conditions.
Urban EDC(minimalist/I feel that if i need anything else i can make/find it)
In a Medicine Bag around my neck.
Gerber STL 2.0
20$ USD (its $20 but i type it how i say it, $=Dollars)
On my person
Paracord Bracelet with two little pewter skulls.
Bottle Opener ring (sometimes more often wrapped on my necklace because jewelery makes me look a little off)
If i remember to grab it/if im wearing a bealt I carry around a little grab and go back with the essentials, knife/flashlight/mini prybar/multi tool/pen/pad of paper/lighter/carabiner/box or pad of matches/spare AAA and about 3-5 ft of paracord.
I need to put the matches in a ziplock bag and add in a fire steel in place of the spare AAA or the lighter, both are expendable, fire starter can make a torch if I need to.
Wallet if im wearing something with a pocket
Matches Stapled to a Business card of mine (i bought abunch but never really hand any out, I just staple them to resumes and
11-1 pocket tool
Everything I have from Leatherman.
All the Kershaw Knives I have.
A €3.50 Chinese Flashlight ( Runs on 4 LR41s)
Plano EDC/technicians bag
3 Capsule lighters I got from forum member Oregon, I don't smoke but use them for fire lighting and my gas torch etc, brilliant!
My €19 bulletproof mobile made by Sagem.
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Motorola Rizr World Edition, Victorinox Spirit multi-tool, Vic Classic (not shown), Maratac AAA and Kershaw Skyline. This is what is on my person all the time (except when I sleep or bathe )
Now I also EDC to work and out of town trips my Maxpedition Falcon II backpack. This has a load of stuff. Survival gear, FAK, 4 more LED lights, 3 more knives, another multi-tool, change of socks and skivvies, waterproof shell, Powerbars/Cliffbars, small bag of toiletries, pens/pencil/sharpies, and more. :winkwink:
Knife: Pretty much any SAK, depending on your demands. I know there are other tools with more stuff on them out there, but a SAK offers a combination of usefullness, compactness and quality at a comparatively "low" price.
Light: Micro-Light Photon. Bright, small, usefull. Do I need to say more?
Watch: Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium. I've edc-ed one for almost ten years now and it never disappointed me. Still runs on the first battery, and the solar cells allways keep it running. The glass is a bit banged up by now, but if I wanted I could have that changed.
Apple iPhone 3GS (although it could be smaller, thinner, and lighter and include a notification LED for new mail)
Chris Reeve Small Sebenza (although I would like to see a small Umnumzaan)
Ra Clicky Titanium
Casio G-Shock GW-5000-1JF
My EDC has pretty much settled down to the following:
Swiss Army Classic
Zebra F-301 Pen
Maratac Peanut Lighter
Fenix P1D CE
These items have become a permanent part of my edc:
Fenix E01 in olive
Zebra F301 or 701
Puritan brand bandana from Wally World
My Victorinox classic on my keychain
Although I carry other items as well, these are my 100% satisfied with items, and I don't ever leave the house without them.
IMPOSABLE ! BUT .. If i could not have one of my bags at hand a good knife [even a SAK Signature] I feel some what OK ..
NEVER SATISFIED .. MUST HAVE MORE ! ;D
BE WELL .. GH
SAK One handed Trekker
Bic Lighter - I'd say my Zippo but it runs out of fuel, I've never grabbed a Bic and not had it light at least one time.
Casio G-shock - I'd say any of them apply as I've had a few and they've never failed me
Sliver Gripper - does what it's supposed to and made some possibly uncomfortable times easier
The Buck 110 Folding Hunter - This is The knife. I can't carry it EDC due to it's width but I've done everything with it and so did my father who gave it to me when I was 'old enough not to cut my ear off with it'. If I can part with it, it'll go to my nephew or he'll get a new one.
So far, "my completely satisfied with EDC items list" is like that:
- Victorinox Rambler - fixed many, many things, I use it nearly every day for lots of diferrent things - great, little tool - you can forget that you have it until you need it.
- Fenix E01 - great value liitle light. MUCH more brighter (and smaller) than Mag Soli and have got AWESOME runtimes. For my needs 10 lumens is sufficient. I carry it always, even when I'm taking shower - you never know when lights may go off.
- SwissTool - totally non-ergonomical goodie, but it's like tank. Tons of functions, but weights a ton Despite all the downsides this multitool rocks for me.
- Nokia E51 - looks like traditional cellphone, but Symbian makes it very, vere functional - music, mail, internet, vids etc. - all in this little thing.
- Bic lighter - small, easy to use (I don't smoke, but ability to light a fire is - in my opinion - crucial) fluid doesn't vaporize like in Zippos.
- Parker Stainless Steel Jotter - very ergonomical and elegant pen. I love it.
Out of my basic EDC rotation...
Absolutely nothing to nitpick about, this item is perfect:
-Eagle Creek Slim Euro Wallet
-Spyderco G10 Dragonfly
-Citizen AT0660-05E (with Zulu Strap)
Mostly Satisfied, but I'm always looking to upgrade:
-Spyderco Manix 2
-Sharpie Clickie Pen
-Sanyo Katana II Phone
Unsatisfied but still carry or use, these items have major flaws:
-Al Mar Nomad
-North Face Big Shot
I thought the same thing about the grip's handles- but supposedly they're really strong; they "feel cheap" because the material is so lightweight (which is important for backpacking ounce-counters)
Photon X-Light (glows in the dark)
Victorinox Farmer (with Glowring)
Victorinox Alox Orange Classic
Pico Widgy Bar (just haven't needed it to justify it being on my keychain)
I am completely satisfied with my Benchmade mini-griptilian with a plain edge.
You can tell when I'm completely satisfied with an item, because I start to think that maybe it would be nice to have the exact same knife in a different colour...
I first read this thread to mean "my whole EDC / I'm happy with everything / etc"....
to that, I could NEVER reply to this thread! :juggle: :laugh:
Flashlight - totally happy with - have no desire to change - would immediately buy another if I needed it...that would be my Surefire E1b. (over 2 years)
Big Skinny wallet - basic black - never had a better one - 2 years and it's still going strong, definitely would buy again.
Pack/Bag - the RUSH 24 sure SEEMS perfect...but to be fair, it's only been with me a couple months...so I'd have to reserve judgement
EDC knife -
Can't decide between the Rat HEST and the Rat IZULA - I have both on tec locs and seem to be switching back and forth...so no clear winner there.
Not gonna get into guns here, doesn't seem to be right thread...
beyond the above, I can't say I'm "totally happy" the rest, but I do LIKE the rest of my stuff a lot. and I like fussing with it....
Cocoons sunglasses (which fit over eyeglasses)
Yaesu VX-170, a 2-meter band ham radio (also receives NOAA weather)
Diamond SRH77CA antenna
Uniden Bearcat BC246T scanner
Diamond RH77CA antenna
$1 acrylic watch cap from Target
SureFire G2 (with or without LED upgrade, I have both and love both)
SpecOps T.H.E. Wallet, By far the best wallet I've ever carried, I was at a store one time that had them at 75% off, I bought all they had, 6 of them all for like $30 Ironically I'm still on the first one.
SOG PowerLock Black, aside from a warranty issue, no other problems.
Samsung B2100 Cell phone, I have been caught in the rain numerous times and gotten this thing soaked, and had to use it in downpours. Try that with an iPhone.