In the past couple of years, showing off your Everyday carry (EDC) online has become quite popular on Pinterest, blogs, and Instagram (search #edc). Wikipedia defines it as ‘a small collection of tools, equipment and supplies that are carried on a daily basis to assist in tackling situations ranging from the mundane to the disastrous.’ I’m in no way a disaster preparedness type of guy but I have found certain tools to be very useful on a daily basis.
I prefer to keep it simple and minimal. The fewer things you carry, then the fewer things that you can lose or forget to bring with you. One tip is to carry the same items in the same pocket, day in and day out. For example, my cell phone is always in my left pocket and my keys are in my right pocket.
This is what I carry with me on a daily basis.
- Truck keys (with a mini-biner) and Gerber Keychain Tool - it has a small and medium flat driver, wire stripper, pry bar, bottle opener, and lanyard hole. Very useful when you don't have a multi-tool handy.
- HTC One with Otterbox case - probably the best cell phone that I have ever owned and the Otterbox case is impressive too - it can handle most any drop and is surprisingly good with protecting the phone from water.
- Steel Money Clip - No possibility of it becoming a George Costanza wallet
- Fastback Milwaukee Knife - An OK knife... I prefer an even faster speed-safe knife that can be opened one-handed. I used to own a Kershaw knife until I lost it…
- Pilot G-2 Pen - a great price for a great pen. It always produces consistently high quality script.
- Word Notepad - I prefer this notepad because it was created with it being used as a task list.
What does your everyday carry look like?