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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #180 on: December 16, 2012, 07:20:50 AM »
Thanks, Endurance.  I'll take a look at that Sunwayman, I just have issues paying over $50 for a single AA flashlight.  I have been looking at the Fenix lights, especially the 72 lumen model.
Honestly, so do I.  I caught mine on a clearance as the new v10r has 210 lumens and they were selling the old 190 lumens for $50.

For most everyday stuff I don't care about a momentary on, but when I carry a gun I prefer it.  Since I cant carry at work, it's nice to have a smaller option that doesn't take up so much pocket realestate.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #181 on: February 05, 2013, 08:13:24 AM »
HTC Evo 3D
Business cards in case
Wallet
Moleskine planner
LED Lenser P3
Two parker pens
Victorinox Chronograph watch
Benchmade Griptilian H2O

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #182 on: February 08, 2013, 06:19:42 PM »
I just added a Letherman Juice - s2 to my back back kit.  Of course it's an orange juice s2.
Basic small kit is a few flashlights, cordage, compass, cell phone, knife of some sort with a first aide kit in the car that's easy to include in my back pack.

I don't often have to carry much on me; the distance between work and home is about 1.3 miles and I carry two sets of clothing in the SUV just encase.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #183 on: February 13, 2013, 07:35:48 PM »
The prepper porn on this thread is fantastic.  I just blew about 2 hours looking through all this.

Thanks for all the great ideas y'all.  Once I get mine dialed in, I'll contribute my own kit.  It'll end up looking like too much, but I live urban and carry a sizable backpack with me everywhere I go, so it all fits.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #184 on: February 28, 2013, 12:42:16 PM »
My first day on the TSP forum. I see a lot of you are more prepared that I, and that encourages me to get my act together. I carry a Glock 19 in a fobus holster as much as possible,  my work has a no gun policy that I don't like. Well thanks everyone. I will be getting a flashlight and pocket knife pronto.  Thanks snowplower

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #185 on: March 01, 2013, 05:16:17 AM »
Snowplower, when you have a moment, please drop by The Intro Thread and introduce yourself formally to the other forum members.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #186 on: April 02, 2013, 05:46:05 PM »
If anyone read my first post of my edc awhile back you know that it was waaaay overboard.  Now that I have learned a few things and focused on what's really important to me I'm much better off.  I took much of what I was calling edc gear and added it to my vehicle ghb.



I drive to numerous retail stores each day for work and my vehicle is never more than 500 yds away. Some of what is below is needed for business purposes only so when i am off my kit lightens up a bit. I decided to take advantage of my laptop bag so I have a larger edc than most.. .anyway here it goes.






Bag is a Rothco tactical laptop bag from Survivalgearbags.
Black leather ID holder for work ID.
Oakley Junkyard eyeglasses and case
Key chain with car fob, firesteel, Sbiner, Gerber Artifact and micro light.
Mini composition notebook.
Sharpie and sharpie pen.
Energizer pen light. 
Samsung Convoy flip phone -personal.
Springfield XD 9mm subcompact and extra mag.
Burt's Bees.
Pepper spray.
Tactical OD green sanitizer gel lol.
Gerber Crucial multi tool.
Gerber knife.
Luminox watch.
Black leather belt.
Pouch with various wires, chargers and earphones.
Vacuum sealed gunshot/trauma kit with quikclot.
Vacuum sealed treats cause i skip lunch.
Black leather UnderArmor gloves.
Bills,stamps, envelopes and checkbook.
Lenovo laptop and charger.
Paracord bracelet.
Iphone 4s-work.
Case for Asus tablet.
Mini first aid kit.
Maxpedition wallet.

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Not pictured Asus tablet, mini maglite led.


This kit works perfectly for me and goes everywhere I go. The bag has three pouches which can add extra room. I vacuum sealed some of the items to keep the thinkness down.







« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 06:02:09 PM by November Foxtrot »

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #187 on: April 06, 2013, 11:00:13 PM »
My EDC:

LF pocket holds p7 suspension clip hanging leatherman squirt ps4 / mini bic as well as my iPhone (not shown)
RF pocket holds clipped on kershaw skyline and keys w/ spray
RR pocket holds the wallet including fresnel lens and tweezers / toothpick

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #188 on: April 23, 2013, 05:56:55 AM »
My every day carry:
1. keys
2. wallet
3. cell phone

Some months ago I bought light Armytek Predator XP-G2 and carry it almost every day  for walking or my car too.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #189 on: June 01, 2013, 12:04:06 PM »
So I usually have,

Front Right: Kershaw Black Clash, Pen
Front Left: Leatherman Juice S2, 4Sevens Preon P2
Back Left: iPhone 5 with Magpul Case
Back Right: Wallet
Firearm: G19 with Streamlight TLR3 in Dale Fricke Archangel Appendix Carry.

I have all of these on me 24/7. Try to get a picture up later.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #190 on: June 02, 2013, 09:05:18 PM »



Here's the picture. I also included the sunglasses (Versace Aviators or Oakley 5^2), Timex Watch, and Keys.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #191 on: July 07, 2013, 11:00:12 AM »
I'l play. Most days this is it.

Kimber Raptor .45  / Cross breed super tuck and whatever mag is in rotation, either a CMC or Wilson.

Benchmade Barrage

Klarus ST-11 900lm

Leatherman MUT.

Aside from cash and ID, that's about it. The leatherman usually rides in the truck, and comes out when I think there may be a use for it, as does the light. The Kimber and knife are constant companions.



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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #192 on: July 14, 2013, 12:09:25 PM »
Wow, there is a lot of cool setups here, but pretty much are all of the same theme!!

The gun i will not be able to get :( Ah well, at least the amount of people here with guns is minimised!!

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #193 on: July 22, 2013, 03:13:09 PM »
Posting after being gone for a while! So my EDC is as follows! Also happy to take suggestions on how to improve it.

CZ-M82 9x18
one spare magazine
Ultrafire flash light
wallet
cellphone
Car keys with blood type key chain and glow in the dark fob
paracord bracelet 
ESS Sunglasses
Kershaw knife
Holster and spare mag carrier




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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #194 on: July 29, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
made some changes to my setup and added a few things.

moving clockwise... sort of:

Comp-Tac Infidel Ultra holster
Springfield SC 9MM
Spare Mag
Phone case (phone used for picture)
550 bracelet
Watch
Jetbeam BA10 LED Light
'Tactical' pen
Ka-Bar Fin Knife
Gerber folder
Leatherman Blast
Case for Leatherman
OC Spray
Chapstick
Lighter
Wallet
In the middle is my belt (gotta have something to keep my pants from falling down)  8)


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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #195 on: July 31, 2013, 10:57:34 AM »
I noticed that except for a couple on page 1, NOBODY has a revolver as part of their EDC.

Why is that?

I would think that a revolver would make a better EDC as they are easier to keep cleaned.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #196 on: July 31, 2013, 12:11:49 PM »
I noticed that except for a couple on page 1, NOBODY has a revolver as part of their EDC.

Why is that?

I would think that a revolver would make a better EDC as they are easier to keep cleaned.

for me at least, capacity was my choice. i don't own any wheelguns yet... i emphasize 'yet'

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #197 on: July 31, 2013, 02:35:14 PM »
for me at least, capacity was my choice. i don't own any wheelguns yet... i emphasize 'yet'

When will anyone need to get more than 5-6 shots off in an EDC situation?

Personally, I think revolvers look better.
I think they are easier to maintain.
I think they feel right in my hand, while a pistol doesn't feel right in my hand.

Like I said, this is all my personal opinion, so it may be inconsequential to you.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #198 on: July 31, 2013, 03:28:21 PM »
When will anyone need to get more than 5-6 shots off in an EDC situation?

Personally, I think revolvers look better.
I think they are easier to maintain.
I think they feel right in my hand, while a pistol doesn't feel right in my hand.

Like I said, this is all my personal opinion, so it may be inconsequential to you.


i'd rather have more bullets than i need than not have enough. personally i think revolvers are ok looking, but some pistols (like mine) are sexy.

i've never maintained a revolver but my pistol is pretty easy to keep up, IMO. and i like how much more my grip feels on a pistol since i can get my off hand just about completely on the frame.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #199 on: August 01, 2013, 06:18:48 AM »
I agree with the lack of ammunition being the main reason why a revolver is not my primary carry gun (which is an XDM .45), but I do have a small 5 shot .32 revolver that I carry in a pocket holster if I cannot conceal my XMD.  My dad carried the .32 for years, and it was one of the first guns I ever owned...

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #200 on: August 01, 2013, 09:32:39 AM »
Statistically speaking, the FBI statistics on 1 on 1 self defense shooting average 4 to 5 rounds.  That's an average, so half those situations had more than 5 rounds fired.  (Of course, this is also averaging the non trained shooter as well as the highly trained shooter and I would consider most on this site to be higher trained than the average).  Now throw in the 2 on 1 or more (Gang or robbery situations) and those limited rounds become a much higher liability.   Maintaining my XD is not any more difficult than maintaining a wheel gun (I do like wheelguns, kind of a sexy yesteryear look), but modern firearms like the glock or XD are no more prone to failure than a revolver.  Also, the profile of some semi's is flatter than that of most but hte smallest wheel guns.  This can make concealment or comfort a tad bit easier.  In the end, either will work fine, and the benefits of the semi seem to outweigh that of a revolver by a small margin.  Either works though.



   

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #201 on: August 01, 2013, 09:43:18 AM »
Whoops, My mistake, The average shots fired by both parties is 4 to 5, individually it was 3.   However, again this is an average, there are times when 6, 10 or 15 rounds may not be enough, and given the potential of 2 on 1 or more attackers, as long as I'm carrying anyway, I might as well carry enough to cover all the bases.  (Also I don't normally carry reloads, so more in the mag is better in my situation).  I would be more apt to carry smaller capacity sidearms if I carried reloads.  But I consider it faster to have 13 rounds available, than 5 rounds and 2 reloads of 5 rounds.   Just my opinion though.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #202 on: August 01, 2013, 10:09:48 AM »
Whoops, My mistake, The average shots fired by both parties is 4 to 5, individually it was 3.   However, again this is an average, there are times when 6, 10 or 15 rounds may not be enough, and given the potential of 2 on 1 or more attackers, as long as I'm carrying anyway, I might as well carry enough to cover all the bases.  (Also I don't normally carry reloads, so more in the mag is better in my situation).  I would be more apt to carry smaller capacity sidearms if I carried reloads.  But I consider it faster to have 13 rounds available, than 5 rounds and 2 reloads of 5 rounds.   Just my opinion though.

Does that data include the events where a gun is drawn but never fired?
How many self defense cases are stopped with the defender draws a gun?

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #203 on: August 01, 2013, 10:35:19 AM »
Does that data include the events where a gun is drawn but never fired?
How many self defense cases are stopped with the defender draws a gun?

while i see your point, since the discussion seems to be revolving (what a pun!) about capacity, if a drawn gun defuses the situation then it doesn't matter if it was a pistol, wheelgun, or cap gun.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #204 on: August 01, 2013, 10:35:48 AM »
This data only includes the times when firearms are fired.  I'd be perfectly happy to stop an event without having to fire a shot, but I'm too much of a realist and understand that things happen and that may not be the case.  If only 1 in 100 shooters required more than 5 bullets, I'd still carry something with more simply because you never know if you may be that 1 or one of the 99 others.  Better safe than sorry.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #206 on: August 03, 2013, 09:03:19 PM »
Glock 22 or 27 with a 22 round mag in weak side pocket (Ruger LCP w/ extra mag when even the 27 is too big).
iPhone 5 in Olive Drab Green Lifeproof case (the flashlight app has replaced the light that had been on my key chain).
Old Timer "Middle Man" three blade, the knife I actually use.
Benchmade folder I've had for about 18 years I don't know the model name.
I keep a few $100 bills tucked away in my wallet, just in case cards aren't working.

I like revolvers but hat the swell of the cylinder more than their lack of capacity.
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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #207 on: August 03, 2013, 11:54:19 PM »
there is another thread asking about money belts and you mentioning the hundreds has me thinking that i really need to up the cash i carry. i need to get a money belt as i think it would be cool/useful and i also don't want that kind of cash in my wallet in case it gets lost/stolen.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #208 on: August 21, 2013, 04:01:24 AM »
Don't have a picture of my whole current EDC right now, though here's my recent carry gun (G27) with Cold Steel Recon1 (old Jap. made series). The knife is my general-purpose blade, while I always carry a "dedicated" defensive/combat knife on me as well. That one varies, depending on where I am, what am I wearing (pocket size) and what level of danger I expect. Usually it's CS RajahII or Spartan, as well as Black Talon. My usual fixed knife, when I carry one, is either CS Recon Socut or Kizlyar Irtysh. But I don't carry those too often in the city.



But you've seen guns and knives here many times. Wanted to show you this - here's a little something I carry on me (among other stuff) - my survival capsule. It's a survival/EDC kit, stripped down to essentials (IMO). All fits into a delrin capsule, watertight and very durable.
Contains essential handy items: matches, safety pin, scalpel blade, micro lightstick (fishing bait), needle with a length of saddler thread. Also has about 1m of thin nylon cord on the capsule, plus a small yet durable stainless clip. As you can see, this may not be an ultimate kit for the end of civilization. It's optimized for rahter regular, yet important needs - get some emergency light (that tiny lightstick is surprisingly bright once your eyes adapt to darkness a bit), the needle+thread and safety pin can be used to quick gear repairs (clothes, bag, shoes...). Scalpel and matches need no explanations I guess...



I used to carry several types and sizes of survival kits, until I finally recognized I only really need these couple small items. Sure, if I lived elsewhere, I might have added couple water purification pills and such...
And yes, I do have larger kits with much more stuff, but I only carry them outdoors. This is my true EDC.
This capsule is in my pant pocket (clipped to a belt loop) everywhere I go, along with the G27 (that one is not in pocket though), spare mag, two knives and a tiny flashlight (Leatherman Monarch AAA).

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #209 on: August 26, 2013, 10:02:53 PM »
I like the capsule idea Knecht.  Nice and compact.  But, still keeps the essentials.
Is it anything special?  Or just a black pill capsule?