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Everyday Carry Gear Should Be A Personal Choice

Everyday Carry Gear is a deeply personal and situational choice.

I've seen a lot of similar edc dumps lately. Just about everyone has the Field Note journals, Fisher Space Pens and so on. Your Everyday Carry gear should be personalized for you. Just because a slew of other people are using something in their everyday carry, doesn't mean it's going to be right for you. Your EDC Gear should fit your unique situation in life, and be able to meet the need whenever called for.

It's Your Everyday Carry - Personalize It.

Jonathan is a friend of mine, and he's a Michigan State Trooper. He started off using the field notes journals because he saw that everyone else on Reddit was using them, but he had an issue after just two weeks. They're nice journals for light use. He needed a notebook that could stand up to the Michigan weather conditions when he pulled people over, he needed something that could take the abuse of sliding in and out of the Police Interceptor Crown Vic. He wanted something that wouldn't break down after a few uses.

I met Michael a couple years ago he's a father, like me, and he didn't want to be seen with a diaper bag. He had no issues carrying around what the baby needed, so he went for a Mil-Spec tactical backpack instead because other people were saying that these bags were really cool. Problem was that it actually too much hassle because he had to remove the bag from the shoulder and go searching for what he needed. A couple months later, he opted for a very "manly" looking messenger bag -- which actually looked kind of like a diaper bag anyway because he stuck the bottle in a side pocket.

Everyday Carry Gear Should Fit Your Life

Why would you carry a knife in your everyday carry if you never need one? Why carry pen and notebook if you put everything in your phone?

Your Everyday carry gear needs to fit who you are, what you do and what you'll use. Carrying around things that you never use is just carrying dead weight. EDC should be the items that you need most often, or would have the hardest time getting through the day without.

Robert, a forum friend carries two guns around all the time. He's in Information Technology. I've never seen a webserver try and make an attempt on anyone's life (although they can sometimes make you contenplate taking your own life). He's not even sure he could use them if someone threatened him. Why carry?

I don't mean to say you should strip your Everyday Carry Gear down to nothing, but reevaluate what you actually need and what's just dead weight. if you're unsure, why not leave it in a second bag in the car so that you have it with you, and in most cases, it's easily accessible (like a small tool kit in the back of my car).

Latest Reviews

  • Pokka Pens Are The Perfect Pocket Pens for Everyday Carry

    everyday carry pokka pen reviewPokka Pens are ballpoint pens that conveniently fit into your pocket when not in use. I got my order of Pokka pens just a couple weeks ago, and I have absolutely fell in love with them. Their small size makes it easy to carry a pen in your pocket, Everyday Carry pouch, backpack or purse, and they perform very closely to the feel of a Bic Crystal, those old clear Bic pens that used to sit by your grandparent's rotary phone.

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  • Whirl-Pak 1 Liter Bags For Water Storage and Portability In Your EDC

    Nasco Whirl Pak 1 Litre Water Bag ReviewWhirl-Pak Bags are the ideal, low-profile solution to water portability problems with your everyday carry gear. Whirl Pak 1 liter bags fold down to almost nothing, so you can take a bunch with you to gather and save water when needed. While the bags, made by Nasco, are seen more commonly in bug out bags and prepper gear, it never hurts to have a couple with you, even if there isn't a water emergency. Having a Whirl-pak bag means being able to carry water with you, even if it's only because you think you're going to get thirsty on your commute home. A six-bag pack can be found on Amazon for $10.

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  • Maxpedition Daily Essentials (DEP) Everyday Carry Pouch

    thumb Maxpedition Daily Essentials DEP Everyday Carry Pouch frontIf you're going to carry an everyday carry pouch, the Maxpedition Daily Essentials Pouch (DEP) is about as manly as you can get. Large enough for a 7 inch tablet with enough depth for just about all your EDC gear, the Maxpedition Daily Essentials Pouch is a perfect way to carry those daily essentials.

    It has two generously large pouches, and comes in tan, gray and black, and has the quality you'd expect from Maxpedition.

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  • Nebo Lil Larry 6373 Work Light 250 Lumens White/Red LED

    thumb NEBO LiL Larry Work LightOK, so I was saving the second Nebo work light for today's review. Yesterday, I reviewed the Nebo LEO 220 Lumens flashlight and this little flashlight is of similar design. Although it doesn't have the spotlight head that the LEO has, the Lil Larry (Stock# 6373) has it's own set of really cool features.

    As the title says, it's a 250 lumen work light, but has a low mode putting out about 100 lumens, and a red LED emergency flasher mode that blinks twice a second. The flashlight costs around $18 on Amazon, and is the perfect work light for your home, car or everyday carry bag.

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Latest Bag Dumps

  • Pocket Dump: M/26/Music Event Production, IT Technician, DJ

    M 26 Music Event Production IT Technician DJReddit user,burniemcburn, works in the music industry in event audio technician and DJ when the chance arises. He's laid out his gear for us to peek at, and it's a very nice layout indeed. Of course The Shure SE-215 IEMs are no surprise, and the three adaptors are there when the need arises.

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  • US Marine's Everyday Carry [Blackscout Survival]

    thumb Chance Sanders EDC coverI like watching the BlackScout Survival videos on YouTube. Most of the time, I'll watch them at night when I'm laying in bed trying to get to sleep, but earlier today, one of particular interest was published, "A Marine's EDC", and I had to watch it during my lunch.

    US Marine Chance Sanders (The Broken Arrow Survival School - FB Page) takes a few moments to show us what's in his Everyday Carry. Thank you to BSS for putting up a really nice video!

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  • Senior Computer Engineering Student EDC [20/M]

    thumb senior computer engineering student edc El IsoReddit user, El Iso, posted a very nice EDC. With the two knives, lighter, flashlight and a few other items, we'd say this senior computer engineering student has what it takes to make the grade... at least his everyday carry does.

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  • US Army Compass Pouch LC-1 Coat & Belt Everyday Carry

    thumb US Army Compass Pouch EDC 10A couple days ago I stopped in Joe's Army Navy over in Royal Oak, MI. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but as always, I walked out with some items. One of the items was a Compass Pouch (LC-1). I had a few of these a while ago, and I really liked them to keep small items in. With this one, I decided that I'd use it as a very small Pocket Everyday Carry that holds a few OTC Meds and First Aid. Due to it's small 4"x4"x1.5" capacity, it's perfect, and these compass pouches like mine, usually come with an Alice Clip that was the Molle System's predecessor. I like this little clip because it's easy to clip the pouch to my belt if needed. Let's take a look inside to see what I've put in it.

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About The Everyday Carry

The Everyday Carry caters to Preppers and Individuals that have an interest in Everyday Carry. This is not a Survivalist or Disaster Preparedness website. If you are interested in what to carry everyday to make your (and your family's) life better, than this is the correct place to be. An Everyday Carry is simply the items that you carry everyday, and there is a general interest in what others carry in their backpacks, messenger bags, tactical pouches and on their person.

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