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The Everyday Carry

My Coghlan's EDC Bag System

I am an Everyday Carry Bag Junkie. There. I Said It.

I have seven everyday carry bags that I rotate through depending on my mood for my EDC items. Four are backpacks and three are messenger bags. More "sane" individuals will regularly switch between a work bag and weekend bag from what I hear and read. One of the biggest hassles is when you have to move from one bag to the other.

  • First you have to unload all your EDC from the first bag.
  • Then you have to organize it.
  • Finally you have to pack up the second bag in a way that makes sense to you.

This can be quite time consuming, especially if you're particular on how you like your EDC arranged in the bag pockets.

The Everyday Carry Bag System

This system is something that I thought up (unaware if anyone else does this), and has simplified bag changes immensely. I picked up a pack of Coghlan's Waterproof Pouches from Amazon that now carry all my EDC items.

The smallest bag carries personal hygiene products (razor, toothbrushes, nail clippers, etc...). I go into this pouch a lot, so it's always in a spot where I can grab it easily. 

The medium bag holds gadgets, chargers, notebook, pens, a drawstring bag and other items that I'll need throughout the day. I access this bag the most, so it's always the easiest to find in my bags. During the work day, it sits on my desk rather than in the bag because I also have the work USB thumb drives and other related items that are needed to get the job done.

Finally, the large bag, and the largest, holds everything else, like snacks, tissues, first aid and such. While I may go into this bag once in a while, it carries things that people will need at least once a week, if not more. I also carry most of the kid's medicines here, along with the feminine products that my wife and daughters need on weekends.

In each bag, I put a silica gel packet into the bags (two in the largest bag) for extra moisture protection anyway.

Swapping Bags in 20 seconds or less

Having these bags makes it super easy to swap everyday carry bags at a moment's notice. I can go from one to another in about 20 seconds. Since the items are all in waterproof bags, I don't really care if it rains and the bag gets soaked because I know all my personal effects will stay nice and dry.

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Small Pouch Dump

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Medium Pouch Dump

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Large Pouch Dump

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Latest Bag Dumps

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    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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    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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  • M/22/Best Buy Employee

    sanoran scamp edc reddit 175Reddit user, sanoran_scamp is one of those hard workin' boys in blue... No, not a cop, but one of those smiling, helpful guys at Best Buy! Recently, he decided to reveal what things a true customer service professional carries when on duty or off work. Check out this fantastic EDC.

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  • M/29/OH System Administrator

    fluffyangel88 everyday carry dump 175Reddit user, FluffyAngel88 keeps a clean and simple Everyday Carry. Just the things that's needed at any given time. Wallet, Keys, Flashlight, Knife, Multitool and pen and Field Notes. What else could you ask for? Read on for more information about this layout.

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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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