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tac bagChristmas is just around the corner now that I have a fridge full of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes and such. It's time for a list of best everyday carry gifts for Christmas roundup! There's a lot of stuff here, so bear with me and let's get through it together. At the top of the article, I've included a Table of Contents so that you can drop down to the part of the list that you are interested in. Happy hunting and good luck picking out those Everyday Carry gifts for your family and loved ones!

Hitch and Timber Pocket Runt 2.0 EDC Wallet Caddy

pocket runt 2 image"The Pocket Runt 2.0" is a great way to keep your pocket tools protected and easily accessible while keeping the weight down. The Leather pocket slip is fitted with an elastic band to fit many different size pens including, Fisher Space pens and Kaweco Liliputs.

This handcrafted leather sleeve is made to order. Cut, stitched, & burnished with great care by human hands. The pen holder is made from a high strength Mil Spec elastic from right here in the US of A. Crafted with 4oz American tanned Horween or Wickett & Craig leather, two of the last specialty tanneries in the country.

This exquisite & durable leather will not only endure but get better with age.

Leather Options: Chestnut: Wickett & Craig Harness Natural Brown:Horween Chromexcel English Tan: Horween Dublin Black: Horween Chromexcel

*Made in USA* Proudly located in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Dimensions in inches: 3 5/8"W x 3 3/4" L
  • Pockets: 1 1/4" W x 3 3/4" L
  • Pen loop fits a small pocket pen. (ie:Fisher Space pens & Kaweco Liliputs)
  • (Optional) Credit Card holder: 3-5 cards / folded cash. ( + $6.00 )

$44.50 via Amazon

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Field Notes Reporter Notebooks

Set of two 70-page top spiralbound memo books. Each book measures 3.75" wide by  8.25" tall, with college ruled lined paper (9/32", or 7.1mm), and a pocket on the inside.

From Field Notes: For years, people had been asking us to make a Reporter’s Notebook. So we did. Our Summer 2016 “Byline” Limited Edition was apparently exactly what people had hoped for. It was an instant classic, and quickly sold out. Then even more people wrote to ask us to make more Reporter’s Notebooks. So we did. “Front Page” is here, and will remain in production and in stock indefinitely.

Price: $14.95 for a 2 pack of reporter notebooks | Check Prices

 

Pelican 1910 106 Lumen Flashlight [Black]

51m7t6DcLThe Pelican 1910 is a small AAA flashlight that's about 2cm longer than the the Streamlight Microstream. Pelican, best known for their rugged gear cases, also makes some really nice flashlights. While none of the Pelican flashlights are tactical per se, I really like that the Pelican 1910 puts out over 40% more light than the Streamlight Microstream. In fact, the brightness of the 1910 is very comparable to the Microstream running a 10440 cell, but rather than the 20 minute runtime, you have two hours of runtime.

As expected with Pelican, the 1910 is IPX7 waterproof and has an anondized aircraft aluminum housing. While the light fits into your pocket pretty well, those who like using the fifth pocket to carry everyday carry items will find that it doesn't fit as well as the Streamlight.

  • Three Light Modes: High - 106 lumens | Low - 21 Lumens | Momentary - 106 Lumens
  • Runtimes: High - 2 hours | Low - 4 hours
  • Battery: 1x AAA 1.5V Alkaline, Lithium or Rechargeable battery (Do NOT use 10440 cells)
  • Tail cap clicky switch
  • Pocket clip

Price:

$25.92

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The Roco RFID Blocking Slim Wallet Offers Security and A Low Profile!

Roco RFID Blocking Slim WalletWallet bulk sucks. For me, there's nio reason to be carrying around a wallet that's thicker than my... um nevermind. ;D The Roco RFID Blocking Slim Wallet is perfect when you want your wallet to maintain a low profile for either front or pack pocket carry. The Roco Slim Wallet holds money and cards securely, and is offered in 5 designs.

  • Ultra Slim Profile
  • Never-Break band
  • Easy card access from either side
  • 20 Card Capacity

$109.95 17% OFF!

$14.95 + free shipping

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Your Basic EDC Knife: The Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet KnifeThere are times when it's good to get back to the basics. The Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Knife makes the perfect basic EDC Knife. Heck, I used to carry one of these back in Boy Scouts years ago, but my love for this excellent knife hasn't diminished. Stainless Steel blade, textured grip, bottle opener and the life-saving can opener make this truest's knife the perfect blade for everyday carry.

  • blade, large
  • can opener
  • screwdriver 3 mm
  • bottle opener
  • screwdriver 5 mm
  • wire stripper
  • nail file
  • nail cleaner
  • key ring

Closed dimensions: 3.3 in. x 0.3 in

Price:

$29.33

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The Hitch & Timber Card Caddy

English Tan EDC Card Caddy Horween Leather Wallet for Everyday CarryThe H&T "Card Caddy" is a simple yet effective way to ensure you are prepared for the day ahead. This handcrafted leather wallet with pen and pocket knife holder is made to order. Cut, stitched, & burnished with great care by human hands. Crafted with 4oz American tanned Horween leather. Horween's English Tan Dublin leather is a rustic vegetable tan infused with a rich blend of natural waxes. This gives the leather a supple dark surface that showcases the natural grain.

  • Fits: (1-6) cards
  • (1) Small Pocket Knife (ie: Swiss Army Cadet, Buck 55)
  • (1) Fisher Bullet Space Pen or pen of similar size
  • Dimensions in inches: 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • *Made in USA* Proudly located in Baltimore, Maryland

$64.00

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Blackwing 602 Pencils - Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.

Blackwing 602When it comes to the best pencils you can write with, the Blackwing 602 is the only pencil to reach for. Sure, there's those people out there that don't care what they write with, but if you want the best, you need a Blackwing 602. This general purpose pencil lays down dark, rich lines, and without as much pressure as you think. It also has a replaceable eraser -- something that's not found on any other regular pencil.

"Praised in the New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and Boing Boing among others, the Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” Blackwing 602 pencils feature a gunmetal grey finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and removable/replaceable black eraser. Blackwing 602 pencils come in packs of 12." - Blackwing

  • Box of 12 Blackwing 602 Pencils
  • Removable, replaceable eraser
  • Iconic ferrule design
  • Thick, gunmetal finish and crisp, gold imprint
  • Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
  • Specially formulated graphite that writes smoothly
  • Genuine Incense-cedar
  • Japanese graphite
  • Gold color aluminum ferrule

Price: $22.95

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anker powercore 2 20000 portable charger

Ever left your phione at home? How about having a dead phone half way through the day?
Being left "exposed and naked" without juice isn't fun, and your smartphone becomes little more than a brick in your pocket. The Anker PowerCore II 20000 is a 20000mAh portable battery charger that has the ability to recharge an iPhone 6 three to five times, and a Galaxy Note 4 two to four times, but the fun doesn't end there. The Powercore has three USB Charge ports to charge up to three devices at the same time, and it's best feature: Dual recharging ports to recharge the portable battery pack faster!

CRKT Eat 'N Tool Does More Than Feed The Beast!

crkt eat n tool

OK, so I admit... I'm just an IT Desk Warrior. My fitbit never clocks more than 6000 steps when I'm in the office, and I only get 6K when the server room is going down in flames (or a DDOS attack). 

It's times like this, when the IT team is under fire, that we often miss a formal lunch and have to resort to eating whatever we can when we have a moment between server reboots.

Doing a review on such a simple tool might seem odd, but the CRKT Eat 'N Tool is one of my best under-fire lunch friends. No matter the situation, the CRKT Spork offers assurances that whereever I am, I can eat... even if it's a plain ol' can of tuna, cold soup right from the can, or Quaker Oats oatmeal mixed with cold water from the water cooler down the hall.

I might make life as a server admin seem a bit harsh and spartan, but often times, when you and the understaffed and underpaid IT team battle attacks all day to keep your server farm running, it's a necessity.

The CRKT offers a firm, solid eating tool that does a lot more than just get you fed. While that's it's primary purpose, the CRKT Eat 'N Tool has 10mm, 8mm and 6mm nut drivers in it's handle that work well for racking servers.

There's also a flat edge that's touted as a screwdriver, but for IT work, I needed to grind the thickness down so that it could fit into the smaller screws found on these servers. 

After work, it's got a bottle opener on the side allowing you to crack that cold one with ease in the 40° server room with your closest friends. LOL

While nothing replaces a multitool, the CRKT Eat 'N Tool has gotten me through in a pinch, and yes, it gets me fed as well.

$109.95 2 count package!

$3.95 via Amazon

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My Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch Goes Everywhere With Me!

condor ma16 front 2It's no secret. I like being able to move my Everyday Carry gear to whatever backpack or bag I will be carrying for the day. 

While I've tried many pouches and bags to carry the EDC items, I've found that the Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch is perfect for me, and the things I carry everyday. It has all the straps and pockets needed for all the essentials, and has a low profile allowing it to fit into any everyday backpack or messenger bag.

The Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch offers a mesh pocket on the front, tool straps and large back pocket on the inner left, two full length pockets on the right, a flip out ID pouch with clear plastic window and snap loops to attach to backpack, MOLLE system or  belt on the back.

  • Size: 7.25"H x 5"W x 1.5"deep
  • Free hook and loop USA flag patch
  • Three internal pockets
  • A fold-out Vinyl sleeve with padded back

Related: MA16 Review | MA16 Bag Dump

$10.95 via Amazon

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From The Blog

  • Repurpose Beef Jerky Bags For Water Storage

    beef jerky bag water storageBeef Jerky is one of my favorite snacks. If it weren't so darn expensive, I'd be eating a lot more. Funny thing is that those bags that the Jerky comes it are completely waterproof! Most of the beef jerky bags also have a Ziploc enclosure to reseal the bag if you don't eat all the jerky (like that EVER happens). The seals on the side are really good as well, making the beef jerky bag the perfect bag when you have nothing else, and want or need to carry water.

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  • Cyalume ChemLights - Is Carrying Glow Sticks Worth It?

    military cyalume chemlightsCyalume Chemlights, more popularly known as Glow Sticks, can be a help in the dark, chasing away your kid's nightmares, and lighting up jack-o-lanterns in a safe, stable way, but chemlights can also be found in military load outs, bug out bags, prepper gear and of course, everyday carry pouches. The question is whether it's worth it to carry Cyalume Glow Sticks as a light source, or not?

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  • Everyday Carry Body Cams: Should You Have One In Your EDC?

    XANES T69 Infrared Night Vision Body CamThere's the saying, "No pictures, no proof" which simply means that if you don't have photos or video, whatever you said happened, didn't happen because you can't prove it. That's why we're looking at cheap body cameras to add to your everyday carry. In a world where fights and shootings can break out at any time, having a recording device such as a pen cam or body cam that's ready at a moment's notice is almost an essential for the EDC. For law enforcement, body cams are critical for gathering evidence and many police departments require their officers to wear one.

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  • Elan Field Book: A Cheap Alternative To Field Notes

    edc pocket notebook field book elan publishing companyField Notes pocket notebooks are pretty expensive when you go through two a month. I'm always on the hunt for something more cost effective, and recently I came across the Elan Publishing Company Field Book (stk# elan-fn-001b).

    These nice pocket notebooks come in a set of five for $9.99 and offer 24 sheets / 48 pages per book. It's just $2 per book as opposed to the $3.33 per Field Notes book. Overall, the quality is very comparable and durability is every bit as good as the Field Notes brand.

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Latest Reviews

  • 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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  • Nebo LEO 220 Lumen Pocket Work Light

    thumb nebo leo black grayNormally I don't get into "normal" flashlights, but today, the LEO worklight by Nebo caught my eye. It was a bit different than most other cheap LED worklights you might find in Walmart or online, and I felt convinced that I had to get it.

    The NEBO LEO is a very bright 220 lumen work lamp that has a swivel-out rotating head to put the light where you need it, but it also has a 80 lumen flashlight at the top as well for spot use. With a price of less than $20 it's a perfect AAA worklight that won't break the bank!

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Latest Bag Dumps

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    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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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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