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The Everyday Carry

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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



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





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


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





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




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


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


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


From The Blog

  • Packable Backpacks For Traveling And Everyday Carry

    thumb AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Day Pack Backpack 1I've carried a packable backpack in my main Kenneth Cole reaction (work) backpack for years. The actual packable backpack has changed from time to time, but there's always one in the backpack. Having a secondary backpack has come in handy many times over the years, and it's one of the first things that I check for when I do a bag inventory to make sure I have what I need in my Everyday Carry.

    Packable backpack are usually very light, and when packed up, don't take much space. Often, I'll use mine when I'm going to lunch, or to an off site client meeting and I don't need to carry the whole main bag (it's 20lbs). This list of packable backpacks are some of the best that you could have in your EDC in case you need more hauling capacity.

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  • How To Make Coffee At Your Desk with a Sterno Stove

    thumb I used a sterno stove to make coffeeI have the benefit of being able to work from home a lot of the time. Tonight is one of those nights, and I decided that I wanted a bit of coffee to help keep me going while I worked. Now, depending on how flexible your work environment is, you may even be able to make coffee at your desk like I'm doing tonight, but you might want to save this for when you're at home and no one can tell what to do.

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  • Do You Need An RFID Blocking Wallet, Or Is It Not Necessary?

    thumb do i need an rfid blocking walletEver since RFID blocking wallets came out, people have been wondering "Do I really need an RFID wallet?" Here's the thing. In the good old USA, most credit cards, IDs and other cards don't have RFID yet, and beyond that, "Skimming" information from an RFID card, the hacker (if you will) would need to have a reader inches away from the card. The fact is that if you don't have any RFID chips in your cards (not to be confused with the chip cards with the smartchip embedded) then you don't have anything to worry about and having an RFID wallet is not necessary. If for some reason you do have an RFID card, the hacker would have to get uncomforatably close to you in order to get a read on the card. All else failing, it would be possible to place an RFID reader under a chair that you sit on, bringing the skimmer within range, but again, other than security companies showing all of us that it's possible and scaring the masses, this really hasn't been an issue in the US at all, partly due to the slow inception of RFID technology.

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  • Corsair Stealth Survivor USB Drives And USB Drive Encryption

    Corsair Survivor USB Drive Kid TestedAwhile back, I happened to get ahold of a Corsair Stealth Survivor USB Drive.

    It was an impulse purchase, but what tech geek (like me) could pass up a really cool USB drive like this? After a three months of hard use, a couple run ins with my niece using it for a teething toy, and dropping it from twenty feet, it still works 100%.

    What an excellent investment!

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  • What To Put In Your Winter Survival Kit For Your Car

    winter survival kit for your carIt's gotten really cold here in Michigan over the past couple weeks. It feels like I just got done raking leaves. Now I'm putting together my winter survival kit for my car, and I realized that it's time for my 2017 Winter vehicle survival kit blog post. I've written a couple of these types of posts before, but this time, we'll take a look at the things that you might want to have in your car in case of emergencies, getting stranded, or breaking down on the road as you travel these holidays.

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Latest Bag Dumps

  • 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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  • 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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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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