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The Aukmont Vintage Canvas Backpack Is Perfect For A Low Profile Everyday Carry Backpack

Aukmont 19 Liter Canvas BackpackOne of the things that I have to say is that I am all in favor of blending in with the crowd. From day to day, in many ways it's better to get in and out without people really noticing or remembering. When it comes to backpacks, even though I have a few tactical backpacks from the guys at Maxpedition, Fox Tactical and Condor, I prefer to use high quality backpacks that "normal" people carry everyday. 

You never know when you might end up in a seedy part of town, and the last thing you want is for someone to think that you have a $1,500 laptop and other really cool gear that they can jack you for, right? That's where the Aukmont Vintage Canvas Backpack comes into play. This backpack is perfect for suburbia. Whether it means working out of a Starbucks or at a satellite office, this 19 liter backpack will carry what you need.

 

  • Eco-friendly casual life style.
  • Cotton canvas backpack with leather deco.
  • Made from senior durable sturdy canvas
  • Plenty of pockets
  • Every corner and pressure lines are very neat.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps for carrying comfort.
  • Dimensions: Approx. 11.8 x 15.8 x 6.7"(L x H x W)
  • Capacity: 19 Liters
  • 15" Laptop compatible
  • 3 Colors: Black, Tan, Coffee

 

$26.99 via Amazon

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2 Pocket EDC Pouch with Shoulder Strap From OutdoorChaser

outdoorchaser 2 pocket edc pouchThis two pocket EDC pouch is surprisingly roomy for it's size, and comes in 7 color styles to choose from. 

  • Constructed of high quality 600D Nylon
  • 1 metallic mountaineering buckle to be attached on vest or pack
  • 2 zipper compartments
  • store essential EDC gear
  • Exterior cell phone pouch
  • Exterior pen sheath for rapid access
  • MOLLE integration for easy customization or attachment to a larger bag
  • Size: (L*W*H) 7.0x3.9x3.5 inch

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NiteCore Tube - 45 Lumen T Series Keychain Light

nitecore tubeThe NiteCore Tube Keychain LED Flashlight offers many advantages over other flashlights when it comes to personal carry or EDC that prompted me to get one two months ago. Besides the obvious small size that will fit in just about any pocket or pouch, the Nitecore Tube offers 45 lumens of brilliant light that lights up a pretty good size 20 foot area. I found that I was pulling it out more than I was the Streamlight Micro just because it was more convenient and had a wider spill. I love having the ability to just plug it into my laptop in order to recharge it, which also makes it useful when I'm on the go because I can recharge it with my portable phone charger or even the solar charger.

While the NiteCore Tube may not be your primary light, it is perfect for a secondary or general use flashlight. There's two modes that give you lighting options as well: Low 1 lumen mode that can run for up to 48 hours on a single charge, and 45 lumens high mode that gives you an hour burn time. The light also offers momentary on and variable light intensity so you can run at a lower light level to preserve runtumes if needed.

  • 2.2" X 0.83", 0.34oz
  • USB Rechargeable via microUSB charge port (2 hours charge time)
  • Waterproof (1.5 meters) polycarbonate housing
  • 77lb strength reinforced stainless steel carry ring
  • Beam Distance: 24 Meters

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Anker PowerCore 20100 Recharges Your iPhone 6 up to Seven Times

Anker PowerCore 20100When your phone goes dead. it's no better than having a brick in your pocket. That's why you need the Anker PowerCore 20100 in your everyday carry bag. The Powercore offers 20100mAH of recharging power giving you options that you've never had before! Sure you can recharge your phone, but with dual USB power outlets, you can also recharge your 18650 Flashlight batteries (with a USB charger of course), tablets, Vapes and just about anything else that can be charged from a USB plug! It takes roughly 6 hours to charge this bad boy using my Samsung S6 2A Wall Charger, but it lasts and lasts!

 

  • Capacity 20100 mAh / 72.36 wh
  • Output 5V / 4.8A
  • Input 5V / 2A
  • Weight 356 g / 12.6 oz
  • Size 166 x 58 x 22 mm / 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9in

 

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Fisher Space Pen Is The Best EDC Pen

fisher space pen bullet

How many times have we all been on the phone, and the caller wants to give us a phone number to jot down? Problem is that there's never a pen around when you need it, so you have to go searching for one.

Now, after a couple moments of desperate searching, you've finally found a pen, but as you go to copy the numbers down, you find out it doesn't work. You gotta ask the caller to hold on another minute while you search for another elusive pen, which you eventually find in the basement in a your tool box.

You Need The Fisher Space Pen

The Fisher Space Pen "Bullet", specifically is small enough to fit into the fifth pocket of your jeans. Because it's also a space pen, you can rely on it delivering ink to your writing surface in even the most extreme conditions. Forget about having to search for a pen. You have one in your pocket, ready to go. From taking critical field notes in your journal in a torrential downpour to chronicling your trek up K2 (and everything in between), the Fisher Space Pen is ready when you need it most.

The Fisher Space Pen's pressurized cartridge will reliably work in temperatures from -30ºF to +250ºF, and will work in even colder climates when you keep it close to your body to maintain a higher warmth level. The Fisher Space Pen was used on missions up Everest, in the hottest of deserts, under water expeditions and yes, in zero G -- outer space. This pen works reliably the first time and every time until it's dry (don't forget to get some refills, and make sure they're the pressurized ones.)

My Fisher Space Pens

I carry the bullet with me everywhere. I also carry a couple other pens, but this one is the one that I'll pull out when I'm in the rain, when it's winter and my bag's been in a frozen car all day, or if it's been baking in the sun in the summer time.

I use the pressurized refills like they're their own pens. I "cap" the pens using thin coffee stirs that you get at 7-11 in the coffee bar. I cut the stir a bit longer than the narrow part of the shaft so that the ball point doesn't touch anything. I have three in use:

  • Condor MA45 iPouch
  • Condor MA26 Gadget Pouch
  • In my car's glove compartment

The actual bullet pen stays with the "Rite in the Rain" notebook.

I prefer the PR4B Black Ink Bold Point Space Pen Pressurized Cartridges which are 1.3mm bold lines. Its easier to see the lines in low light, broader lines for better weathering and just a nicer feel, in my opinion than the medium and fine points.

The best one for EDC / Pocket use is the Fisher 400 series Space Bullet Space Pen. It's smooth, there's no edges so it doesn't get snagged on anything as easily as a conventional pen. When capped, the pen is only 3.75" long, but when in use, it's 5.25" - perfect for comfortable writing.

If you are going to be using the pen with gloves on a lot, then you'll probably want to go for the Fisher 725B Trekker Space Pen. It has knurling around the housing giving your gloves a sure grip on the pen.

Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen

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Gerber 22-48446 Paraframe I Knife

gerber paraframe

For some, KISS, or "Keep It Simple Stoopid" isn't just a saying, it's a way of life. When it's time to just go back to the basics or when you just need a trusty knife, reach for the Gerber Paraframe. It just feels sturdy in the hand, and you know that the business end of this knife will get the job done.

Here's what the Gerber Paraframe has to offer:

  • Rugged and reliable design in all our products
  • Can be used in various military, hunting, survival, tactical, industrial and outdor situations
  • All products are field tested
  • Frame lock handle design
  • Lightweight open stainless steel handles
  • Sturdy Pocket Clip
  • Overall Length: 7.01
  • Length Closed: 4.11

Gerber's Description

If Gerber had settled for making just one version of the Paraframe knife, people might have been content. Because this reputable example of frame lock design caught on admirably among knife lovers...making the Gerber Paraframe a mainstay of the industry. But we figured there's no merit in being stingy, so we worked up a total of eight versions. And the people were pleased. There is a simplicity to this knife that relates as much to function as it does to form. It's a breeze to open. The clip point blade configuration is ideal for cutting in close quarters. Openness rules the day where the handle is concerned—there's more air than metal—so it's quite lightweight and quite easy to keep clean. Clip a Paraframe into your pocket, and you're fully equipped to take care of business. Your only challenge is figuring out which one...

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Gerber Shard Keychain EDC Tool

gerber shard keychain toolDon't let its size fool you, the Gerber Shard keychain tool is the perfect companion when you want just the basics. With a shape of its own, the Shard has seven useful functions: small flat driver, medium flat driver, cross driver, pry bar, wire stripper, lanyard hole, and bottle opener. It is light enough to carry on your keychain, but tough and durable enough for everyday use. The Shard is made of stainless steel with a titanium coating, and it measures 2.75 inches. It's backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

  • Lightweight and airline safe
  • Titanium nitride coating for corrosion resistance
  • Perfect size with the basics to carry anywhere
  • Includes: small and medium flat driver; Philips head driver
  • Includes: wire stripper, pry bar, bottle opener, lanyard hole
  • 7 components: phillips driver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener, pry bar, wire stripper
  • Perfect size and easy to carry anywhere
  • Titanium nitride coating for corrosion resistance
  • Airline safe
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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TAC-FORCE Spring Assisted Opening EMT EMS ORANGE Rescue Folding Pocket Knife

Tac Force EMT Orange

  • Tac Power A/O Speedster Service Linerlock. 4 half of” closed.
  • 3 1/four” assisted opening black end stainless blade with thumb studs.
  • Sturdy black composite handles with built-in belt cutter.
  • Orange maintain accents with EMT defend.
  • Glass breaker
  • Stainless clip
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Gerber Mini Paraframe (22-48485) - A Perfect EDC Knife

gerber mini paraframeIf Gerber had settled for making just one version of the Paraframe knife, people might have been content. Because this reputable example of frame lock design caught on admirably among knife lovers...making the Paraframe a mainstay of the industry. But we figured there's no merit in being stingy, so we worked up a total of eight versions. And the people were pleased. There is a simplicity to this knife that relates as much to function as it does to form. It's a breeze to open. The clip point blade configuration is ideal for cutting in close-Quarters. Openness rules the day where the handle is concerned. There's more air than metal, so it's quite lightweight and quite easy to keep clean. Clip a Paraframe into your pocket and you're fully equipped to take care of business. Your only challenge is figuring out which one.

  • Overall length of this clip point knife is 5.25"
  • Blade length: 2.22"
  • Closed length: 3.07"
  • Weight of this Gerber mini paraframe knife: 1.4 oz
  • Lock mechanism: frame-lock
  • Blade style: clip point
  • Blade material: high carbon stainless steel
  • Blade type: fine edge
  • Lightweight, open stainless steel handle
  • Opening style: 1-hand opening
  • The Gerber Mini Paraframe Fine Edge Knife has a sturdy pocket clip

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TAC Force TF-705 Tactical Folding Knife

TAC Force TF 705 Knife

Tac Force Linerlock. 4 3/4" closed. 3 3/8" high carbon stainless assisted opening partially serrated drop point blade with thumb slot and extended tang with lashing hole. Block style grooved aluminum handles with drilled hole design and integrated bottle opener and glass breaker. Dual lanyard slot on spine. Stainless pocket clip with slot cutout design.

Black blade. Red handle with "Fire Fighter" stamp. Black pocket clip.

  • Tac Force Spring Assisted Knife
  • 8" Overall Length - Very Sharp
  • 3.5" Stainless Steel Blade - Half Serrated
  • 4.5" Grey Camo ALuminum Handle - Very Comfortable Grip
  • "POLICE" Printed On Handle
  • Can Opener
  • Glass Breaker
  • Includes Belt Clip
  • Liner Locking System

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SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B66N-CP PowerAssist Multi-Tool

SOG B66N CPThe SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B66N-CP PowerAssist Multi-Tool is packed with (22) essential tools, including (2) SOG Assisted Technology blades, while remaining lightweight and compact for easy carrying. Made of 420 steel with an attractive black oxide finish, this multi-tool features a full-serrated blade, three-sided file, blasting cap crimper, bolt grip channel, bottle opener, can opener, hard wire cutter, large flat screwdriver, medium flat screwdriver, needle nose pliers, Philips screwdriver, ruler, small flat screwdriver, straight edge blade, V-cutter, wire crimper and nylon sheath. The B66N-CP's Compound Leverage technology works by employing multiple pivot points that generate greater handle travel in relation to plier movement. The result is a leverage advantage of approximately twice the power of a conventional multi-tool, which makes every cut smoother and easier. SOG Assisted Technology kicks in when you start to open the main blades and completes the opening, while locks on both the blade and tools protect you from injuries and allow for safe storage. This multi-tool has a lanyard hole and a secure clip attachment with hook and loop closure on the nylon sheath for added portability. The B66N-CP has a closed length of 4.6-inches, overall length of 7-inches and weighs 9.6-ounces. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B66N-CP PowerAssist Multi-Tool with Full-Serrated Steel Blade comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials. Each SOG product is created with the help of company founder and chief engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.

  • 15 component multi-tool from SOG
  • External blade deployment with SAT (SOG Assisted Technology) blade release mechanism
  • Smooth, wide handle surfaces for improved grip
  • Hex bolt construction for easy tool removal and replacement
  • Piano Lock tool locking system automatically locks tools open
  • Compound Leverage system adds power to pliers
  • Includes 15 components and tools:
    • Pliers/grippers
    • Wire cutter
    • V-Cutter
    • Serrated and straight edge knives
    • Phillips head screwdriver
    • Small, medium, and large flathead screwdrivers
    • Bottle and can opener
    • Three-sided file
    • Lanyard ring
    • Ruler
    • Foldable 1/4" socket drive
  • Can be flipped open with one hand
  • Includes either a leather or nylon sheath
  • Available in Polished or Black Oxide finish

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From The Blog

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    Rather, spend the money on getting an actual trauma kit. They're not that expensive and you'll have the right equipment if you do find yourself in a situation where you have to stop hemorrahaging.

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  • How To Put Together An Everyday Carry

    EDC pouches and modulesThere are quite a few levels of everyday carry, and while just carrying your keys, wallet, watch and phone is one of the most minimalistic, I usually have a set of items with me that can make life easier and better whether I'm at the office, on the commute or even out for the evening. Most people don't realize that an Everyday Carry doesn't have to just be one set of items that go everywhere, but rather it can be different "kits" for different situations. Let me explain...

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  • Repurpose Beef Jerky Bags For Water Storage

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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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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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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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