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We’ve received a lot of great entries in this contest all thanks to everyone who shared pictures of their gear! To see the two winners, scroll down to the bottom and check out their submissions and stay tuned to more contests like this in the future!
We saw so many great submissions in our last EDC contest that we wanted to run another one! This contest will last through the end of March, so everyone has plenty of time to get their submissions in. What’s up for grabs? Two well prepared individuals will both win a $50 Gift Certificate good towards anything in the ITS Store!
Instead of posting a photo and description of your everyday carry in the Forum like our previous contests, to be eligible this time, you’ll need to add your EDC photo to the ITS Tactical EDC Flickr group. Even with all of the awesome photos that were submitted last time, only new photos will count for this contest.
Emptying your pockets simply provides an inventory of what you’re carrying, allowing you to take a look at what you have at your disposal. Maybe these items never change, but the majority of us are continuously modifying what we carry daily. Necessary items and minimalism don’t always go hand in hand and it often helps to have the input of others. Everyone you meet knows something that you don’t and while many of the items we carry are a matter of personal preference, take a look at what someone else is using and see if it could work for you as well.
To kick things off, here’s what Bryan’s EDC currently consists of. This is also everything that’s in the main photo above.
- ITS EDC Trauma Kit
- iPhone 5 with LifeProof Nuud Case
- Resco Black Frog Gen2 with Suunto Clipper Compass
- Prototype ITS Hypalon Wallet
- Texas County Fair Edition Field Notes
- Liger Gun Belt
- ITS Challenge Coin
- ITS Memorial Bracelet
- Wedding Ring
- Loose Change
- Flat Ti Bogota Entry Toolset
- Swiss Army Knife Classic in Black
- 4Sevens Preon 1 Flashlight
- Fellhoelter TiBolt Pen
- Emerson SOCFK
- Mini Bic Lighter
- KeySmart Keychain
- Glock 19 FDE and RCS VanGuard II
Tips and Info
Some good questions have been brought up in the last contest and we want to address them here.
Q. What is “everyday carry” and what can be included?
A. Long story short, everyday carry is anything you carry daily on your person. Items on your wrist, belt or in your pockets are all fair game. You may even carry something in your hat. As an example though, this contest does not include items carried in your EDC bag.
Q. How are these photos judged?
A. ITS HQ will judge each entry based on reality, creativity and quality. If you have a feeling people may not believe that you can carry as much as you’re showing, it might be a good idea to share “how” or “where” each item is carried. Get creative with your photo and work to make it as high quality as possible. If you’re looking for a few basics tips on how to take better EDC photos, visit this thread in our Forum.
Q. I’ve noticed that many previous winners have firearms in their photos. If I can’t carry legally in my state, does not having a firearm reduce my chances of winning?
A. We know the laws vary greatly based on location. Showing a firearm does not add, nor detract from your chances of winning this contest.
Q. Does having an ITS sticker or product in the photo boost my chances of winning?
A. While we love seeing our gear in action, it won’t have any effect on our judging, honest engine.
How to Enter
Take a photo of the gear that you carry daily and add it to the ITS Flickr EDC Group. Be sure to list a breakdown of each item in your kit. That’s it!
To give you an idea on what the past winning photos have looked like, here’s a few from our previous contests.
Now that you get the idea, lay out your gear, take a photo and add your submission to the Flickr Group before the end of March. If you need help adding your photos to the Flickr group, check out this tutorial in our Forum.
Show What You Carry For Your Chance To Win!
Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned to more contests like this!
- Past EDC Contest submissions are not eligible.
- Multiple entries are allowed.
- Entry photo resolution must be at least 1024 pixels wide
- Photo must be added to the ITS Tactical Flickr EDC group between start of contest and 3/31/14.
- Entries will be judged on reality, creativity and quality. Take your time to take a nice photo and be honest about what you’re carrying.
- The winner will be notified through FlickrMail and has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.
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@Time Lord Just updated the post. There were a ton of great entries and it was tough nailing the top two down. Stay tuned for more contests!
just... wow. I just emptied my pockets, haven't included the comprehensive sewing kit nor my personalised first aid kit (including five days supply of antihistamines, a spare inhaler and a strip of cocodamol), my CC kit (which I don't usually carry out unless I'm out on a hunting trip, that consists of a Webley Junior Mk.II and 50 rounds of .177 Norica Killer expanding hollowpoint all held in a Walther holster), my house keys which are held by two climbing-grade locking carabiners or my full-scan PMR. Most of my EDC is carried in a gilet. My wife calls it the ultimate manbag, I call it wearable utility.
So what we have here, from the left: sharp storage with anti-inflammatories and water purification, Web-Tex survival blade, Sheffield tweezer clamp, baby Mayo scissor, magnified tweezer (previous three items part of the first aid kit), electrical tape, 100' 550 paracord in a 30' braid (tested by myself and on myself rappelling down a short wall - do not try that at home! Get some real rope!), reusable match, bottom-shelf really basic unlocked ICE phone, blade stone, wire saw, proper Aviator sunglasses, 3m of 2mm braid (don't laugh, this stuff is amazing), digital camera with 8GB storage, £6 in coins, solar powered flashlight, superglue (part of the first aid kit), watch, pen on lanyard, HB pencil, Clipper lighter. Apart from what goes in the box, the watch and the shades, most of this stuff all goes in one pocket. This should probably go under "How not to take a photograph of all the crap you carry everywhere". :)
@ITStactical Love seeing the KeySmart!
@ITStactical nice Emerson!
@ITStactical Worth adding a portable cell phone charger to your gear. Lightweight and inexpensive