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I’d like to start something new here on ITS today and start sharing all the EDC (Every Day Carry) photos we receive in our Forum here on ITS. We’re also going to turn it into a contest every few weeks and give away a $25 gift certificate to the ITS Store!
We’ll select an EDC based on only one criteria… Rule number one, always look good! Just kidding, we’ll pick it based on being a functional and realistic EDC. This means it actually has to be what you carry in your pockets, not in a bag (as much as we want to see photos of your Discreet Messenger Bag.) Of course this is totally left open to our interpretation and why we’d like a brief description of what you’re carrying too.
To enter, simply join our Forum (if you’re not a member already) and post up your photo in this topic with a brief description of your EDC. We’ll look in on the submissions and pick someone every few weeks to win. The winner’s photo will be posted on the homepage of ITS Tactical along with the announcement. I’ll start things off this week and show everyone what’s in my pockets today. And yes, all this is really all in my pockets.
My EDC Breakdown
- ITS EDC Trauma Kit w/ Coyote Pouch
- Sig Sauer P6/P225 and Spare Mag (Loaded with 9mm Hydra Shok)
- Sig currently carried IWB (In the Waist Band) RCS Phantom Holster (Not Shown)
- KIA Bracelet – Jason Workman, who I served with in the Navy and who perished in the tragedy on 8.6.11
- Giveaway Wallet – In Mugging Situations
- Keychain with Solomon Bar Paracord fob, Duct Tape fob and Kingston Flash Drive
- Change, Wedding Ring and ITS Challenge Coin
- Bosca Nappa Vitello Pocket Wallet
- Titanium Bogota Toolset
- Bobby Pin
- Nemesis Knives Ti Card (bottle opener and sharpened edge)
- Cash (leftover $2 bills from Starbucks Appreciation Day)
- Emerson Commander (appendix carry)
- Bic Lighter
- iPhone 4 with Foliage Magpul Field Case (Mfg. with better tolerance than the Executive Case I reviewed)
- Moleskine Volant Mini Notebook
- Pocket Survival Kit (modified slightly since it was shown in this original article)
- 4Sevens Preon 2 in Satin Titanium (appendix carry)
- 4Sevens Titanium Pen w/ Glass Breaker Tip (takes Fisher Space Pen refills)
- G-Shock DW-6900MS w/ Suunto Clipper Compass
Be sure to post up your EDC photo here for your chance to win!
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My EDC is a LOOONG list. Here goes. Cold Steel Spartan knife (main), secondary blade Cold Steel Finnwolf folder, fixed blade varies from Ka-Bar BK11, Cold Steel Bowie (yes I do carry a 10+ inch blade knife EDC-a lot, comfortably) CRKT Minimalist Bowie, etc. I carry a SOG Powerlock, Schrade Titanium min-pry bar. Generic tactical pen w/glass breaker, TOPS belt with emergency rappel buckle (forget name of it, they don't sell it anymore) Small amount paracord, sewing kit w/needles, fishing line, artificial sinew, hooks, sinkers in wallet, wire, emergency non-metallic cuff key in at least 2 places on me. Titanium "credit card" knife with Land-to-air rescue symbols on it. Ceramic razor blade somewhere on me, chapstick, tweezers, zippo lighter and BIC, Exotac XL ferro rod, various ketchain screwdrivers, P-51, Brite-Strike EPLI light (main) back up Photon/keychain light, small aluminum container with medication, aspirin (for older members of my family) Ibuprofen, Tylenol. Cold Steel OC Pepper spray, Head For Survival Orange Survival Bandanna, wire saw, toothbrush/toothpaste, breath mints/chewing gum/breath spray (hey, I practice good hygiene, don't you?!) G-ShockGA-100FC-1A watch, CRKT Paracord bracelet w/carbide coated wire-saw (back-up) Necklace with removable arrowhead, cutting edge and saw, Wiley-X sunglasses (usually) All this is carried in usually 5.11 pants, a 5.11 vest. As of now I do not have a CCW license (will change very soon) so no pistol at this time. Uusally I wear some kind of boots or TEVA sandals and wool socks-YES with sandals too. Hope I didn't forget anything-but I am sure I did.
I know of a Private Investigator site (called "Pursuit") that has a similar picture gallery that they call "Pocket Litter".
I know of a Private Investigator site (called "Pursuit") that has a similar picture gallery that they call "Pocket Litter". http://pursuitmag.com/the-life/pocket-litter/
This is a load of crap. There's no way you're going to go to the market and bring all this junk with you.
5 shot revolver, keys, iphone, wallet and badge and I'm maxed out.
This is a load of crap. There's no way you're going to go to the market and bring all this junk with you. 5 shot revolver, keys, iphone, wallet and badge and I'm maxed out.
Bryan. I don't think you need the muggers wallet with the Sig and two clips. Lol. Just kidding. Nice setup my Man!
I see you forgot to list Mr. Mitnick's business card?
Too bad they're effectively useless to actually pick locks with - ask me how I know. :/
I see you forgot to list Mr. Mitnick's business card? Too bad they're effectively useless to actually pick locks with - ask me how I know. :/
Wallet card picks.
Wallet card picks. http://www.shomer-tec.com/product/access-card-1522.cfm
I'd think important stuff like insurance policies, medical prescriptions and such to be at the very least on the USB drive. Preferably encrypted.
A phone is always key factor on any EDC, but a smart phone can make any EDC even better. Are there any apps out there that can be consider part of EDC? example I have a knot tying app on my iphone, I would certainly that part of my EDC as i do not practice all my knots every day. Also what kind of information do you have in the USB drive? how is that part of EDC?
What is the credit card-shaped metallic object with tools etched out of it (resting on top of the Nemesis Ti Card in the picture)? I didn't see it listed in the breakdown, curious as to what they are used for. Thanks, great article, my Amazon wishlist just grew by an order of magnitude.
I don't usually carry anything in my pockets... I lose too many things that way. :-( My EDC bag never leaves my reach when I'm out of the house, and is in one of two places in the apartment, both are on a way out. The only thing I carry on my person are my keys (paracord fob and flash drive included), a Timex compass/temp/tide watch on a paracord bracelet, a silicon "donate life" bracelet (I'm a transplant recipient, and donor) and a CRKT 1840CKTST (because I lost my Benchmade Stryker II Auto... see, I wasn't kidding), and the rare pocket change/reciept.
i just posted mine...after checking out the second wallet i am considering getting one together myself.