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Show Off What You Carry Every Day for a Chance to Win a $50 ITS Gift Certificate! *Update*

By The ITS Crew

ITS EDC Contest

Update: Read below for the winner announcement.

This contest will last through the end of October, so everyone has plenty of time to get their submissions in. What’s up for grabs? The winning entry will receive a $50 Gift Certificate good towards anything in the ITS Store!

Why Share?

Simply put, emptying your pockets provides an inventory of what you’re carrying on your person and allows you to take a look at what you have at your disposal. For some, these daily carried items don’t change but a lot of us are continuously tweaking and modifying what we carry. 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 Mike’s EDC currently consists of.

Contest Update!

Congrats to tricitydown for winning this months EDC contest! Thanks everyone for sending your submissions in and if you didn’t win this time, keep checking back for more contests in the future!

2014 October EDC Contest Winner

How To Enter

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. At the end of October, we’ll select a winner and their photo will be posted on the ITS Tactical homepage along with the announcement.

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 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.

Good Luck!

Show Us What You Carry For Your Chance To Win!

Fine Print:

  • 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 specific Forum post between start of contest and 10/31/14.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity and quality. Take your time to take a nice photo and be honest about what you’re carrying.
  • Your Forum profile must include a photo. Whether it’s actually you or in the case of OPSEC, something other than the default “no photo” image.
  • When the winner is selected, they will be contacted through the email address associated with their account and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. 

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  • Johntgray32

    Road-trip carry:  Ruger LC9 and spare mag in Comp-Tac holsters, Olight M-10 Maverick Flashlight, Hartmann wallet, TagHeuer Watch, Randolh Engineering sunglasses, Blistex (!), Olight i1-XM keychain light (180 lumens), Keysmart keychain, SOG Flash II, GORUCK reverse flag patch.

  • jfergus7

    ITS Crew Leader Patch, Ruger LC9S, 5.11 XBT A2 Flashlight, Apple IPhone 5S, Leatherman

    • jamessenecal

      jfergus7 Thats a really cool wallpaper on your iPhone. You should post it for all to download.  Great promotional for the website.

    • jamessenecal jfergus7 You can actually download the original right here if you want to display it too: It’s certainly a great looking graphic!

    • jamessenecal

      MikePetrucci jamessenecal jfergus7 Cool!  Thanks for the link.

    • jfergus7

      jamessenecal MikePetrucci jfergus7 
      Thanks for posting the link. You beat me to it!

  • EDCAdventures

    My EDC: Pants are normally cargo these are the Columbia Lock n load. Things that vary are knives/multitools but here are todays. 

    Right Pocket (Upper)- the Benchmade 551 Griptilian, microfiber cleaning cloth.

    Right Pocket (Lower Zippered) – Maxpedition micro Wallet w/ assorted band-aids and alcohol swab, Bic Lighter.

    Right Wrist – Paracord bracelet (thin blue line).

    Left Pocket (Upper) – Streamlight Microstream, Fisher Space Tec Space pen, BKeysenchmade 556SBK Mini Griptilian, Keys.

    Left Pocket (Lower Button Snap) – Rite n Rain Notebook.

    Left Wrist – Gshock DW9052

    Keys Contain – Car/House Keys,Resqme resque tool, Yeti Beverage Entry Tool, Gerber Shard, Inka Space Pen, Mechanix Wear lanyard.

    Belt (Leather) – (In Sheath) Leatherman Juice xe6.

  • Sniperinthegrasszr

    Sig Sauer P238 in a Tango 7 Tactical pocket holster. SOG Pentagon Elite I knife. p51 can opener. Ninja wallet multi tool. ITS 100 poker chip. Combat infantry badge (great for opening Beers). Cell phone and Paracord bracelet.

  • PeteSa1743

    I know this is everyday but I’m going to post two phots up. I believe that scaling up or down due to your risk assessment of location or what your doing that that day is a key element to everyday life.
    The first phot is my everyday items so traveling to work or wherever
    lifeventure belt with hidden pocket containing 100 pound sterling (I live the UK) or the equivalent local currency
    Gerber suspension multi tool (£20 from amazon! Bargain!)
    Gerber recon torch (flashlight for you yanks)
    Right in the rain notepad in pouch with black and green thick sharpies and right in the rain ballpoint
    Tracer navigator watch
    Friendly swede para cord bracelet
    Keys with small carabiner and friendly swede grenade (this holds tinfoil, fishing weights, hooks, tinder, blade, flint)
    iPhone 4S with magpull case
    Black helmet wallet with wallet tool and CPR pocket mask inside
    Leather tobacco case (a mans gotta have some vices!)
    The next phot is when I’m out down the pub or short rides to the shop down the road where I scale down
    So I remove my gerber tool and torch (police over here get funny about carrying knives in public without a specific reason) and rely on my phone as the torch
    I switch my belt for my Hugo boss belt ( mans gotta have some style)
    And that’s pretty much it
    Any questions feel free to shout me

    • PeteSa1743

      Sorry second phot

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