Why is it so interesting to see what other people carry with them in their pockets on a daily basis? When you see an EDC collection spread out on a table, do you compare its items with what you carry? Do you look for items that are unfamiliar to you? What can you tell about the person by what they carry? We’d venture to guess that all of the above keep people engaged in someone else’s set up. That and the diverse selection of EDC gear that is available too. (It’s always fun to look at the latest gear.)
In this issue’s Every Day Carry, we examine EDC set ups that have been curated by the same user but for different occasions. Some items can be called commonplace staples while others are more unique. Do you see items that you will add to your EDC load out?
Wazoo Survival Gear
Our 2¢: This paracord bracelet contains far more than meets the eye. Incredibly, this bracelet is composed of 14 different items including a wire saw, surgical tubing, a firesteel with a striker, fish hooks, fishing line, a whistle and a mirror. You’ll be ready to tackle just about any survival scenerio you can imagine with the Mountaineer Bracelet!
Our 2¢: Field repairs become much easier to when you have the Exotac ripSPOOL at your side. It contains 60-feet of 30-pound test braided line, 50-inches of heavy-duty repair tape, a #16 sail needle, and an attached 550 fire cord lanyard. Bonus features include extra room in the needle storage area for a small emergency fishing kit and the ability to magnetize the sail needle for use as an improvised compass.
Our 2¢: The Leatherman FREE P4 features the latest in multi-tool technology from the company who brought us the original folding multi-tool. The new FREE series features one handed opening and ultra smooth access to all of the tools with a roll of the thumb. Despite containing 21 different tools, it weighs in at only 8.6 ounces. It’s a high quality product made with 420HC Stainless Steel and is covered by the Leatherman 25 year warranty.
Wazoo Survival Gear
Whetstone Sharpening Pendant
Our 2¢: A quality flashlight is an essential part of any EDC load out and the M2R Warrior from Olight doesn’t disappoint. This USB rechargeable flashlight features an output range of 1 to 1,500 lumens, a quiet tail switch for tactical use as well as a side switch, dual direction pocket clip and lanyard hole. Another unique feature to this flashlight is that the tail switch can be switched between conventional and enhanced tactical operation modes. This allows the user to access turbo or strobe modes with a single click. The M2R Warrior is a great choice for a multi-use EDC / Tactical flashlight.
W89HB-5AV Illuminator Sport Watch
Our 2¢: The Trayvax Contour wallet features a sleek CNC-machined stainless steel plate with a PVD coating for increased durability. The plate is wrapped in top grain oil tanned leather, which gives the wallet a classic look that will only become more attractive with use. It features an adjustable retention strap as well as a bottle opener and lanyard hole. Built to last, Trayvax wallets are made in the USA and backed by the Trayvax 65 year heirloom warranty.
Classic Brushed Chrome Lighter
Architect Sheath for ESEE Izula
Our 2¢: In the world of knives, full tang fixed blades reign supreme when it comes to durability. When it comes to small fixed blade knives, the ESEE Izula has been a front-runner for years. Constructed out of 1095 high carbon steel with a durable black powder coated finish and a full tang flat ground blade, this knife can handle whatever you throw at it. Available in a variety of colors and configurations including Micarta scales, this little knife is an excellent addition to any EDC load out. And as is the case with all ESEE knives, it comes with the lifetime no questions asked ESEE knives warranty.
Text by Greg Schauble and UN12 Staff Images by Greg Schauble