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Thread: What has it got in its pocketses? - The Everyday Carry Thread

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    What has it got in its pocketses? - The Everyday Carry Thread

    The watches and folders thread seems to have generated a lot of interest, so here is the logical next step, an EDC thread (as also suggested by Man of Kent).

    I got into EDC 2 or 3 years ago, about the same time I started writing and found I always had a notebook and pen with me, I think I'd always had that boy scout mentality though. The tricky part for me has not been getting carried away with it, so I always try to keep paring things down to items I will definitely get utility from (I probably still carry too much though).
    Until recently I always took a 10,000 mAh external battery and micro USB lead for charging my phone on the go, but my new phone reliably gets through the day on a single charge, so I've been able to jettison that.

    I spilt my stuff into 2 camps: pocketable and baggable. The pocket stuff is always with me, the bag stuff will be in whatever bag I'm using that day (a Targus backpack on the days I'm working and small Lowe Alpine rucksack or 5.11 Bailout bag on the days I'm not. If I'm going out of the house for any length of time I take a bag with me.

    Pocketable
    Secrid wallet - I got this a while back and it's fantastic, well designed, small, and it encourages me not to hoard receipts and other crap
    Keys with Utilikey - great little extra tool for emergencies
    Pocket knife - usually my Opinel 5 as that's nice and small (and legal in the UK)
    Mini Sharpie

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    Baggable
    Large notebook (Moleskine or Leuchtturm1917) - for any longer pieces of writing I'm working on, notes I will want to keep, etc
    Small police style notebook - for leaving notes for people
    Silivine Memo Book - for any temporary notes
    Sharpie
    Cheap pen - I use a Papermate biro I got a box of 10 of from Amazon
    Fountain pens - Faber Castell with blue ink, Lamy Safari with red ink
    Spare watch - a Casio F91W, cheap, functional, with a bunch of features most of my other watches don't have
    Simple Swiss Army Knife
    Torch
    Case for the fountain pens

    IMG_0393.JPG by whatmeworry101, on Flickr

    What have you got?

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    Phone,money , paracetamol

    I'm good to go

    (I don't carry my watch in my pockets which is why I haven't included it in this list)


    In typical Gollum style, you asked me what I had in my pocketses, so I told you just that.

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    What has it got in its pocketses? - The Everyday Carry Thread



    Keys, wallet, Kobalt multi-tool thing (stays in wallet), Swiss Army knife plus iPhone 5s

    Sometimes a Parker Jotter pen.


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    This, as posted on the folder thread,

    ( keys, Victorinox classic, usb drive, usb rechargable torch, trolley dolley) plus Sony phone, wallet, loose change, and glasses on my person as edc almost everywhere. I also carry my oyster travel card (pay card for public transport in London for you foreigners) in my phone cover.
    Bagged carry is very variable and depends on what task I'm doing for work. If I'm doing consultancy its laptop, charger, pens, mouse, project files, camera, pda device and a selection of usb cables to fit all my devices.
    If I'm on site, my stuff is tools in a toolbox and a selection of the office stuff.
    I'm always looking for ways to minimise my stuff but it's not easy.
    I've got a P7 type keychain hook on its way to me as I reckon I should be able to hang my keychain inside my pocket for better comfort.

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    Just my bottle of Oxycontin and this traditional stuff-

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    ^ mighty fine flask

    Is there a brand to it?

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    ^ mighty fine flask
    It is an Oggi, Stainless steel with copper exterior plating. Pretty good quality and machine tolerances considering it is made in China. Cost about $35 USD.

    Great for those super-long, going nowhere meetings..........
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    It is an Oggi, Stainless steel with copper exterior plating. Pretty good quality and machine tolerances considering it is made in China. Cost about $35 USD.

    Great for those super-long, going nowhere meetings..........
    I need to know more about hip flasks. I think every gentleman should have a decent one. How does one pick a good one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by man of kent View Post
    I need to know more about hip flasks. I think every gentleman should have a decent one. How does one pick a good one?
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