Nice. Brings back sweet memories of my time as a skater. I had a good EDC volcom backpack back then.
Now days my EDC is more minimalist: i217.photobucket.com...
(keys have been removed from my keyring-carabiner for
the picture) But I do carry a lot more when I from time to time use a bag. To and from work I use a bag, where I have basic first aid, a radio and a
poncho as well (+ a DSLR some days). I also have a work B.O.B and a well stocked car survival kit.
When that is said, I found your EDC kit to be very nice. I would never EDC a backpack now days, but when I was out skating when I was younger I always
had it. All of us did.
I can offer som input on the EDC itself I guess.
I'm a huge fan of the titanium spork
. If space or weight is an issue, you could always
replace your cutely set with one. A SAK or another pocket knife (like you have) can easily replace the knife in the set. The plastic cup is sweet. I
had one in my backpack as well. Now days I only use a metal canteen that goes on the outside of my field bottle, so that I can boil water in it as
well, but that is hardly a necessity for an urban EDC. It's more a B.O.B solution or for hiking/camping.
I would defiantly get some bandages or even a compact firs aid kit into your EDC. Something that can treat more serious wounds. Just a single man
package for stopping bleeds would be good. At least based on my experiences as a skater. Skaters always gets hurt, either skating, or doing something
else (jumping off roofs, riding shopping carts down hills..etc) :p
European knife laws are usually silly, so I can't really reccomend a good sized folder knife, but as far as I can remember, the UK allows folders and
pocket knives with a blade under 3". Which means you could probably carry something like a
without problem. Extremly good knife, but extremly expensive as well. As
long as you have a pocket knife/SAK you should usually be good.
I would reccomend getting a multitool though. A multitool always comes in handy. The pliers on any high-quality multitool are priceless, and I used my
old cheap multitool all the time while skating. When you skate, blade, ski or do anything that requires equpipement that may need some tuning and
fixing, a multitool is paramount. I normally carry only my SOG powerlock when im in urban and public places, and it always comes in handy. When you
can't carry a 3"+ blade anyway, a multitool will usually be sufficient on it's own. Especially if you go for a leatherman charge or something that
has an S30V blade.
Oh.. and get some duck-tape on a credit card. Instant win in almost any problem-solution situation.
I love that you EDC a fishing kit. I'm putting together a small kit in a tin box now that I will EDC, and I will have to move my home-B.O.B's
fishing kit over to that so that I always carry it with me. If I can sit and wait on the pier while fishing, whoever i'm waiting for can use 2 hours
to get there for all I care.
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