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posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 06:54 AM
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Time and seasons move on, so what are you folks EDCing now?
EDC = Every Day Carry Ie stuff you never go out the door without, just in case.

My EDC
Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter or Cold Steel Voyager
Citizen Eco drive Chronograph
Spyderco MeerKat or Bladetech Mouse lite
Polarised prescription specs
Inova X 5 LED Flashlight plus spare batteries
Gerber 600 Multi plier or Gerber Legend
Inova Key fob LED light on keys
Cold Steel Tuff Lite Knife on keys
Suunto Mini Compass on keys
Nokia Cell phone
Blue Storm proof lighter / brazing torch
Space pen
Paracord
Storm whistle and compass
Bandana
First aid kit & Lip Balm
Specs case
Wallet with Credit Tool Logic & BCB card tools
Attire

Normal daily dress

No Fear Ball Cap
Regatta Travel vest (warm weather)
Modified Mountain Warehouse Hoody Zip Fleece (Cold weather)
Plain sweat shirt
Heavy duty polo shirt
Lee Brooklyn Jeans
Ranger Leather belt
Kona Cycling gloves (more tactile than tactical gloves)
Karrimor KSB dual density approach shoes
Cotton lycra socks




posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 10:47 AM
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My Spanish Daily Beach EDC:

Tactical Assault vest M24 "Tarzan" black with two ice-cold beer cans in the pockets.
1 small Doobie to get rid of the hangover from yesterday.
Nokia Cell Phone.
2 pac of rubbers (in case I get lucky at the beach or some night club!)
Pen & note book.
Swiss Army Knife.
Pepper Spray Bottle (for my daily kebab at the beach) or if I get into troubles with some drunken Brits or Germans later at night
.
Luxury Bath Towel (could be used as a bandana
)
A water-proof wallet around my neck with cash only!
1 small bottle of Sun Oil & Protection.
1 pac of Marlboro.
Zippo Lighter.

Driving Custom Bike at daytime.
Jeep at night.

Normal daily dress:

No Fear Tin-foil hat
or a baseball cap/bush hat
Sunglasses.
A soft and well worn T-shirt - if I get to much sun!
Fast drying Surf-shorts (black) of some new high tech material

Spanish good looking sneakers with a lot of openings for fresh air.
1 Hell Angels zip Hoody (Big Red Machine) in my Jeep ( If I or some lady need it in cold weather)

No Underwear!
No Sweaty Socks!



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 10:57 AM
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This is clearly a post by an alien trying to find out what he/she need to wear to fit in. But I will play along with you mr alien...

I wear

Boxers
Pants
Shirt
Sometimes a sweater
Sometimes a jacket
Socks and shoes

I carry

My wallet
My blackBerry
My keys
I normally have my laptop with me in a leather laptop bag during work hours.



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 12:02 PM
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Clearly an alien !!!!!! right I'm glad you got that out of the way, now back to bed little man and mummy will bring you your glass of milk.

Any how Northern Raider.

My work bag is also my EDC bag.

This contains.

Small first aid kit.
Safety knife.
Lighter.
Pair of socks.
some underwear.
wet weather Poncho.
Pencil and pad.
Carrier bag.

I only work less than a mile from home so I don't carry to many extras to this, but saying that after reading your EDC I will make adjustments to mine.

Good post.

Colec156


[edit on 26-11-2008 by colec156]

[edit on 26-11-2008 by colec156]



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 12:12 PM
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Normally I am around the town which isn't that from from my home, about an hour's walk, so I don't really tend to carry alot with me.



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 12:54 PM
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EDC

Gerber Recoil Multi-Tool
Blastmatch in coat pocket
Wetfuel in coat pocket
Bic lighter (dont flame, I smoke a pipe, much easier)
Samsung Cell Phone
Surefire Flashlight in coat pocket
Wallet Multi-Tool (not real sure what its proper name is)
Small sewing kit (needles, thread, xtra buttons)
Small first aid kit (steri strips, bandages, asprin, etc...)
Foldable scissors
Springfield Arms Sub Compact in .40 S&W
Ruger LCP in .380 (backup gun)
Space blanket
Hand warmers
Fishing line, a couple of hooks and a few small sinkers

Wow, didnt realize I carried all this crap until I typed it out

Normal Daily attire (Winter here)

Fur hat or heavy wool hat depending on temperature
Filson overcoat
Wool overpants in extremely cold
Cotton Socks
Merrel, Whites, or Bunny boots again depending on temp
Dufold long underwear
Denim jeans
Heavy button down long sleeved shirt with at least 40% wool
Wristwatch
Leather gloves Heavier fur mittens in extreme cold.



[edit on 26-11-2008 by salchanra]



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by salchanra
reply to post by Northern Raider
 


EDC

Gerber Recoil Multi-Tool
Blastmatch in coat pocket
Wetfuel in coat pocket
Bic lighter (dont flame, I smoke a pipe, much easier)
Samsung Cell Phone
Surefire Flashlight in coat pocket
Wallet Multi-Tool (not real sure what its proper name is)
Small sewing kit (needles, thread, xtra buttons)
Small first aid kit (steri strips, bandages, asprin, etc...)
Foldable scissors
Springfield Arms Sub Compact in .40 S&W
Ruger LCP in .380 (backup gun)
Space blanket
Hand warmers
Fishing line, a couple of hooks and a few small sinkers

Wow, didnt realize I carried all this crap until I typed it out

Normal Daily attire (Winter here)

Fur hat or heavy wool hat depending on temperature
Filson overcoat
Wool overpants in extremely cold
Cotton Socks
Merrel, Whites, or Bunny boots again depending on temp
Dufold long underwear
Denim jeans
Heavy button down long sleeved shirt with at least 40% wool
Wristwatch
Leather gloves Heavier fur mittens in extreme cold.



[edit on 26-11-2008 by salchanra]


Kewl list , no Lock knife ?



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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I used to carry a good lockback, but I kept losing it, now I keep it in my truck. I guess you could say that its part of my EDC, but I dont actually carry it, so I group it in with the vehicle BOB. Knife on the Gerber gets the job done just fine.

Also, I forgot to add to my above list, I carry a pipe, tobacco, and pipe cleaners with me. Not sure how that would really help in a survival setting however.



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by salchanra
I used to carry a good lockback, but I kept losing it, now I keep it in my truck. I guess you could say that its part of my EDC, but I dont actually carry it, so I group it in with the vehicle BOB. Knife on the Gerber gets the job done just fine.

Also, I forgot to add to my above list, I carry a pipe, tobacco, and pipe cleaners with me. Not sure how that would really help in a survival setting however.


Know exactly what you mean, I have to keep both my keys and knife cliped to my pants of I lose em



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 02:04 PM
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After reading the other posts I feel way under geared lol. I think im going to take some of the stuff you guys have and make a bag in my car. Always good to be prepared!



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by whoshotJR
After reading the other posts I feel way under geared lol. I think im going to take some of the stuff you guys have and make a bag in my car. Always good to be prepared!


Ideally over time you should try if you can to develop the following
(1)An EDC Ie kit you keep about your person every day, knife, flashlight, lighter etc
(2) A Bug out Bag
(3) A vehicle survival and breakdown kit
(4) A household emergency kit ( flashlights, candles, etc)
(5) A works Get You Home Kit ( A bob in your office to ensure you can get home from work if their another 911 type thing
(6) A Cache of supplies kept somewhere other than your house if for some reason you have to leave town in a hurry.
Absolutely anything is an improvement on having nothing to back you up.
Respects NR



posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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I don't "carry" all of that type of stuff. Too much to be hauling around. And probably wouldn't be appropriate in most buildings I would think. But in my truck on the other hand, is were all of my stuff is stored. Any other weapons besides the knife OP?

TINSTACT



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by TINSTACT
I don't "carry" all of that type of stuff. Too much to be hauling around. And probably wouldn't be appropriate in most buildings I would think. But in my truck on the other hand, is were all of my stuff is stored. Any other weapons besides the knife OP?

TINSTACT


I dont carry ANY weapons period, I live in the utopian Uk where the gods of socialism have made crime disasppear to a point only MPs and cops need weapons.
I do carry tools like a lock knife, keys on a chain,kubotan key ring, flash light with serrated bezel to help me go camping and maintaining my old van


[edit on 27-11-2008 by Northern Raider]



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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Apart from the usual emergency type gear (Jack, spare tyre, torch, first-aid kit, warning triangle, some tools, AA breakdown membership) that is carried normally in my car, I dont have or need an EDC kit. I only live a few miles from my workplace and within a two hour walking distance.



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 11:10 AM
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Just a thought for you NR.

I really don't have anywhere at the moment when I can leave a cache of goodies for myself. I have always thought If I have to bug out maybe to bury a supply of goods in the garden or have a dog out space to allow this to happen. Maybe something you could return too at a later date ?

colec156



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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spectacles, testicles, watch & wallet.



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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My list is geared more for a cyclist as that is my mode of transportation.

Clothing:

Buff www.winwood-outdoor.co.uk...
Beany hat
Light, windproof, quick drying pants
T-shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Hoodie
Decent socks + underpants
Merrell walking shoes
Decent belt
Waterproof clothing (jacket and over-pants)
Polarized goggles

Kit:

Lock knife
Wind-up LED head torch
Firesteel
Lighter
Bottle of W/P tablets
Compass watch
2 small adjustable spanners
Bike pump
Allan Key set (metric)
Puncture repair kit
Bike survival kit (disc remover, chain link remover, etc)
Gaffa tape (fixes anything
)
Bottle of water (500ml)
1 meal
Spare money
Phone
Small first aid kit
Bike lock

College gear:

Paper, geometry set, calculator, digital multi-meter
Books
Pens, pencils
25L backpack with waterproof rain cover

Damn I didn’t realise I carried so much stuff! Any feedback would be appreciated NR.

Great thread



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by colec156
Just a thought for you NR.

I really don't have anywhere at the moment when I can leave a cache of goodies for myself. I have always thought If I have to bug out maybe to bury a supply of goods in the garden or have a dog out space to allow this to happen. Maybe something you could return too at a later date ?

colec156


Your caches should be somewhere other than your home, IE in your office or locker at work, round your mums, over at your brothers, or stored on one of those cheap " You Hold The Key" 24 hour acess storage facilities.
You can also adopt mainstream survival practise of making yourself some Caching tubes from UPVC 6 or 8 inch waste water draining pipes and solvent welded end caps, Usually three or four feet long and stuffed with any extras you feel you may need to draw upon. the sort of places I or my chums have concealed them before is inside traffic bollards, down manholes, in ponds, in hollow trees, inside the hollow poles that carry road and traffic signs, under patio paving stones at a relatives, buried near certain land marks etc etc. They should ideally be sited somewhere along your primary pre selected bug out routes. You can get some wicked ideas from those sporty Geocaching web sites.
Stuff to consider caching is normally your consumable, IE maps for the next leg of your trip, food, medicines, extra clothing, ammo ( if legal) batteries, spare tools etc.



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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From my E booklet

SIMPLE METHOD OF CACHING

One of the best and easiest methods of hiding your emergency equipment is to cache it in some safe location away from your home or retreat.

The commonest method of caching is to bury it at a place that
A, you can easily find again
B, it can not be easily found or accidentally uncovered by someone else
C, it is in a position were it can be retrieved during a crisis without
Exposing you to danger
D, It is not likely to become exposed due to erosion or land slip or
Agricultural activity
E, it is not likely to become covered over by development or flood water

There are many locations for you to choose from, some will suit you some will not, it’s up to your own personal choice and the environment you live in. I hid my caches by burying them next to manhole covers, inspection pipe covers in rural locations along the various bug out routes I have chosen.

One of the best types of caching container I have used is the one made from plastic drainage piping, I buy a 3 metre length of 8 or 10 inch diameter heavy duty waste water piping and 6 blanking end caps, I chop up the pipe into 1 meter lengths and use either pipe welding solvent or external grade silicone sealant to seal an end cap onto one end of the pipe, I then fill the pipe with whatever I choose (maps/ rations/medical kit/ tools/ fuels/etc)
Then I add some moisture absorbent crystal sachets to the contents and seal the top on.

One point of note, you don't always need to bury the tube in a vertical position if the area is reasonably undisturbed and is not likely to attract the attention of animals you can bury it about 18 inches down, put a few rocks on it to hold it in place then back fill the hole, remember to put back the turf or whatever was on the surface so it blends in with its surroundings.



posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by fred3110
My list is geared more for a cyclist as that is my mode of transportation.

Clothing:

Buff www.winwood-outdoor.co.uk...
Beany hat
Light, windproof, quick drying pants
T-shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Hoodie
Decent socks + underpants
Merrell walking shoes
Decent belt
Waterproof clothing (jacket and over-pants)
Polarized goggles

Kit:

Lock knife
Wind-up LED head torch
Firesteel
Lighter
Bottle of W/P tablets
Compass watch
2 small adjustable spanners
Bike pump
Allan Key set (metric)
Puncture repair kit
Bike survival kit (disc remover, chain link remover, etc)
Gaffa tape (fixes anything
)
Bottle of water (500ml)
1 meal
Spare money
Phone
Small first aid kit
Bike lock

College gear:

Paper, geometry set, calculator, digital multi-meter
Books
Pens, pencils
25L backpack with waterproof rain cover

Damn I didn’t realise I carried so much stuff! Any feedback would be appreciated NR.

Great thread


Cant see your cycling gloves, I actually use Kona cycling gloves instead of mil spec tactical gloves as the Konas are more tactile, got mine from Halfords for £25. I'm assuming you have a bit of paracord and duct tape wrapped around the frame of your bike along with some reusable cable ties?. If a bike is primary mode of bugging out have you considered those tyres made in Middlesbrough that are puncture proof ?, The Green tyre Company I think, I used to keep pill tubes in the seat tube and inside the handle bars on my bike filled with water puri tabs and pain killers etc



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