This final entry for my everyday carry covers random items that I carry in my backpack. They are always with me when I have my backpack, that also contains the small bag from the previous post.
550 Paracord (20 Feet)
Dice Set, since I’m a nerd
Small Battery Power Bank
Extra wallet carrying all the little things that I don’t have room for in my regular wallet
Small first aid kit
Plasticware (included because it’s very sturdy and easy to keep in reserve)
My second entry in the everyday carry series covers a small pouch I put together that holds a lot of items. I carry this pouch in my backpack, and it’s small enough that I can transfer it to another container, or just carry it in a cargo pocket if I want to. I actually want to upgrade this to a slightly bigger pouch to hold a little more stuff, but this is what I started with. The pouch itself is a Maxpedition Mini Pocket Organizer. You can see below the front and back of the pouch, on the back I’ve affixed the belt clip for the Minimalist Bowie neck knife from my previous post in case I want to change it’s carry style on the fly.
Next we have the inside view of the pouch, showing how things fit in. It’s got several strips of elastic banding to hold items in place. One of the reasons I want to upgrade is that this pouch is only about 1/2 deep, and the items I have in here stretch it out a bit. This stretch isn’t a problem for the Maxpedition bag, as they are designed to do this, but it makes it a bit hard to store in some instances.
Next I’ll show each item, with links to them if they exist, as some of these are so old I don’t remember where they came from. A lot of the items I carry in this kit are back ups / larger versions of the items I carry every day in my pockets anyway.
Yarn needles, these are great to use as small probes or to hit reset switches on electronic equipment.
Bushnell TRKR T150L Flashlight
This is just a binder clip and a couple paper clips, you never know where this might come in hand. Thanks MacGyver!
Small fire steel and striker
Lightweight cordage, 5 feet
Kershaw Ration, note however I took the carabiner off as it was flimsy and it’s easier to fit in the bag without it.
Spare AA Battery, fits either the Infinity light in my previous post or the Bushnell T150L
Zebra F-301 Ball Point Pen, as a back up to my EDC Fisher pen.
The concept of everyday carry (EDC) is something I’ve gotten interested in a lot more over the last couple years. I’ve always been one to have random stuff in my pockets, knives, tools, whatever. But as of late, I’ve been keeping the same things, chosen carefully, in my pockets to cover most tasks I might come upon during my day. This also includes certain items I am able to carry with me most of the time due to my concealed carry permit. This entry will look at the items in my current EDC rotation.
Minimalist Bifold Wallet by Guess
Manual Timex Watch Model 58
Car Keys and House Keys in KeySmart Extended Key Holder
Basic BIC Lighter
Regular Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
Samsung Galaxy S4
Cobra .25 Automatic Derringer
Smith and Wesson .38 Special Model 36 Chief’s Special
This list is just a list right now. I might edit this later with my impressions about each item.
Wow, it’s been quite some time since I’ve checked in over here on WordPress. I actually forgot I had this blog. I may begin using it again for some things, we’ll see how that goes. I know I want to start keeping a better track of my mind, and a blog appears to be a way to get all those disparate parts of me in one place. So we’ll just have to see where this stuff goes.