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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:42 am

Latest tin ...

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Sclass » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:19 pm

I like the black tape better.

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Post by jennypenny » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:49 am

@Sclass--Me, too, but it's a bugger to work with.

I should have listed what's in the tin now. I assume that anyone who carries it also has a multipurpose tool, so things like tweezers aren't necessary. This tin is more of a personal tin than an outdoorsy tin. I picture someone who might be stuck in their office or car overnight as opposed to someone stuck in the woods for days. The later would require a tin with stuff like a bigger bag for carrying water, fishing line and hook, etc.

Most of the stuff is obvious. The two greenish tubes by the safety pins are 8-hour glow sticks, so two is one night's worth of light. They are pretty bright, especially if you surround them with the aluminum foil. The plastic bag contains a cotton ball, Q-tip, bar soap, coffee filter, and a straw with the bendy part so it can be extended. The clear sheet is a magnifying sheet. The yellow fabric is an optic wipe (could be cut in half). The straight pins and threaded needle are stuck into a piece of a glue stick.

Meds should be added to it. I carry ibuprofen, benadryl, and a heavy duty pain killer. I'm considering adding an OTC amphetamine. I also carry a VIA pack in mine. You know, for emergencies. :lol:

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:15 am

I really want this for my Every Day Car. I wish it was more expensive so I wouldn't be giving it some serious thought. more info

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Re: EDC porn

Post by conpewter » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:33 am

Man I need to get in on this altoid tin stuff. I currently just carry a gerber multitool with me and my phone. I keep a fair bit of stuff in my backpack but it isn't always with me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by GandK » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:27 am

This thread reminds me of the "Be Prepared" song in Hoodwinked.

I've slacked. I used to have a SHTF backpack. Now I have a SHTF packing list - which is remarkably similar to my tent-camping list, BTW - and my household supplies of water and such are generally low. I also used to have all kinds of EDC emergency stuff in my everyday bag when I was commuting into the city to work. Most of the time when I leave home now I'm only carrying a small RFID-blocking purse with nothing more exciting in it than my debit card, cash, Kleenex and Excedrin. Occasionally not even those... my driver's license is wedged inside my phone case, so if I know I'm not spending anything, I may just take the keys and the phone and not even bother with the purse.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jacob » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:48 am

@jennypenny - I'm sure that once you add on EDD(*) Jankel armouring, the price will have gone out of reach.

(*) Every Day Driving

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Post by workathome » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:13 pm

That's actually a pretty amazing price considering all the after-market accessories and how much they'd cost to purchase & install.

Our lease is finally up on our second car (from around the time when I first found this forum 3 years ago). Our only vehicle will be a 2010 Toyota 4Runner, which is the first year of the 5th generation. It has a 3" Toytec lift, roof rack, heavy truck-rated tires, and a couple other minor things... With the tires and suspension it is effectively pot-hole proof on Michigan roads (not that I can't just avoid them...). We don't drive it very much though so it's "Mustachian" at least, right? ;-)

It's funny, the people on the toyota-4runner forums are pretty DIY-er and many seem to be into firearms. Some sort of loose cultural cross over?

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Ego » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:47 pm

workathome wrote:That's actually a pretty amazing price considering all the after-market accessories and how much they'd cost to purchase & install.
I thought the same thing and ran the Kelly Bluebook (it is $19K higher than a very good 4Runner with that kind of mileage) but then I noticed this in the ad....
2013 Toyota 4Runner, Trail Edition

– Silver Metallic, with grey/black interior
– 74K miles
– New windshield, January 2016
– Professionally detailed, February 2016. Clean as new.
– On board navigation
– All options available at purchase
I have a feeling it doesn't include some of the "options".

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Post by Crazylemon » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:34 pm

Clearly looking at some of the EDC the doctors have I am doing it wrong

Steth
House key
Phone
ID

Strictly don't need the steth at the moment but some habits are hard to break.

How much EDC do people actually use? I regularly carry things beyond those (wallet) in different scenarios but not everyday...

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Post by George the original one » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:03 pm

$45k is "house money"... that is, you can buy as large of motorhome as you want for that kind of cash and it could easily have the same range/capabilities as a 4Runner. And if you're handy with a welder & grinder, well, you can fasten all sorts of add-ons.

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Post by workathome » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:43 pm

George the original one wrote:$45k is "house money"... that is, you can buy as large of motorhome as you want for that kind of cash and it could easily have the same range/capabilities as a 4Runner. And if you're handy with a welder & grinder, well, you can fasten all sorts of add-ons.
Sorry if I'm off about the truck, it sounded like a decent value based on a guesstimation. 4runners and off-roading accessories tend to be expensive. 4runners tend to keep up (relatively!) well in depreciation.

If your net worth is such your vehicle and home are <10% of your net-worth, I don't think it's unreasonable to own a middle-class level home or vehicle.
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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:22 pm

spoke to paul again and confirmed it's $45K for everything except the water solution

it would be our BOV

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Post by Ego » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:55 pm

Uh oh. Sounds like someone's thinking of trading in the old rattletrap van for the ADVENTURE WAGON!!!!!

Those rooftop tents are hugely popular in Southern Africa. This time last year we were in Kruger's Skukuza camp and we squeezed in next to a couple who had just built up their Land Cruiser in Joburg with an EeziAwn tent. They were testing it out and allowed me to poke around. Those things are really cool. Not that you need any more prodding. :twisted:

Not the same one but similar setup...

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Post by Ego » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:14 pm

I scrolled through the build thread.... holy cow. He put a lot of time, effort, thought and money into that vehicle. Pretty spectacular as expedition vehicles go. Parts available everywhere. Super reliable.
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Re: EDC porn

Post by jacob » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:15 pm

Crazylemon wrote:How much EDC do people actually use?
In terms of EDC, I think the philosophy is mostly one of that "it's better to have and not need than to need and not have". Most of the EDC stuff is intended to be stuff that's hard/impossible to improvise when you really--really need it.

Of the typical EDC stuff, 95% of my use is a pair of small scissors and a small flash light which I have on my keychain. 4% of my use would be lozenges and hydrocortisone lotion. Only 1% would be typical EDC stuff.

Lately, I've become more interested in the kind of EDC that would allow me to MacGyver various DIY fixes i.e. a small toolbox akin to an expanded version of the Swiss army knife, so I no longer have to say "I'll bring some stuff next time I'm around" or "Do you happen to own a clamp and stapler". I still haven't quite figured out what the contents of such a kit should be.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Ydobon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:47 am

@Jacob - maybe a miniature atomizer of petrol in case you come across any killer ants? :lol:

I found this book by a former British military type to be very informative on the subject of survival kits and EDC (no hidden motive for recommending it, I was lucky enough to pick up a free copy for review purposes)

He looks at improvising solutions (mainly focused on snares, breaking locks and providing shelter) and rates some of the 'Swiss card' type products as useful for the sort of thing you may have in mind Jacob.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by GandK » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:45 am

Some EDC porn from Lifehacker.

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Post by enigmaT120 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:47 pm

I carry around a Gerber multi-tool. It actually does have a little scissors in it, though I always forget about them.

But if you guys are going to show vehicles then:

ImageP1010318 by Ed Miller, on Flickr

or

ImageBicycle and bridges by Ed Miller, on Flickr

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Post by workathome » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:53 pm

That body looks really nice! Usually the only old Toyotas I see are totally rusted.

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Post by jacob » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:49 pm

I'm increasingly wondering whether the optimal EDC carry is not 20 feet of rope. See some of the old Delta Force movies where they're all carrying around a few loops of white rope on their black uniforms. I think they were onto something!

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Post by Sclass » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:35 pm

http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... celet.html

I made and wear one of these. Only 7' of 550 para cord but it is useful in a pinch.

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Post by jennypenny » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:44 pm

We bought a new car (new to us) and I'll be taking a couple longer road trips, so I'm reworking my EDC for my cars. I always have my altoid tin, and all of the cars have emergency kits. I also have get home bags in the cars with clothes, blankets, food and water. This kit is a tool-ish kit to complement those. I also have a medical kit, and I'm considering getting one of those flashlights with the siren for each car.

I like these videos, even though I think I could get more into those bags. I'm sure I can get more into those bags. I'll post pics of my kits when I'm done. (note--If you do a bag like this, you should include a list of the contents in an easily accessible place.)

maxpedition EDC tool kit pt 1
maxpedition EDC tool kit pt 2

I made a mini kit like this one. I like it, but I consider it a personal EDC and not big enough to be suitable for the car.

I'm looking for a crow bar type tool that would fit in the bag. All I can find are mini crow bars that aren't strong enough to get the job done, and the 12" crow bars that won't fit in the bag. Am I missing something? or should I just figure out how to attach the 12" crow bar to the bag?
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Post by jacob » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:50 pm

A cheater bar is good for extending tools. Not sure about a crowbar, especially not one that's flat all the way through.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:02 pm

Yeah, I can't figure out a cheater bar for a flat crow bar, unless I talked someone into flattening one end of a pipe of some sort. A cheater bar that held round things on one end and flat ones on the other would be perfect, especially if it had that loop thing to attach a wrench too. Bonus points if the round end fit into a small hammer head so I didn't have to carry a handle.

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