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Re: EDC porn

Post by vexed87 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:43 pm

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Here's my usual carry for my urban/rural commuting, most of this stuff stays in backpack for ease of access. Some of the smaller items will go in a frame bag though.

MET Trail Helmet
High-Vis Emergency Shower Jacket
Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag (Medium)
Puncture Repair Kit Tin
Water bottle
Petzl Pixa 3 (head torch for dog walking in woods)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Waterproof Jacket
SKAGEN Mens Watch
Moto G 3rd Gen
Topeak Survival Gear Box (bike tools - see below)
Inner Tube
Mini Hand Pump
Tyre Levers (robust)
CO2 Tyre Inflator and Cartridge
Mulberry Leather Wallet

Here's the content of the Survival Gear Box

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Stahlmann » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:17 am

I expected something differentv from the tittle. :mrgreen:
EDC term is new to me.
Tell me about durability of your hobby, maybe I will pick this hobby.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Ego » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:10 pm

This morning I stopped by the swap meet after my class. One of my regular vendors had a box full of new Black Diamond and Petzl carabiners. I bought the whole box. He also had a box full of Patagonia Nano Puff jackets but he wanted too much for those. Down at the bottom of the box of carabiners was a new Petzl Reactix headlamp along with a special case that turns the lamp into a lantern. Apparently, it automatically adjusts to the level of light needed. It is USB rechargeable. I am going to give it a try.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Sclass » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:57 pm

Nice headlamp. I'm really getting sick of how mine eats AAA batteries.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:51 am

I like the pen in particular but that's no surprise since I always like the miniature stuff. One of those phone cases with some cash, a CC, and my license tucked behind the phone is all I really need most of the time (and a knife holstered somewhere). It would be nice to get my basic carry down to essentially my phone and car keys with a couple of goodies clipped to the key chain.

http://everydaycarry.com/posts/22775/10 ... k-the-mold

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Sclass » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:49 pm

EDC steel pin for my Wenger Swiss army knife.

I got a nasty splinter, actually several in my hand at the beach off a stair rail last weekend. My SO didn't want to go home so I had to sit there grossing her and her sister out while I tried to pick the splinters out with my nails. The Swiss Army Knife I had on me didn't have tweezers and even then, the last splinter was really in deep. So SO and her sister chatted away as I freaked over my hand.

I got home and decided I'd start carrying a knife that had tweezers. When I chose one, I noticed the toothpick was gone. The gears started turning. Why not put in a needle or pin instead of a toothpick? I really could use a sharp pin for EDC and it should be easy to carry. Victorinox knives have this but I prefer to carry the smaller Wenger knives that left out the pin. The do have this really silly toothpick. It is so flimsy I really wonder what they were thinking of when they designed it.

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So I made this with a T pin from my stationary drawer. Now I can dig out splinters with this tool stowed where the toothpick used to be.

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To make it I started with a T pin and cut the head off. I found a plastic buyer loyalty card from Chipotle that I don't use. I cut some material out of the card to make a handle.

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I heated the pin base with a lighter and imbedded into the plastic handle then reinforced it with a little superglue and baking soda.

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Now I have an EDC sharp pin in my pocket. Yeah, I could have figured out another way to carry it, but this is a tidy way in the knife handle. It's in the black knife below.

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Fun fifteen minute project.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Campitor » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:50 pm

I carry the following on occasion (phone and keys on me at all times):
  1. a Gerber Suspension multi-plier: http://www.gerbergear.com/Multi-Tools/B ... r_22-41471. It came with a pouch which I put on my belt while hiking/camping/construction/computer assembly. It's been extremely useful.
  2. I carry a pocket size maglite flashlight if going offgrid: (https://www.amazon.com/Maglite-Incandes ... B00002N6SL
  3. A BIC multipurpose lighter and matches as backup when offgrid.
  4. A compass when offgrid: https://www.amazon.com/UST-20-310-455C- ... ds=compass

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Re: EDC porn

Post by OTCW » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:40 pm

Sclass wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:49 pm
EDC steel pin for my Wenger Swiss army knife.

I got a nasty splinter, actually several in my hand at the beach off a stair rail last weekend. My SO didn't want to go home so I had to sit there grossing her and her sister out while I tried to pick the splinters out with my nails. The Swiss Army Knife I had on me didn't have tweezers and even then, the last splinter was really in deep. So SO and her sister chatted away as I freaked over my hand.

I got home and decided I'd start carrying a knife that had tweezers. When I chose one, I noticed the toothpick was gone. The gears started turning. Why not put in a needle or pin instead of a toothpick? I really could use a sharp pin for EDC and it should be easy to carry. Victorinox knives have this but I prefer to carry the smaller Wenger knives that left out the pin. The do have this really silly toothpick. It is so flimsy I really wonder what they were thinking of when they designed it.

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So I made this with a T pin from my stationary drawer. Now I can dig out splinters with this tool stowed where the toothpick used to be.

Image

To make it I started with a T pin and cut the head off. I found a plastic buyer loyalty card from Chipotle that I don't use. I cut some material out of the card to make a handle.

Image

I heated the pin base with a lighter and imbedded into the plastic handle then reinforced it with a little superglue and baking soda.

Image

Now I have an EDC sharp pin in my pocket. Yeah, I could have figured out another way to carry it, but this is a tidy way in the knife handle. It's in the black knife below.

Image

Fun fifteen minute project.
That's great. I too carry a Wenger (the scissor design is far superior to the Victorinox imo), and have found the toothpick useless.

I believe Victorinox now owns Wenger and they brand both knife lines as Victorinox now, but I have had mine for a good long time now.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by TopHatFox » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:53 pm

Most of my EDC came from thrift stores, tag sales, and CVS ':D

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:28 am

I love the idea of carrying duct tape in a chapstick tube ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCbnId5sdjA

I used to carry produce bags in my altoids tins and bug out kits but I've switched them out for oven bags (like the kind used to cook stew or turkey). They work for carrying water but can also be heated to 400F so it's possible to use them for cooking as well as long as the bag didn't touch the fire or coals.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Sclass » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:50 am

I love the hidden razor blade trick!

I use chapstick more often than duct tape. But the times I actually used my edc tape I didnt care what was happening to my lips.

Recently I got stuck in Hollywood (the ugly part) with a fuel line leak and used this to fix it. I carried it around a few years in the trunk. Stopped a little pinhole squirt of diesel.

https://youtu.be/jlzA7aQje4s

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Ego » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:17 pm

A couple weeks ago I bought this 1950s makeup holder at the swap meet for a buck and have been slowly adding my makeup to it. 8-)

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I scored the FIsher Space Pen along with a Cross pen and the lighter for $1. The lighter dries up after a few days so trash as soon as I replace it. I've had the mini ratchet for years and really like it. Fifty cents for the crescent wrench made by JH Williams, which is now Snap-On. Between the Leatherman's bit set and the torx set I have most common screws covered. Sockets are metric because bikes are metric. Leatherman's made the blade exchanger so they can accept certain Bosche jigsaw blades. I am keeping an eye out for a set like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVCJ_aEWfw8

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jennypenny » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:42 pm

Leatherman has some multitools 50% off today including the juice and the jam.

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Re: EDC porn

Post by fiby41 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:19 pm

To me EDC only means Electronic Devices and Components :'( :weep: :? :(

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Re: EDC porn

Post by jacob » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:05 am

Adam Savage's (Mythbusters) EDC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bypi7h6WOGg

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Re: EDC porn

Post by tyd450 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:57 pm

this is one of my weaknesses for sure

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Re: EDC porn

Post by Sclass » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:26 pm

That is a beautiful pocket knife.

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