Emergency Preparedness: My Current Every Day Carry (EDC)

I hate to carry things, so I only carry only what I use regularly. These days my every day carry (EDC) is relatively simple:


  • Ultra slim wallet from County Comm with usual items and stamps, band-aid, and magnifier (No George Castanza lump here)
  • Citizen Eco-Drive dive watch (No more replaceable batteries) with a Suunto watchband compass
  • Gerber FAST folding knife (Pocket knives used to be commonplace-- now a surprise to many people)
  • Buxton business card holder (Business is always around)
  • Zebra F402 stainless steel pen (Very useful and reliable item)
  • Keychain with a bottle opener and a small Victornox Swiss Army knife
  • Small high output Smith & Wesson tactical flashlight
  • Filofax with Zebra M301 0.5 mechanical pencil (Also carries my checkbook)
  • Moleskine or small composition notebook (Arrival of good ideas don't keep a set schedule)
  • iPhone in Otter Box Defender (Took the photo-- not pictured)
  • Cash and some coin
  • Jet lighter (Some days-- not pictured)
  • One other undisclosed item


How about you?

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DDFD believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.


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