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What Is EDC?: The Beginner's Guide to Everyday Carry.

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    EVERYDAY CARRY (EDC) or Every Day Carry refers to items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing with normal everyday needs of modern western society, including possible emergency situations.

    Some of the most common EDC items are knives, flashlights, multitools, wallets, smartphones, notebooks, and pens. The type and quantity of such items may vary widely.

    While often distributed among pockets in everyday clothing, carry options are frequently expanded by the addition of clothing accessories like a fanny pack, purse, small day pack, bracelets, or even footwear like long boots or a vest with pockets. The multiple large pockets of cargo pants make them a popular choice among people who carry EDC items.

    Specific items utilized for EDC will vary based on the activity and environment:

    Occupational: Those who work in a warehouse or outdoors may carry a pocket knife or box cutter and work gloves. For those who are in the medical field, having emergency latex or nitrile gloves can be important.

    Disaster-related: For those who live in a disaster prone area, having a flashlight and a communication tool may be essential.

    Team support: Those whose partner(s) or team members carry a weapon of some kind, may carry a first aid kit or extra ammunition as support in case of incident or accident.

    Health-related: Those who (might) require medical attention or are prone to sudden ailments (or are often with someone else who does) may carry prescribed medicine.

    Time-related: Having a time piece is sometimes necessary for timing critical everyday actions or to be on schedule.

    Safety: A weapon such as a firearm, knife, tactical flashlight, tactical pen, pepper spray, stun gun, or a small impact weapon.

    Wilderness: A compass, fire starting and water purification items might be suitable, and an air horn may be useful to scare off aggressive wild life.

    30 Best Everyday Carry | EDC News, Reviews & Resources:
  • 11 Everyday Carry Shops Every Guy Should Know - Cool Material.
  • 12 Survival Gear Items I Always Carry In My Day Pack, Even In The City - "When you are walking in the city’s botanical gardens, survival gear is not needed, right? How about that 3-mile trail to the waterfall? Or the guided tuck-tuck tour? None of these situations require a machete and dehydrated food in a backpack the size of a Volkswagen. But I think a few small things are essential, whether I’m in an urban park for a couple of hours or spending a few hours trekking through the forest."
  • 20 Best High-Tech Everyday Carry Gear & Essentials 2022 - "Everyday carry gear has traditionally been comprised of modern takes on existing items such as knives, wallets, and keychains, however, as technology continues to play an ever-more-crucial role in our day-to-day lives, quite a few gadgets and devices have increasingly started falling under the EDC umbrella. Like regular pieces of EDC gear, these high-tech items lend themselves to daily use and provide convenience and/or utility to help streamline one’s daily grind."
  • 20 Everyday Carry Brands You Should Know 2022 - "Even if you’ve never heard of the concept before, there’s a pretty solid chance you’ve got an everyday carry loadout you rely on to get you through your days. This could be as simple as just a wallet, keychain, and smartphone. Or it could be far more comprehensive - comprised of a bevy of tools, devices, a blade or two, etc. The greater point is this: EDC is pretty damn ubiquitous, even for those not in the know. And that probably explains why there are so many options out there for good everyday carry gear."
  • 23 Best EDC Backpacks: Top Everyday Carry Bags For Men - "The best everyday backpacks serve as a compact home away from home. Inside are all your everyday essentials - everything you need to stay on the move from morning ‘til evening."
  • 25 Best Everyday Carry Backpacks of 2022 - "When it comes to gear of any type, everyday carry or otherwise, the bag category is one of the most ubiquitous. After all, most humans need a means of transporting items from one place to another - be that your mobile technology, school books, food, supplies, or whatever else. And there’s no denying the usefulness of a traditional backpack therein. In fact, backpacks are probably one of the most commonly available pieces of EDC gear, second perhaps only to wallets."
  • 30 Best Accessories For Everyday Carry of 2022 - "Even if you’re completely unaware of the concept of everyday carry, it’s damn near certain that you participate in some way. After all, EDC is all about the gear you keep on your person every single day, and it includes things as seemingly innocuous and practically ubiquitous as wallets, watches, bags, pocket tools, and so much more. Whether you’re a complete newbie to the concept or a seasoned veteran, there are always more things to learn and more gear to behold - opening up the possibility of the lifelong pursuit of that perfect loadout."
  • 1000+ images about Every Day Carry - Pinterest.
  • AMERICAN CITY SURVIVAL GUIDE - Wired.
  • BEST EDC DESIGNS YOU NEED IN YOUR TOOLBOX - "EDCs are the living embodiment of 'big things come in small packages'. EDCs are the kind of smart little tools that are always great to have in your backpack or tool kit. You never know when one of them could come to your rescue, helping you out of the trickiest situation, or to even pop open a bottle of beer, when you need to unwind after work. These little superheroes can make a world of difference while completing tasks - whether big or small. And, we’ve curated the best EDC designs we’ve seen in a while! From a fully-functioning balisong-style pocket knife to a unique bottle opener inspired by Chinese architecture - these are the EDC designs you definitely need by your side."
  • Bug Out Bag Academy - "Bug Out Bag Resources, Reviews & More."
  • EDC Forums - "Have you seen some of the newest items made by EDCF members and available in the Craftsman's Corner? Check out the forum's talent!"
  • Every Day Carry Blog - "Everyday carry (EDC) refers to various items, usually small, that are worn or carried by a person on a daily basis for use in everyday tasks from the mundane to the unexpected."
  • Everyday carry - Wikipedia.
  • Everyday Carry: Mission Ready - "Black and gunmetal colorways have long been used by makers of military and everyday carry gear, chosen for their ability to bestow an item with a decidedly tactical and aggressive aesthetic."
  • Everyday Carry: Olive Drab - "To celebrate this tried and true military hue, we've hand-selected a collection of OD green offerings for this week's Everyday Carry spread."
  • Everyday Carry. What essentials do you carry on a daily basis? - Reddit.
  • Everydaycarry.com - since 2009. "Online magazine showcasing pocket drops, or systems of items carried everyday, submitted by its readers and contributors within the EDC community."
  • How to give your hike a high-tech upgrade - "How to enjoy the convenience of modern tech without the distraction from nature."
  • How to Survive the Apocalypse - The New York Times.
  • Huckberry - Everyday Carry Online Shop.
  • In case of emergency: The tech that might save you - "There's no replacement for being physically and mentally prepared, but this gear can help."
  • Meet the designers creating every day objects & art from human hair - "There is a natural product we grow ourselves which can be used to make clothing, ropes and even building materials - and much of it goes to waste on a daily basis. But perhaps not for long. An emerging wave of designers is harnessing the power of human hair to tap into issues of the circular economy, identity and beauty through provocative objects and installations."
  • Mission Workshop -Everyday Carry Accessories.
  • Peter McKinnon’s Swiss Army Camera Tool - "Peter McKinnon’s Nifty Camera Tool." The multi-purpose tool is equipped with everything you would need to efficiently manage your camera out in the field in a compact, lightweight and stealthy Swiss army knife designed package.
  • Survive Anything by Always Carrying These 13 Pieces of Gear - Wired.
  • Swiss Army knife - pocketknife or multi-tool manufactured by Victorinox AG (and up to 2005 also by Wenger SA). The term "Swiss Army knife" was coined by American soldiers after World War II due to the difficulty they had in pronouncing "Offiziersmesser", the German name.
  • The Everyday Carry Guide - "Everyday Carry – EDC Essentials for the Discerning Gentleman."
  • What are your EDC essentials? - "A peek into the pockets of people worldwide, showcasing our every day essentials."
  • What Is EDC? - "The Beginner's Guide to Everyday Carry."
  • What is Everyday Carry (EDC)? - "The Art of Everyday Carry: A Beginner’s Guide to EDC." The Art of Manliness.
  • What You’ll Need to Escape New York - The New York Times.
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