- Samsung Galaxy
- Ballpoint pen
- NIke+ Fuelband
- USB – Car Adaptor
- Company ID
- 16GB Flash Drive
- Cookoo Watch
Image via Squareh00r on Flickr
So why is a 50 year old woman interested in EDC?
I really didn’t know this was a thing until I went looking for a nice knife for my son last year and a watch for my other son. In looking around I found the EDC blogs and they were very helpful.
It seemed like such a “guy thing” though, or something that was part of the “bug-out” culture.
Then I realized it’s something we all do, men and women, anyone just trying to be prepared and survive the day gracefully. From the minimalists to the full on disaster ready, the things people carry with them every day are practical, beautiful, well thought out, creative and fascinating.
So… I dumped my bag for you!
I’ve noticed that many who EDC carry guns & knives. I know how to use a gun, have several rifles actually, but don’t think I need to carry one out of the house.
I would like a larger knife however, to carry as needed. I’m open to suggestions. I want something pretty with great utility. Maybe a Kershaw Serrated Rainbow Leek?
Editor’s Note: Thanks Jean for being our first unsolicited submission! You pretty much summarized why we run this site. Everyone carries something, we want to celebrate the simple are of the everyday carry. I would recommend a Kershaw knife for a good EDC knife. I carry a Kershaw Scallion with me everyday. It’s a great little knife. I have heard that the Leek is good as well. Kershaw is a good company that makes great knives. Most of them made right here in the USA.
Editor’s Notes: A good simple carry. The Leatherman Wave is a good multi-tool. I just picked one up myself, and should come in the mail soon. Once I get it, it is going in my EDC. I have used it before and was very impressed with it. Easy access to both knife blades, serrated and fine edge, makes this a great tool, you dont have to open the pliers every time you need to use a blade.
You can tell that you’ve had some of the things in your carry for a while, faded edges on your keys and faded leather on wallet. Being faithful to your carry is important, if it must change, upgrade your things. It is very easy to see that you are faithful to your carry.
Overall a good, faithful, and simple carry, the multi-tool covers all your needs. Very useful.
Editor’s Note: Thanks for submitting such nice photos. A true minimal carry. Only the essentials. I haven’t seen the Speck iPhone Card Case yet. I like it. I might have to look into one of those for myself. I’ve contemplated the BookBook iPhone case. Ultimately, it seemed like it would be more of a nuisance. The Speck case is simpler and doesn’t look to hinder the phone usage too much.
Beyond that, I’d consider carrying some sort of knife. Something small and compact to go along with what you’ve got. The Benchmade Mini Griptillian is on my wish list for just that sort of carry.
You’re a designer/artist. Any particular pen or pencil of choice for sketching?
Editor’s Note: Again, it seems right that the editor’s carries be shown on here. This happens to be David’s EDC. Don’t worry, we wrote each others notes about our carries. This carry covers the basic needs that someone comes across everyday, wallet, keys, knife, and phone.
We very obviously have a Leatherman fan here. A Skeletool and a Micra, both solid tools. Having the Micra on the keychain allows it to be with you all the time and it features all the basic tools except for a phillips screwdriver. Despite having less tools, only pliers, knife, and screwdriver, the Skeletool does offer more options if you purchase the optional bit set. The external blade offers easy access just like a regular pocket knife.
Overall a good carry. All the basics are covered, my only question is, how were you able to take the pictures without your glasses on?
Editor’s Note: It seems fitting that the first few posts to this site should showcase what the editors of the site have in their everyday carry. This particular post showcases Brian’s equipment. The black overall color scheme is a nice touch. I like a good minimal carry and a good cohesive look. This is both.
I haven’t seen the P-51 Military Can Opener in another carry. Nice addition. Two bottle openers and no keys. What gives?
As this site progresses and we see what more and more people carry, I look forward to seeing how your equipment changes. Especially on a shoestring college budget!
Editor’s Note: A special thanks to Matt for submitting this carry and also for introducing my brother and I to the online word of the everyday carry. This is a pretty solid pocket dump. All the essentials. I see the architectural scale in the background. I wonder if you are too embarrassed to admit that, as an architect, that bad boy travels everywhere with you! My only comment would be to minimize the rewards cards on the keychain.
If you’d like to submit the items you carry, you are welcome to send us a picture and list of items along with a some other basic information on the Submit page.
We’ll also be reviewing items occasionally. Watches, knives, or anything else that we can get our hands on, we’ll review for you. If you have a product you want to share with us, we’d love for you to send us that item. Just give us some information on the product on our Product Review page and we’ll contact you.
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Thanks again for checking out Ordinary Carry. We hope you have a great time checking out the everyday carries featured on our site.
- The Folks at Ordinary Carry