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                        everyday carry (EDC) // 18-2-15

   I like to read what other people carry every day, e.g [1]solderpunk,
   [2]kvothe and [3]pet84rik, and using their ideas to improve my EDC.

   Here's my current, split into what I have on me, in my small pouch, and
   my backpack:

on me (pockets)

     * small Swiss Army knife with scissors, knife, Philips and flat
       screwdrivers, tweezers and ball pen
     * foldable knife with fixable 3 inch blade
     * Kaweco pen -- glad to see others using this as well!
     * some piece of paper with daily to-do list
     * Latex gloves
     * cheap Android smartphone, mostly offline (airplane mode)
     * a.b.art OA series automatic (mechanical) watch

   I'm working in a cleanroom, and often put barely used gloves away for
   later non-cleanroom use, so they often stay in one of my pockets until
   I put them into my backpack.

   The larger knife is a sturdy, simple and rather cheap item, which I use
   recklessly also to pry open crates, strip wires from insulation, etc.
   The small knife I save for delicate stuff. Additional potential weapons
   are classified. ^-^

   During the night, I mostly wear a VECTOR LUNA smartwatch, to wake me up
   in with its vibrating alarm.

side pouch on shoulder strap

     * wallet and keys
     * small notebook
     * printed monthly calendar
     * ball pen with tiny screwdriver bit at the other end
     * foldable tweezers/pince
     * band-aids and small zip-ties

   I don't like to have my pockets filled too much, so I prefer carrying a
   small pouch. At home, I often put the smartphone in there too, and so I
   only really need to make sure to grab the pouch when leaving home, not
   forgetting about some important things.


     * Android tablet and bluetooth keyboard (where I'm typing this now)
     * USB charger, cables, power bank with built-in LED lamp
     * newspapers, magazines and similar decent time-killers
     * notepad and ball pens, pencil
     * FM/DAB radio with in-ear phones
     * work mobile phone
     * LED flashlight
     * Victorinox pocket knife
     * paper towels
     * first-aid stuff: band-aids, gloves, disinfectant, bandages, sugar
     * packet of mixed nuts
     * cord and zip-ties
     * amateur radio VHF/UHF transceiver
     * keys and ID for workplace

   Like pet84rik, I carry some sugar to help hypoglycaemic people: I'm
   first-aid responder at [4]my workplace, where we often encounter
   underfed and overstressed students doing black-outs...

   You may notice several redundant stuff like LED lamps and knifes:
   that's on purpose, because e.g the Victorinox knife in the backpack I
   only use for cutting food, and sometimes I may want to lend one of the
   lamps to my wife or kids.

   I'm still thinking about a way to power my VHF/UHF transceiver by the
   USB power bank, to improve on redundancy. I'd need some upconverter
   from 5 to 12 V, i.e the inverse problem of powering a Raspberry from a
   12 V sealed lead-acid battery as discussed by [5]solderpunk and others.

   I may again add a bottle of water to my backpack, when temperatures are
   rising after winter.



   1. gopher://sdf.org/0/users/solderpunk/phlog/on-edc.txt
   2. gopher://sdf.org/0/users/kvothe/phlog/2018/02/11-edc-part-ii
   3. gopher://sdf.org/0/users/pet84rik/phlog/FEB18/Feb12-makeemail
   4. http://www.ethz.ch/
   5. gopher://sdf.org/0/users/solderpunk/phlog/lead-acid-life.txt