everyday carry (EDC) // 18-2-15
I like to read what other people carry every day, e.g solderpunk,
kvothe and 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
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 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 solderpunk and others.
I may again add a bottle of water to my backpack, when temperatures are
rising after winter.