Maratac Mid Pilot II with Zulu two buckle band, well built watch that does not require a battery
MilspecMonkey/Tactical tailor adapt pack, small and sturdy enough to carry a days worth of gear
DPx gear HEST 2.0, a bit heavy, but hold an edge well
KarasKustoms aluminum bolt pen
Staedtler 0.9 mm mechanical pencil
Bradley Mountian waxed canvas utility roll, carries knife, flashlight, and notebook/pens
Field Notes expedition edition with home made kydex/leather cover
Surefire E2e upgraded with KX2 LED and Z68 tailcap, 200 Lumens!

Kevin, Aviation Maintenance Technician/Retired Military in Georgia

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Faded Glory Casual Billfold Wallet: A cheap and durable solution to something that’s out-of-sight most of your life.
iPhone 5
Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses in Black/Iridium: Wayfarer style glasses. They’re light, they float, and with the hingeless snap-together design, if an arm pops off or a lens pops out, they snap right back into place.
Walmart Pocket Notebook: A handy little pad on the jobsite. Sure, it lacks the trendy Moleskine logo, and it doesn’t have the survivalist look of a Field Notes journal, but for only $3 it does the same as both.
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Sharpie Fine Point Felt-Tip Pen: I prefer felt pens over roller ball style pens, they just seem to write smoother. Plus with no ball, it wont stop writing just because you got it a little wet, or because there was a little lint in your pocket.
Assorted Carpenter Pencils: I’m a carpenter. They write and they don’t roll away. Enough said.
Nite Ize S-Biner: It holds my house keys and my car key fob. Unlike a standard carabiner, there aren’t any sharp edges on the closer to slowly hack at your belt loop if you like to clip onto the belt loop and tuck in the back pocket like I do.
BIC Lighter: It’s trusty and it’s cheap. I used to carry a zippo, but that means also needing flints and fluid available at any given moment.
Gerber Mini Remix Pocket Knife: 3.5” closed, 5.5” open. I don’t need a sharp point because I don’t usually need to stab anything, and I don’t need a serrated edge because I usually don’t have any rope or tiny branches to saw through. Its a trusty little knife with only one moving part that can take just about any whoopin’ you throw at it. 
Smith’s Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener: Has a sharpening slot, a honing slot, and a fold out rod sharpener for serrated edges. Not only great for a pocket knife, it can also bring a utility knife blade back to life in seconds.

James F., Carpenter in Marshfield, MA
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  • Faded Glory Casual Billfold Wallet: A cheap and durable solution to something that’s out-of-sight most of your life.
  • iPhone 5
  • Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses in Black/Iridium: Wayfarer style glasses. They’re light, they float, and with the hingeless snap-together design, if an arm pops off or a lens pops out, they snap right back into place.
  • Walmart Pocket Notebook: A handy little pad on the jobsite. Sure, it lacks the trendy Moleskine logo, and it doesn’t have the survivalist look of a Field Notes journal, but for only $3 it does the same as both.

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