Everyday Carry or EDC generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks. These are for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, EDC refers to being prepared for both the known and the unknown. EDC is Everyday Carry Everyday Carry v 1.0 (http://everyday-carry.com/rss) http://everyday-carry.com/rss https://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/ Modified EDC for knife phobic area <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/27259/marki3boy'>marki3boy</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-28/155e073046488b.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/31488/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>samsung galaxy A3</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/31489/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Corkor minimalist card wallet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/11763/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Fisher bullet pen</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/2580/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Sharpie mini</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/3980/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Rite in the rain notebook</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/1312/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Victorinox Spartan</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34206/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Omegakey</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34207/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Home made lanyards</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/31491/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Citroen car key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/3896/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Leatherman Style</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/363/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Fenix E01</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>I&#039;ve had to modify my EDC for a knife phobic environment. The attitude around knives in the UK is getting very alarmist. A senior manager saw me cut a bagel with the blade on my Leatherman PST2 (legal to EDC in the UK), freaked out and imagined it was a bowie knife. I&#039;ve switched to carrying a Victorinox Spartan, as it&#039;s a familiar object that people recognise as a tool rather than a weapon, which hopefully won&#039;t freak people out.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8771/Modified-EDC-for-knife-phobic-area?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8771/Modified-EDC-for-knife-phobic-area?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8771/Modified-EDC-for-knife-phobic-area?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:02:10 +0000 firearms fenix-e01 fenix flashlights writing-instruments sharpie loadouts office survival sharpie-mini The Beginner&#039;s Guide to EDC Flashlights <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/352/Mikey-Bautista'>Mikey Bautista</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-03/155e8a7e762748.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><p>So you want to carry a flashlight… You’ve considered your needs, you’ve drooled over other people’s EDCs, and you’ve been left in the dark one too many times for your liking. But after shopping around and browsing different lights, you’re suddenly bombarded with acronyms, numbers, graphs, and more numbers. You might know some of those words, like lumens or titanium, but flashlight spec pages may as well be hieroglyphics when translating numbers into the experience of using your next EDC flashlight. So, what does it all mean?</p><div class="abstract"><p>In this <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/tagged/carry_smarter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry Smarter</a> guide, we shine some light on an essential but nevertheless poorly understood tool: the flashlight. We’ll explain flashlights and how they work piece by piece, and fill you in on how each component and feature can work for you. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to read a product page or spec sheet and speak the language like a&nbsp;true flashaholic.</p></div><h3>Table of Contents</h3><p>Modern flashlights have come a long way, innovating and advancing every year. Unfortunately, the resources out there that explain flashlights haven’t kept up. This guide won’t explain everything, but it will cover the most important things you should know in simple terms to save you the headache of lurking through dozens of old webpages with outdated information. With that said, it will be long, so here is a quick table of contents to help you navigate to the answers you’re looking for:</p><ul><li><p><a href="#head">The Head</a>: <a href="#bezel">Bezels</a>, <a href="#lens">lenses</a>, and <a href="#reflector">reflectors</a></p></li><li><p><a href="#led">The LED</a>: <a href="#lednomenclature">Understanding model numbers</a>, <a href="#lumens">lumens</a>, <a href="#tint">tint colors</a></p></li><li><p><a href="#beamprofile">The Beam</a>: <a href="#beamanatomy">Hotspot and spill</a>, <a href="#throwvsflood">throw vs. flood</a></p></li><li><p><a href="#body">The Body</a>: <a href="#materials">Materials</a>, <a href="#batteries">batteries</a>, <a href="#knurling">knurling</a>, <a href="#threads">threads</a></p></li><li><p><a href="#tail">The Tail</a>: <a href="#switches">Switches</a>, <a href="#carryoptions">carry options</a>, <a href="#tailstanding">tailstanding</a></p></li></ul><figure><a data-fr-link="true" href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/6949/The-Best-EDC-Flashlights-Under-100" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class="fr-fin" data-fr-image-preview="false" alt="Image title" src="http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-03/155e8b15c7fe2e.jpg" width="100%"></a></figure><h3 id="head">The Head<br></h3><p>At the business end of a flashlight, you’ll find the bezel, lens and reflector (sometimes referred to as the optics), and the LED itself, collectively referred to as the head.</p><p id="bezel"><strong>What’s a bezel? What does it mean if a bezel is scalloped?</strong></p><p>The bezel of a flashlight is the outermost ring meant to protect the lens. Many flashlights just extend the material of the head past the lens to act as a bezel, while more heavy duty ones use a tough stainless steel insert. You might see some lights boast a “scalloped” (sometimes “crenelated") bezel, which means the bezel has curved notches cut into it. Depending on how severe the notch pattern is, the bezel can be used for self defense. Otherwise, it lets some light leak through when a light is propped “face down,” letting you know if the light is still turned on to avoid wasting battery or to have some hands-free lighting.</p><p id="lens"><strong>What’s the lens for? What do different lenses do?</strong></p><p>The lens is a small window that protects the bulb and allows light to pass through. Most common flashlights have flat lenses that don’t do much to alter the beam. For more specialized lights, lenses and optics play a much larger role. Adjustable lenses allow for focusable beams, frosted lenses create a softer, floodier beam, and aspherical lenses create a much further-reaching beam, just to name a few.</p><p id="reflector"><strong>What is a reflector, and why should I care about its shape and texture?</strong></p><p>As its name implies, the reflector reflects light from the LED into a focused, usable beam. They’re largely responsible for the shape and quality of the beam. Reflectors vary in size, shape, and texture, but they mostly work like a lamp shade does. There are three main types of reflectors in common EDC lights:</p><p>Smooth reflectors are by far the most common type, made of polished metal or reflective plastic. Good smooth reflectors offer better throw. Lower-quality smooth reflectors are prone to having spot imperfections that actually appear in the beam, referred to as “artifacts.” Sometimes smooth reflectors cause “ring” patterns in the beam as well.</p><p>Textured reflectors may have the popular “orange peel” pattern or a more uniform faceted one, but they both result in a floodier, higher quality beam by using the multiple facets to smooth out imperfections in the beam.</p><p>The term “mule” is the flashlight community’s way to describe a light with no reflector whatsoever. This produces a less focused, pure flood beam that bathes an area with light, rather than concentrating light at the center of the beam.</p><h3 id="led">The LED and Related Info You Should Know</h3><p>The LED (light-emitting diode) produces light when voltage from a battery is applied. This is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a light, but unfortunately, one of the hardest to understand. Two manufacturers of LEDs you will invariably come across are Cree (sometimes you’ll see this capitalized as CREE — but don’t worry, it’s not another initialism to learn), who produce many of the modern LEDs on the market, and Nichia, who specialize in LEDs with high CRI (that’s color rendering index, or the measure of how faithfully the light shows colors compared to a natural light source).</p><figure><img class="fr-fin" data-fr-image-preview="false" alt="Image title" src="http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-03/155e8b0197bc4b.jpg" width="100%"></figure><p>The LED isn’t a single piece, it’s more like an assembly of parts crammed into a space-efficient package. The yellow square you see is called the “die,” which actually emits the light. Different LEDs have differently sized dies. Larger dies tend to put out more light (they have more light-emitting surface area) and create a wider, floodier beam, whereas smaller dies put out less light overall, but have intense beams that throw farther.<br></p><p id="lednomenclature"><strong>What do all the letters and numbers describing an LED mean? What’s the difference between an XP-G2 R5 and an XM-L U2?</strong></p><p>Cree LEDs follow a particular naming pattern that isn’t the most intuitive at first, but makes more sense when you break it up into parts. The naming scheme goes a little something like:</p><h3 style="text-align: center;">(Model Number)(Version) (Bin)</h3><p>The first part is like a model number. XP-G and XM-L are different LEDs altogether. So are XP-G and XP-E.</p><p>If a certain LED has a newer version with better performance but the same physical specs, it’ll be denoted after the model number. For example, the XP-E2 is the newer version of the XP-E.</p><p>The last piece of the puzzle is the “bin.” Bin is a classification used to categorize them according to specific attributes, namely flux (brightness), tint, Vf (forward voltage), and color. During LED manufacturing, it is used in the literal sorting of LEDs based on their quality and performance.</p><p>Bin sequencing assigns a letter and a number — usually (not always) the further into the alphabet and higher the number, the brighter that LED is. Comparing an XM-L2 T6 to an XM-L2 U2, the U2 is brighter. The letter takes precedence here, so even though the T6 has a higher number, it’s not as bright as the next letter down with a lower number.</p><p>Rare — also known as "top" — bins are usually the best quality and highest-performing LEDs, making them more desirable, and thus more expensive. Some manufacturers like to use this as a selling point for their flashlights, marketing them as using only top bin LEDs.</p><p id="lumens"><strong>What do the number of lumens in a light mean? What’s the difference between LED lumens and OTF lumens?</strong></p><p>A lumen is a unit measure of the total amount of visible light emitted by a source, in this case the flashlight. It follows that more lumens equals more power, but beware! Some manufacturers misrepresent or miscalculate the lumens their lights produce, opting to publish the maximum potential output of an LED (calculated with ridiculously unreasonable or unsafe voltages) rather than the actual light emitted out the front of the light, or OTF. Look instead for lumen values calculated against the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, a generally more accurate and reproducible standard of measurement used by the flashlight industry.</p><p id="tint"><strong>What’s the difference between Cool White, Neutral White, and Warm? Why should I care about the tint of a light?</strong></p><p>One other thing to consider when picking a light is the “tint” of the LED. This refers to the color temperature of the beam.</p><p>Most common lights are “Cool White,” which produce beams that are relatively more blue and purple against a white wall. These tend to wash out colors and are better suited for use in urban or indoor environments.</p><p>On the other end of the spectrum are “warm” lights, which are more yellow and resemble old incandescent bulbs. These fare better for outdoor applications when illuminating the greens and browns from dirt, trees, and other foliage.</p><p>Then there’s neutral white tints, which are not too hot and not too cold, offering a more “natural” tint and generally better CRI.</p><h3 id="beamprofile">Putting It All Together: Understanding Beam Profiles</h3><p>The beam is what you carry your light for. It’s the real usable byproduct of the light. So it’s important to understand the beam and the factors explained above that affect it to find the right light for your uses. A beam’s profile is easier to understand when you shine it against a white wall, as you can more clearly see its character.</p><figure><a data-fr-link="true" href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/6136/5-Types-of-Flashlights-You-Didnand039t-Know-You-Wanted" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class="fr-fin" data-fr-image-preview="false" alt="Image title" src="http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-03/155e8aec869db0.jpg" width="100%"></a></figure><p>In this photo, you can see a stark contrast in the beam patterns of the two lights. On the left is a neutral white LED light with an orange peel reflector, and on the right is a cool white LED without a traditional reflector.</p><p id="beamanatomy"><strong>Beam anatomy: What’s a hotspot? What’s spill?</strong></p><p>Typical modern flashlights with the usual flat lens and reflector produce a beam that’s concentrated at its brightest in the center, or “hotspot,” with a much larger and less intense surrounding ring called the “spill.” The transition area around the hotspot going into the spill is sometimes called the “corona.”</p><p id="throwvsflood"><strong>What does “throw” mean? What’s “flood?”</strong></p><p>Throw refers to the distance the beam travels to still effectively illuminate an object. “Throwy” lights tend to have higher beam intensity, “tighter” hotspots and larger, deeper reflectors to let the beam really go places. If you’re exploring caves or find yourself in dark open areas, this is the spec you want to look for. You might see units like lux and candelas in spec sheets —&nbsp;simply put, these measure light on a given area and can tell you how intense and far-reaching the beam can be. </p><p>Flood refers to the area illuminated by a light. A beam that’s “floody” usually doesn’t go as far, but it bathes a wider area, allowing you to see more of your up close surroundings. You’d usually find shallow reflectors (or none at all) and larger die LEDs. Floody lights work well as task lamps or short-range navigation as opposed to search applications like a throwy light.</p><h3 id="body">The Body</h3><p>The body of the light stores the battery, and it’s the portion you’d actually grip and hold onto for the most part. It dictates whether a light is pocket-friendly and comfortably usable, so it’s just as important to know what you’re getting your hands on.<br></p><p id="threads"><strong>What are threads, and why are they important?</strong></p><p>Screw threads are what connect most flashlight heads and tails to the main body. Threads play an important role in the operation and use of many lights that involve twisting or tightening of the head. Square-shaped threads are ideal for most EDC lights, as they have the least friction compared to other thread types. You’ll want smooth turning threads for a predictable, reliable operation every time.</p><p id="materials"><strong>Which material should my flashlight be made of? What are the differences between the types?</strong></p><p>The material used to make a flashlight's body not only determines its weight and aesthetics, but also affects properties like heat dissipation, corrosion resistance, and more. </p><figure><img class="fr-fin" data-fr-image-preview="false" alt="Image title" src="http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-03/155e8b0bb5d3fa.jpg" width="100%"></figure><ul><li><p><strong>Aluminum</strong> is widely available, lightweight, strong, and a good conductor of heat away from the LED, making it a popular choice of flashlight material. You might see aluminum lights touted as “hard anodized.” Anodization is the process of oxidizing a metal to produce a coating (aluminum oxide) that’s significantly more durable and resistant to corrosion, allowing performance in most environments.</p></li><li><p><strong>Stainless steel</strong> is a harder metal than aluminum, but at the cost of heavier weight. Despite this, it’s a popular choice for flashlights due to its luster and high resistance to wear.</p></li><li><p><strong>Titanium</strong> as a metal offers <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/4922/Whytanium-4-Practical-Properties-of-Ti">several practical benefits</a>, but for flashlights in particular it offers a good balance of form and function. Though slightly heavier than aluminum, it is stronger and has more variety in appearance. Titanium can be polished, bead blasted, and even colored with anodizing or heat treatment.</p></li><li><p><strong style="line-height: 22.4px;">Brass, copper, and other exotic metals</strong> make an appearance in a select few lights. Brass and copper in particular develop a patina over time, which some owners find desirable. While generally used for aesthetics, these two materials (as brass is an alloy of copper and zinc) also have high thermal conduction for better heat management and high corrosion resistance that allows them to remain attractive.</p></li></ul><p id="knurling"><strong>What is knurling?</strong></p><p>Knurling is a manufacturing process in which patterns of lines and grooves are cut or rolled into the body of a flashlight. It aids with grip, particularly with twisty activation mechanisms, and add a nice visual and tactile texture to a light. "Aggressive knurling" is a term you may come across, and usually used to describe unique or multiple patterns that cover most of a light for looks and grip.</p><p id="flashlights"><strong>What kind of battery should my flashlight use?</strong></p><figure><img class="fr-fin" data-fr-image-preview="false" alt="Image title" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-06-01/1556c86179a61e.jpg" width="100%" title="Image title"></figure><p>The size, runtime, and brightness of a light are largely dictated by the battery (or batteries) inside it. In general, the most common types of batteries you’d see are AAA, AA, CR123A, and 18650. When compactness is a priority in an EDC light, you’d typically opt for a light that takes only one battery (1xAA, 1xCR123A, etc.) as opposed to dual-cell lights (2xAA, 2xCR123A). Of these common types, AAAs are the most compact and 18650 cells are the bulkiest.</p><p>Check out our previous article comparing the two common EDC light batteries, <a href="https://everydaycarry.com/posts/6921/CR123A-vs-AA-Choosing-the-Right-Battery-for-Your-EDC-Flashlight">CR123As and AAs</a>, to find the right configuration for you.</p><p>More advanced lights can take advantage of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which we’ll elaborate upon in a future update.</p><h3 id="tail">The Tail</h3><p>The two main things to keep in mind about this end of the light are the switch (on lights that use it) and the rear bezel that protects it. Other important features, like a pocket clip, lanyard hole, and tailstanding can depend on the tail.</p><p id="switches"><strong>What are the different types of switches used to turn on a light?</strong></p><p>Using a flashlight should be easy and convenient, and this boils down to how you turn it on and navigate its modes. Thinking about how you hold and use your light will help you choose which switch is best and most comfortable for you.</p><ul><li><p><strong>Twisty:</strong> Twisty activation is used in lights where length is a premium, particularly for smaller or keychain-based lights. It's a simple matter of screwing a light's head on to make contact with the battery and activate it, and screwing it off to disconnect and turn it off.</p></li><li><p><strong>Rear clicky:</strong> Most lights use a rear "clicky" switch for activation and navigation, and it usually comes in two forms. A forward clicky means a light turns on with the switch partially depressed (also known as "momentary on"), and staying on once fully clicked, while a reverse clicky means a light only turns on once the switch is fully depressed, clicked, and released.</p></li><li><p><strong>Side switch:</strong> Side switches allow the use of a discrete button while saving some length on the light. This type of switch is also ideal if you prefer an overhand (thumb facing forward) grip when using your light.</p></li></ul><p id="carryoptions"><strong>What are my options for carrying my flashlight?</strong></p><p>Depending on a light's size, weight, and features like switch position these options may differ or interchange, so make sure they work well with your EDC.</p><ul><li><p><strong>Pocket Clip:</strong> The most common carrying method for flashlights is the ever-reliable clip. In some cases it can be interchangeable to allow for both head up or down carry by attaching somewhere on the barrel of the body. In most cases it will be tip down, screwed or attached towards the light's rear.</p></li><li><p><strong>Holster:</strong> Many production lights, especially larger ones using multiple batteries, also come with a holster to make belt or bag attachment possible with velcro straps or D-clips. The holster also doubles as protection for the light when not in use.</p></li><li><p><strong>Lanyard holes:</strong> For smaller flashlights there may be drilled holes or spaces on their tail to allow attachment of lanyard straps. This makes it possible to conveniently carry the lights around your neck or on your keychain.</p></li></ul><p id="tailstanding"><strong>What should I know about the rear bezel? What’s tailstanding?</strong></p><p>Some lights have a ring or bezel on the tail to prevent the switch from getting accidentally bumped and turning on in your pocket, draining battery for when you aren’t even using it. Rings that go all the way around the switch provide a flat, even surface to let the light “tailstand,” or stand straight up to point at the ceiling. This lets you bounce light off the ceiling to use as an emergency candle. Like front bezels, some rear bezels are scalloped to allow slightly easier thumb access to the switch at the expense of stability during tailstanding.</p><hr><p><em>We hope you now understand and appreciate flashlights more. All that’s left is to find the right one for your EDC. There's plenty out there on the market to choose from, and hopefully by narrowing down the features and functions you need, you find the perfect one to add to your collection.</em></p><p><em>We’ll be updating this guide with more information, photos, and other visuals as your one-stop source for flashlight knowledge. Is there anything we missed or additional info about flashlights you'd like us to cover in future updates to this guide? Let us know in the comments below! In the meantime, check out these articles for more:</em></p><ul><li><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/6949/The-Best-EDC-Flashlights-Under-100" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Best EDC Flashlights Under $100</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/6079/Why-Carrying-a-Flashlight-is-a-Bright-Idea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Carrying a Flashlight is a Bright Idea</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/6136/5-Types-of-Flashlights-You-Didnand039t-Know-You-Wanted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 Types of Flashlights You Didn't Know You Wanted</a></p></li></ul><p><em>Words by Mikey Bautista and Bernard Capulong</em></p></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8861/The-Beginnerand039s-Guide-to-EDC-Flashlights?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8861/The-Beginnerand039s-Guide-to-EDC-Flashlights?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8861/The-Beginnerand039s-Guide-to-EDC-Flashlights?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:00:00 +0000 everyday_carry primer_to_flashlights flashlight_terminology edc_flashilghts flashlights flashlight_tutorial carry_smarter u2-aids-benefit My Home Renovation Carry <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/20791/Oren'>Oren</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-27/155df6e382504c.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/301/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Zebra F701</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/1519/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Leatherman Wave</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34163/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Flashllight</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/890/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>CRKT</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/6406/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Samsung Galaxy S5</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/34164/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Spigen Neo Hybrid Case</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>This is my home renovation EDC. Lots of other tools are used, but these are on me all the time.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8754/My-Home-Renovation-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8754/My-Home-Renovation-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8754/My-Home-Renovation-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:18:33 +0000 everyday-carry-leatherman-wave leatherman-wave-edc samsung-galaxy-s5 mobile-phones samsung tools writing-instruments loadouts outdoors survival zebra-f701 zebra Minimal <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/22929/AndrwTNT'>AndrwTNT</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-27/155df3da31d00d.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/301/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Zebra F-701 w/ Space Pen Mod</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34144/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Ti Pry Bar</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/588/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Victorinox Rambler</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34145/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Ti Pico Pull</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34146/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Atwood Ti Mega</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/20218/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Pelican 1910</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>Simple, functional and clean.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8749/Minimal?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8749/Minimal?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8749/Minimal?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:55:43 +0000 everyday loadouts Memori Solid Brass Pen <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/2/Everyday-Carry'>Everyday Carry</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-02/155e70fe074e52.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract"> <p><em><span>Starting with&nbsp;a block of solid brass, Tanner Goods’&nbsp;Memori Solid Brass Pen slowly comes into being, milled&nbsp;step by step by machinists in Portland, Oregon. The resulting writing implement is satisfyingly hefty and can fittingly be described as the antonym of disposable, with a build that’s unlikely to ever&nbsp;kick the bucket or need replacing…<br></span></em></p> <p><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://gearhungry.com/2015/08/memori-solid-brass-pen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Learn More via GearHungry</a></p></div></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8843/Memori-Solid-Brass-Pen?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8843/Memori-Solid-Brass-Pen?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8843/Memori-Solid-Brass-Pen?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000 Product_Overview GearHungry Tanner_Goods Memori Brass Pens Writing-instruments Everyday_Carry My Everyday Carry <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/33943/Raffaele-Armellino'>Raffaele Armellino</a></strong><div><img 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http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8745/My-Everyday-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8745/My-Everyday-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8745/My-Everyday-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:03:27 +0000 notebooks moleskine everyday loadouts moleskine-daily-planner an everyday carry. <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/1889/Alex'>Alex</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-24/155daa310babde.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/34108/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Al Mar Eagle HD</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/16433/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Leatherman Juice CS4</a></li><li><a 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http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8671/an-everyday-carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:52:17 +0000 multi-tools victorinox firearms foursevens-preon-2 flashlights foursevens victorinox-cadet jack-black everyday loadouts leatherman-juice-cs4 leatherman jack-black-lip-balm personal-care Updated Everyday Carry T-Shirts <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/4/Bernard-Capulong'>Bernard Capulong</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-02/155e74e704d590.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract"><p><span>Earlier this year, we produced a modest run of our own Everyday Carry box logo tee shirts. As a result of the much appreciated support from our fellow EDCers, they've sold out! We're bringing them back in better form than ever, but we need your help to meet our minimum order to get these made.&nbsp;</span>For this updated batch, the shirts will be printed on&nbsp;high-quality American Apparel crewneck tees in a wider range of sizes. The original black colorway will be making a return, but this time around we're able to offer them in two new colors, Slate and Asphalt.&nbsp;By ordering a shirt, you'll be supporting the site, helping fellow readers who missed the initial run, and proudly repping your favorite hobby in style.</p><p><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://teespring.com/everydaycarrycom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Support EverydayCarry</a></p></div></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8847/Updated-Everyday-Carry-T-Shirts?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8847/Updated-Everyday-Carry-T-Shirts?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8847/Updated-Everyday-Carry-T-Shirts?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:15:00 +0000 clothingaccessories shirt everyday_carry product_overview Olight S1 Baton <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/352/Mikey-Bautista'>Mikey Bautista</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-01/155e609daa4d6c.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract"> <p>Despite all the new flashlight releases this year, only a few of them are actually compact enough to fit an everyday carry role. That's about to change with Olight's S1 Baton, their smallest light to date. Despite its tiny footprint, it packs the power and features of modern lights twice its size. With an XM-L2 LED powered by a single CR123A or RCR123A battery, the S1 puts out a scorching 500 lumens reaching 120 yards. On the low end, it can keep a 0.5 lumen glow running for an impressive 25 days. It achieves its 2.4 inch length by using shorter TIR (total internal reflection) optics, providing a floody beam ideal for bathing wider areas with even light. The side switch, pocket clip, and magnetized tail work to make the most of the light's compact size in and out of the pocket. With the S1 Baton, Olight have outdone themselves in making an ideal EDC light.</p> <p><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014JPY3O0/?tag=pd999-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUY</a></p></div></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8826/Olight-S1-Baton?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8826/Olight-S1-Baton?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8826/Olight-S1-Baton?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000 S1_Baton Olight Product_Overview Flashlights Everyday_Carry Casual Day Carry <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/25135/Martin-Jimenez'>Martin Jimenez</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-26/155dde2736397f.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/33358/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Fury Wear Bracelet Gold</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34094/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Lavin Card Holder</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34095/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>MD Tools</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/16801/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Spyderco Dice</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/6672/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Oakley Frogskins</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>Simple carry for a hot and sunny summer day.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8735/Casual-Day-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8735/Casual-Day-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8735/Casual-Day-Carry?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:04:06 +0000 spyderco knives spyderco-dice clothing-accessories loadouts outdoors My everyday pack <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/33875/Arno-Dorange'>Arno Dorange</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-26/155dd7f3bda426.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/8001/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>LEATHERMAN MUT EOD</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/32193/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Mi Power Bank 5000mAh</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/19400/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Zippo BLU</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/34077/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Bering Watch CALFSKIN BLACK</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/1547/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>LaCie iamaKey 32 Go</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/34079/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Troika Magic Wallet NIGHT SKY</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/7064/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Maglite Maglite-Mini LED</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34080/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Perceval T45</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/335/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>LEATHERMAN Bits Kit</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/2355/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>NITE IZE DOOHICKEY KEY TOOL</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/34082/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Maxpedition Tac-Link Polymer Carabiner</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/34083/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>ITW WEBDOMINATOR</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/34084/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>LOWEPRO Pro Tactic 350 AW</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>With all of this my backpack contain all my photo stuff.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8730/My-everyday-pack?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8730/My-everyday-pack?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8730/My-everyday-pack?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:25:20 +0000 tools flashlights maglite-sp32016 maglite knives firearms keychains leatherman-mut-edc urban loadouts K.I.S.S. RULE <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/2791/chris-'>chris </a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-24/155dbaab16a209.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/27537/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Edge recluse polarized safety sunglasses</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/33027/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Seiko 5 automatic snk381 </a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/33959/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Bronxton wallet </a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/11858/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Zippo Moshannon</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/2415/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Kershaw 1760 </a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/2463/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Gerber G.DC. hook knife</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/6880/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Stremlight nano </a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/33962/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Diy leather key organizer</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>My take on a modern day gentleman&#039;s carry</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8701/KISS-RULE?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8701/KISS-RULE?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8701/KISS-RULE?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:52:39 +0000 streamlight flashlights streamlight-nano firearms loadouts urban Our Favorite EDCs from August <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/2/Everyday-Carry'>Everyday Carry</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-09-01/155e5ca0b7c8f3.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract"><p><em>Every day, readers like you from around the world share photos of their everyday carry with us. Only a select few make it to the front page. Each month, we’ll highlight a couple of our favorite recent submissions and lay out why we find them so special. This past month, we've seen well-used gear, an impressively organized pouch carry, and setups that balance tech and tools perfectly.</em></p></div><h3><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/profile/5961/Ed-Jelley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ed</a>’s Favorite August EDCs</h3><p><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8146?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></p><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8146/A-Bankerand039s-Everyday-Carry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A Banker’s Carry from Mikael in Stockholm, Sweden</strong></a></p><p>This carry is an excellent blend of analog and digital tools, and that’s what made it stand out to me. There’s a pen and paper for note taking, right alongside an iPhone and a Kindle. There’s two digital watches next to a high end manual-wind mechanical timepiece. I like how there’s a watch for every situation - the Apple Watch for some tech flair, the G-SHOCK for hard use, and the absolutely stunning JLC Master for dressing up. There’s a solid multitool which will cover most everyday needs, a nicely worn wallet, and an easy to carry pen and paper set. A lighter multi-tool may suit this carry better, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XU43IC/?tag=bg999-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leatherman Skeletool CX</a> would fit in perfectly and knock 5 ounces off your carry compared to the Fuse. Each piece complements the next, resulting in a simple, yet refined collection that really stood out to me.</p><hr><p><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8595?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></p><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8595/Walk-around-camera-gear-bag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Walk around camera gear bag from Ian Mackie, a Design Consultant in the UK</strong></a></p><p>My eye is always drawn to camera bag load outs, especially in an example where I use the same camera. Ian submitted his Fuji X100T travel setup, so I found it fascinating to see how he made such a compact camera into a full-on system. The original British Army Ammo Bag doubles as a great bag for camera gear. The outer grenade pouches are perfect spots for conversion lenses, flash units, and anything else that needs to be quickly retrieved. Ian has taken an extremely capable point-and-shoot and the right accessories, and turned it into a fully featured camera system that’s easier to carry and travel with. I don’t see one in the setup, but an <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D62VZBW/?tag=bg999-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable thumb grip</a> in the hotshoe will make it easier to hold the camera with the conversation lens attached!</p><hr><h3><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/profile/352/Mikey-Bautista" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mikey</a>’s Favorite August EDCs</h3><p><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8609?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></p><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8609/Core-Everyday-Carry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Core Everyday Carry from Daniel, an Engineer in New Jersey</strong></a></p><p>My favorite thing about this carry is its mix of old-school, first-class EDC picks with new-school modern tech. The <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/48/az/4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leatherman Squirt</a>, <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/532/az/4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saddleback ID wallet</a>, and most especially <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/31578" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HDS Rotary</a> have been staple EDC picks since the early days of this site, while the iPhone and Apple Watch usher it into the next generation of everyday essentials. The patina and wear on the wallet and Squirt suggest that the carry gets a lot of use, and the paracord and biner on the light are useful additions to its retention, given that the Rotary isn't easily equipped with a pocket clip. It's also clear that a lot of thought has gone into maximizing pocket space, such as the selection of more minimal, yet nonetheless effective pieces such as the KeySmart and smaller multitool. I want to suggest adding an equally compact, discrete knife, but I feel like the carry as a whole has been tuned to be as light and efficient as possible, so I'll appreciate it for those qualities instead.</p><hr><p><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8530?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></p><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8530/Blue-Collar-Used-and-Abused-EDC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Blue Collar Used and Abused EDC from Sean, an Electrician in Melbourne, Australia</strong></a></p><p>This is the perfect example of a carry fulfilling its daily duty. Every single item in the kit from its bits to its Bics appear well-used and well-loved, and stand as testaments to the solid selections covering all the owner's bases. I like the fact that there is a lot of overlap and redundancy to ensure said coverage, while at the same time keeping within the same color theme. That's some serious attention to detail — a closer look reveals at least two of every usable tool in the carry. The only thing I can think to add is a watch as rugged as the rest of the picks, maybe a classic G-Shock or a tough Seiko diver in the same thematic color. Other than that, I see this carry serving its owner for many years to come.</p><hr><h3><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/profile/4/Bernard-Capulong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard</a>’s Favorite August EDCs</h3><p><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8603?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></p><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8603/My-EDC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>My EDC from Wotjek B, a Business Director in Poland</strong></a></p><p>This was one of the most popular submissions of this month, Liked by many EDCers in our community — myself included. Wotjek’s <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/501/az/4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pouch carry</a> was really well done, from the arrangement and organization to the kit that made the cut. It’s also a great example of consolidating a carry into one grab and go solution. As I change bags often depending on the amount of gear I need to bring or how long I’ll be out, I definitely see the appeal in having a predictable kit you can toss on your person or between bags for the core essentials only. So many bases are covered in this setup between the multitools, flashlight (complete with backup batteries!), lighter, and pencil. The only thing I might add is <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/4544/Why-You-Should-Carry-A-Notebook" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">something to write on</a>, but other than that it’s a solid pouch setup.</p><hr><p><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8247?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></p><p><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8247/My-EDC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>My EDC from Jon, an Entrepreneur in Cleveland, Ohio</strong></a></p><p>There are two main qualities about this carry that made it easily one of my favorites — its cohesiveness and its minimalism. Everything presented looks great together visually, but more important is how realistic it all is for an entrepreneur. I appreciate the simplicity in some aspects of the carry, like the well-worn leather phone case, the <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/443/az/4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paraframe</a> as a no-frills workhorse of a knife, and even the unique <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/32298/az/4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one-hand 24 hour watch</a>. One EDC item I think would fit great here is a durable pen to fit the metal theme, as they can really come in handy for taking notes on a business card after a meeting or general office work. A <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/?tag=bg999-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zebra F701</a> is a great starting point for something to fill that role.</p><p><em>What were your favorite posts from August? Whether it’s an EDC from our community, an article, an interview, or maybe even a giveaway, let us know what you enjoyed this past month and what you’d want to see more of in the comments below!</em></p></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8821/Our-Favorite-EDCs-from-August?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8821/Our-Favorite-EDCs-from-August?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8821/Our-Favorite-EDCs-from-August?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000 best_edcs_of_august everyday_carry monthly_roundup Pilot&#039;s EDC <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/33825/Alex-Christian'>Alex Christian</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-24/155db64abcca0b.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/10229/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>LG G3</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/32967/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>RayBan Justin</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/860/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Cold Steel Recon 1</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/33913/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Bad Elf GPS</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/3239/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Pilot G2 0.38 Pens</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/33915/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Sporty&#039;s Aviation Lens Cleaner</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/33916/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>FAA Certificate</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/26898/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Coleman LED</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/9687/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Cigar cutter</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/33918/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Dockers Slimfold Wallet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/556/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Smith&#039;s PP1 Knife Sharpener</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/33920/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>LG G3 Replacement Batteries</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/1364/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Apple iPad Mini Retina</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/33921/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Polo Gunmetal Chronograph Watch</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>As a pilot, these are the essentials I keep on me at all times.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8693/Pilotand039s-EDC?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8693/Pilotand039s-EDC?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://everydaycarry.com/posts/8693/Pilotand039s-EDC?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:51:49 +0000 laptops-tablets apple everyday loadouts apple-ipad-mini-retina-display My Everyday Carry <strong>submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/33739/Wade-Lilly'>Wade Lilly</a></strong><div><img src='http://cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-08-24/155db2bc8c8e76.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/1117/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Casio Twin Sensor</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/1880/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Fenix E15</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/360/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Victorinox Cadet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/26290/az/6?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>AG7 Fisher Space Pen</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/33860/purchase?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=rss'>Field Notes &quot;Drink Local&quot; 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