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://localhost/rss) http://everydaycarry.com/ My First Everyday Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/1658/Afoniko'>Afoniko</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-28/154f202a10ac38.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/1/purchase'>iPhone 5s</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18317/purchase'>Calvin Klein K4D211G6</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/6576/purchase'>Dash Wallet 3.0 Saffiano Black</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/5159/purchase'>Key|Smart</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/6566/purchase'>Remove Before Flight Key Chain</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/764/purchase'>Victorinox Pioneer</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/10755/purchase'>Volkswagen Key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18319/purchase'>DKNY Sunglasses DY 5060</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>This is what i usually carry with me on a regular day, I wanted to do this from long time.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5055/My-First-Everyday-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5055/My-First-Everyday-Carry Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:36:22 +0000 Eyewear Everyday loadouts Fitbit Charge HR <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/5961/Ed-Jelley'>Ed Jelley</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-04/154f76733c4bdf.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract">Fitbit has taken their best and made it even better with the Charge HR, their newest activity tracking device. Sporting a new optical heart rate sensor, the Charge HR lets&nbsp;active EDCers can monitor their heart rate 24/7 without needing to wear a chest strap.&nbsp;The Charge HR tracks steps taken, floors climbed, distance traveled, real time calorie burn, and sleep patterns. It will even let you know who’s calling via the integrated Bluetooth caller ID with silent vibration alert. The easy to use smartphone app syncs with the Charge HR throughout the day, allowing you to see your progress and recorded workouts, log your food and compete in step challenges with your friends. If one of your goals is to learn how to improve your overall fitness, strap one of these to your wrist and get to tracking.<br><br><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Charge-Wireless-Activity-Wristband/dp/B00N2BW2PK?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUY</a></div></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5129/Fitbit-Charge-HR http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5129/Fitbit-Charge-HR Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:45:00 +0000 product_drop tech gadgets everyday_carry Interview: Jason Rohrer, Video Game Designer <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/4/Bernard-Capulong'>Bernard Capulong</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-04/154f72b18d36e3.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><p style="text-align: left;"><em>Jason Rohrer is an independent video game designer. His most acclaimed video game, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passage_%28video_game%29">Passage</a>, was added to the New York&nbsp;Museum of Modern Art’s <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=145533" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">permanent collection of classic video games</a>. Join us as Jason speaks on his interesting philosophies towards both practicing EDC and designing video games, his favorite tools for work, and making a living doing what you really want to do.</em></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>What's in your everyday carry?</strong></p><p><span><div class="everyday-carry-embed"><iframe style="border: 0;width: 808px;height: 607px;" scrolling="no" src="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5124?embed=frame&view=compact"></iframe><a style="display: none;" href="http://everydaycarry.com/">EDC</a></div></span></p><p style="text-align: left;">I work from home making video games, so I don't ever carry any of my work stuff with me. Thus, most of my carry is life and bike related.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>For those not familiar with indie game development, could you give us a basic rundown about what you do and what it takes to make games?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">I'm an independent video game designer and programmer. I work by myself, at home, making video games from scratch. When most people think of video games, they think of things that are primarily for kids ("Yeah, my kids play those.") Instead, I make games for thinking adults. My games usually deal with real life themes and issues. I start on paper, writing down ideas for a new game, and hashing out design problems with pen and ink. After the design solidifies, I move to the computer and start programming to build the design. I also make the graphics, sound, and music as I go along.</p><p style="text-align: left;">On an average day, you'd probably find me typing computer code into a text editor, but on an off day, you might find me pulling out my analog synth to lay down some tracks or hooking up the microphone to record a voice-over for my game's trailer video. My most recent game, Cordial Minuet, had me painting with ink and watercolors and making tea paper in my oven.</p><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-04/154f73b4cab5bb.jpg" alt="Contents from the special edition of Rohrer's Diamond Trust of London, featuring in-game world essentials." class="fr-fin"><figcaption>Contents from the special edition of Rohrer's Diamond Trust of London, featuring in-game world essentials.</figcaption></figure><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>How do you come up with the direction for your game design?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">When I set out to make a new game, I think about the issues in my life and the world around me that seem the most pressing and interesting. In a good game, you are often pressed to make difficult choices, so the areas of life where we have to make those&nbsp;hard&nbsp;decisions are excellent fodder for game design.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>What hobbies do you enjoy when you’re not working on your games?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">I normally wear an old, hand-winding watch, but these watches eventually grind to a halt and need expensive cleaning and oiling. I realized that buying watch repair tools was cheaper than getting even a single watch fixed, so I took up watch repair as a hobby. I've broken a few of my patients along the way, but I'm getting close to trusting myself enough to actually tackle one of my favorite old watches.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Why do you EDC?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">I like the idea of finding the very best version of some otherwise mundane object, settling on it, having that problem solved well, and then using that object for the rest of my life. This is my watch. This is my pen. This is my wallet. Some of these things last forever if you're careful with them.&nbsp; Others wear out but can be replaced identically.&nbsp; I've been using my <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/go/purchase/7600/az" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lamy Vista fountain pen</a> for over two years now.</p><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-04/154f73ac072fa5.jpg" alt="Game designing with the Lamy Vista and Noodler Ink" class="fr-fin"><figcaption>Game designing with the Lamy Vista and Noodler's Ink</figcaption></figure><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Have you added&nbsp;anything cool to your&nbsp;EDC mix recently? And of all the gear you’ve tried, what would you recommend we check out for ourselves?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Field-Notes-Kraft-Ruled-3-Pack/dp/B0034KDEMO?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Notes</a> was the most recent thing that I added, and I'm still kinda crushing on it — I’m embarrassed to say that I still take it out to show people now and again. I wanted a way to clear my head of little thoughts and ideas that pop up and distract me, and writing them down really helps.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: left;">I don't carry it everyday, because I don't often need it, but <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lumocolor-Permanent-Marker-Fine-Set/dp/B003BLWG7K?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Staedtler Lumocolor</a> is the best "write on anything" permanent marker in the world. Smells like a martini instead of nail polish thanks to German safety standards, and it's insanely fade-proof. I had to sign and number a collector's edition of one of my games, so I actually tested a bunch of pens and markers against the California elements for several months. Sharpies and even "archival" art pens actually fade pretty quickly, but Lumocolor ink is there for the long haul.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>What’s your most recent creation we should try to play?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">My latest game, <a href="http://cordialminuet.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cordial Minuet</a>, is a two player strategy game that is played online for real money. The design and layout of the game is based on an ancient occult summoning ritual. Research during my design process unearthed deep historical connections between gambling, religion, and the occult.</p><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-04/154f73b5f09f54.jpg" alt="Cordial Minuet being played for cash money at PAX South" class="fr-fin"><figcaption>Cordial Minuet being played for cash money at PAX South</figcaption></figure><p style="text-align: left;">Most people think that playing a game for real money outside of Vegas is illegal, but it turns out that only games of chance are illegal to play for money. With this in mind, Cordial Minuet was designed from the ground up as a game of skill — you win by reading your opponent and predicting what they are going to do. People think of Poker as a game of skill —&nbsp;the betting and the bluffing — but underneath that skill layer is a random number generator driving the whole thing, which is why online Poker is still illegal in the US. Cordial Minuet builds a game of Poker-like skill, but that skill goes all the way down. People can play for whatever stakes they want, even as small as a penny, and so far, most people have played for pretty small stakes. However, a couple of players started taking it more seriously last month and pushed their stakes up to $500. Those were some intense matches, for sure.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>You’ve made making games sound like a dream job. What advice would you give to others trying to make a living out of what they love to do?</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">If you keep putting off doing what you really want to do, you'll end up doing stuff you <em>don't</em> really want to do your whole life. So make a plan, save some money up, and take that risky leap. The risk is real — I know loads of people who took the leap and didn't make it. But I don't know anyone who regrets trying.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><em>See more of Jason’s games and other works at his <a href="http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/jason-rohrer/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">website</a>, and catch up with the latest from Jason on his <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonrohrer" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>.</em></p></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5123/Interview-Jason-Rohrer-Video-Game-Designer http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5123/Interview-Jason-Rohrer-Video-Game-Designer Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:32:33 +0000 everyday_carry game_developer jason_rohrer interviews My Everyday Work Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/9207/Kevin-Osborne'>Kevin Osborne</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-28/154f1cdf92fce7.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/383/purchase'>Moleskine Cahier Squared Black</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/1391/purchase'>Leatherman Rebar</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/8007/purchase'>Leatherman Carabiner</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/1008/purchase'>LED Lenser P3</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/757/purchase'>Sharpie Stainless Steel</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/674/purchase'>Sharpie Permanent Marker Black</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18303/purchase'>Fluke 1AC-E II Voltstick</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/6258/purchase'>Stanley Pocket Screwdriver</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/6780/purchase'>OnePlus One</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18304/purchase'>Accurist Skymaster</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18305/purchase'>Stabila Pocket Pro Magnetic</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18306/purchase'>Metal Meter Key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18307/purchase'>MK Fish Key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/17051/purchase'>House Key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18308/purchase'>Store&#039;s Key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18309/purchase'>True Utility MiniDriver</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/11766/purchase'>Stainless Steel Wire Keyring</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18311/purchase'>Van Keyfob</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18312/purchase'>Gym &amp; Bank Card</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>I carry these bits everyday for work. Sometimes more, sometimes less. They are essential.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5052/My-Everyday-Work-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5052/My-Everyday-Work-Carry Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:39:01 +0000 Survival Wallets Firearms Eyewear Everyday loadouts My Everyday Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/9786/Tammy-Pendleton-'>Tammy Pendleton </a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-27/154f0f82126650.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/3090/purchase'>Corter leather bottle hook</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/1698/purchase'>Karas kustom Render</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18217/purchase'>Kenucky hand tool</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18218/purchase'>Schrade knife</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/893/purchase'>Burts bees</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18220/purchase'>Hand made hank</a></li></ul> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5043/My-Everyday-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5043/My-Everyday-Carry Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:09:06 +0000 Survival Everyday loadouts Must-Have Gear for Emergency Situations <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/4388/Chris-Szaroleta'>Chris Szaroleta</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f61cac26fa7.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><p>In <a href="http://everydaycarry.com/posts/4967/Hit-the-Trail-with-These-6-Hiking-Essentials" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">part one</a> of this <em><a href="http://everydaycarry.com/tagged/carry_smarter" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Carry Smarter</a></em>: Hiking series, we accomplished our goal of outfitting you with some basics for a simple out and back day hike. Now we're going a step further to help you consider items that will aid in getting you out of a sticky situation. Keep in mind that the gear we'll list is intended for emergencies. Just having the gear with you is only half of what it means to be prepared. The other half is your ability to use it effectively. Just as we mentioned in part one, there's no substitute for knowledge. Practice use of these tools before going out.</p><p>In all likelihood, you don't carry everything you need for any situation when you're just walking down the street. It's a bit different when you're hiking; you need everything on you. Depending on your destination, it could be days before you see another person to help you through an incident. Even in the scorching summer heat, a downpour could be a dangerous event. The gear you carry can save your life. In survivability, the adage "two is one and one is none" tells us that redundancy is key in the gear we choose. For that reason, we've included two options in nearly every category. Let's get to it!</p><h3>Shelter</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f6236d55a5d.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>When you've trekked deep into the woods and unexpected weather hits, putting you at risk of exposure, it's best to&nbsp;ride&nbsp;it out safely. You’ll want to cover yourself as quickly as you can. For this, we recommend a lightweight tarp. Check out the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Terra-Nova-Adventure-Person-Black/dp/B007NMCX0I?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Terra Nova Adventure Tarp 2</a>, large enough to comfortably cover you and your gear. In addition, a mylar space blanket, like the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Medical-Kits-Heatsheets-Survival/dp/B000WY49RO?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Survival Blanket</a> can keep you warm under your tarp.</p><p><strong>Purchase:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Terra-Nova-Adventure-Person-Black/dp/B007NMCX0I?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Terra Nova Adventure Tarp 2 ($58)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Medical-Kits-Heatsheets-Survival/dp/B000WY49RO?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Survival Blanket ($9)</a></p><h3>Cordage</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f623776fddc.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>Cordage has endless uses in the wild. In an emergency situation, it can be used to tie your tarp off, help to form a splint around a sprained or broken limb, lower gear from a ledge or create a primitive pulley system. The standard for EDC and outdoor use is 550 paracord, so our suggestion will mirror the norm. Grab a couple hanks of brightly colored 100 feet <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-550-Pound-Coyote-Paracord-100-Feet/dp/B003L660Q8?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rothco Paracord</a> for your tying, cinching and knotting needs. Wrap your paracord around the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/ParaCord-Spool-Tool-Holds-Parachute/dp/B00FNYRHPY?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Spool Tool</a> to easily cut segments and even store an extra lighter to singe the frayed ends.</p><p><strong>Purchase:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-550-Pound-Coyote-Paracord-100-Feet/dp/B003L660Q8?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rothco Paracord ($8)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/ParaCord-Spool-Tool-Holds-Parachute/dp/B00FNYRHPY?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Spool Tool ($18)</a></p><h3>Fire</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f6237fd5c37.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>When stranded far from civilization, nothing will provide you with as much comfort as a fire. Fire gives warmth, wards off predators,&nbsp;and helps to prepare food sourced from nature. Here are two options you can choose from: The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Soto-PT-14SB-Pocket-Torch/dp/B0046UZRNU?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Soto Pocket Torch</a>, which provides a wind-resistant flame through the use of inexpensive disposable lighters, and the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Swedish-FireSteel-Emergency/dp/B00440VIYY?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel</a> to throw 5,500 °F sparks on pre-made tinder.</p><p><strong>Purchase:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Soto-PT-14SB-Pocket-Torch/dp/B0046UZRNU?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Soto Pocket Torch ($20)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Swedish-FireSteel-Emergency/dp/B00440VIYY?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel ($18)</a></p><h3>Wood Processing</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f62385ad657.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>Now that you can start a fire, you’ll need to keep it going. There are many options available for processing wood to create and maintain a fire; size and weight are always a concern. Because of this, consider a quality fixed blade knife and a small folding saw. We recommend the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Bushcraft-Tactical-4-3-Inch-Plastic/dp/B009O01H0Y?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Morakniv Bushcraft Black</a> for its weight, durability and out-of-the-box razor sharp edge. When looking for a folding saw that won't break the bank and lives up to its reputation, check out the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-8-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bahco Laplander Folding Saw</a>.</p><p><strong>Purchase: </strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Bushcraft-Tactical-4-3-Inch-Plastic/dp/B009O01H0Y?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Morakniv Bushcraft Black ($48)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-8-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bahco Laplander Folding Saw ($21)</a></p><h3>Hydration ...again?</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f6238ea2895.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>In part one, we recommended a 2L reservoir to go inside your pack. But what happens if you're lost or injured and all that water you carried is gone? First, you'll need to gather new water, but then you'll need to purify away the nasties so it's potable. Here are two options to make sure your thirst stays quenched: A 40 ounce Stainless Steel <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Klean-Kanteen-Stainless-Bottle-40-Ounce/dp/B0010EMTYA?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Klean Kanteen</a> holds plenty of water and will also allow you to set it in a fire to boil away any pathogens. While the second option can only filter away bacteria and pathogens, it does it effectively. Check out the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-SP128-Filtration-System/dp/B00FA2RLX2?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sawyer Mini Water Filter</a> for a lightweight option that will last through 100,000 gallons of water filtered.</p><p><strong>Purchase:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Klean-Kanteen-Stainless-Bottle-40-Ounce/dp/B0010EMTYA?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel 40 oz ($28)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-SP128-Filtration-System/dp/B00FA2RLX2?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System ($20)</a></p><h3>Signaling</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f62394412b4.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>If disaster strikes and you're trapped at night, you can use your headlamp to signal others of your whereabouts. During the day, that won't work. Find a wide open space and use the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologies-StarFlash-Emergency/dp/B001H9N8CA?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ultimate Survival Technologies StarFlash Mirror</a> to reflect the sun's light at planes/helicopters above, or someone on an adjacent ridge. A second option for signaling works on the auditory sense. Pick up the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologies-JetScream-Whistle/dp/B007FUZ2W4?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Whistle</a> for high frequency sound at more than 122 decibels to notify others of your whereabouts. Luckily for you, we found both of these tools combined together at a wallet-friendly price!</p><p><strong>Purchase:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologies-StarFlash-Emergency/dp/B001H9N8CA?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UST StarFlash Mirror ($10)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologies-JetScream-Whistle/dp/B007FUZ2W4?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UST JetScream Whistle ($6)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologies-Starflash-Jetscream/dp/B00F2JEVLI?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UST Mirror + Whistle Combo ($11)</a></p><h3>Navigation</h3><figure><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f6239b51afb.jpg" class="fr-fin"></figure><p>This is the easy one to list, but the most difficult to use in the wild with no prior experience. A button compass like the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-Clipper-NH-Compass-SS004102011/dp/B00BTO184I?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Suunto Clipper</a> can easily be stowed away in a pocket or attached to a strap on your pack. For a more advanced option, look no further than the feature packed <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-SS004239001-MC-2DLIN-Compass/dp/B00009V2YO?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Suunto MC-2</a>.</p><p><strong>Purchase:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-Clipper-NH-Compass-SS004102011/dp/B00BTO184I?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Suunto Clipper ($15)</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-SS004239001-MC-2DLIN-Compass/dp/B00009V2YO?tag=09811-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Suunto MC-2 ($42)</a></p><p><em>As you consider the gear we've listed here in part two of our three-part hiking series, remember to be responsible in your approach to the outdoors. These items can save your life if you use them well. What do you pack for emergency situations? Let us know in the comments below, and stayed tuned for part three where we conclude the series with fun ways to stay comfortable in nature!</em></p></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5114/Must-Have-Gear-for-Emergency-Situations http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5114/Must-Have-Gear-for-Emergency-Situations Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000 lighters paracord knives survival outdoors hiking carry_smarter everyday_carry My Everyday Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/9738/Gabriel'>Gabriel</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-27/154f0c7e6b1c31.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/741/purchase'>Felix PD35 flashlight</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18199/purchase'>Handmade Wallet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18200/purchase'>Benchmade Small Summit Lake</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/48/purchase'>Leatherman Squirt PS4</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18201/purchase'>Can of dip</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/2946/purchase'>Rite in the Rain</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/15726/purchase'>Casio G-Schock</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>Everything I carry on a daily basis. I don&#039;t dip; the can is a reminder to exercise self control. It&#039;s there, I could dip if I wanted to, but by not doing it I&#039;m exercising self control, which I in turn apply to everything else on a day to day basis.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5034/My-Everyday-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5034/My-Everyday-Carry Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:48:53 +0000 Everyday loadouts Every Day Clothing <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/4/Bernard-Capulong'>Bernard Capulong</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-03/154f5e7e0ba82e.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/17229/purchase'>Everyday Carry T-Shirt</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18570/purchase'>Filipino Handmade Balisong Comb</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/4371/purchase'>OBSTRUCTURES Pry/Open Titanium</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/3583/purchase'>EagleTac D25C Clicky Ti NW</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/12378/purchase'>Spyderco Chaparral</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18572/purchase'>Seiko SRP027K</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18573/purchase'>Tanner Goods Leather Belt</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/3090/purchase'>Corter Bottlehook</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18574/purchase'>Ti2 TechLiner Shorty Titanium</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/7291/purchase'>Tactile Turn Mover Titanium</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18575/purchase'>MAKR Zip Wallet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18576/purchase'>The Brooklyn Circus x Ebbets Field Flannels Ball Cap</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18577/purchase'>Self Edge x Flat Head SExFH05BK</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18578/purchase'>Nike Lunar Force 1 White/White</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote><p>I've been testing our first run of box logo tees and I love the way they fit! </p></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5108/Every-Day-Clothing http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5108/Every-Day-Clothing Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:08:25 +0000 loadouts urban My EDC <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/9217/Bram-van-Tilburg'>Bram van Tilburg</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-27/154f0856e4bab3.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/2822/purchase'>Zebralight SC52 L2</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/7344/purchase'>Labello</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/522/purchase'>Gerber Dime</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/8466/purchase'>Kershaw Select fire</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18195/purchase'>Herschel Hilltop</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18196/purchase'>Little notebook</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/9886/purchase'>Pen</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>So this is my first submission but i think you&#039;ll see more of me in the future;) Really like the zebralight. Before this I&#039;ve been EDCing the Led lenser P3 AFS for 4 years I think but its really worn out.. The Gerber dime is new so i don&#039;t really have any experience with it yet. (Also, excuse me for my bad grammar and stuff:$)</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5032/My-EDC http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5032/My-EDC Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:16:17 +0000 Everyday loadouts Ontario RAT II <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/352/Mikey-Bautista'>Mikey Bautista</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-27/154f0efabdf479.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract">For anyone starting to collect knives, the Ontario RAT II is one of the most value-packed tools you can buy (at just under $25). Its 3" AUS-8 steel blade and reversible pocket clip make it an ideal everyday carry. Tough, textured scales provide a comfortable grip, while ambidextrous thumb studs offer quick and easy deployment. Its blade shape, length, deployment, lock, and overall quality lend themselves to RAT's balance and poise. So much so that even when've moved onto more expensive knives, you may find the RAT II making its way back into your pocket.<br><br><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knives-Model-Folding-Knife/dp/B00BBPAOCW?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUY</a></div></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5039/Ontario-RAT-II http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5039/Ontario-RAT-II Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:21:00 +0000 Product_Drop Knives Everyday_Carry EDC School Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/9662/Dattinator'>Dattinator</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-26/154ef7c15634cc.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18515/purchase'>5.11 Tactical RUSH Messenger Bag</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18169/purchase'>Bath &amp; Body Works OCEAN Hand Sanitizer</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18170/purchase'>2011 Dell XPS15 (L502X)</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18171/purchase'>Various notebooks</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18172/purchase'>Writing utensil pouch</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18173/purchase'>Spector &amp; Co. Neoskin Journal</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18517/purchase'>Apple EarPods</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18518/purchase'>Casio MRW-200H</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18519/purchase'>Machine Era Co. Aluminum Wallet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18177/purchase'>Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal for iPhone 6 Plus</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/10380/purchase'>Apple Charger</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/2201/purchase'>Apple Lightning Cable</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>The 5.11 Bag has been with me now for about 3 years and it&#039;s not going away any time soon. I&#039;m still relatively new to the E.D.C. game, so this will need to be refined much further. Laptop and notebooks are carried in the main pouch. Charger goes in the left side pouch. Apple accessories carried in the flag pouch. The rest in my pockets.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5025/School-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5025/School-Carry Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:31:48 +0000 Electronics Tools Everyday loadouts My Everyday Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/9631/Jasper'>Jasper</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-26/154eec761ab70a.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/785/purchase'>Oakley Jupiter Carbon</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/7039/purchase'>Leatherman Juice XE6</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18126/purchase'>Gerber Cortex Compact</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/5271/purchase'>Casio Protrek PRW-2500t</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/3768/purchase'>Nomad Charge Key</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/289/purchase'>Benchmade Mel Pardue Mini</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>Everyday on the job</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5015/My-Everyday-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5015/My-Everyday-Carry Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:17:39 +0000 Keychains Everyday loadouts Sponsored Post: Leather Wallets and Totes from Linjer <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/2/Everyday-Carry'>Everyday Carry</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-03-02/154f4abf92fdd5.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract">Continuing with the success of their first&nbsp;campaign,&nbsp;San Francisco-based fine leather goods brand, <a href="http://linjer.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linjer</a>, is back on <a href="http://bit.ly/1FOpF1L" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a> for a second time&nbsp;to&nbsp;premiere their new collection of leather wallets and totes. Made from the same&nbsp;high quality, full-grain vegetable-tanned leather as their wildly <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fine-leather-goods-without-the-luxury-markup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">successful</a> briefcases, these wallets offer premium designer style without the luxury brand markup. You can choose from a classic billfold, a vertical wallet, a cardholder, and a passport wallet in several classy colors to suit your daily needs and style. Their minimal wallets stay slim, yet easy to access and able to accommodate international currencies. The passport wallet includes a Walkie pen for added functionality while keeping your essentials and travel documents organized. A new leather tote bag, available in black and navy, rounds out the collection. The campaign ends April 1st, with perks starting at just $49. Check out the full collection at the link below.<br><br><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://bit.ly/1FOpF1L" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Learn More</a></div><p><br></p><p><em>This post is sponsored by Linjer.</em></p></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5090/Sponsored-Post-Leather-Wallets-and-Totes-from-Linjer http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5090/Sponsored-Post-Leather-Wallets-and-Totes-from-Linjer Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0000 sponsored linjer product_drop wallets bags leather_goods everyday_carry Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/352/Mikey-Bautista'>Mikey Bautista</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-25/154ee57c479584.jpg' alt='' /></div> <hr/><blockquote><div class="abstract">Maxpedition is a brand known for its quality storage gear.&nbsp;Their pocket organizers see plenty of action in EDC submissions from our readers and&nbsp;even in our <a href="http://forum.everydaycarry.com/index.php/topic/289-maxpedition-micro-pocket-organizer-how-do-you-carry-it/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">own forum</a>.&nbsp;True to its name,&nbsp;The EDC Pocket Organizer fits most lengths of knives, lights, or pens, and internal elastic organizers and pockets ensure everything stays in place. It's easy to take anywhere or attach to anything with its oversized handle and MOLLE-compatible rear webbing.&nbsp;You can also flair it up with your favorite morale patch on its front loop field. Lightweight, reinforced nylon keeps it all together, and high quality dual zippers ensure the safety of your carry.<br><br><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://www.amazon.com/Maxpedition-E-D-C-Pocket-Organizer-Black/dp/B002DAHO0Y?tag=09811-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUY</a></div></blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5004/Maxpedition-EDC-Pocket-Organizer http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5004/Maxpedition-EDC-Pocket-Organizer Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:33:00 +0000 Maxpedition Product_Drop Bags Everyday_Carry EDC IT Worker/Engineering Student Carry <strong>Submitted by <a href='http://everydaycarry.com/profile/4954/Deokman-Paul-Park'>Deokman Paul Park</a></strong><div><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.everydaycarry.com/uploads/15-02-26/154eec57d676f7.jpg' alt='' /></div> <ul><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/176/purchase'>Samsung Galaxy S3</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/18103/purchase'>PD Note KOREA</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/15589/purchase'>Homemade Wallet</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/10399/purchase'>Gerber Paraframe MINI Tanto</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/605/purchase'>NITE IZE S-Biner Carabiner</a></li><li><a href='http://everydaycarry.com/go/product/579/purchase'>Parker Jotter Stainless Steel</a></li></ul><hr/><blockquote>I&#039;m an IT student worker. I&#039;m also a computer engineering major. I also bike quite a bit. My daily carry actually includes more bike repair related things and a bundle of flash drives. These are just the things that are on me at all times.</blockquote> http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5014/IT-WorkerEngineering-Student-Carry http://everydaycarry.com/posts/5014/IT-WorkerEngineering-Student-Carry Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:11:15 +0000 Survival Eyewear Clothing & Accessories loadouts Everyday