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 or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness.
Anonymous asked: does EDC include pens / pencils? if so do you recc. any mechanical pencils that are high quality?
Sure it does!
My favorite pencil is just part of my Zebra Sharbo X. I also have a Uni-ball Shift but I wouldn’t say that kind of pencil is for everyone. It’s a drafting pencil that sacrifices some ergonomics/comfort (imo) but it’s pretty solid and the ability to retract the tip is useful to avoid bending it.
As far as mechanical pencils go, I still tend to look for drafting pencils, which again, might not fit your purposes… I remember wanting an Ohto ProMecha, a Lamy Scribble, and a Rotring at some point.
Other readers: if you have some recommendations, feel free to leave one via Disqus and I’ll edit them into this post. Thanks.
novh recommends the Rotring 600 series in lava.
Will B suggests the Zebra M-701.