I’ve heard of Everyday Carry. What on Earth is it?
Everyday carry (E.D.C) or every day carry refers to items that are carried on a regular basis to help in dealing with normal everyday needs of modern life, including possible emergency situations. Some of the most popular E.D.C products are headphones, knives, flashlights, multitools, wallets, smartphones, fidget-toys, and pens.
E.D.C is usually distributed among pockets in everyday clothing however, other carry options are the addition of clothing accessories like a fanny pack, purse, small day pack, sunglasses etc. The multiple large pockets of cargo pants / shorts make them a common choice among people who carry EDC products.
What are your 10 most popular E.D.C categories?
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Which items are best for me?
Your everyday carry items will be as unique as you are. An urbanite may carry all of the latest gadgets for life in the fast lane of commerce whereas a doomsday prepper may never leave the house without a bug out bag and an array of survival gear and weaponry!
Gender is a huge factor, too. Look in a young lady’s handbag and you may be surprised to see pepper spray next to the lipstick. The gents tend to stick to daypacks and replace the pepper spray with such things as multi-tools, lighter etc.
Finally, your budget will have the final word as you assemble your everyday carry gear. Prices for such items as fidget toys / finger spinners cost as little as $2 and rise up to thousands of dollars for specialist equipment such as tactical throwing axes or fancy tech gear.
Where do I keep my everyday carry?
- key chain
- Cargo pants / shorts ( tons of pockets)
- Waist / Fanny pack (you can fit a huge array of gear in it)
- Lanyard (to hang stuff around your neck, shoulder or waist)
- Paracord bracelet which has other useful stuff attached such as fire starters or a whistle
- Multi-tool bracelet
What can living an E.D.C lifestyle do for me?
Live a more efficient lifestyle by adding new E.D.C items. You can develop new ways to make your life easier by using tools and gadgets (even cavemen had E.D.C). By upgrading essentials you already use, you can increase productivity.
Save time by having the “right tool for the job”. With a good collection of items, you won’t have to search dig through drawers, ask to borrow a screwdriver, or give up on that pesky job you wish you could finish…..E.D.C items make life easier!
You can save money by investing in products that can withstand daily wear and tear. Choosing reliable, well-made and durable goods means that you won’t be “shelling out” every five minutes for replacements. Many products have extensive guarantees (in some cases lifetime).
Being “ever ready” for anything that life slings at you! Having the right tools at hand will not only equip you for your daily routine, but also for unexpected hazards. Your Everyday carry gear will help you out so your friends don’t have to!!
Express your personal style. The individualization of your E.D.C is definitely what makes the topic so cool. Let’s face it, we all love to have nice products and what you carry and use says a lot about you. Improving your kit to reflect your own style is a great reason to treat yourself!!!