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Offline GoingMyWay

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Every Day Carry (EDC)
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:31 PM »
The What Do You Use to Mark Wood? post got me thinking again about carrying a pencil as part of my Every Day Carry (EDC).  Is anyone up for a little show and tell of what they carry on a daily basis?

My EDC is Samsung S9 in an Otterbox Defender case, wallet, keys, StreamLight MicroStream Flashlight (I like that it runs on just a regular AAA battery and it's much smaller and not "blindingly" bright like most tactical flashlights), Gerber Kiowa pocket knife, Gerber Dime Travel (I got this specific multi tool because it doesn't have a blade - supposedly approved for TSA travel, though I have not personally tried going through security with it), a pack of gum, Rite in the Rain Notebook (I used to carry Field Notes, but they just didn't hold up in my pocket).  Fisher Space Telescoping Space Pen (I used to have a Bullet Space Pen, but I let someone borrow it during a meeting and never got it back, plus it was a little annoying to use because it required 2 hands, the telescopic version can be deployed with just one hand), Stanley 6' FatMax Tape Measure (there have been a couple of occasions when the question of "how big is that" came up and it was useful having a small tape measure on me), Panasonic Earbuds (so I can watch/listen to something on my phone in public when I have to wait i.e. when at the mall and wife is shopping or waiting at the doctor's).


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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 01:48 PM »
These threads always make me cringe when I see all the crap some guys carry around with themselves every day.

FWIW I hate carrying too many things with me in my pockets. I only carry a wallet, one key fob for my car, a knife and my iPhone. Keep it simple, keep it light :)
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 03:51 PM »
I guess you're more of a less is more person.  That's good too.  I empty out my pockets when I'm weighed at the doctor's office.  The nurse usually comments that she's amazed by how much crap guys carry in their pockets.

I was a cub scout and boy scout so their motto of "Be Prepared" as kinda stuck with me.  I could definitely do without the tape measure, but I think everything else is useful.

I used to wear a Leatherman Wave on my belt, but I haven't carried that in a while.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 10:24 PM »
Wallet, phone, keys.

And a g23.

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Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 08:37 AM »
Wallet, phone, keys.

And a g23.

Funny I carry the exact same thing, just add a Leatherman Charge and a Fenix flashlight to my pockets lol.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 12:08 PM »
Mine's pretty similar, but with an S7 in a Supcase Beetle case with holster, a Kershaw Leek, a Streamlight ProTac 2L, Plantronics Voyager Legend and, as the situation calls for, my treasured C3.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 12:55 PM »
Are those coins or is that something else?
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 06:58 PM »
Prefer a K to the g myself.

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 07:17 PM »
Are those coins or is that something else?

Yup.  Three quarters, two dimes, one nickel.  Never leave home without 'em.   [smile]
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 08:44 AM »
$1 in change.  That's interesting.  Frank Sinatra used to carry 10 dimes with him after Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped.

I very rarely ever have pocket change.  I still carry cash with me, but I find myself very rarely using it.  I put almost every transaction on a credit card to maximize the points.

I do keep a bunch of change in the car in case I need to use a parking meter, but nowadays even a lot of parking meters just tickets that can be purchased with a card.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 08:55 AM »
Leatherman Skelatool, handkerchief (for when I cut myself with the Skelatool), two Pental mechanical pencils...7 and 5mm, pen, Milwaukee marker, Wiha 39"/100mm Long Life folding rule, earplugs, glass' micro cloth (only blind in one eye...can't see out the other), Moto Z cell phone (has great flash light, conversion, calculator apps), Leatherman style cs.

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 10:21 AM »
Pretty basic .... wallet, car keys, Benchmade Mel Pardue, FM Five-seveN, spare 20 rnd mag, iphone
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 11:47 AM »
These threads always make me cringe when I see all the crap some guys carry around with themselves every day.

FWIW I hate carrying too many things with me in my pockets. I only carry a wallet, one key fob for my car, a knife and my iPhone. Keep it simple, keep it light :)

I am in your camp, except no knives: Wallet, key fob, cellphone, (and a pen if I expect to be using one, e.g., bank business, etc.). Less is more to me.

Same when I work in my shop: nothing in my pockets except may be a cell phone (for emergency). No aprons (except for photography reasons) and no tool belts (I cringe when seeing people adding an extra of 5 pounds or more to their bodies with a hammer dangling, a cordless drill, etc.!).

My apron plane sits on a shelf reachable at my bench.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 01:17 PM »
I hadn't really noticed it before, but maybe it's been in the back of my mind since a couple of people mentioned they don't like having a lot of stuff in their pockets.  On Friday night I started to notice that my front left jean pocket was quite full and a little uncomfortable to walk in.  I guess I didn't notice as much over the summer because I wear Docker's shorts that have the pockets on the side of the legs as opposed to directly in front of the legs like in jeans.  I suppose my thigh could have also gotten fatter.

Maybe I should consider lightening the load or wearing different long pants.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 01:35 PM »
I hadn't really noticed it before, but maybe it's been in the back of my mind since a couple of people mentioned they don't like having a lot of stuff in their pockets.  On Friday night I started to notice that my front left jean pocket was quite full and a little uncomfortable to walk in.  I guess I didn't notice as much over the summer because I wear Docker's shorts that have the pockets on the side of the legs as opposed to directly in front of the legs like in jeans.  I suppose my thigh could have also gotten fatter.

Maybe I should consider lightening the load or wearing different long pants.
Lighten the load! It's also a metaphor for life! Reduce stressors and carry less burdens! Makes for better living :)
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 01:45 PM »
I guess I do have a lot of "baggage" with me [big grin].
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2018, 05:01 PM »
I guess I do have a lot of "baggage" with me [big grin].
Ha, dont feel bad, most guys do I think. Since society says its not okay for us to carry purses or fanny packs we are forced to cram everything we need in a day in our pockets. And while it will vary for every person depending on their line of work and average day some guys still carry way more stuff than they actually use in a given day or sometimes given week. I usually start this conversation with guys when I see their key ring. Its an easy sale when I ask how many times they've actually opened the side gate lock and why they need to carry it with them all day every day on that massive bundle of keys. Start with one key and it gets easier and easier to eliminate hauling around that which we dont actually need. Then start applying the concept to emotional baggage or people in ones life! Thats when it gets complex.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2018, 05:20 PM »
I usually start this conversation with guys when I see their key ring. Its an easy sale when I ask how many times they've actually opened the side gate lock and why they need to carry it with them all day every day on that massive bundle of keys. Start with one key and it gets easier and easier to eliminate hauling around that which we dont actually need.

That kinda reminds me of Paul Akers and his 2 Second Lean.  I'm a fan of his .  He's all about fixing what bugs you and eliminating waste.  My wife gets sick of hearing me say fix what bugs her when I mention how I think the process can be improved.  I suppose I should follow Paul's advice and eliminate some of my own waste.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2018, 06:13 PM »
I usually start this conversation with guys when I see their key ring. Its an easy sale when I ask how many times they've actually opened the side gate lock and why they need to carry it with them all day every day on that massive bundle of keys. Start with one key and it gets easier and easier to eliminate hauling around that which we dont actually need.

That kinda reminds me of Paul Akers and his 2 Second Lean.  I'm a fan of his .  He's all about fixing what bugs you and eliminating waste.  My wife gets sick of hearing me say fix what bugs her when I mention how I think the process can be improved.  I suppose I should follow Paul's advice and eliminate some of my own waste.
Huh, never heard of that one. Ill look into when I get a chance. Im not sure how I feel about considering it "wasteful" though as that seems like it would carry with it a negative connotation. IMO eliminating burdens or lightening to load, at least in the initial phases, is neither a good or bad thing, it's just a thing. Like doing all things in moderation, be it good or bad thing, to hopefully change ones life for the easier/better. Which I guess is a positive end result.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2018, 06:19 PM »
Oh sorry, I kinda assumed people would know who he is - he's the founder and president of Fastcap.

Definitely check him out.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Oh sorry, I kinda assumed people would know who he is - he's the founder and president of Fastcap.

What’s Fastcap?

[poke]

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2018, 07:18 PM »
Actually, I’m surprised with the number of conceal and carry folks. Just an observation. I’m trying to lighten my load and hauling a model 1911 around all day would just add to my back pain. That’s the reason I dumped the mandatory tool belt years ago.

Cash and iPhone go into one pocket while key fob and small folding Gerber go into the other pocket. Keeping it lean...


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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2018, 07:20 PM »
FASTCAP - Manufactures and distributes a wide variety of
Woodworking Tools and Supplies
https://www.fastcap.com/

EDC - Only carry what I use/need:
Small Trifold Wallet: U.S. Military ID, CO Driver’s License, 2 Credit Cards, 2 $$20’s
Key Ring: Car Key, House Key, Mailbox Key.
7 year old flip phone stays in car (cell phones don’t work at my house in the mountains).
Costs $2/day (U.S. wide) on days when I use it. GPS in car.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2018, 09:10 AM »
Actually, I’m surprised with the number of conceal and carry folks. Just an observation. I’m trying to lighten my load and hauling a model 1911 around all day would just add to my back pain. That’s the reason I dumped the mandatory tool belt years ago.

Cash and iPhone go into one pocket while key fob and small folding Gerber go into the other pocket. Keeping it lean...

Woodworking and self defense must have a lot in common.  I used to carry a G19, but now I mainly carry an M&P Shield.  I just ordered 2 Milt Sparks VM2 holsters and I am quite disappointed.  I thought Milt Sparks was supposed to be one of the best holster makers around, but neither holster fully covers the triggerguard and some of the dye rubbed off on my hand.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2018, 09:15 AM »
Woodworking and self defense must have a lot in common.  I used to carry a G19, but now I mainly carry an M&P Shield.  I just ordered 2 Milt Sparks VM2 holsters and I am quite disappointed.  I thought Milt Sparks was supposed to be one of the best holster makers around, but neither holster fully covers the triggerguard and some of the dye rubbed off on my hand.


You might want to take a good look at TT Gunleather.  The waiting time can be long since all sales are custom-made, but the quality is superb. 
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 10:31 AM by Sparktrician »
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2018, 09:48 AM »
I used to carry a G19, but now I mainly carry an M&P Shield.  I just ordered 2 Milt Sparks VM2 holsters and I am quite disappointed.  I thought Milt Sparks was supposed to be one of the best holster makers around, but neither holster fully covers the triggerguard and some of the dye rubbed off on my hand.

That's interesting...one of my neighbors also carries an M&P Shield, while another carries a Kimber. A 3rd neighbor from Brooklyn is a bit more old school, he just carries a baseball bat in his truck. I guess old habits die hard.  [big grin]

A number of years ago Galco was a big name in leather goods. They were the original designers of the shoulder holster rig that Don Johnson wore in Miami Vice. I don't know where they stand now. Here's an interesting read.

https://www.galcogunleather.com/about-miami-classic.html

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2018, 09:50 AM »
Not trying to take any sides here.  But lets not go too far with the gun discussion. In the current environment people have very differing views and things can easily become heated or tense. And regardless of viewpoint the topic can become very off putting to both sides when they come to this forum.


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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2018, 11:46 AM »
I don't like a lot of stuff in my pockets, so generally it is cell phone, car key, small knife.  Generally I take everything out of pockets when I get in the car or house.  I would carry if it was possible. 
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2018, 05:28 PM »
Pretty rare that I carry, but when I do it's usually a Ruger LC9s or an LCP. Im not a big dude and printing becomes an issue with the style of clothes I wear. That and I cant stand a heavy dead weight on me that larger/heavier/all metal handguns tend to feel like to me.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Woodworking and self defense must have a lot in common.  I used to carry a G19, but now I mainly carry an M&P Shield.  I just ordered 2 Milt Sparks VM2 holsters and I am quite disappointed.  I thought Milt Sparks was supposed to be one of the best holster makers around, but neither holster fully covers the triggerguard and some of the dye rubbed off on my hand.


You might want to take a good look at TT Gunleather.  The waiting time can be long since all sales are custom-made, but the quality is superb.

Another one I've had really good success with is Garrett Holsters.  Hand made in TX.  Super customer support when I've talked to them.

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2018, 09:15 AM »
Hi,

Basic EDC:



Gucci cardholder, Bottega Veneta bracelet, vintage S.T. Dupont lighter, Cartier "Must de C...) pen, Rolex 16570 watch, handmade & monogrammed handkerchief(s) by a special shop in Vienna, Keys (Tod's valet keyring, Surefire Sidekick, Prometheus Design Werx Dog Tag Tool) Starlingear Slickster ring. iPhone used to take picture ...

Now with autumn here and winter coming I'm also carrying an additional flashlight, Surefire Backup.



Knife changes ;) handkerchief changes ;) - an there's my "urban survival kit". Blade-less tool, emergency cash, painkiller, some 1/4" bits ...



Decisions in the morning ... ;)



Another knife I love to carry ...



Sometimes I carry a Knipex Twin Key and other "toolish" misc. accessories like one of (advertisement) Klein Tool's NCVTs (advertisement) ...



So it can look like this when I get my janitor on. ;)



I also carry a multitool when I leave home for more than just a trip around the block. I sometimes leave out the tool for a pair of pliers ;) ;) ;) :)



Obviously it all depends heavily on what I'm doing, where I'm going and what I'm wearing ... Not ruining the fit of a Tux, formal or business casual outfit with tons of metal ;)


Kind regards,
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2018, 09:58 AM »
Geeeez Oliver, you need a rucksack just to carry all your gear.  [big grin]

However, I love the embroidered handkerchief that matches the cuff links.   [cool]

Question, is that a Nomos Tangente next to the Explorer II ?

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Gladly no need for a backpack as I choose wisely ;)  [big grin]

Yeah, that's a Nomos Tangente. :) It was my "entry piece" into the world of fine mechanical watches.

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2018, 11:05 AM »
Like many I don't like stuff in my pockets.  In my pockets I typically have only keys, maybe some change, and a small knife.  (generally a few odd screws too..., those mostly get sorted in the washer [embarassed])

In my previous job I carried a roll around computer bag with 'stuff' in it.  I've now upgraded and changed some of the 'stuff' I want readily available.  I now carry a 5.11 Tactical COVRT18 bag with the following 'stuff 'n things':


Apple iPad
Grid-It with:
  Knipex pliers
  Various chargers and cables
Small Towel
Leather Gloves
Boonie Hat
Spare glasses
Glasses Cleaner and micro cloth
Trama Kit (Trama, NOT first aid)
Toothbrush and Paste
Dollar Shave Club One Wipe Charlies
Note Pad
Wallet
Various pens and pencils
  Maxpedition Case
     Assorted Leatherman Accessories
     Delta Windmill Lighter
     Leatherman Mako 11
     Small Stapler
     Various "office" supplies
  Maxpedition tool pouch
     Leatherman PST
     Fenix PD32 Flashlight
Sticky Holster
M&P 40 Shield
Tifosi Sunglasses with reader lenses
ISOTunes Pro Hearing Protection headset
Assortment of cord and wire, zip ties, electrical tape

This load is a reasonable 13.5 lbs.



You can imagine that the contents change from day to day.  Thermos, Safety glasses and raincoat are frequent additions to my bag.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2018, 11:24 AM »
You know whats sometimes fun with these EDC threads too is if people say what they do for a living/day-to-day activities as it can help to explain why they have a need to carry what they do. I work a desk job in an office where we rarely go outside for anything other than a walk, so in my case it makes no sense to carry things like a multi-tool or flashlight.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2018, 11:27 AM »
That's a great setup Jeff!

Reminds me that I forgot to post about First Aid/Trauma ...

I'm not carrying that around the house (or for a quick trip to the store), I have a fixed location for that. But In my city and travel bags I always have Israeli trauma bandages and quik clot. You just never know these days ...

@ben_r_ I could tell you what I do or where/what and for whom I have worked in the past, but the truth is - to me that's not defining my EDC. Or only marginally: Air travel, security checks, official events (black tie ...) ...

To me it's part of my lifestyle, who I am. I have repaired countless zippers with the pliers of a multitool, I have lended out a knife to countless people looking to cut something, when I worked as employee for a couple of years I made many woman happy (no disrespect here!) who where freezing because the real janitor wasn't around jet to let air out of the radiators. And that are just the plain and simple everyday moments. I hope that - if the day should ever come, and I pray it doesn't - I'm among those "running" towards potential danger to help, instead of running away.

Same reason we keep Victorinox Rescue Tools in all cars.

One little example, the Knipex Twin key can be used to lock as well as open doors and also connecting doors between cars on most public transport in Germany. At one point in my life I used public transport extensively. So from something innocent as just getting in fresh air from a locked door after standing in the sun for an hour or longer (which has happened numerous times now) up to locking in/out a dangerous aggressor everything is possible.


Kind regards,
Oliver
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Oliver

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2018, 11:35 AM »
You know whats sometimes fun with these EDC threads too is if people say what they do for a living/day-to-day activities as it can help to explain why they have a need to carry what they do. I work a desk job in an office where we rarely go outside for anything other than a walk, so in my case it makes no sense to carry things like a multi-tool or flashlight.

That's a good point/idea.  It's kinda funny since I started this thread - I actually work from home.  I rarely leave the house so my actual EDC is really just my phone. But when I leave the house I carry all that junk in my pockets.  I had actually thought about attaching a carabiner to my keys so I could free up my right front pocket for something else  :-[.

That's a great setup Jeff!

Reminds me that I forgot to post about First Aid/Trauma ...

I'm not carrying that around the house (or for a quick trip to the store), I have a fixed location for that. But In my city and travel bags I always have Israeli trauma bandages and quik clot. You just never know these days ...

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Oliver

A YouTuber I enjoy watching carries a trauma kit on his ankle everywhere he goes.  It includes trauma shears that he can even fly with (much to my surprise and amazement).  It's something I might be interested in, but I have no training in how to use it.  Just curious have you (and others) had experience or training on how to use a trauma kit?  I guess anyone with military experience would have received that sort of training, but how about regular civilians?
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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2018, 11:48 AM »
I, as civilian, learned how to use the bandages and quik clot from a professional.

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2018, 12:03 PM »
Cool.  Did you receive any training on the use of a tourniquet?  I was thinking that might have practical implications for certain types of woodworking injuries - like specifically saw injuries.

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2018, 12:28 PM »
I plan to get some in the future, as I do have a couple floating around here, but general tenor on them and their use varies greatly depending on who you ask ...

When I had my first, first aid training those weren't as widely spread/common as they are nowadays (again) - especially speaking of civilians.

Basic first aid courses stopped teaching how to apply an (improvised with first aid material from standardized German first aid kits) tourniquet years before I had my first course, because consensus was these leave greater damage than that they actually help.

Obviously, speaking solely of civilians/layman use/application during "typical" first aid. It was replaced with teaching how to apply a "pressure bandage" (improvised from available first aid material) on arterial cuts. Which is said to be more likely used during "typical" first aid. And less dangerous. Obviously that clearly depends on the type of injury. But taking everything into consideration, it was said that a tourniquet applied wrong (or for the wrong reason/injury)  left more damage than if they hadn't used it.

Please keep in mind, I'm just speaking about Germany here.

Also keep in mind, they're changing guidelines for the "official"/typical first aid course regularly. (When making your drivers license there's a "small" mandatory first aid course attached to it in Germany)

During my first course, classic CPR was taught. Nowadays some say that blood flow is/might be more important than filling lungs with oxygen, so they think of amending again ...

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Oliver
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2018, 01:44 PM »
Here ya go, keeping it simple.
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2018, 02:16 PM »
A little background about me certainly helps explain my EDC choices. 

About 3 years ago I was given the opportunity to do something for a living that I loved my whole live; I got to become a full time, professional Carpenter!

Before that I spent 10 years in corporate world as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Manager.

I began my adult life by serving 24 years in the United States Marine Corps; primarily in Field Artillery and Embassy Security.  I retired in 2004 as a Master Sergeant.

Before that I earned Eagle Scout.

I do carry band-aids and Tylenol, but to me what is critical is the ability to respond to traumatic injuries, hence the trama kit, complete with Trache Tube, Clotting Sponges, and Tourniquet.  I have been well trained in First Aid and other First Responder Disciplines.  I have come to believe that given my training I have an obligation to be just a little better prepared than the average bear.

Not to mention, I simply like tools and gadgets! [cool]
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2018, 02:18 PM »
 [not worthy] [thumbs up]

Thank you Jeff!

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2018, 02:41 PM »
Beautiful photography!

Hi,

Basic EDC:

...

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2018, 03:46 PM »
Thanks! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver