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Offline six-point socket II

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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,
Oliver
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 09:25 AM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Cheese

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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 ?

Offline six-point socket 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

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline gunnyr

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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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Offline ben_r_

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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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Offline six-point socket II

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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
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 11:43 AM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
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 ...

Kind regards,
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.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline GoingMyWay

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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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Offline six-point socket II

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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 ...

Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 12:31 PM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Cheese

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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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RH pocket: A key fob with ONE key and a small Gerber.

Offline gunnyr

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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!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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

Hi,

Basic EDC:

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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