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What Is Your Personal Every Day Carry

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Yard Dart, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Many have to deal with certain laws in their particular areas so they can not necessarily carry a firearm. Curious what your EDC is, especially if you are without a firearm. Mine is listed below and has a couple of holes I am working on filling. I work in a business environment that limits side pouches due to the business casual dress I regularly follow. I would like to add a fighting pen, a small notebook hard cover (for notes and such that will not look out of place, and maybe some lock picking type tools). This EDC is complimented with a get-home bag in the truck which travels everywhere I go... so in general I have three days of supplies nearby at all times.

    The following is in my pic: S&W M&P 40 with spare mag- JHP load; Uncle Mike's inside the waist carry case (this works for me right now with a full frame to tuck as best as possible- working on other options); Camillus folding clip-knife (it is nice that everyone thinks these are cool and wear's them around here- no questions), small LED style light, Bic lighter (no I don't smoke but nobody ever questions and just assumes); Iphone; Android phone (not shown); pen; watch; money (never leave home without some greenbacks); and not shown wallet (with CC's, license's, emergency contact card, and misc).

    What is your EDC and do you have any nuggets of wisdom to maybe follow in our daily carry that may be worth adopting?
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  2. gunbartender

    gunbartender Monkey+

    it changes for me depending on the day.
  3. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus


    One Ruger P95 (carried in a Extreme Concealment ITW hybrid holster), 2 spare magazines, KABAR Agama folder, Coglans Magnesium rod and steel, 8 foot caterpillar Sinnet paracord lanyard, Aluminum multidriver set, silicone military issue ear plugs, cellular phone, Swiss Army Commander, 9 LED flashlight, and a Leatherman Squirt.

    That is just the stuff on my person. Not inclusive of my EDC bag.
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If I am carrying, a Pistol, it will be my Browning HiPower 9MM..... If a knife, it will be my Kukuri.... If a Bear Gun, the Winchester 1300 Stainless 12Ga. Pump.... and if a People gun, the DPMS AR-10 which I will not be carrying far, but driving in the Rhino.... ......
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    You are the exception to the thread no doubt....of course your work day is not the norm what so ever....not sure how many of us are going to get away with the Bear Gun at work...;)
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just part of the Job, here in my AoO.......
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I don't carry. Where I work is very anti-gun. I carry mace. I have it in my car, desk and purse.
  8. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    At Work a CRKT Hammond Cruiser knife & Leatherman WAVE, but my work bag is a Maxpedition Falcon II & in it unknown to all resides my Glock 36 .45acp. If I'm out & about that bag goes with me. Depending on time of year and how much clothing I'm wearing it varies between my Sig P238 in my back pocket to my Glock or 1911 in an IWB holster to go with my blades that are always on me.
  9. jab73180

    jab73180 Monkey

    My EDC consists of a LC9 riding in a chiefs kydex holster, sog flash 2, leatherman squirt ps4, leatherman charge al, pen, spare keys for all vehicles, 4sevens qaurk aa2 flashlight, wallet with all respective licenses, android phone. I also carry something that i dont see anyone else carrying, a 4" adjustable wrench. I surprise a lot of people with that but im surprised more people dont carry one. I have a BOB also that has all the essentials.


    Edit: forgot about the paracord bracelet.
  10. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    Sometimes, I carry a knife and I have had people notice and comment on it. Those people freak about any legitimate tool that could also be used for any kind of violence.

    While they may think that they are influencing my choices and habits, they are not. They simply creep me out.

    You are wise to be aware of your workplace "boundaries" and also wise to have alternative measures, if necessary. Stay safe!
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Carrying mace is very practical, for a man or a woman.... good point in having it available, stashed in your areas you frequent every day. Sometimes the non-lethal item such as mace or pepper spray are the proper tool's to get out of a situation.... with much less legal ramifications on its use.
  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have the folder shown above, a gerber multi-tool with tool kit, and a TerraLux AA flashlight on my belt at all time.
  13. mrkermit

    mrkermit Monkey+

    G17, CRKT M16, keys, wallet. Cannot carry at work.
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Kershaw Cryo (knife), small bottle of Tylenol, Aleve or Advil, lockpick, 2 potassium iodide (KI) tabs in plastic case. Oh, and a slight smile.

    Do I need more? Nah.
  15. HM Doc

    HM Doc Monkey+

    Out the door minmum for me is
    S&W BG380, with Old Faithfull ITW hoslter with spare mag
    Kershaw Folding Knife
    LED Brite Light
    ID and Wallet
    and Cell Phone even if i'm just going to get gas. I work off the idea that it's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
  16. C.T.Horner

    C.T.Horner Monkey

    My EDC is a Tactical flashlight with a sharp serrated cone. It doesn’t require a lawyer if I have to use it. I also carry a small pocket knife, and a multi tool. But the most import EDC I possess is close combat training.
  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

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  18. C.T.Horner

    C.T.Horner Monkey

    IMG_0137. No more like something like this.
  19. EtDub

    EtDub Monkey

    Glock 21 three mags with hornady taps in them. Crkt M16 I think. Just got a alien holster so far it's treated me right.

    Sent from my MiPhone !
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  20. EtDub

    EtDub Monkey


    Sent from my MiPhone !
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