In my pocketses, gollum Wallets Car keys with mini SAK and photon white covert Streamlight Scorpion Streamlight Polystinger Benchmade Mini-Griptillian Surefire E1e & KL1 Some type of little cell phone Two extra Cr123A cells Can of pepper Gas And very little money due to the many flashlights that are sitting at home /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twak.gif
Right front pocket: ARC AAA on keyring; Microtech LCC/MA Left front: ARC LSH-P, etc. Right back: Surefire A2 (evening); Microtech Option II Left back: wallet (a black/blue Salvatore Feragamo for now) w/Swiss Card
WoW! guys I didn't expect this kind of enthusiastic respond on this thread here.
Just to give a little more Emphasis
Do any of you differentiate or modify your EDC from the normal out of house EDC - for
(2) at home (or at the weekend) when you may wear different clothes?
or (3) different but common activity like air travel - where the current heightened security may make you re-consider your normal EDC?
Also checkout the links to a couple of very popular threads on EDCs posted by Beretta - over in the other thread that I posted in the Knives, Multi-tools and other Gadgets section of the Forum - here's the direct link:
Everyday EDC: mini-socom, Ultra G. on keyring, 3AA Opalec in belt holster. Small shoulder bag carries extra batteries, ARC clipped to one inner zipper and LGI.
Overseas travel: no knife, Ultra G. or LGI. Shoulder bag now holds the Opalec, Eternalight, glucose meter and definately more than enough batteries. SOG PowerPliers goes into check-in luggage. However, items are either added or deleted (usually added) depending on where I'm traveling to.
Any difference between in-pocket carry vs. keyring vs. pocket-clip vs. belt carry??
From years of carrying pocket knives I find for a real in-pocket about 3-3.5" length seems about right. If it's much smaller/shorter - although it's "easy"/lighter etc - I find it gets "lost" in the pocket - also smaller doesn't fit the hand that well. I think an easy in-pocket length might have something to do with whether the length of the object can fit/rotate easily to fit the width of the pocket. Hence my choice of the CMG Ultra-G not only because it's a single AA light, but because it fits in my pocket easily and fits my hand in use.
With the advent of the pocket-clip I found I could carry clipped to the pocket something that's a bit longer - for a knife the overriding length is how well the handle fits my hand and about 4" seems "right-sized" for me even though my pockets can take about 4.5" length and if need be even 5" length with clip. My at home only EDC is the pocket clipped 4" closed length Kershaw/Ken Onion LEEK
keyring - I personally don't like a lot of things on my keyring - so I actually try to avoid carrying anything more than keys on it - but the Photon is so small and so useful - that it's an exception.
belt carry - normally is for something too big for the pocket - again I normally don't like having to have things that don't fit in my pocket - but my EDC Canon S100 Digital ELPH digicam is just too big for an easy pocket ride so it has to ride in a belt pouch........
Photon 2 white on keychain. Inova Microlight red clipped to one of those little swiss army knives in pocket. When going out of the house: If wearing a jacket, E2-GM with YC's custom clickie switch in jacket pocket. If no jacket, Streamlight Scorpion in belt sheath.