EDC - What's in Your Pocket(s)??

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EDC - What\'s in Your Pocket(s)??

Is that a Flashlight in your pocket -
or are you just pleased to see me?
(with apologies to Mae West)

EDC = EveryDay Carry -

So what's in your pockets?
other than the expected wallet and keys - what Flashlights and gadgets are there for your everyday carry?

I have 3 different EDC combinations - for

(1) normal out of my house EDC
(2) at home
(3) air travel

(1) normal - out of my house -
EDC_out3_S.jpg

left to right
Victorinox Scientist model - with customized handles - carried in a SackUp (underneath the knife)
Dorcy LED 1AAA - single AAA cell white LED flashlght - this replaces the Ultra-G mainly because of the momentary push-ON tail-switch - but see these threads:
Dorcy 1AAA vs. ArcAAA vs. Ultra-G
Dorcy 1AAA #2 (vs ArcAAA vs Ultra-G vs Dorcy #1)
Canon PowerShot A70 - 3Mp digicam - yes, I do carry it everyday and everywhere on a neoprene belt pouch - I take a lot of photos (checkout the photos via the url in my sig - several of my photos are on band's web sites)
Photon 1 Yellow - LED light on my keyring - been there for over 6+ years and battery's still fine - at one time my only light, that's a belt clip for carrying the keys.

(2) at Home
Remember at home I would have pretty easy access to all my lights and tools and knives - so I only carry on my person:
EDC_home3_S.jpg

left to right
Kershaw/Ken Onion LEEK - Speed-Safe assisted opening frame-lock - fast, easy access, sleek/slim and "right-sized" for me.
Another Dorcy LED 1AAA - replaces another Ultra-G.

(3) Air Travel -
with air travel security - my EDC is different for when I have to travel by Air, I try to minimize my carry -
EDC_air3_S.jpg

left to right
Victorinox Yeoman - as is, carried in a SackUp - placed in checked luggage for actual air travel, carried in pocket after arriving at destination - I do this because I do not want any possibility of losing my normal EDC customized SAK - also an unmodified SAK is easily recognizable and not usually regarded as a weapon.
Canon PowerShot A70 - 3Mp digicam - as above
Photon 1 Yellow - on keyring - as above - but when abroad I do not have to carry my keys, so I am light-less so to speak, and often am caught wishing I had my light on me - I may well remove the Photon 1 Yellow from the keyring to carry, or think about taking the Dorcy LED 1AAA or Ultra-G.

So what do you EDC?

Do your EDCs vary?

Show us pics... please.

[edit: Mar/16/2004 - changed photo hosting]
 

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A TW4, kershaw minitask,photon II on keys around houseand on travels. I always have at least 4 lights very near at home or traveling by car.I don't fly.
 

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I EDC an Arc LSL-P, Photon 2 (white), and Mag Solitare (soon to be replaced with Arc AAA). If I'm at work, I have a Leatherman multi-tool on my belt.
 

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Everywhere at all times; Leatherman wave, super LGI, MM+ with Q3, and occasionaly and L3D.
 

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Everywhere except where banned: ASP Key Defender, cell phone, (Used to be G2 & X5, now...) SL TT2L, SL Stylus, LM Micra.

When working, add SL Stinger, Mag 3D (company supplied), LM SuperTool.
 

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On my belt: Leathman Pulse, NiteIze phone holster containing Nokia 8260, Leatherman Micra, and Arc AAA.

Kershaw Chive clipped IWB.

On keyring: White Inova Microlight

In pocket: Arc Grey. Sometimes I'll carry the CNC-123 instead, but not often. I usually carrly a 1x123 McLux BB500/TWAK clipped to that pocket as well.
 

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Arc AAA-CPF on keychain, Arc LSH-P on belt pouch, McGizmo X3T Mclux-PR in pocket.
 

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Currently my flashlight EDC is just my blue anodize CPF Arc AAA. If I'm going out at night I'll put the A2, L4 or TL-2 on my belt in a sheath, depending on my mood.
 

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White Inova Microlight on my Keychain (directly on the keyring, w/o the clip). A Victorinox Tinker (Mainly for the Phillips head), and a chapstick (My wife seems to need it more than I do /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif )
 

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As a photographer, I also had an EDC light that I carry everyday on location shoot or for use in studio. My standard EDC used to be Innova X5T but I have since changed it to the SF E1e + KL1 outfit.

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Depends - If I am just staying on the property I usually throw my "AA" MiniMag in my pocket as it will take care of a lot of my needs for just lighting a path to the woodpile to fetch some more wood. If I go off property I bring my Scorpion. If I know I am going to put myself in a less than ideal setting (Christmas shopping at night) the TL-3 Xenon is at my side.
 

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Always Carry my Modded ARC AAA with a 1 watt LS and lens from leds as small as possible.

Its all I need for EDC.

Other wise any number of 50 or so different lights....
 

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Pocket by Pocket listing, Royal Robbins 5.11 Tactical pants: /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Left front:
TW-4, Cash in Silver Dollar Money Clip, CRKT Pocket Knife, Leatherman Crunch, Mini Garage Door Opener

Right Front:
Loose Coins, 25 year old Leatherman Tool that flips open like a Bali-Song knife, Leatherman Micra, Leatherman/Radio Shack 9 in 1 Precision Tool, Endres slotted/phillips screwdriver, General Tools 5 tip Jewlers screwdriver set, Car Key Ring with Arc AAA, 3-PhotonII (White, Red, Green) Swiss Tech Utili-Key, and Car Alarm Clicker.

Right Leg Cell Phone/Pocket Knife Pocket:
Surefire L4 - Bezel Up!!

Belt Loop Accessory Ring:
Arc LSH-P #878

Left Cargo Pocket:
Surefire L6

Right Cargo Pocket:
Wallet

This leaves the back pockets empty for sitting and driving, and the I quickly can add to left back pocket 2 extra BetacamSX video tapes and to the right back pocket 2 IDX Lithium-Ion NP style batteris for the Broadcast camera I use at work.

Belt has Cell Phone, Scorpion in case, Electronic Leash (Pager).

Left Shirt Pocket:
Belkin Quadra, Sharpie, Pilot V-Razor Fiber Pen, Pilot Ball Pen (for carbons), Pocket Map

Right Shirt Pocket:
Pill box, Burt's Bees Hand Salve, Nail Clipper.

Neck Lanyard with:
Station ID, Press Credentials, Card Key in clear pouch that also has Safety Pins, Micro-Fiber Lens Cloth, Extra Business Cards.
I am currently wearing Royal Robbins 5.11 Tactical pants, and they are very comfortable. The only downside is when I carried my L4 in a Bezel down position in the small left leg cell phone/pocket knife pocket, it wore a thin spot into the pocket. When I carry the L4 bezel up, I do not notice any more excessive wear. This is not a problem with the pants, just with how I was carrying the L4.
 

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Lambda's wonderful Nano-mate (w/Turbo head) on my keychain; DSpeck's beautiful (in the eyes of an engineer by training) Firefly in my left jeans pocket; McGizmo's McLux-PR/TWAK/DB1000 in my jacket pocket (if I wear one).
 

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Today I'm carrying the following:

Arc LSH - P

CRK Mnandi

CRK small classic wood inlay Sebenza

Victorinox Cyber Tool 34

wallet

roller pen

cell phone

disposable lighter

keys on a carabiner w/Arc AAA, spy capsule, Traser Glow Ring and Victorinox Rambler
 

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Right now, i have a Dorcy AAA on a lanyard around my neck, keys in left front pocket, and Student ID and pen in right front pocket. Nothing in any other pocket. (I'm at uni)
 

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Uhh... so who locked the post and then unlocked it? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
 

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MikeF - wow, you're one prepared guy!

OK - I work in an office and wear a suit every day, so my actual pocket carry is generally limited to:

Left:
ARC AAA CPF
Coach Card case

Right:
Kershaw Chive or today it is my new Spyderco Delica Carbon Fiber

Shirt:
Mostly a Caran d'Ache Ecridor ballpoint or Waterman Expert II fountain pen.

In my briefcase (Land's End Canvas - you can't kill them) I have: ARC LSHP, Surefire E2e, Motorola V60i, Palm Tungsten T, spare batteries, Leatherman C2.

Around the house:

ARC AAA (red) and ARC LSHP with 2AA tailpiece, pocket folder of some sort. Since I have other lights and tools at my disposal I don't often carry much more than the above which meet almost all my "must have immediately" needs.

I carry my briefcase when I travel so I basically keep the same stuff with me on the road as when I'm at work.
 
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