Sunday, January 27, 2013

EDC Contest Entry #21 Matt

Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring another entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

 Onto Entry #21

                I would like to submit the following for the EDC Contest.  I have really enjoyed reading each of the entries to get ideas about what and how others carry their EDC contents.   I should tell you that I am fortunate to work from home, so my daily dress code is at my discretion.  When I am out and about though, this is what I have on my person.  I’m not a guy who has to have the most expensive gear.  As long as it does the job I need it for, I’m happy.
Samsung Charge Cell Phone/Holster
Spare Battery
Gerber Paraframe Knife – I always carry a knife and this just happened to be the one I was carrying today.  This isn’t the most expensive knife in my arsenal, but it is plenty sharp and very functional. 
Nebo Red Line Flashlight – Has 3 brightness settings, including a super bright 220 Lumens, an S.O.S. function and defensive strobe which can temporarily blind would be bad guys, or careless owners who accidentally shine in their own eyes while playing around with it (I wouldn’t know anything about that though).  Carried in front right pocket
Duluth Trading Bandana – Carried for the “thousands of reasons” that bandanas are handy for.  This one from Duluth is larger than the standard bandana.  Carried in back right pocket.  I find that it helps “balance” me out with the wallet on the left cheek. 
Rayban Sunglasses
Duluth Trading Fire Hose Wallet – Carried in back left pocket.  Containing:
Drivers License
Social Security Card
Concealed Carry License
Hunting License
Stashed Emergency Cash – $100 in various denomination bills.  Kept inside my hunting license holder.  (Please don’t tell my wife where I keep this, or else my stash will disappear and be used for something other than a true emergency).
Credit/Debit Cards
Insurance Cards
Gorilla Tape – Approximately a 10 ft. piece, wrapped around an old gift card.
Multi-Purpose Pocket Survival Tool – 10 Tools In One.  I was given this as a stocking stuffer one Christmas,  and although I doubt I would use all 10 of the “tools” contained  in this little stainless steel card, I have used a few and it has come in handy to replace a separate multi–tool and it rides nicely in my wallet without adding much weight or bulk.
Beretta Nano 9mm – I have been carrying this particular weapon for about the last six months and have been super impressed with it so far.  Easily concealable, not so heavy that it makes my pants fall down, and should have enough stopping power to get me out of a bad situation and back to relative safety, if the need ever arises.  Beretta now manufactures an extended capacity magazine for the Nano, but I’m sure it is no surprise to anyone that they are currently on backorder.
Hornaday Critical Defense 115 Grain Ammunition
Uncle Mike's IWB Holster – Worn on belt at 4:00 position.
Spare Magazine
Spare Magazine Paracord Pouch – I made this myself.  I enjoy making things out of paracord and this frees up room in my pockets and lets it ride on my belt at 8:00 position.
Timex Expedition Watch – Made the watch band myself out of paracord.  Worn on left wrist.
Paracord Bracelet – Always wear a paracord bracelet also.  I make these as well.  This one includes a 12 gauge shotgun shell brass cap woven in.  Worn on right wrist.
Key Chain with House and Car Keys and FOB – Carried in front left pocket.
Streamlight Nano Key Chain Flashlight – This little flashlight is only 10 Lumens, but it seems a lot brighter than that when using.
Leatherman Micra Mini Multi-Tool – Scissors have been used more on a daily basis than pliers would be for me. 
Paracord Key FOB – Yep, made that one too.
The Declaration of Independence/Constitution of the United States of America.  – I am one of those crazy patriots that believe that these documents still stand for something.  They are our “owner’s manuals”, and as such I believe they should be consulted frequently.  Plus, I find it hard to remember everything about everything, so when I hear things on the news like “the President is considering using the powers of the 14th amendment to raise the debt ceiling” I like to be able to read exactly what the 14th amendment says, so that I can better understand what his latest power grab is all about.  I got this copy from the Cato Institute.  Carried in my back right pocket with the bandana.
Not pictured – Wedding Ring – Worn on left ring finger.  I didn’t want to take it off for the purpose of the picture and have the alarms all over town start to sound off.


LyndaKay said...

Nicely listed and photographed. Like the paracord items. Do you have a link to the pouch directions?

Matt Pounds said...

Thanks. I used the following instructable, which is intended for a leatherman multi tool and just modified it to suit my needs.

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