What my EDC has looked like recently. Products by Massdrop, Schon Dsgn, ArcCompany, Tom Bihn, Recycled Firefighter, Olight, The James Brand, and Leatherman.

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I love when the electricity goes out during your 2 year old’s nap…cutting off his sound machine and the baby monitor and the AC and the fan.

Mom and daughter are far enough into their recovery that park days are once again an option. That is until we’re back up to 100° temperatures.

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Looking back over photos from the last few days. Here’s one my favorites showing my completely exhausted girls. Proud of both of them for making it through it all!

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It has been a whirlwind, but all is well. We’re back home and settled.

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Every guy should carry some sort of pocket knife. The practical uses are innumerable. That doesn’t mean you need to spend $500 on a Sebenza, but at least grab an Elko, Cadet, Opinel, or something similar.

A Few Everyday Carry Suggestions

Everyday Carry (EDC) is a term that has gained traction over the last few years. It is simply referring to the items you carry with you on a daily basis. For some, this may just be your keys, wallet, and phone. Many people add a watch. Some then add a trifecta of items that fall into the Write, Light, Slice term (pen, flashlight, knife). Others go further and add multitools, fidget toys, backup tools, first aid supplies, snacks, and much more.

You can find product suggestions for EDC all over the internet. There are so many, you can find an article recommending any product out there. Instead of just being another one of those, I’m just going to make a few suggestions based on the dozens (hundreds?) of items I’ve used and tested. I’ll order them from most affordable to most expensive. The items marked with an asterisk* are the items I’d suggest for someone just starting out (I chose two in each of the main categories).




Random Others

I’ve owned and used everything on the list at one time or another. On a normal day, I carry a Karas Kustom pen, a MecArmy X3S on my keychain, a Massdrop Gent, a Tom Bihn Wallet, and a KeySmart Key Organizer. Depending on the occasion/event/day/attire, I’ll switch out things. For instance, in dress clothes I may opt to carry the Cadet and a handkerchief. If I’m just wearing a t-shirt and jeans. I might throw the Space Pen in my pocket and leave the Karas at home.