This is my basic EDC for the most part, and I don’t leave home without them. Sometimes I’ll carry my Kershaw Cryo II BW instead of the ZT at work, but the ZT goes with me outdoors. I do have a wallet and flip phone, but usually they stay in my jeep, only going with me when I have to go to the store or make a call (no texting). I usually have a bit of cash on hand as well. My Ocean Jasper pocket stone is kind of like those new “fidget” toys like the spinners and such, I just like the feel and energy it gives off. Chewing tobacco is a habit I picked up in my cowboy days and still enjoy, and also makes a great offering when out in nature.
I revised this photo from my previous post.
I took the past few months and pretty much updated everything, the only item that hasn’t changed is my zippo. I do carry more than this on a daily basis, but the rest just gets cycled in and out of whatever backpack I’m using that day.
Not pictured here is my Kershaw Cryo II and Leatherman Wingman which I tend to leave at home because of NYC laws. The Wingman probably isn’t a big deal if I get stopped by police but I’d rather not risk it. I also backed the Titanium Pocket Tool on Kickstarter, so I’m expecting to add that to my carry within the next month.
The Boker tech tool is the most used part of my EDC. It is mostly used to open Letters/Bottles, but my favorite feature of this is the glas breaker. The Kershaw Cryo is for my personal defense. My Thrunite Flashlight unified size and luminosity and is used for dog walks. The Zippo is for always having fire with me (certainly for my cohibas too). Spacepen is for writing some notes. The German Military hank can be used for many situations (dirt/bleeding/hat/mummery). The Paracord Lanyard allowes me to have always 2,6m cord with me. My Christopher Ward watch speaks for itself. Dices for boredom.
The flashlight and Victorinox knife both come in handy when working on equipment in one of our worship venues. The Kershaw Cryo is mostly for personal defense from the crazies. Altoids are good for talking to people, but also hide some Ibuprofen for days my music has been too loud or some Famotadine for days that a lunch appointment leads me to a local Mexican restaurant. Apple Watch keeps me connected and the Zojirushi keeps me hydrated. By the way, it also holds ice for well over 24 hours. Oh, and the wallet is made by Couch Guitar Straps, who repurposes vintage vinyl car seat upholstery for straps and wallets.