Introduction: Everyday Carry (EDC)
Hello, my name is Jeff Carlson and this is my first instructable.
Okay, let's start with a brief explanation of what EDC is:
Everyday carry or EDC refers to a small collection of tools, equipment and supplies that are carried on a daily basis to assist in tackling situations ranging from the mundane to the disastrous.
The term EDC also refers to the philosophy or spirit of "preparedness" that goes along with the selection and carrying of these items. Implicit in the term is the sense that an EDC is an individual's personal selection of equipment, arrived at after deliberation, rather than a standardized kit.
Cool, we all know what it means. Now I'm going to show you my personal EDC, it is my around town bag, I carry it going to work, the mall, church, just about everywhere. I live in Michigan and it's winter, we have crazy weather here, one day it will be 40 degrees and the next day it will be -10 bellow zero, so my EDC changes between seasons. I carry cold weather gear in the winter and cooling items in the summer.
In an effort to keep my things organized, I have made compartments for certain items. I have 4 compartments:
So instead of a bag of loose things, I can get to everything and I know where it is, anyways,
I think I have gone on long enough let's get started.
Step 1: The Bag
The bag is a black Maxpedition Monsoon gear-slinger. I choose this bag because of its durability and functionality. It's made of 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric, which means, water doesn't soak in to it and it won't rip under lots of stress. It's a gear-slinger, it carries on the left hip and over the right shoulder. You can rotate the pack 270 degrees to the front of the body and access its contents without taking off the bag.
I have stored in the bag:
~My 4 organized compartments
~Camelbak water bottle
~Black knit hat
~felt tube neck warmer
~Long sleeve compression shirt
Let's move on to the compartments.
Step 2: Office/Admin
I use a Maxpedition EDC organizer. This compartment contains everything for writing things down, school stuff and few useful items.
~2 high liters
~8 GB flash drive
~8 bit screwdriver
~paper scratch pad
Step 3: Medical
I'm using a Maxpedition individual first-aid pouch with an attached latex glove holder. This is for everyday first-aid needs.
~Assorted band aids
~butterfly wound closers
~red and blue glow sticks
Step 4: Hygiene
This is for those days when you wake up late and don't have time clean yourself or bathroom emergencies.
~Maxpedtion khaki cuboid
~gold bound body powder
~flushable cleaning cloths
~Tide stain stick
Step 5: Clothes
In here I have extra clothes for whatever reason I need them and some work items.
~Maxpedition black cuboid
~pair of socks
~assorted Maxpedition patches
Step 6: In My Pockets
This is what I carry in my pockets.
Step 7: Ending
Here's a picture of my back deck, we got 20 inches of snow last night. I've spent my day stuck in my house, making my first instructable! I hope you guys liked it!
If you guys really like this I will possibly make a YouTube channel.
I will also be posting my College EDC later.
Have great day, I know I won't be...