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What do you carry every day? (EDC discussion thread)

I couldn't find a thread like this, so I started one...
Just wondering what everyone is carrying now days.
My daily carry consists of (In no particular order)
Knives- Cold steel code 4 (folder), Bradley cutlery mayhem(balisong), CRKT minimalist (neck knife), Swiss army knife (on keychain). I have several knives that I rotate in, but these are what I carry 75-80% of the time. What can I say? I'm a knife guy...lol
Flashlights- Thrunite tc12, Ultratac K18 (on keychain)
Multi-tool- Leatherman surge
Lighters- polished stainless zippo HD case with a vector thunderbird butane torch insert, standard bic lighter (on leatherman pouch), polished stainless peanut lighter(on keychain). Btw I don't smoke, I'm just a pyro.
Misc- Schrade SCPENBK (pen) and a rite in the rain 3x5 notebook,
Last, but not least, I carry a S&W M&P Shield in 9MM everywhere but the courthouse or banks with metal detectors...lol
That's what I carry every day pretty religiously, and I feel naked without it...(my wife calls it my batman belt...lol)

So who else carries stuff like this every day? What's your load-up? Post it up people.

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I just carry my Taurus Judge Revolver | 45 Colt/410 . Great stopping power
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My EDC is a Springfield 1911A1 "loaded" model, full size with 7+1 230gr Critical Defense and two additional 7 rd magazines in a Tactical Response belly band style holster. LOVE the holster, anything that can make a full size 1911 (the gun I shoot the best) comfortable for all day carry is a good holster. I also carry a SOG assisted open Ignitor with a Tanto blade, phone, glucose tabs (type 1 diabetic).

I figure if 22rds of .45ACP can't get me out of immediate danger, I never should have been there in the first place.

I've carried a pocket knife of some sort since i was in Cub Scouts in 2nd grade. I used to use Swiss Army knives, then multi-tools, but I've discovered that instead of half a screwdriver, I am much better off with just a plain knife blade and then keeping my real tools (I'm an IT guy) in my work bag.

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Kershaw made in USA knife. Xds 9mm in a crossbreed or a rugar lcp380 in a pocket holister if I gota leave it in car for work or silly gun laws. And usually some 20$ish flashlight that's tiny but bright!
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Kershaw made in USA knife.
Nice I just bought a Kershaw dividend. It sharpened up great! I put a mirror Polish on.the edge of all my knives after I use the factory edge long enough to need it.

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My EDC is a Springfield 1911A1 "loaded" model, full size with 7+1 230gr Critical Defense and two additional 7 rd magazines in a Tactical Response belly band style holster. LOVE the holster, anything that can make a full size 1911 (the gun I shoot the best) comfortable for all day carry is a good holster.
I bought a N82 (Nate squared) tactical holster 2 years ago and.it is extremely comfortable! It feels like you have a folded in half newspaper in your belt. The gun doesn't come in contact with your body at all! I love it.
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Um... wallet, phone, keys, and a pen. Obviously I thought this tread was going in a different direction.

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Tell me more about the Zippo butane insert? I too carry one for no reason at all but it never works unless I fill it every day, whether I light up a dumpster or not

I used to carry an Italian stiletto switchblade until I lost it(literally lost it, not crazy "I fucking lost it!"), and never got around to finding another to replace it. Otherwise just keys, a Swiss Army knife, phone and wallet.

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Wallet, keys, phone. Still in HS so cant have a knife, and in NJ you cant carry till your 21 (good luck with actually getting a permit even if you are). I want to get a 1911 and a Remington 870 (just for fun) but Ill have to move out before that.

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lighter insert

Just look up vector thunderbird torch. They have a soft flame insert that works like a bic with a wheel and everything, but I like the torch. Also they come empty, so you will have to buy a can of butane. Both can be found easily on ebay.

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I carry a NRA pocket knife that was a gift for being a life member.

I have Karr 9mm for concealed carry but don't use it much. I avoid trouble by not going out much at night.

I worked in the public sector 25 years and they were so anti gun I learned to avoid trouble and going unarmed. That made it easier to keep my job in an antigun libtard establishment.
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Just look up vector thunderbird torch. They have a soft flame insert that works like a bic with a wheel and everything, but I like the torch. Also they come empty, so you will have to buy a can of butane. Both can be found easily on ebay.
Yeah the flame type was what I was curious about, I prefer the soft flame(which is why I have a Zippo) I've got tons of butane cans for the butane torch I use for soldering.

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Um... wallet, phone, keys
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+ ... registration and proof of insurance for those "special" occasions. lol
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+ ... registration and proof of insurance for those "special" occasions. lol
Ah... I know THOSE "special" occasions all too well...lol

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I normally carry a Swiss Army Victorinox Classic Pocket (small knife, scissors and file), Leatherman squirt (the pliers are really useful!), a Kershaw Ken Onion with a really nice tempered blue colour, and a Steel Warrior knife with decorated handle embossed with turquoise. I also carry a little led flashlight and BlackberryZ30.

The latter two knifes were bought on a road trip in the US in 2007 (my 40th), have never been used and carried purely for sentimental reasons. I bought the Steel Warrior in the Verkamps shop (now closed) on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and the Kershaw in the hotel we stayed at in Bryce Canyon.

I also have a Wenger swiss army knife that I bought when I was an apprentice in the 80's. I had some vouchers, went into the toolshop and bought the largest swiss army knife they had. Its got pretty much every tool on it. I carried it around for a few years, but its a bit chunky to keep in your pocket.

Over here everyone's twitchy about knifes and guns. You aren't allowed to carry guns, or knifes with a blade longer that 3". All of mine are just under this, but it freaks my wife out whenever she remembers I carry them, and she thinks I'm mad! I have a few other penknives, including one that was issued to my granddad when he enlisted for WW1. He was quickly discharged as his eyesight wasn't up to the required standard, but they let him keep it when he left. I also really like lighters (even though I've never smoked). I don't carry any around, but I have a small collection of Zippos, as well as a few older ones that I inherited from my dad and granddad.
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I normally carry a Swiss Army Victorinox Classic Pocket (small knife, scissors and file), Leatherman squirt (the pliers are really useful!), a Kershaw Ken Onion with a really nice tempered blue colour, and a Steel Warrior knife with decorated handle embossed with turquoise. I also carry a little led flashlight and BlackberryZ30.

The latter two knifes were bought on a road trip in the US in 2007 (my 40th), have never been used and carried purely for sentimental reasons. I bought the Steel Warrior in the Verkamps shop (now closed) on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and the Kershaw in the hotel we stayed at in Bryce Canyon.

I also have a Wenger swiss army knife that I bought when I was an apprentice in the 80's. I had some vouchers, went into the toolshop and bought the largest swiss army knife they had. Its got pretty much every tool on it. I carried it around for a few years, but its a bit chunky to keep in your pocket.

Over here everyone's twitchy about knifes and guns. You aren't allowed to carry guns, or knifes with a blade longer that 3". All of mine are just under this, but it freaks my wife out whenever she remembers I carry them, and she thinks I'm mad! I have a few other penknives, including one that was issued to my granddad when he enlisted for WW1. He was quickly discharged as his eyesight wasn't up to the required standard, but they let him keep it when he left. I also really like lighters (even though I've never smoked). I don't carry any around, but I have a small collection of Zippos, as well as a few older ones that I inherited from my dad and granddad.
Here in the states people tend to be polarized by the fact that some of us carry guns/knives as well.
The reality is, those of us who do it legally (applying for the unconstitutionally required permits, paying for the permits and the "instruction" course that repeats over and over that you are only to defend yourself if your life is in immediate danger) are just like you, never ever going to cause a problem but only want to be prepared should a problem arise in our immediate vicinity.

I've carried my gun on my hip for years. Never once have I had a reason to draw it, much less fire it. More than likely, I'll live the rest of my life never needing to use it, but much like seat belts and airbags, I'd much rather have them and never use them than need them and not have them.
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