Here is a sample of my EDC:
Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA) Soldier multi-tool .
Gerber Mini-Covert FAST folder with combo edge.
Sure-Fire E1L (outdoor man edition with 1 CR 123 cell) LED flashlight
Energizer 1W LED flashlight (1 AA cell).
Carry Philosophy: some may ask why there are two units of items for illumination and knife. The answer is simply practical and logical. Following and practicing the philosophy of “three is two, two is one, and one is zero,”, I strongly believe that redundancy is good, especially if you view them in the following perspectives:
A. Redundancy: any item can and may be lost or broken-hence, it is good to have a spare unit for back up just in case.
B. Utility and purpose: each item has its own merit, utility, purpose, and role in my EDC system.
For example, the regular AA (energizer) led flashlight is use daily and more frequently for daily use due to its economical cost (AA battery is cheap and more readily available to obtain) and ease of purchase. Further, the AA fits quite well in the palm of my hand as an impact weapon, if needed.
On the other hand, the Sure-fire E1L flashlight is here to serve in case of extended hours of darkness (for example, a power outage due to weather). The E1L has dual mode, and I can use the high energy mode to stunt any attacker (a defensive and offensive capability) and the low energy mode for long hours of illumination, if neeeded.
Similarly, the VSA Soldier is a multi-tool so I can use it to field and service a variety of need. Vice versa, the Mini-Covert deploys quickly so I can use as a defensive or offensive tool if needed.
Work Two Key Rings:
Car Key and alarm control fob.
Gerber Artifact (mini pry bar).
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic (red).
Swiss Tech Utility Key.
Nite-Ize Spotlit LED light.
Fenix LD01 (1 AAA cell) LED flashlight.
Carry/Connection method: using a Nite-Ize S-biner No. 2 double-gate carabiner to connect the two key rings together so there is no strain on the ignition when car key is in place as I can easily separate the two rings.
Black Bi-fold Kenneth Cole Reaction Leather Wallet:
Other Membership Cards
Building and parking garage access card.
Usually, a Citizen Ecolite (solar powered) Diving watch on a silicone-rubber strap or a regular Swiss Made quartz (battery powered) watch on either leather or silicone-rubber strap or a stainless band, depending on the mood for that day.
Iphone 3GS for cellular communication and Internet access, if needed.
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